Maryland’s Melo Trimble, Brionna Jones and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough have been named to the Wooden Award Late Season top 20, out on Wednesday night.
Trimble’s the only player to land on the list three seasons in a row. He joins Purdue’s Caleb Swanigan and Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ as the three Big Ten players on the list.
Trimble leads Maryland with 17 points per game, a career-high. In his return for his junior season, he’s been the team’s clear No. 1 offensive option. He leads the team in percentage of possessions used and percentage of shots taken.
In Jones and Walker-Kimbrough, Maryland is one of five teams to have multiple players on the women’s late-season top 20 list.
This release has the full qualifications for the award:
Prior to being listed on the Final Ballot, each player must be certified by their university to meet the qualifications of the Award, including: candidates must be full-time students in an accredited NCAA college or university; candidates must be a full-time student making progress toward graduation and have a cumulative 2.00 grade point average since enrolling in their school; candidates must exhibit strength of character, both on and off the court; candidates should contribute to team effort; candidates must excel in both offense and defense; and candidates should be considered on their performance over the course of the entire season.
The Wooden Award will be presented on Friday, April 7 on ESPN2.
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