LOS ANGELES – South Dakota State’s Mike Daum was among 20 student-athletes named to The John R. Wooden Late Season Watch List, announced Monday.
Chosen by a poll of national college basketball experts, the list has been narrowed throughout the year from 50 in the preseason, to 25 mid-season, and now the 20-member list of late-season front-runners for college basketball’s most prestigious individual honor. Daum has been on both lists this season and was a pre- and mid-season contender in 2017-18.
This season, the Kimball, Neb., native is one of two players nationally to average more than 20 points and 10 rebounds per game, leading the team with 24.9 points and 11.3 rebounds on average.
He is shooting 51.7 percent from the field through 25 games and has skyrocketed on the NCAA Division I all-time scoring chart, rising to No. 15 with 2,854 career points.