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UConn’s Oriakhi, Lamb Among Wooden Award Candidates

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Alex Oriakhi, Jeremy Lamb (Courtesy UConn Athletics)

Alex Oriakhi, Jeremy Lamb (Courtesy UConn Athletics)

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LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Harrison Barnes and three of his North Carolina teammates are among the 50 players on the Wooden Award’s preseason list.

John Henson, Kendall Marshall and Tyler Zeller of the Tar Heels were also selected for the list by the Los Angeles Athletic Club on Monday.

Ohio State (Jared Sullinger, William Buford, Aaron Craft) and Vanderbilt (Festus Ezeli, John Jenkins and Jeffery Taylor) had three players chosen, while California, Connecticut, Memphis, Syracuse and UCLA all had two.

The Big East had 10 players on the list followed by the Big Ten with nine and the Southeastern Conference with seven players. The North Carolina players were the only ones from the Atlantic Coast Conference.

The 36th annual Wooden Award will be presented the weekend of April 6-8.
     (Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ The 50 players selected for the Wooden Award preseaon list:

Tim Abromaitis, Notre Dame; Harrison Barnes, North Carolina; Will Barton, Memphis; Dee Bost, Mississippi State; William Buford, Ohio State.

Allen Crabbe, California; Aaron Craft, Ohio State; Marcus Denmon, Missouri; Festus Ezeli, Vanderbilt; Ashton Gibbs,
Pittsburgh.

Michael Glover, Iona; Drew Gordon, New Mexico; Draymond Green, Michigan State; JaMychal Green, Alabama; Jorge Gutierrez, California.

Tim Hardaway, Jr., Michigan; Elias Harris, Gonzaga; John Henson, North Carolina; Tu Holloway, Xavier; Robbie Hummel, Purdue .

Joe Jackson, Memphis; Scoop Jardine, Syracuse; John Jenkins, Vanderbilt; Orlando Johnson, UC Santa Barbara; Darius Johnson-Odom, Marquette.

Kevin Jones, West Virginia; Terrence Jones, Kentucky; Perry Jones III, Baylor; Kris Joseph, Syracuse; Jeremy Lamb, Connecticut.

Kendall Marshall, North Carolina; Trevor Mbakwe, Minnesota; Ray McCallum, Detroit; Doug McDermott, Creighton; Khris Middleton, Texas A&M.

Reeves Nelson, UCLA; Andrew Nicholson, St. Bonaventure; Alex Oriakhi, Connecticut; Thomas Robinson, Kansas; John Shurna, Northwestern.

Peyton Siva, Louisville; Joshua Smith, UCLA; Jared Sullinger, Ohio State; Jeffery Taylor, Vanderbilt; Jordan Taylor, Wisconsin.

Casper Ware, Long Beach State; Maalik Wayns, Villanova; Keith Wright, Harvard; Patric Young, Florida; Tyler Zeller, North Carolina.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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