Wooden Award preseason top 50 includes Trey Burke, Keith Appling, Tim Hardaway Jr.

Gregory Shamus

The Wooden Award preseason top 50 includes players from Michigan, Michigan State, and Detroit.

The Wooden Award preseason top 50 was unveiled on Thursday and it includes two Michigan Wolverines, a Michigan State Spartan, and a Detroit Titan. The Wooden Award is given the most outstanding college basketball player at the end of every season. Transfer students and freshmen are not eligible for the preseason list, but can be added later and win the award.

Michigan's Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. are both on the preseason list. Burke averaged 14.8 points and 4.6 assists per game last season as a freshmen and was named an Associated Press Preseason All-American this year. Hardaway Jr., a junior guard, averaged 14.6 points per game last season.

Michigan State junior point guard Keith Appling was also named to the preseason top 50 list. Appling averaged 11.4 points and 3.9 assists per game last year.

The Wolverines and Spartans aren't the only area team with players on the list, as Detroit Titans junior guard Ray McCallum was also included. McCallum averaged 15.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 4.0 assists last season, leading the Titans to their first NCAA tournament since 1999.

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