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Tuesday / July 25.
  • Ball, Hart, Kennard, Mason, Monk Highlight Wooden Award Finalists

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    UCLA freshman Lonzo Ball, Villanova senior Josh Hart, Duke sophomore Luke Kennard, Kansas senior Frank Mason and Kentucky freshman Malik Monk are among the 15 players named to the John R. Wooden Award national ballot by the Los Angeles Athletic Club.

    The 15 players on the national ballot are the only ones eligible to win the 2017 John R. Wooden Award presented by Wendy’s, as well as garner Wooden Award All-America honors. The presentation of the Wooden Award will be the centerpiece of the ESPN College Basketball Awards Show on Friday, April 7, 2017 (ESPN2).

    2017 John R. Wooden Award National Ballot

    Lonzo Ball, UCLA

    Dillon Brooks, Oregon

    Bonzie Colson, Notre Dame

    Markelle Fultz, Washington

    Ethan Happ, Wisconsin

    Josh Hart, Villanova

    Josh Jackson, Kansas

    Justin Jackson, North Carolina

    Luke Kennard, Duke

    Lauri Markkanen, Arizona

    Frank Mason III, Kansas

    Malik Monk, Kentucky

    Jonathan Motley, Baylor

    Caleb Swanigan, Purdue

    Nigel Williams-Goss, Gonzaga

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    Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.