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Thursday / October 22.
  • Wooden Award Finalists Named

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    Fifteen finalists for the Wooden Award were named on Saturday.

    Every year, players have made the Final Ballot that were not on the preseason or midseason lists. Voters are permitted to take into consideration the opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament when casting the ballot. The ten-man Wooden Award All American Team™ will be announced the week of the “Elite Eight” round of the NCAA Tournament. The winner of the 2018 John R. Wooden Award will be presented during the ESPN College Basketball Awards presented by Wendy’s on Friday, April 6, 2018.

    The Wooden Award All American Team, consisting of the nation’s top 10 players, and the finalists for the Wooden Award, widely considered to be one of the most prestigious honors in college basketball, will be announced following the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament and will be the focus of a 30-minute show March 28th on ESPNU at 7 p.m. CT.

    Here’s the list:

    Deandre Ayton (Arizona)

    Marvin Bagley III (Duke)

    Mohamed Bamba (Texas)

    Keita Bates-Diop (Ohio State)

    Trevon Bluiett (Xavier)

    Mikal Bridges (Villanova)

    Miles Bridges (Michigan State)

    Jalen Brunson (Villanova)

    Jevon Carter (West Virginia)

    Carsen Edwards (Purdue)

    Keenan Evans (Texas Tech)

    Devonte’ Graham (Kansas)

    Jock Landale (Saint Mary’s)

    Luke Maye (North Carolina)

    Trae Young (Oklahoma)

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. 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.