Cal senior Jorge Gutierrez and sophomore Allen Crabbe are listed on the top-50 preseason list for the John R. Wooden Award, given each year to the nation’s top player.
The only other Pac-12 Conference players on the list are Reeves Nelson and Joshua Smith of UCLA.
BYU’s Jimmer Fredette won the award last season.
Here’s the Pac-12 Conference news release on the subject.
Courtesy of ESPN.com’s Andy Katz, here’s an interesting breakdown of the 50 candidates with anonymous comments on each from rival coaches.