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  • The Wooden Award is handed out annually to college basketball’s top player
  • Gonzaga’s Drew Timme started 2021-2022 as the favorite, but Wisconsin’s Johnny Davis assumed that role mid-season
  • 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 odds across all major sportsbooks and show the odds movement throughout the season.

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2022 Wooden Award Top Contenders

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.

2022 Wooden Award Odds

Player Odds
Johnny Davis (Wisconsin) +725
Kofi Cockburn (Illinois) +875
Ochai Agbaji (Kansas) +875
Drew Timme (Gonzaga) +1050
Paolo Banchero (Duke) +1050
Oscar Tshiebwe (Kentucky) +1100
EJ Liddell (Ohio State) +1150
Bennedict Mathurin (Arizona) +1500
Keegan Murray (Iowa) +1800
Trayce Jackson-Davis (Indiana) +1900
Jabari Smith Jr (Auburn) +2500
Jaden Ivey (Purdue) +2650
Collin Gillespie (Villanova) +3250
Wendell Moore Jr (Duke) +3500
Johnny Juzang (UCLA) +4500
Jermaine Samuels (Villanova) +5000
Trevion Williams (Purdue) +5250
Chet Holmgren (Gonzaga) +5500
Armando Bacot (UNC) +5750

Odds as of Jan.  17, 2021.

 

Wooden Award Longshots

 

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

Archived Naismith POY Odds: 2021, 2020

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Mitch graduated from Ryerson University's Sport Media program in June of 2018, and has been with SBD since 2019. He's worked in broadcast and digital for the Score, Sportsnet, TSN & CBC and has done play-by-play work for basketball at all levels including NCAA, Pan Am Games & U Sports.