Ferrell named to Wooden Award Late Season Top 20 #iubb

When the Los Angeles Athletic Club announced its midseason watch list for the John R. Wooden Award last month, Indiana point guard Yogi Ferrell was not included.

In the meantime, Ferrell has done enough to change the minds of voters.

Ferrell was added to the Wooden Award’s Late Season Top 20 list on Wednesday, a fitting honor for a player who has authored the best basketball of his four-year career during the last month. For the season, Ferrell is averaging 17.3 points, 5.8 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game for IU. But since the start of Big Ten play on Dec. 30, Ferrell has increased his production.

Across IU’s first 11 conference games, Ferrell is averaging 18.6 points and shooting 50.8 percent from behind the 3-point line.

Ferrell is one of four Big Ten players included on the Late Season list, joining Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine, Iowa’s Jarrod Uthoff and Maryland’s Melo Trimble.