Michigan's Caris LeVert was one of four Big Ten players named to the Wooden Award's Midseason Top 25. LeVert has averaged 17.6 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 5.2 APG, and 1.1 SPG, while being one of the most efficient high-usage players in the nation (129.9 ORtg, 26.5 usg%). However, LeVert has missed the past three games with a "lower left leg" injury, and his award candidacy will suffer with the more time he misses.
The other three Big Ten players were Maryland's Melo Trimble, Iowa's Jarrod Uthoff, and Michigan State's Denzel Valentine. One notable omission was Indiana's Yogi Ferrell, who deserved inclusion rather than Kentucky's Jamal Murray.