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Associated Press | March 27, 2017

Lonzo Ball, Nigel Williams-Goss among Wooden Award finalists

  Nigel Williams-Goss is the only one of the five Wooden Award finalists still playing in the NCAA tournament.

LOS ANGELES — Lonzo Ball of UCLA, Josh Hart of Villanova, Frank Mason III of Kansas, Purdue's Caleb Swanigan and Gonzaga's Nigel Williams-Goss are the finalists for the John R. Wooden Award as college basketball's player of the year.

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The five have been invited to Los Angeles for the trophy presentation at the College Basketball Awards on April 7.

The 10-member Wooden Award All American team was announced Monday based on national fan voting from March 13-20, which included opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament. Besides those five, the other members are: Dillon Brooks of Oregon, Josh Jackson of Kansas, Justin Jackson of North Carolina, Duke's Luke Kennard and Kentucky's Malik Monk.

Brooks, Justin Jackson and Williams-Goss will play at the Final Four this weekend in Arizona.

The women's Wooden Award winner will receive her trophy on the same night.

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