It is an honor for any player to get considered on the ballot for the John Wooden award. It is awarded annually to the best player in college basketball. This year 15 players are up for the award. One name is E.J. Liddell from Ohio State. E.J. Liddell is a nominee for the award, as he is having such a dominant season. Only one player has ever won the award at Ohio State. Former Buckeyes guard Evan Turner won the award back in the 2009-2010 season. E.J. Liddell is averaging 19.5 points per game, 7.8 rebounds, and 2.6 assists this season. E.J. is the leader of this team. Liddell has helped his teammates elevate their game, ex: Malaki Branham, Kyle Young, and Joey Brunk.
Liddell winning the award would be a huge accomplishment because he would join Tim Duncan and Jason Thompson as they averaged similar numbers. E.J. Liddell has left his mark on this program as he scored over 1,000 career points in a Buckeye uniform. Liddell will be a first-round draft pick as he has so many skills. E.J. can score from inside the paint, as well as knockdown three-pointers. The winner of the award will be announced at the end of the NCAA tournament. E.J. has some unfinished business left at Ohio State as the team is set on winning the Big Ten tournament next week and vying for a spot in the NCAA tournament.