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UCLA's Reeves Nelson, Joshua Smith on Wooden Award list

October 3, 2011 |  1:26 pm

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UCLA teammates Reeves Nelson and Joshua Smith and UC Santa Barbara's Orlando Johnson are among the 50 players on the John R. Wooden Award's preseason list, selected by by the Los Angeles Athletic Club on Monday.

North Carolina leads the way with four players on the list, followed by Ohio State and Vanderbilt with three each. California, Connecticut, Memphis and Syracuse join the Bruins as teams with two players on the list.

The Wooden Award will be presented the weekend of April 6-8.

The 50 players selected for the Wooden Award preseason 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

ALSO:

No one cared for John Wooden like Tony Spino

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-- Chuck Schilken

Photo: Joshua Smith. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

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