Just a quick note on the Wooden semifinalists, which were released overnight.
One local guy of note included in the 30-man group is Georgetown freshman Greg Monroe. The big man is the only freshman on the list.
Other Big East players on the list include Jeff Adrien (Connecticut), DeJuan Blair (Pittsburgh), Jonny Flynn (Syracuse), Luke Harangody (Notre Dame), Wesley Matthews (Marquette), Jerel McNeal (Marquette), Hasheem Thabeet (Connecticut), Terrence Williams (Louisville) and Sam Young (Pittsburgh).
The ACC contingent includes Tyler Hansbrough (North Carolina), Gerald Henderson (Duke), Ty Lawson (North Carolina), Kyle Singler (Duke) and Jeff Teague (Wake Forest).
So, yes, the two powerful leagues account for exactly half of the Wooden semifinalists.
—- Patrick Stevens