Arizona Athletics

Ayton, Trier part of Wooden Award mid-season finalist list

Junior guard Allonzo Trier and freshman forward Deandre Ayton have made the cut for the 25 mid-season finalists for the John R. Wooden Award® presented by Wendy’s®.

The two are part of four players from the Pac-12 Conference. The other two are Arizona State’s Tra Holder and UCLA’s Aaron Holiday.

Allonzo Trier (left) and Deandre Ayton take in the final minutes of Arizona’s 91-69 win over Cal State Bakersfield on Thursday night at McKale Center (Pac-12 Network screen shot).

Holder was not on the list to begin the season.

Four schools have two players that were chosen: Arizona (Ayton and Trier), Duke (Grayson Allen and Marvin Bagley III), North Carolina (Joel Berry II and Luke Maye), and Villanova (Bridges and Jalen Brunson).

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