Andy Katz Interviews Top Five Vote-Getters for 2014 John R. Wooden Men’s Player of the Year Award
ESPNU’s weekly Katz Korner show will have the exclusive announcement of the Wooden Award All American Team on Monday, March 31, at 1 p.m. ET. Throughout the three-hour show, host Andy Katz will interview the First Team Wooden Award All Americans, which are the top five leading vote-getters for the 2014 John R. Wooden Men’s Player of the Year Award, and also reveal the additional five players that make up 10-man All American Team. The player selected as the John R. Wooden Award presented by Wendy’s Men’s Player of the Year will be announced on Friday, April 4, on SportsCenter live from Dallas/Ft. Worth, site of the Final Four. Time for announcement is TBD.
Also on Monday’s Katz Korner, Katz will be joined alongside analysts Jon Crispin and Dino Gaudio as they look back at the NCAA Tournament regional semifinals and finals and begin to preview the Final Four. In addition to the five leading vote-getters for the Wooden Award, Katz will also interview head coaches and other players.
About Katz Korner
Katz Korner is in its second season as a weekly program on ESPNU throughout the college basketball season. The three-hour show is hosted by veteran ESPN basketball reporter Andy Katz and provides an all-encompassing look at the college basketball landscape. Each week, Katz interviews prominent head coaches and players throughout college basketball and debates timely topics with ESPN analysts.
About Andy Katz
Katz joined ESPN.com in 1999 as the national college basketball writer. While still contributing regularly for ESPN.com, his role on-air has continued to grow over the last 14 years, which now includes hosting Katz Korner and a college basketball podcast with analyst Seth Greenberg, among other specials. Occasionally, Katz hosts the Emmy and Murrow-award winning Outside the Lines series.
About the John R. Wooden Award Presented by Wendy’s Men’s Player of the Year
The Wooden Award National Advisory Board names a Preseason Top 50 and Midseason Top 25 watch list each season. Then, in March, the board names 15 finalists who are then voted on by nearly 1,000 Wooden Award Voters and separately by college basketball fans. Voting concludes the Monday after the third round of the NCAA Tournament.
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 player at an institution of higher education who has proven to his or her university that he or she is making progress toward graduation and maintaining a minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA. Previous winners include such notables as Larry Bird (’79), Michael Jordan (’84), Tim Duncan (’97), Candace Parker (’07 and ’08), Kevin Durant (’09) and Anthony Davis (’12). Michigan’s Trey Burke won the 2013 Wooden Award presented by Wendy’s.