John R. Wooden Award® Presented By Wendy’s® Mens 2012-13 All American Team



John R. Wooden Award® Presented By Wendy’s® Mens 2012-13 All American Team

The 10-player John R. Wooden Award All American Team was announced today by The Los Angeles Athletic Club on the ESPNU show, Katz Korner. Selected by hundreds of college basketball media members and experts from throughout the country, the All American team is made up of the 10 student-athletes who received the most votes, with voters ranking the players from 1 to 10. All players have proven to their universities that they are making progress toward graduation and are maintaining at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA, an important component of the Award insisted upon by Coach Wooden. In addition to the academic aspect, the Wooden Award is unique among college postseason awards because voters could consider performance during the first three rounds of the NCAA Tournament. The Women’s All American team will be released Wednesday.

The John R. Wooden Award Men’s Player of the Year presented by Wendy’s will be announced on ESPN during the Final Four Weekend in Atlanta. The 2013 Wooden Award Gala presented by Wendy’s will take place April 11-13, 2013, at The Los Angeles Athletic Club. The Gala will honor the Men’s and Women’s Wooden Award winners, All Americans and the Legends of Coaching Award winner, Kansas Head Coach Bill Self.

Creighton forward Doug McDermott is the only player on this year’s team who was a Wooden Award All American in 2012. He is the nation’s No. 2 scorer, at 23.2 ppg (as of March 29), and took the Bluejays to the third round of the NCAA Tournament. One Wooden All American is taking his team to the Final Four this season, Trey Burke of Michigan.

Indiana (Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller) was the only program with more than one player selected to the team. The last time a school had two Wooden All Americans was 2010, when Kentucky’s DeMarcus Cousins and John Wall were chosen. The Big Ten had four selections, followed by the ACC with two. The Big East, Missouri Valley Conference, Big 12, and the WCC had one Wooden All American in 2013.

2012-13 John R. Wooden Award®
Presented by Wendy’s®
All American Team
Name
Ht.
Yr.
Pos.
School Conference
Trey Burke
6-0
So.
G
Michigan Big Ten
Shane Larkin
5-11
So.
G
Miami (FL) ACC
Doug McDermott*
6-8
Jr.
F
Creighton Missouri Valley Conference
Ben McLemore
6-5
RFr.
G
Kansas Big 12
Victor Oladipo
6-5
Jr.
G
Indiana Big Ten
Kelly Olynyk
7-0
RJr.
F
Gonzaga WCC
Mason Plumlee
6-10
Sr.
F
Duke ACC
Otto Porter, Jr.
6-8
So.
F
Georgetown Big East
Deshaun Thomas
6-7
Jr.
F
Ohio State Big Ten
Cody Zeller
7-0
So.
F
Indiana Big Ten
Players listed alphabetically. R indicates red-shirt.
*indicates player was 2012 Wooden Award All American

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