Thursday was a good day for the WSU men's basketball team and, more specifically, junior guard Klay Thompson. Aside from collecting 29 points and 10 rebounds in an 84-70 victory over Oregon State, Thompson made the midseason cut for the John R. Wooden Award. He is one of 30 candidates still in contention for the honor, which is bestowed upon the top college basketball player in the country. Thompson is averaging a Pac-10-leading 22.7 points with 5.0 rebounds and 4.1 assists this season, and he's also shooting nearly 84 percent from the foul line.
Two other Pac-10 players are in the hunt for the award: Washington junior guard Isaiah Thomas (15.8 points, 3.9 rebounds, 4.6 assists) and Arizona sophomore forward Derrick Williams (19.4, 7.0, 1.1). The winner will be announced the weekend of April 8-10.
Check out the Wooden Award site for the full list.