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Winners of John R. Wooden Award Named at The College Basketball Awards Presented by Wendy’s

College basketball’s top coaches and players past and present spent one last night honoring the season that was, tonight. The College Basketball Awards Presented by Wendy’s televised live on ESPN2 from The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live saw eight prestigious, end-of-season awards presented to basketball’s very best during the 90-minute telecast.

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Bill Shumard Receives Inaugural Tommy Hawkins Game Changer Award

Bill Shumard, President of Special Olympics of Southern California, receives the inaugural Tommy Hawkins Game-Changer Award from the John R. Wooden Award steering committee. 

The John R. Wooden Award (JRWA & Wooden Award) steering committee honored Bill Shumard, President of Special Olympics of Southern California (SOSC) as the inaugural recipient of the Tommy Hawkins Game-Changer Award.  

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John R. Wooden Award Presented By Wendy's Announces 2017-18 Men's All American Team

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (March 28, 2018) – The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced the 2018 John R. Wooden Award® Presented By Wendy’s® All American Team during a 30-minute show on ESPNU today (8 pm ET). The Wooden Award All American Team™ is made up of ten student athletes who were the top vote-getters in the quest to earn college basketball’s most prestigious honor. The ten-player team, alphabetically, consists of: Deandre Ayton (Arizona), Marvin Bagley III (Duke), Keita Bates-Diop (Ohio State), Trevon Bluiett (Xavier), Mikal Bridges (Villanova), Miles Bridges (Michigan State), Jalen Brunson (Villanova), Jevon Carter (West Virginia), Devonte’ Graham (Kansas), and Trae Young (Oklahoma). The five players who are invited to Los Angeles for the Wooden Award™ presentation during the ESPN College Basketball Awards presented by Wendy’s are: Ayton, Bagley III, Brunson, Graham, and Young.

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John R. Wooden Award Presented By Wendy's Announces 2017-18 Women's All American Team

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (March 28, 2018) – The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced the 2018 John R. Wooden Award® Presented By Wendy’s® All American Team during a 30-minute show on ESPNU today (8 pm ET). The Wooden Award All American Team™ is made up of five student athletes who were the top vote-getters in the quest to earn college basketball’s most prestigious honor. The five-player team, alphabetically, consists of: Asia Durr (Louisville), Sabrina Ionescu (Oregon), Katie Lou Samuelson (Connecticut), Gabby Williams (Connecticut), and A’ja Wilson (South Carolina). All five players are invited to Los Angeles for the Wooden Award™ presentation during the ESPN College Basketball Awards presented by Wendy’s®.

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John R. Wooden Award Names 2018 High School Players of the Year

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (March 28, 2018) –The Los Angeles Athletic Club today announced the twelve outstanding Southern California high school boys’ and girls’ basketball players who will be awarded the 2018 John R. Wooden High School Player of the Year Award presented by Wells Fargo®.  The boys’ winners are: CIF Los Angeles City Section, Kaelen Allen, Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnets (Los Angeles); CIF Southern Section Division I, Onyeka Okongwu, Chino Hills High School (Chino Hills); CIF Southern Section Division II, Shareef O’Neal, Crossroads School (Santa Monica); CIF Southern Section Division III, Anthony Holland, Notre Dame High School (Riverside); CIF Southern Section Division IV, Chris Koon, Rolling Hills Preparatory High School (Torrance); CIF Southern Section Division V, Jordan Starr, Santa Clarita Christian School (Canyon Country).

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John R. Wooden Award Presented By Wendy's Announces 2017-18 Men's National Ballot

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 3, 2018) – The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced the 2018 National Ballot for the John R. Wooden Award presented by Wendy’s today on ESPN College GameDay. Selected by the Wooden Award National Advisory Board, the list is comprised of 15 student-athletes who are candidates for the Wooden Award All American Team and the Wooden Award Trophy as the most outstanding college basketball player in the United States.

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John R. Wooden Award Presented By Wendy's Announces 2017-18 Women's National Ballot

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 3, 2018) – The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced the 2018 National Ballot for the John R. Wooden Award® Presented by Wendy’s® today on ESPNU during the ACC Women's Basketball Tournament. Selected by the Wooden Award™ National Advisory Board, the list is comprised of 15 student-athletes who are candidates for the Wooden Award All American Team™ and the Wooden Award Trophy as the most outstanding women’s college basketball player in the United States.

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John R. Wooden Award Presented By Wendy's Announces 2017-18 Men's Late Season Top 20

Three players make their debut on the Wooden Watch™

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 5, 2018) – The Los Angeles Athletic Club has announced its John R. Wooden Award® presented by Wendy’s® Late Season Top 20 on ESPNU. Chosen by a poll of national college basketball experts based on their performances during the first half of the 2017-18 season, the list comprises of 20 student-athletes who are currently the front-runners for the sport’s most prestigious honor and the John R. Wooden Award All America Team. 

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John R. Wooden Award Presented By Wendy's Announces 2017-18 Women's Late Season Top 20

Four 2017 Wooden Award All Americans headline list

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 5, 2018) - The Los Angeles Athletic Club has announced its John R. Wooden Award® presented by Wendy’s® Late Season Top 20 on espnW. Chosen by a poll of national college basketball experts based on their performances during the first half of the 2017-18 season, the list comprises of 20 student-athletes who are currently the front-runners for the sport’s most prestigious honor and the John R. Wooden Award All America Team. 

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John R. Wooden Award Presented By Wendy's Announces 2017-18 Men's Midseason Top 25

Five players make their debut on the Wooden Watch™

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 11, 2018) – The Los Angeles Athletic Club has announced its John R. Wooden Award® presented by Wendy’s® Midseason Top 25 on ESPN.com. The list will be featured tonight on ESPN2 at 1am ET. Chosen by a poll of national college basketball experts based on their performances during the first half of the 2017-18 season, the list comprises of 25 student-athletes who are front-runners for the sport’s most prestigious honor.

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