Burks on mid-season Wooden watch

Colorado sophomore Alec Burks made the cut as the Wooden Award trimmed its list of candidates down to 30. Cory Higgins, a member of the preseason top-50 list, did not.

The Big 12 still has the most players on the list with six — Burks (CU), Marcus Denmon (Missouri), LaceDarius Dunn (Baylor), Jordan Hamilton (Texas), Marcus Morris (Kansas) and Jacob Pullen (Kansas State).

The Wooden Award will be handed out the weekend of April 8-10. Right now it’s probably Kyle Singler’s to lose as No. 1 Duke looks to repeat.

Burks and Denmon will be on the same court on Saturday as the Buffs open the Big 12 season against Missouri at the Coors Events Center.

About ryan

Ryan Thorburn has been a sports writer at the Camera since 2000. He covered the Denver Broncos beat for eight seasons (2000-2007). For the last six years Ryan has been covering the University of Colorado athletic department, including beat writing duties on men's basketball and column writing on football.
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