Oklahoma’s Hield and UConn’s Stewart win Wooden Awards


By Beth Harris - AP Sports Writer



By Beth Harris

AP Sports Writer

LOS ANGELES — Buddy Hield of Oklahoma and Breanna Stewart of four-time national champion Connecticut won the John R. Wooden Award as national college basketball players of the year Friday night.

Hield also claimed the Jerry West shooting guard of the year award, having led Division I with 147 3-pointers made. He finished second in the nation in scoring, averaging 25.0 points, while taking his team to the Final Four in his senior year.

Stewart capped her college career with her second straight Wooden Award, to go with her four most outstanding player trophies from the Final Four.

They received their trophies during the second College Basketball Awards in a nationally televised show from The Novo in downtown Los Angeles.

Hield won the Wooden Award over Malcolm Brogdon of Virginia, Brice Johnson of North Carolina, Tyler Ulis of Kentucky and Denzel Valentine of Michigan State.

By Beth Harris

AP Sports Writer

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