Kentucky sophomore forward Terrence Jones is among 50 players on the pre-season watch list for the Wooden Award, the Los Angeles Athletic Club announced Monday.
Last year's Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year (coaches) and SEC Newcomer of the Year (Associated Press) averaged 15.7 points and 8.8 rebounds per game.
Jones was UK's only representative on the list for the award that honors college basketball's top player. He was one of seven SEC players named, third best among conferences behind the Big East (10) and Big Ten (9). The pre-season list doesn't include freshmen or transfers.
North Carolina had the most representatives with four — Harrison Barnes, John Henson, Kendall Marshall and Tyler Zeller. Ohio State (Jared Sullinger, William Buford, Aaron Craft) and Vanderbilt (Festus Ezeli, John Jenkins and Jeffery Taylor) were tied for second with three each.
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Louisville guard Peyton Siva also made the list.
Blue-White tickets Thursday
Tickets for UK's Blue-White game go on sale at 9 a.m. Thursday. The $10 tickets for the Oct. 26 game will be available at the UK ticket office (1-800-928-2287) or the Rupp Arena box office (859-233-3535). They'll also be available at UKathletics.com and Ticketmaster.com.