Wooden Award Winner Odds: Oscar Tshiebwe the Strong Favorite To Win
Wooden Award Prediction: Oscar Tshiebwe the Strong Favorite To Win
Kentucky hasn’t had a Wooden winner since Anthony Davis. Oddsmakers expect that to change this year with Junior Oscar Tshiebwe.
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The West Virginia transfer has been an absolute star for Kentucky this year. Tshiebwe is averaging 16.4 points, 15.3 rebounds, 1.9 steals, and 1.5 blocks per game. He’s been a force offensively, defensively, and his hustle stats are second to none. As a result, oddsmakers give Tshiebwe +115 odds, or an implied 46.5% chance to win the Wooden Award.
His biggest competition is Iowa’s Keegan Murray. The sophomore is fourth in the country in scoring with 23.5 points per game, he also pulls down 8.1 rebounds, blocks 2 shots, and steals 1.3 per game. Murray is given +500 odds, or an implied 16.7% chance to win the award.
Illinois big man Kofi Cockburn is third on the market. The center is given +600 odds, or an implied 14.3% chance to win the award. Cockburn is averaging 21.2 points and 10.8 rebounds per game for the Illini.
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Rounding out the favorites is Wisconsin’s Johnny Davis. The best NBA prospect on the list, Davis is averaging 20.6 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists, and 1.2 steals per game. Oddsmakers give Davis +650 odds, or an implied 13.3% chance.
The Wooden award usually goes to a top NBA prospect. Since 2000, 17 Wooden winners have been selected in the lottery. That would make Murray and Davis strong candidates as both are expected to be lottery selections.
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However, 3 of the last 5 Wooden winners went in the second round. That’s where Oscar Tshiebwe is expected to go. The bad news for Kofi Cockburn is no player since 2000 has won the award and gone undrafted, and that would be the expectation if he won the award. So, his odds may not be as good as the oddsmakers are giving.
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