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Women’s Wooden Award Midseason Top 20

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 13, 2010) – The top 21 candidates for the Women’s John R. Wooden
Award, the nation’s most coveted college basketball honor, were named today by The Los Angeles
Athletic Club’s John R. Wooden Award Committee. Because of a tie in the voting, 21 players were
named rather than the traditional 20. Composed of the players who will compete for this season’s
player of the year award, the midseason list is based on individual excellence and team record during the first half of the season.

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2009-2010 Midseason Top 30 Candidates

Notre Dame’s Harangody, Kentucky’s Patterson and Wall and three Jayhawks head the list

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 4, 2010) – The top 30 candidates for the John R. Wooden Award, the nation’s most coveted college basketball honor, were named today by The Los Angeles Athletic Club’s John R. Wooden Award Committee. Composed of the players who will compete for this season’s player of the year award, the attached midseason list is based on individual excellence and team record during the first half of the season.

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Happy 99th Coach Wooden

The Los Angeles Athletic Club and the John R. Wooden Award wish Coach Wooden a happy 99th birthday.  The coaches and guests in attendance at the 2009 Tip-Off Luncheon joined in signing “Happy Birthday” to Coach Wooden in absentia.  For a great article about Coach Wooden see the recent Los Angeles Times Article titled “On his 99th birthday, 99 things about John Wooden”.

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Florida’s Billy Donovan, 2010 “Legends of Coaching Award” Recipient

LOS ANGELES (October 14, 2009) – University of Florida Head Basketball Coach Billy Donovan will be honored with the John R. Wooden Award’s “Legends of Coaching Award” in 2010, Wooden Award Chairman Duke Llewellyn announced today.

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WOMEN’S 2009-2010 PRESEASON TOP 30 CANDIDATES

‘09 Winner Maya Moore and Six More ’09 Final Ballot Honorees Top the List

Los Angeles (August 20, 2009)—Richard “Duke” Llewellyn, John R. Wooden Award Chairman and founder, announced the 2009-10 preseason candidates for the Women’s Wooden Award today.  The list is comprised of 31 student athletes who, based on last year’s individual performance and team records, are the frontrunners for college basketball’s most prestigious honor.

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John R. Wooden Award 2009-2010 Preseason Mens Top 50 Candidates

Linda Reid

Collins, Singler, Lucas and Two-time Wooden All-American Harangody Head List

Los Angeles (August 19, 2009)— The 2009-10 preseason candidates for the John R. Wooden
Award All-American Team and Player of the Year trophy were announced today by Richard “Duke”
Llewellyn, Wooden Award Chairman and founder.  The list is comprised of 50 student athletes who,
based on last year’s individual performance and team records, are the early frontrunners for college
basketball’s most prestigious honor.

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Catching up with T.J. Ford

Courtesy www.texassports.com

Former National Player of the Year talks about the launch of his new web site, his closeness with other UT players in the NBA, the success of his recent charity event in Houston and the birth of his second child.

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John R. Wooden Award Winners Drafted First Round

Following head-turning trades around the NBA, the Clippers started Thursday June 25th evening with top choice and 2009 John R. Wooden Award winner, Blake Griffin, the only player considered a sure thing for the 2009 draft.

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Connecticut’s Maya Moore Wins 2009 Women’s John R. Wooden Award

LOS ANGELES – The University of Connecticut’s Maya Moore was named the 2009 Wooden Award winner as the college basketball player of the year at The Los Angeles Athletic Club this afternoon. Caryl Levy, the Chairman of The Los Angeles Athletic Club Board of Governors, made the announcement and presented Moore with the unique Wooden Award trophy that represents Coach Wooden’s ideal basketball player.

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Blake Griffin of Oklahoma wins 33rd John R. Wooden Award

LOS ANGELES – The University of Oklahoma’s Blake Griffin was crowned the 2009 Wooden Award winner as the college basketball player of the year at The Los Angeles Athletic Club this afternoon. The announcement was made live on ESPN 710 Radio and streamed live on CSTV.

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