John R. Wooden Award Presented By Wendy's Announces Late Season Top 20



John R. Wooden Award Presented By Wendy's Announces Late Season Top 20

LATE SEASON TOP 20 ANNOUNCED BY

JOHN R. WOODEN AWARD®

PRESENTED BY

WENDY’S®

 

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 10, 2016) – The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced a Late Season Top 20 list in an effort to further pare down the list of outstanding candidates for the 2016 John R. Wooden Award® presented by Wendy’s®. The list of players was announced on ESPNU and ESPN.com today. 

After appearing on the men’s Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 list, Yogi Ferrell (Indiana) and Fred VanVleet (Wichita State) appear on the Late Season Top 20 list after not being selected to the Midseason Top 25. Likewise, players not on this most recent list are still eligible for the final ballot, which will consist of 15 top players who have proven to their universities that they are also making progress toward graduation and are maintaining at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA. Voting begins at the end of the season, and voters, consisting of nearly 1,000 members of the national college basketball media, will take into account the opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament. The women’s Wooden Award Late Season Top 20 will be released at the end of this week.

 

No university is represented on the Late Season Top 20 with more than one player. The ACC and the Big 12 lead the conference tally with four selections each, followed by the Big Ten with three, the Pac-12 and SEC with two each, and the Big East, The American, Horizon, Missouri Valley and WCC with one selection each.

 

The 40th annual presentation of the John R. Wooden Award® will be the anchor presentation of the ESPN College Basketball Awards Show presented by Wendy’s®. The men’s and women’s John R. Wooden All-American Teams will be honored during the ceremony, as well as the 2016 Legends of Coaching Award, which will be presented to Tubby Smith, Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Texas Tech. The event will take place the weekend of April 7-9, 2016.

 

Created in 1976, the John R. Wooden Award® program features the most prestigious individual honors in college basketball. The Wooden Award Trophy is bestowed annually upon the nation’s best male player and female player who has proven to their respective universities that they are making progress toward graduation while maintaining a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA. Previous winners include such notables as Larry Bird (‘79), Michael Jordan (‘84), Tim Duncan (‘97), Candace Parker (‘07 and ‘08), Kevin Durant (‘09), Maya Moore (‘09 and ‘11), Trey Burke (‘13) and Doug McDermott (‘14). Wisconsin’s Frank Kaminsky won the 2015 men’s Wooden Award presented by Wendy’s and Breanna Stewart of Connecticut won the 2015 women’s Wooden Award.

 

Since its inception, the John R. Wooden Award® has contributed close to a million dollars to the general scholarship fund of the honoree’s University in the name of the All-American recipient. The Award has also enabled more than 1,000 underprivileged children to week-long basketball camps in the Award’s name. Additionally, the John R. Wooden Award partners with the Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC) each year to host the Wooden Award Special Olympics Southern California Basketball Tournament. The day-long tournament takes place at the Los Angeles Athletic Club the weekend of the John R. Wooden Award® presentation, and brings together Special Olympics athletes and the Wooden Award All-Americans.

 

Fans can follow the candidates en route to the Wooden Award presentation and get the latest news throughout the season by liking the Wooden Award Facebook page or following @WoodenAward on Twitter and Instagram. For more information on the John R. Wooden Award, please contact Ernest Baskerville at 213-630-5231 or via email at woodenaward@laac.net.

 

 

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Name

School

Conference

Ht.

Yr.

Pos.

Grayson Allen

Duke

ACC

6-5

Soph.

G

Malcolm Brogdon#

Virginia

ACC

6-5

Sr.

G

Kris Dunn

Providence

Big East

6-4

Jr.

G

Perry Ellis

Kansas

Big 12

6-8

Sr.

F

Kahlil Felder

Oakland

Horizon

5-9

Jr.

G

Yogi Ferrell

Indiana

Big Ten

6-0

Sr.

G

Buddy Hield

Oklahoma

Big 12

6-4

Sr.

G

Brice Johnson

North Carolina

ACC

6-10

Sr.

F

Damion Lee

Louisville

ACC

6-6

Sr.

G

Nic Moore

SMU

The American

5-9

Sr.

G

Georges Niang

Iowa State

Big 12

6-8

Sr.

F

Gary Payton II

Oregon State

Pac-12

6-3

Sr.

G

Jakob Poeltl

Utah

Pac-12

7-0

Soph.

F

Ben Simmons

LSU

SEC

6-10

Fr.

F

Melo Trimble

Maryland

Big Ten

6-3

Soph.

G

Tyler Ulis

Kentucky

SEC

5-9

Soph.

G

Jarrod Uthoff

Iowa

Big Ten

6-9

Sr.

F

Denzel Valentine

Michigan State

Big Ten

6-5

Sr.

G

Fred VanVleet

Wichita State

Missouri Valley

6-0

Sr.

G

Kyle Wiltjer#

Gonzaga

WCC

6-10

Sr.

F

 

       # indicates player selected as a 2014-15 Wooden Award All-American


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  • commented 2016-03-17 22:23:55 -0700
    Tyler Ulis is the best!! Go big Blue!!,BBN. KENTUCKY,SEC ULIS #1
  • commented 2016-03-17 22:23:53 -0700
    Tyler Ulis is the best!! Go big Blue!!,BBN. KENTUCKY,SEC ULIS #1
  • commented 2016-03-16 17:10:04 -0700
    Tyler Ulis, the best without a doubt!!! Go Big Blue!!!!
  • commented 2016-03-05 12:42:10 -0800
    Perry Ellis #1!!!

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