OGDEN -- Weber State junior Damian Lillard has been named to the John Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 list, which was announced Tuesday by The Los Angeles Athletic Club on ESPNU's The Experts sports talk show.
Selected by the Wooden Award National Advisory Board, the list is made up of 25 student-athletes who, based on their performances in November, December, and the beginning of January, are the frontrunners for college basketball's most prestigious honor.
Lillard has led Weber State to a 14-3 overall record and a 6-0 start in Big Sky Conference games. He has led the nation in scoring since late November and is now averaging 25.5 points per game. He is also currently third in the country in 3-pointers made per game at 3.5, sits ninth in the nation in free throw percentage at 90.8 percent and is 16th in 3-point field goal percentage at 45.7.
The Oakland, Calif., native has scored in double figures in all 17 games for the Wildcats this season and has scored 20 or more points in 13 of 17 games. He scored a career-high 41 points in WSU's double-overtime win over San Jose State on Dec. 3.