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Monte Morris on the Wooden Award Midseason Top 25

Dec 17, 2016; Des Moines, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones guard Monte Morris (11) drives to the basket as Drake Bulldogs forward T.J. Thomas (10) defends during the second half at Wells Fargo Arena. Iowa State won 97-80. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa State point guard Monte Morris is on the Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 list which was released on Wednesday. Morris is one of four Big 12 players on the list and the only one from the state of Iowa.

The Flint, Mich. native is averaging 14.9 points, 5.7 assists and 5.1 rebounds per game so far during his senior season. The points and rebounding numbers are both career highs.

He’s doing that while seeing his minutes decrease from 38 per game last season to 32.4 in 2016-17.

The other Big 12 players on the list are Kansas’ Frank Mason III and Josh Jackson and Baylor’s Johnathan Motley. Iowa’s senior guard Peter Jok was left off the list.

Iowa State will take on Oklahoma State in Stillwater on Wednesday at 8 p.m. on ESPNU.

Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.