Stanford senior Chasson Randle was one of 50 student-athletes named to the Wooden Award Presented by Wendy's Preseason Top 50, as announced by The Los Angeles Athletic Club on Monday morning and selected by a preseason poll of national college basketball experts.
The players on the list are considered strong candidates for the 2015 John R. Wooden Award
Presented by Wendy's. The Wooden Award National Advisory Board will select 25 players for the midseason list in early January. The leading candidates will be further pared to 20 in early February.
Randle is also on the watch list for the Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award, as announced by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
A 2014 All-Pac-12 First Team honoree who sparked Stanford's 2014 NCAA Tournament upset of Kansas, Randle stands 651 points away from passing Todd Lichti (2,336) as the school's all-time scoring leader and averaged a team-high 18.8 points last year while shooting 47.4 percent overall and 76.7 percent from the foul line.
Stanford senior strong safety Jordan Richards has been named as one of nine semifinalists for the Lott IMPACT Trophy.
Richards and the other student-athletes represent the qualities embodied by the award -- Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity, as defined by the selection committee.
Richards has previously been named as a National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete and finalist for the coveted Campbell Trophy. He is also a CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree and candidate for Academic All-America, an honor that he earned last year.