Uthoff, Niang among Wooden Award's late-season top 20

The Des Moines Register
Jarrod Uthoff (left) and Georges Niang.

The state of Iowa has one-tenth of the late-season Wooden Award Top 20 sewn up.

Both Iowa State's Georges Niang and Iowa's Jarrod Uthoff are on the latest watch list for one of college basketball's most prestigious postseason honors.

Niang is averaging 19 points, 6.3 rebounds and three assists. The forward is the only player in the Big 12 to rank in the top 15 in all three stat categories, and he's scored in double figures in every game this season.

Uthoff is averaging 18.4 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.9 blocks. He's in the top ten in the Big Ten in 3-point success (45.2 percent), and the Hawkeyes are in sole possession of first place in the conference.

The full list:

Grayson Allen, Duke
Malcolm Brogdon, Virginia
Kris Dunn, Providence
Perry Ellis, Kansas
Kay Felder, Oakland
Yogi Ferrell, Indiana
Buddy Hield, Oklahoma
Brice Johnson, North Carolina
Damion Lee, Louisville
Nic Moore, SMU
Georges Niang, Iowa State
Gary Payton II, Oregon State
Jakob Poeltl, Utah
Ben Simmons, LSU
Melo Trimble, Maryland
Tyler Ulis, Kentucky
Jarrod Uthoff, Iowa
Denzel Valentine, Michigan State
Fred VanVleet, Wichita State
Kyle Wiltjer, Gonzaga