Marcus Keene, a junior point guard at Central Michigan who attended Moanalua his freshman year of high school, was named a top-20 finalist for the John. R Wooden award on Wednesday. The award recognizes the top college men’s basketball player annually.
Standing just 5-foot-9, Keene leads the nation averaging 30.7 points per game. He is on pace to become the first player to average more than 30 points a game in 20 years.
Keene is just one of two players from a mid-major conference on the award watch list, along with Gonzaga’s Nigel Williams-Goss.
The final ballot of 15 players for the award will be announced in early March.
The full list can be seen here.