Gators center Patric Young named to Wooden preseason Top 50 list
Florida sophomore C/F Patric Young has been named to the Wooden Preseason Top 50 list, the Los Angeles Athletic Club announced today.
A preseason poll of national college basketball media members votes on the list which is comprised of 50 student-athletes who, based on last year’s individual performance and team records, are the early frontrunners for the award.
The award has been presented annually since 1977 to the nation's most outstanding college basketball player. A player’s performance in the regular season, conference tournaments and postseason is taken into account by voters, as is the player’s character.
Young earned SEC All-Freshman honors during the 2010-11 season, averaging 3.4 points and 3.8 rebounds coming off the bench on the Gators’ SEC Championship and NCAA Elite Eight team. He appeared in 37 games with two starts and averaged 17.8 minutes per game.