basketball-men-d1 flag

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.

RELATED: How the Gonzaga Bulldogs reached the Final Four

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.

This article was from The Associated Press and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to legal@newscred.com.

College basketball: What is the Jimmy V Classic?

Here's what you need to know about the Jimmy V Classic, which is inspired by former North Carolina State basketball coach and ESPN commentator Jim Valvano and his fight against cancer.
READ MORE

The top 25 returning men's basketball players for the 2022-2023 season

After the NBA draft withdrawal deadline, Gonzaga has two of the top 25 returning players in the sport, according to Andy Katz.
READ MORE

College basketball rankings: Drew Timme's return sees Gonzaga rise in Andy Katz's Power 36

Drew Timme's return rockets Gonzaga from from 22nd to second in Andy Katz's college basketball rankings, made after the NBA Draft withdrawal deadline.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners