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Jalen Brunson, Devonte Graham among 5 players vying for Wooden Award

Jalen Brunson of Villanova and Devonte Graham of Kansas are among five players vying for the John R. Wooden Award as college basketball’s player of the year. Brunson and Graham will square off at the Final Four when their teams meet in the national semifinals.

Gonzaga’s Johnathan Williams named to Wooden Award top 50

Gonzaga senior forward Johnathan Williams is on the watch list for another player of the year award in college basketball. Williams made the John R. Wooden Award’s top 50, released Tuesday. Williams was named to the Naismith Trophy watch list last week.

College basketball: Students honor Lauren Hill

Lauren Hill’s teammates and coaches are remembering the 19-year-old college basketball player with her own inspiring words: “Never give up.” An example she lived by as she fought a brain tumor and rallied those around her to help her achieve her dream of playing in a game.

Doug McDermott wins Wooden Award

Creighton’s Doug McDermott just keeps picking up awards during college basketball’s biggest weekend. McDermott won the Wooden Award on Friday, given to the game’s top player as selected by the Los Angeles Athletic Club. Also Friday, McDermott was named player of the year by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. The 6-foot-8 McDermott was selected The Associated Press player of the year on Thursday. McDermott led the nation in scoring with a 26.7 average while shooting 52.6 percent from the field, including 44.9 percent from 3-point range. Associated Press