Arizona Basketball

Arizona’s Lauri Markkanen on final ballot for Wooden Award

Arizona freshman Lauri Markkanen is one of the 15 finalists for the John R. Wooden Award, it was announced Saturday.

The Pac-12 leads the way with four candidates; the others are UCLA freshman point guard Lonzo Ball, Washington freshman point guard Markelle Fultz and Oregon junior forward Dillon Brooks.

Voting, from nearly 1,000 media members, will take play between March 13 and March 20.

The 10-player Wooden Award All-America team will be announced March 27th on ESPN.

Here are the 15 players:

Lonzo Ball UCLA Pac-12 6-6 Fr. G
Dillon Brooks Oregon Pac-12 6-7 Jr. F
Bonzie Colson Notre Dame ACC 6-5 Jr. F
Markelle Fultz Washington Pac-12 6-4 Fr. G
Ethan Happ Wisconsin Big Ten 6-10 Soph. F
Josh Hart Villanova Big East 6-5 Sr. G
Josh Jackson Kansas Big 12 6-8 Fr. G
Justin Jackson North Carolina ACC 6-8 Jr. F/G
Luke Kennard Duke ACC 6-6 Soph. G
Lauri Markkanen Arizona Pac-12 7-0 Fr. F
Frank Mason III Kansas Big 12 5-11 Sr. G
Malik Monk Kentucky SEC 6-3 Fr. G
Johnathan Motley Baylor Big 12 6-10 Jr. F
Caleb Swanigan Purdue Big Ten 6-9 Soph. F
Nigel Williams-Goss Gonzaga WCC 6-3 Jr. G
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