Four freshmen listed among 15 finalists for Wooden Award
Cincinnati's Sean Kilpatrick, UConn's Shabazz Napier and Louisville's Russ Smith are among the 15 players up for the award. That means the American has three representatives.
The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced on Saturday the 15 finalists for the 2014 John R. Wooden Award, which is given annually to the nation's top college basketball player.
The 15 finalists are:
(Players listed in alphabetical order)
- Kyle Anderson (UCLA)
- Cleanthony Early (Wichita State)
- Tyler Ennis (Syracuse)
- C.J. Fair (Syracuse)
- Gary Harris (Michigan State)
- Nick Johnson (Arizona)
- Sean Kilpatrick (Cincinnati)
- Doug McDermott (Creighton)
- Shabazz Napier (UConn)
- Jabari Parker (Duke)
- Casey Prather (Florida)
- Julius Randle (Kentucky)
- Russ Smith (Louisville)
- Nik Stauskas (Michigan
- Andrew Wiggins (Kansas)
The Wooden Award winner will be announced at the Final Four.
Michigan point guard Trey Burke won the Wooden Award last year.
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