Denmon Named Wooden Award Finalist, Sporting News Second Team All-American

MUTIGERS.COM Marcus Denmon earned a spot on the <i>Sporting News</i> All-America second team and is one of 15 finalists for the Wooden Award.
Marcus Denmon earned a spot on the Sporting News All-America second team and is one of 15 finalists for the Wooden Award.

March 6, 2012

COLUMBIA, Mo. - University of Missouri senior guard Marcus Denmon was named one of 15 finalists for the Wooden Award and a second team All-American by Sporting News, announced on Tuesday.

The selections are just the latest honors for Denmon, who also earned All-Big 12 first team honors and spots on the Naismith and Oscar midseason watch lists. The senior leads the Tigers and ranks second in the Big 12 Conference in scoring at 18.0 ppg. The senior also ranks second in the league in free throw percentage (.888) and 3-point field goals made (2.94), third in steals (1.55), seventh in 3-point field goal percentage (.419) and pulls down an impressive 5.1 rpg. In his Mizzou career, Denmon has amassed 1,714 points, which ranks sixth all-time on the school scoring list. He also ranks first all-time at Mizzou in games played (137, tied with teammate Kim English), second in 3-point field goals (274) and 3-point field goals attempted (667), sixth all-time in steals (172), ninth in field goals made (574) and field goals attempted (1,255). Additionally, his 91 3-pointers made this season ranks fifth on MU's single-season list.

Denmon and the rest of the Tigers open competition in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship on Thursday, March 8 at 6 p.m. at Sprint Center against either Oklahoma State or Texas Tech

Wooden Award Finalists

Name Ht. Yr. Pos. School Conference
Isaiah Canaan 6-0 Jr. G Murray State Ohio Valley
Jae Crowder 6-6 Sr. F Marquette Big East
Anthony Davis 6-10 Fr. F Kentucky SEC
Marcus Denmon 6-3 Sr. G Missouri Big 12
Draymond Green 6-7 Sr. F Michigan State Big Ten
Kevin Jones 6-8 Sr. F West Virginia Big East
Kris Joseph 6-7 Sr. F Syracuse Big East
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 6-7 Fr. F Kentucky SEC
Damian Lillard 6-3 Jr. G Weber State Big Sky
Scott Machado 6-1 Sr. G Iona MAAC
Doug McDermott 6-7 So. F Creighton Missouri Valley
Austin Rivers 6-4 Fr. G Duke ACC
Thomas Robinson 6-10 Jr. F Kansas Big 12
Jared Sullinger 6-9 So. F Ohio State Big Ten
Tyler Zeller 7-0 Sr. F North Carolina ACC

Sporting News All-Americans

First team
F Anthony Davis, 6-10, Fr., Kentucky 
F Draymond Green, 6-7, Sr., Michigan State 
G Isaiah Canaan, 6-0, Jr., Murray State 
F Thomas Robinson, 6-10, Jr., Kansas 
C Jared Sullinger, 6-9, Soph., Ohio State 

Second Team
G Marcus Denmon, 6-3, Sr., Missouri
F Jae Crowder, 6-6, Sr., Marquette
F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, 6-7, Fr., Kentucky
F Doug McDermott, 6-7, Soph., Creighton
C Tyler Zeller, 7-0, Sr., North Carolina

Third Team
G John Jenkins, 6-4, Jr., Vanderbilt
G Tyshawn Taylor, 6-3, Sr., Kansas
F Harrison Barnes, 6-8, Soph., North Carolina
F Kevin Jones, 6-8. Sr., West Virginia
F Mike Scott, 6-8, Sr., Virginia

SN'S All-Freshman Team
G Austin Rivers, 6-4, Duke
G Tony Wroten, 6-5, Washington
F Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, 6-7, Kentucky
C Anthony Davis, 6-10, Kentucky
C Cody Zeller, 6-11, Indiana

Player of the Year
Anthony Davis, Kentucky

Coach of the Year
Bill Self, Kansas ### ONE MIZZOU ###



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