Valparaiso senior forward Alec Peters is one of just two players from mid-major conferences to make the Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 list. Gonzaga’s (West Coast Conference) Nigel Williams-Goss is the other. Peters is also just one of seven seniors to get the honor. The list will be whittled down to 20 next month. The John R. Wooden Award is awarded annually to the best college basketball player at the NCAA Division 1 level.
Peters is currently tied for second in the nation in scoring at 24.2 points per game. He is also averaging 10.4 rebounds per game, and is fourth in the nation with 111 made free throws. Valparaiso is currently 12-4 and 2-1 in Horizon League play.
Peters being a senior might be a slight advantage, as seniors have won the award the past three years, most recently with Oklahoma forward Buddy Hield.