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John R. Wooden Award Continues Partnership with Special Olympics Southern California

Top College Players set to Coach Special Olympics Athletes at the Annual  Wooden Award Special Olympics Basketball Tournament Presented by Grant Thornton. Event Pairs Outstanding NCAA Basketball Players With Special Olympics Teams For A Four Team Tournament.

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2010 Men’s John R. Wooden Award All American Team Announced

Top Five Vote-Getters Invited to April 9 Gala Presentation in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (April 1, 2010) – The 10-player John R. Wooden Award All American Team® was announced today (see below) with the top vote-getters invited to Los Angeles for the April 9 announcement of the 2010 John R. Wooden Award® winner as college basketball’s player of the year, streamed live by CBS College Sports Network.

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2010 Women’s John R. Wooden Award All-American Team Selected

2009 winner Moore of UConn leads the list of team members, all of whom are invited
to the April 9 Gala Presentation in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (March 31, 2010) – The John R. Wooden Award Women’s All-American team was announced today (see below) with all five team members invited to Los Angeles for the April 9 announcement of the 2010 John R. Wooden Award winner as the college basketball player of the year. The presentation of the John R. Wooden Award Trophy to the Player of the Year will be made as part of the Wooden Award Gala at 6:30 p.m. that day.

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34th Annual Wooden Award to be presented April 9, 2010

Who: The top five male and female collegiate basketball players will be invited to The Los Angeles Athletic Club for the presentation of the National College Basketball Awards including the John R. Wooden Award.  The Wooden Award recognizes the College Basketball Player of the Year and is the most prestigious award a player can receive. The evening begins with a dinner served at multiple lavish appetizer stations in the LAAC Main Lounge.

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Women’s 2010 Ballot Released Today

Voting Underway to Select Five-Player Wooden All American team and Wooden Award Winner

LOS ANGELES (March 16, 2010) – The John R. Wooden Award Committee announced the student-athletes named to the official John R. Wooden Award National Ballot today. The ballot decides the Women’s 2010 Wooden Award All-American Team and Player of the Year, presented annually to the nation’s top collegiate female basketball player.

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2010 Wooden Award Ballot Sent to Voters

2010 JOHN R. WOODEN AWARD®

BALLOT OUT TO VOTERS

Voting Underway to Select Wooden All American team and Wooden Award Winner

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Wednesday’s Wooden Watch

Kansas senior point guard Sherron Collins had 17 points, two rebounds and four assists in the #2 Jayhawks’ 82-65 win over in-state rival Kansas. The win gave Kansas the outright Big 12 title. Collins made five of 15 shots from the field and all six free throws. He has won 125 games in his career, the most in school history.

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Tuesday’s Wooden Watch

Wesley Johnson had 13 points, five rebounds, four assists and four blocks to lead the #1 Orangemen to their second Big East outright title with an 85-66 win over St. John’s. The Iowa State transfer made five of ten shots from the field and all three free throws.

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Saturday’s Wooden Watch

Wesley Johnson had his eleventh double-double of the year as he helped lead the #4 Orangemen to a 95-77 over #8 Villanova. The junior forward had a well-rounded game as he finished with 14 points, ten rebounds and four assists. He was two of eleven from the field, two of six from three-point range and made eight of ten free throws.

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Friday’s Wooden Watch

Butler, ranked #10 in the country by ESPN/USA Today, won their 18th straight game with a 74-69 win over Valparaiso, despite missing Gordon Hayward, who was out with a back injury. Hayward leads the Bulldogs in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots.

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