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  • The Wooden Award is handed out annually to the college basketball player of the year
  • Purdue big-man and reigning-winner Zach Edey has opened as the heavy favorite to repeat 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

2024 Wooden Award Favorites

Player Odds
Zach Edey (Purdue) +200
Kyle Filipowski (Duke) +600
Hunter Dickinson (Kansas) +900
Armando Bacot (North Carolina) +1400
Donovan Clingan (UConn) +1800
Tyson Walker (Michigan State) +2500
Max Abmas (Texas) +3000
Oumar Ballo (Arizona) +3000
Tyler Kolek (Marquette) +3000
Isaiah Collier (USC) +3500
Caleb Love (Arizona) +3500
RJ Davis (North Carolina) +4000
Justin Moore (Villanova) +5000
Tyrese Proctor (Duke) +5000
Johnell Davis (FAU) +5500
Jahmir Young (Maryland) +5500
Grant Nelson (Alabama) +6000
Tyrese Hunter (Texas) +6000
DaRon Holmes II (Dayton) +6000

Odds as of November 14, 2023, at DraftKings. Claim a DraftKings promo code.

Wooden Award Odds Movement Timeline

  • 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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