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John R. Wooden Award Announces Preseason Top 30

LOS ANGELES (November 17, 2015) – The John R. Wooden Award announced the Women’s Preseason Top 30 today on ESPN’s SportsCenter and on ESPNW. The list is comprised of 30 student-athletes who are the early front-runners for college basketball’s most prestigious honor. The list is chosen by a preseason poll of national women’s college basketball media members.

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Tubby Smith Of Texas Tech Named 2016 John R. Wooden Award® Legends of Coaching Recipient

TUBBY SMITH OF TEXAS TECH NAMED

2016 JOHN R. WOODEN AWARD®

LEGENDS OF COACHING RECIPIENT

 

LOS ANGELES (October 13, 2015) – Tubby Smith, Texas Tech University Men’s Basketball Coach, will receive the John R. Wooden Award’s “Legends of Coaching” honor in 2016. Coach Wooden’s daughter, Nan Wooden, was proud to announce his selection at the Los Angeles Athletic Club’s annual Wooden Award Tipoff Luncheon. The award recognizes coaches who exemplify Coach Wooden’s high standards of coaching success and personal integrity. 

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2015 Wooden Award Winner: Kaminsky of Wisconsin

The 2015 John R. Wooden Award Presented by Wendy’s was handed out this evening before a live audience at Club Nokia to Wisconsin senior center Frank Kaminsky as the high point of the inaugural ESPN College Basketball Awards Presented by Wendy’s. Kaminsky received the the Wooden Award Trophy whose unique design was inspired by Coach Wooden’s idea of the “total basketball player.” Coach Wooden’s grandson, Greg Wooden,  and Wendy’s Chief Marketing Officer Brandon Solano made the announcement.

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Women's 2015 John R. Wooden Award Winner Released: Connecticut's Stewart Wins

The John R. Wooden Award®, the preeminent collegiate basketball player of the year award, was presented this evening at Club Nokia by Los Angeles Athletic Club President Steve Hathaway and longtime Wooden family friend and Basketball Hall of Famer Ann Meyers Drysdale to University of Connecticut junior Breanna Stewart. The announcement was made live on ESPN2 as part of the inaugural ESPN College Basketball Awards. Meyers Drysdale and Hathaway presented Stewart with the Wooden Award Trophy whose unique design was inspired by Coach Wooden’s ideal of the “total basketball player.” 

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John R. Wooden Award® Presented by Wendy's ® All-American Team Announced Today

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 30, 2015) -- The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced the 2015 John R. Wooden Award All Americans on a 30-minute show on ESPNU today (8pm EDT). Selected by nearly 1,000 national college basketball media members and the Award’s former winners, the All American team is made up of 10 student-athletes who were the top vote-getters in the quest to earn college basketball’s most prestigious honor. The ten-player team consists of, alphabetically, Ron Baker (Wichita State); Malcolm Brogdon (Virginia); Willie Cauley-Stein (Kentucky); Jerian Grant (Notre Dame); Frank Kaminsky (Wisconsin); Jahlil Okafor (Duke); D’Angelo Russell (Ohio State); Seth Tuttle (Northern Iowa); Kyle Wiltjer (Gonzaga); and Delon Wright (Utah). The five players who are invited to Los Angeles are Cauley-Stein, Grant, Kaminsky, Okafor and Russell.

 

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John R. Wooden Award Announces 2014-15 Women's All-Americans

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 30, 2015) -- The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced the 2015 John R. Wooden Award Women’s All Americans on a 30-minute show on ESPNU. Selected by hundreds of national college basketball media members and the Award’s former winners, the 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 team consists of alphabetically: Nina Davis (Baylor); Jewell Loyd (Notre Dame); Tiffany Mitchell (South Carolina); Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (Connecticut); and Breanna Stewart (Connecticut).  

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John R. Wooden Award Names 2015 High School Players of the Year

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (March 23, 2015) –The John R. Wooden Award Committee today announced the seven outstanding Southern California high school basketball players who will be awarded the 2015 John R. Wooden High School Player of the Year Award: CIF Los Angeles City Section, Lindsey Drew, Fairfax High School (Los Angeles); CIF Southern Section Division I, Lonzo Ball, Chino Hills High School (Chino Hills); CIF Southern Section Division II, Chimezie Metu, Lawndale High School (Lawndale); CIF Southern Section Division III, Jeremy Hemsley, Damien High School (La Verne); CIF Southern Section Division IV, Stephen Thompson Jr., Bishop Montgomery High School (Torrance); CIF Southern Section Division V, Cody Riley, Sierra Canyon High School (Chatsworth); CIF Southern Section Division VI, Roderick Williams, Price High School (Los Angeles).

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Women's 2015 National Ballot Announced

womens-trophy-2.jpgLos Angeles (March 9, 2015)—The John R. Wooden Award announced the 2015 Women's National Ballot today. Selected by the Wooden Award National Advisory Board, the ballot consists of 15 student-athletes who are eligible for college basketball’s most prestigious honor. All balloted players have proven to their universities that they are making progress toward graduation and are maintaining at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA.

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Men's 2014-15 National Ballot Announced Today

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 7, 2015) -- The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced the 2015 National Ballot for the John R. Wooden Award presented by Wendy’s on ESPN College GameDay today. Selected by the Wooden Award National Advisory Board, the list is comprised of 15 student-athletes who are the frontrunners for college basketball’s most prestigious honor. All balloted players have proven to their universities that they are making progress toward graduation and are maintaining at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA.

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New College Basketball Awards Show to Honor the Season's Top Players April 10 on ESPN2

February 12, 2015

 

New College Basketball Awards Show to Honor the Season’s Top Players April 10 on ESPN2

  • Live one-hour program from Los Angeles features exclusive announcement of eight awards highlighted by the Wooden Award

 

ESPN will close out the 2014-15 college basketball season with a new one-hour awards show on Friday, April 10, at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2. In coordination with the Los Angeles Athletic Club and Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, the first-ever College Basketball Awards Presented by Wendy’s program will celebrate the season’s top players and moments with the live announcement of eight awards.

 

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