Originally posted on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 2/26/13
Louisville junior guard Russ Smith has been named as one of thirty finalists for the 2013 John Wooden Award. The top 30 candidates were selected by the Atlanta Tipoff Club’s Board of Selectors, which based its criteria on player performances to this point in the 2013 men’s college basketball season. In late March, the Naismith Trophy voting academy will narrow down the list to four finalists. Last Name First Name Class School Bennett Anthony Freshman UNLV Berggren Jared Senior Wisconsin Burke Trey Sophomore Michigan Canaan Isaiah Senior Murray State Carter-Williams Michael Sophomore Syracuse Clark Ian Senior Belmont Clarke Rotnei Senior Butler Cooley Jack Senior Notre Dame Crabbe Allen Junior California Curry Seth Senior Duke Dellavedova Matthew Senior Saint Mary’s Franklin Jamaal Junior San Diego State Kilpatrick Sean Junior Cincinnati Larkin Shane Sophomore Miami McDermott Doug Junior Creighton McGruder Rodney Senior Kansas State McLemore Ben Freshman Kansas Muhammad S
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