South Carolina women's basketball senior Tyasha Harris and freshman Aliyah Boston earned spots on the John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 25, the organization announced tonight. It is the first appearance on the award's midseason list for both Gamecocks.

Harris is a two-time Honorable Mention All-American and All-SEC selection who was on all four national player of the year preseason watch lists. Already a 1,000-point scorer, she is on track to break the Gamecocks career assists record, currently 30 away from Cristina Ciocan's mark of 615. This season, Harris is scoring a career-high 11.9 points per game and leads the SEC with 4.8 assists per game. She is shooting 41.1 percent from the field, including 37.8 percent from 3-point range.

Boston burst on to the college scene with the first triple-double in a career debut in NCAA Div. I history with her 12-point, 12-rebound, 10-block effort in the Gamecocks' season opener. She is the top scorer on the team at 13.0 points per game, ranking 23rd in the SEC. She is ninth in the league in rebounding (7.8) and ranks 11th in the nation in both field goal percentage (.632) and blocks per game (3.0). The three-time SEC Freshman of the Week has built her stats against the best teams in the country, averaging 13.0 points and 7.4 rebounds in the Gamecocks' five games against nationally ranked opponents, shooting 65.0 percent against that elite competition.

The players on the list are considered strong candidates for the 2020 John R. Wooden Award Women's Player of the Year presented by Wendy's. Players not chosen to the midseason list are still eligible for the Wooden Award™ late season list, and the National Ballot. The National Ballot consists of 15 top players who have proven to their universities that they meet or exceed the qualifications of the Wooden Award. Nearly 1,000 voters will rank in order 10 of those 15 players when voting opens prior to the NCAA Tournament and will allow voters to take into consideration performance during early round games. The Wooden Award All American Team™ will be announced the week of the "Elite Eight" round of the NCAA Tournament. The winner of the 2020 John R. Wooden Award will be presented by Wendy's during the ESPN College Basketball Awards on Friday, April 10, 2020.