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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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Texas’ Rick Barnes To Be Honored As 2009

LOS ANGELES (October 8, 2008) – University of Texas Basketball Coach Rick Barnes will be given the John R. Wooden Award’s “Legends of Coaching” honor this year, the Award’s chairman, Duke Llewellyn, announced today.

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Tennessee’s Candace Parker Wins Women’s Wooden Award

LOS ANGELES – Tennessee’s Candace Parker won the 2008 Women’s John R. Wooden Award, as the college basketball player of the year, at this evening’s Wooden Award Gala hosted by The Los Angeles Athletic Club at the Los Angeles Downtown Sheraton Hotel. Wooden Award Chairman and longtime fixture in the Los Angeles sports community, Richard J. “Duke” Llewellyn, made the announcement and presented Parker with the unique Wooden Award trophy whose design was inspired by Coach Wooden’s idea of the “total basketball player.”

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Tyler Hansbrough of North Carolina wins 32nd Annual John R. Wooden Award

LOS ANGELES – The University of North Carolina’s Tyler Hansbrough was named the winner of the 32nd annual John R. Wooden Award, as the college basketball player of the year, at this evening’s Wooden Award Gala hosted by The Los Angeles Athletic Club at the Los Angeles Downtown Sheraton Hotel. The 6-9 Hansbrough led his team to the 2008 Final Four last weekend. Hall of Fame coach and player Bill Sharman, a longtime friend of The Los Angeles Athletic Club, made the announcement and presented Hansbrough with the unique Wooden Award trophy whose design was inspired by Coach Wooden’s idea of the “total basketball player.”

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John R. Wooden Award Committee Names 2008 Wooden High School Players Of The Year

LOS ANGELES – The John R. Wooden Award Committee today announced the six winners of the 2008 John R. Wooden High School Player of the Year Award: Los Angeles City Section-Larry Drew, Jr. (Taft HS); CIF Southern Section Division I-Jordan Hamilton (Compton Dominguez HS); CIF Southern Section Division II-Michael Snaer (Ranch Valley HS); CIF Southern Section Division III-Jrue Holiday (Campbell Hall HS); CIF Southern Section, Division IV-Montreal Harris (Twentynine Palms HS); CIF Southern Section Division V-Keith Shamburger (La Verne Lutheran HS). Each winner will receive a plaque and $500 in his name donated to his high school’s athletic fund. Winners will be recognized during a black-tie banquet that also honors the collegiate John R. Wooden All-America teams and Legends of Coaching winner Pat Summitt of Tennessee.

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Tennessee’s Pat Summitt to be Given John R. Wooden Award’s ‘Legends of Coaching’ Honor

LOS ANGELES – Tennessee Women’s Basketball Coach Pat Summitt, will be given the John R. Wooden Award’s “Legends of Coaching” honor this year, the Award’s chairman, Duke Llewellyn, announced today.

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Candace Parker Wins 2007 Women’s Wooden Award

LOS ANGELES – After leading the Lady Vols to the National Championship, University of Tennessee forward Candace Parker was named college basketball player of the year and awarded the prestigious Women’s John R. Wooden Award in a ceremony this morning at The Los Angeles Athletic Club. The announcement was made today during the national CBS telecast of the “John R. Wooden Award Show.”

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Kevin Durant Wins 2007 John R. Wooden Award

LOS ANGELES – Coming off a stellar season that included guiding his team to a 25-win season, University of Texas guard/forward Kevin Durant was named college basketball player of the year and presented with the prestigious John R. Wooden Award in a ceremony this morning at The Los Angeles Athletic Club. Durant is the first freshman to be named Wooden Award Player of the Year. Wooden Award “Legends of Coaching” recipient Gene Keady of Purdue University made the announcement during a national CBS telecast of the “John R. Wooden Award Show.”

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