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Akzag
03-30-2011, 10:53 AM
link (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story?id=6273607)


LOS ANGELES -- Kemba Walker of Connecticut and Jimmer Fredette of BYU are among the 10 players picked to the John R. Wooden Award All-American men's team.

Stanford teammates Jeanette Pohlen and Nnemkadi Ogwumike and 2009 Wooden Award winner Maya Moore of UConn are among the five players picked to the women's team.

The top five men's finalists and all five women's finalists are invited to Los Angeles for the April 8 announcement of the Wooden Award winners as college basketball's players of the year.

Also on the men's team are Ben Hansbrough of Notre Dame, JaJuan Johnson of Purdue, Kawhi Leonard of San Diego State, Marcus Morris of Kansas, Jacob Pullen of Kansas State, Duke's Nolan Smith, Jared Sullinger of Ohio State and Arizona's Derrick Williams.

The other women's finalists are Gonzaga's Courtney Vandersloot and Baylor's Brittney Griner.

and yesterday's 2nd team All-American release (http://sports.espn.go.com/ncw/news/story?id=6270283)


Make it a perfect 4 for 4 for Maya Moore.

The Connecticut star became only the second four-time All-American when she was honored by The Associated Press on Tuesday.

She was joined on the team by Baylor's Brittney Griner, Stanford's Jeanette Pohlen, Texas A&M's Danielle Adams and Ohio State's Jantel Lavender...


The second team consisted of Oklahoma senior Danielle Robinson, Xavier senior Amber Harris, Gonzaga senior Courtney Vandersloot, Stanford junior Nnemka Ogwumike and Duke senior Jasmine Thomas.

The third team was: Tennessee junior Shekinna Strickland, Miami junior Shenise Johnson, Kentucky senior Victoria Dunlap, Xavier senior Ta'Shia Phillips and Notre Dame sophomore Skylar Diggins.

sylean
04-01-2011, 07:19 AM
Wooden said, IIRC, that women actually play the game the way it was meant to be played.....in that vein, Courtney Vandersloot should win....If it was up to Wooden, I think she would...

good luck CV....

Birddog
04-02-2011, 10:33 AM
I was curious about how the award is determined. Here is a link that explains. CVS has a chance, albeit a slim one. I think she might be able to squeak in if there is a backlash to Moore getting it twice.
http://www.woodenaward.com/?page_id=2

gamagin
04-02-2011, 12:31 PM
I was curious about how the award is determined. Here is a link that explains. CVS has a chance, albeit a slim one. I think she might be able to squeak in if there is a backlash to Moore getting it twice.
http://www.woodenaward.com/?page_id=2

towards CV, is her reaching the first-ever (men or women) category in points and assists. THAT stands out head and shoulders above anything else being said, from what I've seen. It's difficult to overlook.

Even if some voters may want to award it to someone they consider a better athlete, or having put in a better year, etc.