Evans Named Wooden Award Top 15 Finalist

LUBBOCK, TX - Keenan Evans of the Texas Tech men’s basketball team has been listed as one of 15 finalists for the John R. Wooden Award presented by Wendy’s announced during Saturday’s ESPN College GameDay show by the Los Angeles Athletic Club.

Earlier this week, Evans picked up Citizen Naismith Trophy Top 10 Semifinalist. He also is one of Top 10 finalists for the prestigious Bob Cousy Award.  

Evans has piled up 17.2 points, 3.3 assists and 1.3 steals per game. He has amassed double figures in 24 games this season and 69 times during his career. Evans is one of seven players to rack up over 1,400 career points, 300 career rebounds, 300 career assists and 100 career steals. His 1,437 career points sit 17th whereas his 326 assists are 10th on Texas Tech’s all-time list.

Voting for the Wooden Award will take place from March 12-19 consisting of nearly 1,000 members of the national college basketball media. Fans also may vote for Evans through the fan voting site at www.WoodenAwardVote.com.

The Wooden Award All American Team consists of the nation’s top 10 players, and the finalists for the Wooden Award will be announced following the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament as part of a 30-minute show on Wednesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. CT on ESPNU. Only one Texas Tech player, Andre Emmett in 2003-04, has secured Wooden Award All-American honors.

The 42nd annual presentation of the John R. Wooden Award to the men’s most outstanding basketball player will be the anchor presentation of the ESPN College Basketball Awards presented by Wendy’s on ESPN2 on Friday, April 6, 2018. The men’s John R. Wooden Award All American Team will be honored during the ceremony and the 2018 Wooden Award Legends of Coaching Trophy will be presented to Villanova’s Jay Wright.

Created in 1976, the John R. Wooden Award is the most prestigious individual honor in college basketball. It is bestowed upon the nation’s best basketball player at an NCAA Division I university who has proven to his or her university that he or she is making progress towards graduation and maintaining a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA.

For up-to-date information on the Wooden Award, please go to www.woodenaward.com and follow the Wooden Award on Facebook at www.facebook.com/woodenaward and @WoodenAward on Twitter and Instagram.

2018 John R. Wooden Award Presented by Wendy’s – Top 15 Finalist

Name, School

Deandre Ayton, Arizona

Marvin Bagley III, Duke

Mohamed Bamba, Texas

Keita Bates-Diop, Ohio State

Trevon Bluiett, Xavier

Mikal Bridges, Villanova

Miles Bridges, Michigan State

Jalen Brunson, Villanova

Jevon Carter, West Virginia

Carson Edwards, Purdue

Keenan Evans, Texas Tech

Devonte’ Graham, Kansas

Jock Landale, Saint Mary’s

Luke Maye, North Carolina

Trae Young, Oklahoma

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Texas Tech closes out its 18-game Big 12 slate against TCU later this afternoon. Tipoff for Senior Day is slated for 3 p.m. CT from the United Supermarkets Arena with the Senior Day ceremony set for 2:45 p.m. CT. The game will be televised by ESPN2 and the ESPN app.


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