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John R. Wooden Award Presented By Wendy's Announces 2019-20 Preseason Top 50 Watch List

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (November 5, 2019) – 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 2019-20 Preseason Top 30 Watch List

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (November 5, 2019) - The John R. Wooden Award® presented by Wendy’s® announced the Women’s Preseason Top 30 Watch List 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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C. Vivian Stringer of Rutgers Named 2020 John R. Wooden Award Legends of Coaching Recipient

LOS ANGELES, CA (October 1, 2019) – C. Vivian Stringer, Rutgers University’s Women’s Basketball Coach, will receive the John R. Wooden Award®’s “Legends of Coaching™” honor in 2020. Coach Wooden’s grandson-in-law Craig Impleman was proud to announce her selection at the Los Angeles Athletic Club’s annual Wooden Award Tip-Off Luncheon. The luncheon features 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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Winners Named for John R. Wooden Award During College Basketball Awards Presented by Wendy’s on ESPN2

The 2018-19 college basketball season culminated with the College Basketball Awards presented by Wendy’s tonight in Los Angeles, where top coaches and players gathered for one more momentous evening. The 90-minute show, hosted by Maria Taylor with Chiney Ogwumike and Jay Williams from The Novo by Microsoft, saw the nation’s top players recognized for their season-long achievements.

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John R. Wooden Award is pleased to present the 2019 Tommy Hawkins Game-Changer Award to Kathryn Schloessman of the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (April 11, 2019) – The Tommy Hawkins Game-Changer Award, adopted in 2018 by the Wooden Award Program, recognizes a sports industry leader that uses their platform to create a positive experience in sports and community engagement. 

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John R. Wooden Award Presented By Wendy's Announces 2018-19 Men's All American Team

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (April 3, 2019) – The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced the 2019 John R. Wooden Award® Presented By Wendy’s® All American Team during a 30-minute show on ESPNU today. 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: RJ Barrett (Duke), Brandon Clarke (Gonzaga), Carsen Edwards (Purdue), Rui Hachimura (Gonzaga), Markus Howard (Marquette), De’Andre Hunter (Virginia), Ja Morant (Murray State), Grant Williams (Tennessee), Zion Williamson (Duke), and Cassius Winston (Michigan State). 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: Barrett, Morant, Williams, Williamson, and Winston

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John R. Wooden Award Presented By Wendy's Announces 2018-19 Women's All American Team

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (March 28, 2018) – The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced the 2019 John R. Wooden Award® Presented By Wendy’s® All American Team during a 30-minute show on ESPNU today. 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: Napheesa Collier (Connecticut), Asia Durr (Louisville), Megan Gustafson (Iowa), Sabrina Ionescu (Oregon), and Teaira McCowan (Mississippi State). 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 2019 High School Players of the Year

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (March 19, 2019) –The Los Angeles Athletic Club today announced the fifteen outstanding Southern California high school boys’ and girls’ basketball players who will be awarded the 2019 John R. Wooden High School Player of the Year Award presented by Wells Fargo®.  The boys’ winners are: CIF Los Angeles City Section, Ethan Anderson, Fairfax High School (Los Angeles); CIF Southern Section Open Division, Cassius Stanley, Sierra Canyon High School (Chatsworth); CIF Southern Section Division I, Onyeka Okongwu, Chino Hills High School (Chino Hills); CIF Southern Section Division II, Josh Christopher, Mayfair High School (Lakewood) & Jaime Jaquez Jr., Camarillo High School (Camarillo); CIF Southern Section Division III, JT Tan, Rolling Hills Preparatory High School (San Pedro); CIF Southern Section Division IV, Atin Wright, Fairmont Preparatory Academy (Anaheim); CIF Southern Section Division V, Christian Oliver, Santa Clara High School (Oxnard).

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John R. Wooden Award Presented By Wendy's Announces 2018-19 Men's National Ballot

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 9, 2019) – The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced its 2019 Men’s 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 National Ballot consists of 15 student-athletes who are candidates for the Wooden Award All American Team™ and 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 2018-19 Women's National Ballot

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 9, 2019) – The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced its 2019 Women’s National Ballot for the John R. Wooden Award® presented by Wendy’s® today on ESPNW. Selected by the Wooden Award National Advisory Board, the National Ballot consists of 15 student-athletes who are candidates for the Wooden Award All American Team™ and Wooden Award Trophy as the most outstanding college basketball player in the United States.

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