The Wooden Award

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  • 2015
  • 2 Seasons

The Wooden Award on ESPNU is an annual college basketball awards show that recognizes the achievements of the best men's and women's college players. The ceremony is named after legendary UCLA coach John Wooden, who coached the Bruins to ten national championships in the 60s and 70s.

The show typically airs in April, after the conclusion of the NCAA Tournament, and is hosted by a panel of basketball experts and former players. The ceremony features numerous award categories, including the Wooden Award for the most outstanding men's and women's player, the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year, and the Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year.

The most prestigious award of the night is the Wooden Award, which is given to the top men's and women's basketball player in the country. The recipients of the award are chosen by a voting panel that includes hundreds of sports journalists and experts nationwide.

In addition to individual awards, the ceremony also recognizes the top teams in college basketball. The Wooden Team Excellence Award is given to men's and women's teams that have exhibited exceptional teamwork and sportsmanship throughout the season.

The show also pays tribute to the legacy of John Wooden and his impact on the game of basketball. Past winners of the Wooden Award, including Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, and Maya Moore, have spoken about the impact of Wooden's teachings on their careers and their lives.

Throughout the night, the show highlights some of the most memorable moments and performances from the college basketball season. From buzzer-beaters to upset victories, the Wooden Award celebrates the passion and excitement of the game.

Overall, The Wooden Award on ESPNU is a must-watch event for any college basketball fan. The ceremony showcases the best players, teams, and moments of the season, and honors the legacy of one of the greatest coaches in the history of the sport.

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  • Premiere Date
    January 14, 2015