Six Pac-10 Players Named to Wooden Award Preseason Top 50
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Six Pac-10 menâ€™s basketball players have been named to the John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 list, released by the Los Angeles Athletic Club on Monday. ARIZONAâ€™s Derrick Williams, ARIZONA STATEâ€™s Ty Abbott, UCLAâ€™s Tyler Honeycutt, USCâ€™s Nikola Vucevic, WASHINGTONâ€™s Isaiah Thomas and WASHINGTON STATEâ€™s Klay Thompson are among the early frontrunners for college basketballâ€™s most prestigious honor.
The National Ballot will be released in March, and the Wooden All-American Team will be announced the week of the Elite Eight during the NCAA Tournament.
The 35th annual Wooden Award ceremony, which will include the announcement of the menâ€™s and womenâ€™s Wooden Award winners, a special tribute to Coach Wooden and Wooden Award founder Duke Llewellyn and the presentation of the Wooden Award All-American Teams and the Legends of Coaching Award, will take place the weekend of April 8-10, 2011.