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  • The Wooden Award is handed out annually to the college basketball player of the year
  • Reigning-winner Zach Edey is the odds-on favorite in late February, with Dalton Knecht a distant second-favorite in the 2024 Wooden Award odds
  • The graphs below track the odds to win the Wooden Award throughout the 2023-2024 men’s college basketball season

The odds to win the 2024 Wooden Award as the top player in men’s college basketball are open at North American sportsbooks. Reigning-winner Zach Edey of Purdue has opened as a sizable favorite entering his senior season.

The charts and tables below show the current odds to win the 2024 Wooden Award along with the odds movement throughout the 2023-2024 NCAAM season.

2024 Wooden Award Odds

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2024 Wooden Award Favorites

Player Odds
Zach Edey (Purdue) -2500
Dalton Knecht (Tennessee) +3000
RJ Davis (North Carolina) +3000
Hunter Dickinson (Kansas) +4000
Kyle Filipowski (Duke) +6000
Tristen Newton (UConn) +6000
Tyler Kolek (Marquette) +7000
DaRon Holmes II (Dayton) +8000
Jaedon LeDee (San Diego State) +8000
Johnell Davis (FAU) +8000
Kevin McCullar (Kansas) +9000
Antonio Reeves (Kentucky) +10000
Caleb Love (Arizona) +10000
KJ Simpson (Colorado) +10000
LJ Cryer (Houston) +10000

Odds as of February 20, 2024, at DraftKings. Claim a DraftKings promo code.

Wooden Award Odds Movement Timeline

  • January 8, 2024: Edey (-305) continues to get shorter. The gap between him and Dickinson (+900) is bigger than ever, and no one else is shorter than +4000.
  • December 15, 2023: A couple big weeks from Edey has sent his odds skyrocketing to -185, while Dickinson has faded to +365. No other player is shorter than +2550 (Filipowski).
  • November 13, 2023: Tennessee’s Dalton Knecht (+5000) went from off the board to 11th-favorite in the Wooden Award odds in the first week of the season, averaging 20.5 PPG in two games after transferring from the Big Sky’s Northern Colorado.
  • October 30, 2023: Zach Edey (+165 on average) isn’t quite an odds-on favorite in the opening 2024 Wooden Award odds, but he’s miles ahead of the second-favorite, Duke’s Kyle Filipowski (+825).

Past College Basketball Player of the Year Winners

Wooden Award Winner Class Year
Zach Edey (Purdue) junior 2023
Oscar Tshiebwe (Kentucky) junior 2022
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

Archived Wooden Award odds: 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020

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