John R. Wooden Award 2017-18 Late Season Top 20 announced

The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced the John R. Wooden Award late season top 20 list Monday. The list includes 20 student-athletes who are currently the front-runners for the award and the John R. Wooden Award All America Team.

Athletes that do not appear on the list are still eligible for the national ballot, which will be announced in early March and consist of 15 top players. Candidates must be full-time students and have a cumulative 2.00 grade point average since enrolling in their school.

John R. Wooden Award 2017-18 Late Season Top 20

Name School Conference Height Class Position
Kristine Anigwe California Pac-12 6-4 Jr. C/F
Ariel Atkins Texas Big 12 5-11 Sr. G
Kalani Brown Baylor Big 12 6-7 Jr. C
Lexie Brown Duke ACC 5-9 Sr. G
Jordin Canada UCLA Pac-12 5-6 Sr. G
Napheesa Collier# Connecticut The American 6-1 Jr. F
Sophie Cunningham Missouri SEC 6-1 Jr. G
Asia Durr Louisville ACC 5-10 Jr. G
Katelynn Flaherty Michigan Big Ten 5-7 Sr. G
Megan Gustafson Iowa Big Ten 6-3 Jr. F
Sabrina Ionescu Oregon Pac-12 5-10 Soph. G
Teaira McCowan Mississippi State SEC 6-7 Jr. C
Kelsey Mitchell# Ohio State Big Ten 5-8 Sr. G
Kia Nurse Connecticut The American 6-0 Sr. G
Arike Ogunbowale Notre Dame ACC 5-8 Jr. G
Katie Lou Samuelson# Connecticut The American 6-3 Jr. G/F
Shakayla Thomas Florida State ACC 5-11 Sr. F
Victoria Vivians Mississippi State SEC 6-1 Sr. G
Gabby Williams Connecticut The American 5-11 Sr. F
A’ja Wilson# South Carolina SEC 6-5 Sr. F

# indicates player selected as a 2016-17 Wooden Award All American

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