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John R. Wooden Award Presented By Wendy's Announces 2020-21 Men's Midseason Top 25 Watch List

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (January 6, 2021) – The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced the John R. Wooden Award® presented by Wendy’s® Midseason Top 25 Watch List today on ESPNU. Chosen by a poll of national college basketball experts based on their performances during the 2020-21 season thus far, the list comprises of 25 student-athletes who are front-runners for the sport’s most prestigious honor.

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John R. Wooden Award Presented By Wendy's Announces 2020-21 Women's Midseason Top 25 Watch List

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (January 6, 2021) – The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced the John R. Wooden Award® presented by Wendy’s® Midseason Top 25 Watch List today on ESPNU. Chosen by a poll of national college basketball experts based on their performances during the 2020-21 season thus far, the list comprises of 25 student-athletes who are front-runners for the sport’s most prestigious honor.

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John R. Wooden Award Presented By Wendy's Announces 2020-21 Preseason Top 50 Watch List

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (December 1, 2020) – The John R. Wooden Award® presented by Wendy’s® announced its Preseason Top 50 Watch List today on ESPN’s SportsCenter and on ESPN.com. Chosen by a preseason poll of national college basketball experts, the list is comprised of 50 student-athletes who are the early front-runners for the most prestigious honors in college basketball, the Wooden Award All American Team™ and Most Outstanding Player Award.

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John R. Wooden Award Presented By Wendy's Announces Preseason Top 30 Watch List

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (December 1, 2020) - The John R. Wooden Award® presented by Wendy’s® announced the Women’s Preseason Top 30 Watch List on ESPNW. Chosen by a preseason poll of national college basketball experts, the list is comprised of 30 student-athletes who are the early front-runners for the most prestigious honors in college basketball, the Wooden Award All American Team™ and Most Outstanding Player Award.

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Dave Yanai Named 2021 John R. Wooden Award Legends of Coaching Recipient

Dave Yanai will receive the John R. Wooden Award®’s “Legends of Coaching™” honor in 2021. Coach Wooden’s grandson-in-law Craig Impelman was proud to announce his selection at the Los Angeles Athletic Club’s Virtual Wooden Award Tip-Off Luncheon. The virtual event featured the head coaches from the Division I men’s basketball programs in Southern California. The “Legends of Coaching” honor recognizes coaches who exemplify Coach Wooden’s high standard of coaching success and personal integrity.

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Dayton's Toppin Wins 2020 John R. Wooden Award Presented By Wendy's Men's Player of the Year

LOS ANGELES, CA (April 7, 2020) – The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced that Obi Toppin of Dayton is the winner of the 2020 John R. Wooden Award® presented by Wendy’s® Men’s Player of the Year. The announcement was made during ESPN SportsCenter.

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Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu Wins 2020 John R. Wooden Award Presented By Wendy's

LOS ANGELES, CA (April 6, 2020) – The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced that Sabrina Ionescu of Oregon is the winner of the 2020 John R. Wooden Award® presented by Wendy’s® Women’s Player of the Year. The announcement was made during ESPN SportsCenter.

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John R. Wooden Award Presented by Wendy’s to Be Presented on SportsCenter Next Week

Next week on ESPN, the John R Wooden Award presented by Wendy’s college basketball award winners will be announced live on ESPN SportsCenter.

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John R. Wooden Award Presented By Wendy's Announces 2019-20 Men's All American Team

 LOS ANGELES, CA (April 1, 2020) – The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced the 2020 John R. Wooden Award Presented by Wendy’s All American Team during ESPN’s SportsCenter today. The Wooden Award All American Team is comprised 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: Udoka Azubuike (Kansas), Devon Dotson (Kansas), Malachi Flynn (San Diego State), Luka Garza (Iowa), Markus Howard (Marquette), Filip Petrusev (Gonzaga), Myles Powell (Seton Hall), Payton Pritchard (Oregon), Obi Toppin (Dayton), and Cassisus Winston (Michigan State). The five finalists for the 2020 John R. Wooden Award Presented by Wendy’s are: Azubuike, Garza, Howard, Powell, and Toppin.

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John R. Wooden Award Presented By Wendy's Announces 2019-20 Women's All American Team

LOS ANGELES, CA (April 1, 2020) – The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced the 2020 John R. Wooden Award® Presented by Wendy’s® All American Team™ during ESPN’s SportsCenter today. The Wooden Award All American Team is comprised 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: Lauren Cox (Baylor), Tyasha Harris (South Carolina), Ruthy Hebard (Oregon), Rhyne Howard (Kentucky), and Sabrina Ionescu (Oregon).

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