Zion, Ionescu win Wooden awards

Zion, Ionescu win Wooden awards

Zion, Ionescu win Wooden awards

While we have plenty of time to obsess about Zion's future, it is worth mentioning that Williamson's season at Duke was historic enough to make him the sixth Blue Devil to win the Wooden Award.

Williamson, 18, joined Kevin Durant and Anthony Davis as the only freshmen to take home the award, which was handed out at the fifth annual College Basketball Awards at The Novo in downtown Los Angeles.

OR women's basketball's Sabrina Ionescu won the John R. Wooden Award, for the most outstanding college basketball player, on Friday night.

He beat out the likes of teammate RJ Barrett, Murray State guard Ja Morant, Tennessee forward Grant Williams and Texas Tech guard Jarrett Culver.

Williamson has not announced whether or not he will declare for the National Basketball Association draft.

"It's very humbling to receive this award, but I know I wouldn't be here without my team-mates", said Williamson, who also won the Karl Malone Award for the nation's best power forward. "The brotherhood is something real".

"I think most of the country would say you graduated the oldest team in the country - there's no other team that had more experience in age than what Nevada had a year ago and now that's gone so the perception would be a dip", Alford said.

She was also the Wade Trophy victor this season and was named the Nancy Lieberman best point-guard in the nation award two years in a row.

Earlier this week, Ionescu announced she'll return for her senior season with the Ducks.

Gustafson had earned several post-seasonhonours, including AP player of the year for leading the nation in scoring for the second straight season. He's the first Division I coach to guide five different schools to the NCAA Tournament.

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