2022 Wooden Award Odds: College Basketball Player of the Year Tracker
- The Wooden Award is handed out annually to the college basketball player of the year
- Gonzaga’s Drew Timme started 2021-2022 as the favorite, but Kentucky’s Oscar Tshiebwe became the odds-on chalk late in the year
- The graphs below track the odds to win the awards in 2022
Every season, online sportsbooks post odds on who will win the Wooden Award as the country’s top college basketball player.
Here, we track the Wooden Award odds across all major sportsbooks and show the odds movement throughout the season.
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2022 Wooden Award Top Contenders
2022 Wooden Award Odds
|Oscar Tshiebwe (Kentucky)||-215|
|Johnny Davis (Wisconsin)||+775|
|Keegan Murray (Iowa)||+875|
|Kofi Cockburn (Illinois)||+1200|
|Ochai Agbaji (Kansas)||+1200|
|Chet Holmgren (Gonzaga)||+3500|
|Jabari Smith Jr (Auburn)||+3900|
|Jaden Ivey (Purdue)||+4000|
|Bennedict Mathurin (Arizona)||+5250|
|Drew Timme (Gonzaga)||+6500|
|EJ Liddell (Ohio State)||+7500|
|JD Notae (Arkansas)||+8000|
|Collin Gillespie (Villanova)||+9000|
|Trayce Jackson-Davis (Indiana)||+10500|
|Paolo Banchero (Duke)||+11500|
|Johnny Juzang (UCLA)||+11500|
|Zach Edey (Purdue)||+20000|
|Isaiah Mobley (USC)||+25000|
|Max Abmas (Oral Roberts)||+25000|
Odds as of Feb 28, 2022.
Wooden Award Odds Movement Timeline
- Feb. 28, 2022: Kentucky’s Tshiebwe has widened his lead significantly. The UK forward is now a -215 odds-on favorite, followed by Wisconsin’s Davis at +775. Iowa’s Murray (+875) is the only other player shorter than +1200.
- Feb. 13, 2022: A monster two weeks from Tshiebwe has shortened the Kentucky forward’s odds to +118, well ahead of second favorite Cockburn at +575.
- Jan. 31, 2022: Kentucky’s walking double-double Oscar Tshiebwe has taken over as favorite at +600, narrowly ahead of Wisconsin’s Johnny Davis and Kansas’ Ochai Agbaji (both +650).
- Jan. 17, 2022: A couple sensational weeks from Johnny Davis (Wisconsin) have made him the betting favorite at +725. Former favorite Drew Timme faded to fourth (+1050) behind Kofi Cockburn (Illinois) and Ochai Agbaji (Kansas), who are both at +875.
- Jan. 3, 2022: Ohio State’s EJ Liddell has become the co-favorite alongside Gonzaga’s Drew Timme at +600. Kentucky rebounding phenom Oscar Tshiebwe has rocketed into the top ten at +1800.
- Nov. 24, 2021: Purdue’s Jaden Ivey (+1200) moved into the top four, bumping out Villanova’s Collin Gillespie. Timme (+450), Banchero (+750), and Juzang (+850) continue to occupy the top-three spots.
- Nov. 16, 2021: Gonzaga’s Drew Timme has opened as a +450 favorite, followed by Duke freshman Paolo Banchero at +750 and UCLA’s Johnny Juzang at +900.
Wooden Award Longshots
Editor’s note: as of mid-February, the list of players had been whittled down to about 30 and all remaining players are now listed in the “Favorites” section, above.
Past College Basketball Player of the Year Winners
|Wooden Award Winner||Class||Year|
|Luka Garza (Iowa)||senior||2021|
|Obi Toppin (Dayton)||sophomore||2020|
|Zion Williamson (Duke)||freshman||2019|
|Jalen Brunson (Villanova)||junior||2018|
|Frank Mason III (Kansas)||senior||2017|
|Buddy Hield (Oklahoma)||senior||2016|
|Frank Kaminsky (Wisconsin)||senior||2015|
|Doug McDermott (Creighton)||senior||2014|
|Trey Burke (Michigan)||sophomore||2013|
|Anthony Davis (Kentucky)||freshman||2012|
|Jimmer Fredette (BYU)||senior||2011|
|Evan Turner (Ohio State)||junior||2010|
|Blake Griffin (Oklahoma,)||sophomore||2009|
|Tyler Hansbrough (UNC)||junior||2008|
|Kevin Durant (Texas)||freshman||2007|
|JJ Redick (Duke)||senior||2006|
|Andrew Bogut (Utah)||sophomore||2005|
|Jameer Nelson (St. Joseph’s)||senior||2004|
|TJ Ford (Texas)||sophomore||2003|
|Jason Williams (Duke)||junior||2002|
|Shane Battier (Duke)||senior||2001|
|Kenyon Martin (Cincinnati)||senior||2000|