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John R. Wooden Award Presented By Wendy's Announces 2021-22 Men's Preseason Top 50 Watch List

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (November 9, 2021) – 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. The list was also highlighted during ESPN’s coverage of the Champions Classic. 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 2021-22 Women's Preseason Top 50 Watch List

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (November 9, 2021) - The John R. Wooden Award® presented by Wendy’s® announced the Women’s Preseason Top 50 Watch List 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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Rick Byrd Named 2022 John R. Wooden Award Legends of Coaching Recipient

LOS ANGELES, CA (October 5, 2021) – Rick Byrd will receive the John R. Wooden Award “Legends of Coaching” honor in 2022. Coach Wooden’s grandson-in-law Craig Impelman and 2021 recipient Dave Yanai were proud to announce his selection at the Los Angeles Athletic Club’s annual Wooden Award Tip-Off Luncheon. The 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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Iowa's Luka Garza Wins 2021 John R. Wooden Award Presented By Wendy's Men's Player of the Year

The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced that Luka Garza of the University of Iowa is the winner of the 2021 John R. Wooden Award presented by Wendy’s as the most outstanding player in men’s college basketball. The announcement was made during ESPN SportsCenter.

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Connecticut's Paige Bueckers Wins 2021 John R. Wooden Award Presented By Wendy's Women's Player of the Year

The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced that Paige Bueckers of Connecticut is the winner of the 2021 John R. Wooden Award presented by Wendy’s as the most outstanding player in women’s college basketball. The announcement was made during ESPN SportsCenter.

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John R. Wooden Award Presented By Wendy's Announces 2020-21 Men's All American Team

The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced the 2021 John R. Wooden Award® Presented by Wendy’s® All American Team™ on ESPNU 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: Jared Butler (Baylor), Kofi Cockburn (Illinois), Cade Cunningham (Oklahoma State), Hunter Dickinson (Michigan), Ayo Dosunmu (Illinois), Luka Garza (Iowa), Corey Kispert (Gonzaga), Evan Mobley (USC), Jalen Suggs (Gonzaga), and Drew Timme (Gonzaga). Gonzaga becomes the first school in the Award’s history to have  three players named to the ten-man Wooden Award All American Team. The five finalists for the 2021 John R. Wooden Award Presented by Wendy’s Men’s Player of the Year are: Butler, Cunningham, Dosunmu, Garza, and Kispert.

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John R. Wooden Award Presented By Wendy's Announces 2020-21 Women's All American Team

The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced the 2021 John R. Wooden Award® Presented by Wendy’s® All American Team™ on ESPNU 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: Aliyah Boston (South Carolina), Paige Bueckers (Connecticut), Dana Evans (Louisville), Rhyne Howard (Kentucky), and NaLyssa Smith (Baylor).

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John R. Wooden Award Presented By Wendy's Announces 2020-21 Men's National Ballot

The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced its 2021 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 2020-21 Women's National Ballot

The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced its 2021 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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John R. Wooden Award Presented By Wendy's Announces 2020-21 Men's Late Season Top 20 Watch List

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (February 1, 2021) – The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced the John R. Wooden Award® presented by Wendy’s® Late Season Top 20 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 20 student-athletes who are front-runners for the sport’s most prestigious honor.

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