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April 3, 1998 | ROBYN NORWOOD
Junior forward Antawn Jamison of North Carolina, already named the national player of the year by several organizations, is the favorite to win the John R. Wooden Award when it is presented today at the Los Angeles Athletic Club. Arizona guards Mike Bibby, a sophomore, and Miles Simon, a senior, and Kansas' Raef LaFrentz, a senior center, and Paul Pierce, a junior forward, are the other finalists.
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March 20, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Seven players have been selected as John R. Wooden Award winners for high school basketball as players of the year. They are Westchester's Elijah Stewart (City Section); Mater Dei's Stanley Johnson (Division I); St. John Bosco's Daniel Hamilton (Division II); Chaminade's Jack Williams (Division III); Bishop Montgomery's Justin Bibbins (Division IV); San Gabriel Academy's Marcus LoVett Jr. (Division V), and Trinity Classical Academy's Ryan Brooks (Division VI). They will be presented their awards on April 11 at the Los Angeles Athletic Club.
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June 5, 2010 | By Mike Kupper, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Richard "Duke" Llewellyn, the longtime executive of the Los Angeles Athletic Club who conceived of the John R. Wooden Award given annually to the country's outstanding men's and women's college basketball players, died early Friday of congestive heart failure at Hollenbeck Palms rehabilitation center in Los Angeles. He was 93 and died just hours before Wooden. An outstanding athlete in his youth, Llewellyn joined the athletic club in 1956 and worked there for 54 years, first as director of athletics, then as executive vice president.
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April 8, 2011 | By Ben Bolch
The presenter and recipient of the John R. Wooden Award were both newsworthy Friday night at the Los Angeles Athletic Club. Wooden's son Jim delivered the award as college basketball's player of the year to high-scoring Brigham Young guard Jimmer Fredette in the first appearance by a Wooden family member at the event in six years. The legendary UCLA coach and the club had a falling out in 2005 over the club's unhappiness with Wooden allowing his name to be used for another award given to Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning.
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April 12, 2008 | Diane Pucin
Tyler Hansbrough, North Carolina's junior center, and Candace Parker, Tennessee's junior forward, were named winners of the 2008 John R. Wooden Award as college basketball's male and female players of the year at a ceremony hosted by the Los Angeles Athletic Club on Friday night. Parker led Tennessee to its second straight national title Tuesday and then was made the No. 1 overall pick by the Sparks in the WNBA draft Wednesday. Parker also won the Wooden Award last year. She averaged 20.
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April 9, 2010 | By Baxter Holmes
YouTube offers the cringe-inducing footage: Ohio State star Evan Turner takes off for a two-handed slam — and awkwardly lands flat-backed on the hardwood, breaking bones in his spine. "It was horrible," he said of his December injury against Eastern Michigan. "I couldn't move. But the worst thing was, I knew I was going to miss some games." He missed a month's worth but came back to lead the Buckeyes to the Big Ten regular-season and conference championships, as well as the Sweet 16 in the NCAA tournament.
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March 7, 2004
The John R. Wooden Award committee announced Saturday the 20 finalists for the 10-player 2003-04 Wooden Award All-American team and player of the year. The player of the year, determined by more than 1,000 voters, will be announced April 10 at the Los Angeles Athletic Club, with the event being shown by CBS. The 20 candidates, listed in alphabetical order: *--* Player Pos. Hgt. Wgt. Cl. School Josh Childress F 6-8 205 Jr. Stanford Travis Diener G 6-1 165 Jr. Marquette Ike Diogu F-C 6-8 250 So.
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April 4, 1985 | BILL DWYRE
Chris Mullin of St. John's was the recipient of the ninth annual John R. Wooden Award at a dinner at the Los Angeles Athletic Club Wednesday night. And Wooden, the man for whom the award is named, was the recipient of three standing ovations. Wooden, making his first public appearance since the March 21 death of his wife Nell, said: "My heart's heavy this evening for the lady who has been my inspiration for 60 years. I know she'd want me to be here to honor this young man, Chris Mullin."
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June 5, 2010 | By Mike Kupper, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Richard "Duke" Llewellyn, the longtime executive of the Los Angeles Athletic Club who conceived of the John R. Wooden Award given annually to the country's outstanding men's and women's college basketball players, died early Friday of congestive heart failure at Hollenbeck Palms rehabilitation center in Los Angeles. He was 93 and died just hours before Wooden. An outstanding athlete in his youth, Llewellyn joined the athletic club in 1956 and worked there for 54 years, first as director of athletics, then as executive vice president.
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April 9, 2010 | By Baxter Holmes
YouTube offers the cringe-inducing footage: Ohio State star Evan Turner takes off for a two-handed slam — and awkwardly lands flat-backed on the hardwood, breaking bones in his spine. "It was horrible," he said of his December injury against Eastern Michigan. "I couldn't move. But the worst thing was, I knew I was going to miss some games." He missed a month's worth but came back to lead the Buckeyes to the Big Ten regular-season and conference championships, as well as the Sweet 16 in the NCAA tournament.
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April 12, 2008 | Diane Pucin
Tyler Hansbrough, North Carolina's junior center, and Candace Parker, Tennessee's junior forward, were named winners of the 2008 John R. Wooden Award as college basketball's male and female players of the year at a ceremony hosted by the Los Angeles Athletic Club on Friday night. Parker led Tennessee to its second straight national title Tuesday and then was made the No. 1 overall pick by the Sparks in the WNBA draft Wednesday. Parker also won the Wooden Award last year. She averaged 20.
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April 9, 2006 | T.J. Simers, T.J. Simers can be reached at t.j.simers@latimes.com. To read previous columns by Simers, go to latimes.com/simers.
I went to the John R. Wooden Award ceremony at the Los Angeles Athletic Club on Saturday to see what it'd be like without John R. Wooden, who announced earlier he would be boycotting the event.
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April 9, 2006 | Ben Bolch, Times Staff Writer
J.J. Redick had more pressing concerns this season than how many points a certain floppy-haired forward from Gonzaga was scoring every night. The Duke shooting guard's attention often would be focused on the health of Michael McCauley, a 13-year-old from Chantilly, Va., who was making a tricky recovery from brain surgery. The boy, whom Redick had met through a mutual friend, suffered from severe headaches and continually faced the threat of blackouts and seizures.
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November 26, 2005 | Bill Dwyre, Times Staff Writer
We begin the college basketball season with a new competition. Not nice, just new. Call it the Hatfields and McCoys. Teams will play, players will excel and two of the best, one man and one woman, will be honored at season's end. They will come to Los Angeles the night of April 8 to receive trophies symbolizing their achievements. Factually presented, they should read: The John R. Wooden Award, minus John R. Wooden. The story has been out there for several months.
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April 10, 2005 | Jason Reid, Times Staff Writer
An unscheduled airplane landing briefly delayed Utah center Andrew Bogut's national player-of-the-year tour, but the trip ended as expected Saturday when the Australian All-American became the first foreign recipient of the John R. Wooden Award.
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March 7, 2004
The John R. Wooden Award committee announced Saturday the 20 finalists for the 10-player 2003-04 Wooden Award All-American team and player of the year. The player of the year, determined by more than 1,000 voters, will be announced April 10 at the Los Angeles Athletic Club, with the event being shown by CBS. The 20 candidates, listed in alphabetical order: *--* Player Pos. Hgt. Wgt. Cl. School Josh Childress F 6-8 205 Jr. Stanford Travis Diener G 6-1 165 Jr. Marquette Ike Diogu F-C 6-8 250 So.
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