Real quick what does Colorado basketball have in common with these programs: Gonzaga, Michigan State, Duke, Syracuse & Purdue?
The answer is these six schools are the only teams with at least 2 candidates for the 2010-2011 Wooden Award: Colorado (Alec Burks, Cory Higgins); Duke (Nolan Smith, Kyle Singler); Gonzaga (Steven Gray, Elias Harris); Michigan State (Kalin Lucas, Durrell Summers); Purdue (Robbie Hummel, E'Twaun Moore, JaJuan Johnson); Syracuse (Kris Johnson, Brandon Triche).
So while in no way does this make one think Colorado will be dueling with Duke in the Final Four, it's a good situation for new coach Tad Boyle to step into at Boulder.
The Big 12 had 5 additional players listed among the 50 in the preseason list.
LaceDarius Dunn - Baylor Bears
Jacob Pullen - Kansas State Wildcats
Marcus Morris - Kansas Jayhawks
Jordan Hamilton - Texas Longhorns