Ionescu wins Wooden Award

Ionescu wins Wooden Award

Sabrina Ionescu of OR was a surprise victor of the women's Wooden Award.

On the women's side of the prestigious award, OR junior Sabrina Ionescu took home the prize after setting an NCAA record with 18 career triple-doubles. On Friday, he spoke about how much he has enjoyed his time at Duke.

Williamson, 18, joined Kevin Durant and Anthony Davis as the only freshmen to take home the award, which was handed out at the fifth annual College Basketball Awards at The Novo in downtown Los Angeles.

Barrett and fellow freshman Zion Williamson, victor of the John R. Wooden Player of the Year award, led Duke to a 32-6 record, the Atlantic Coast Conference title and an appearance in the NCAA Elite Eight.

Barrett beat out Justin Wright-Foreman of Hofstra, Carsen Edwards of Purdue, Jarrett Culver of Texas Tech and Kyle Guy of national champion Virginia.

The next step for Williamson should be the NBA Draft, where he will be the top pick and a potential franchise changing presence for whichever team is lucky enough to have the magic combination of ping pong balls. "The bond we had built is second to none so I know I'm going to miss that".

"It's very humbling to receive this award, but I know I wouldn't be here without my team-mates", said Williamson, who also won the Karl Malone Award for the nation's best power forward. Fellow junior Ruthy Hebard was nominated for the award this year.

"I don't regret nothing about this season", he said.

Her mouth dropped open when her name was announced.



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