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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Fredette captures Wooden Award

LOS ANGELES (AP) Jimmer Fredette of BYU has won the John R. Wooden Award as college basketball's player of the year, easily outpolling Kemba Walker of national champion Connecticut.

Fredette received 3,761 votes in the poll of nearly 1,000 national media who cover the sport. Walker was second with 3,356.

Fredette accepted the trophy from Jim Wooden, the son of the late UCLA coaching legend during a ceremony Friday night at the Los Angeles Athletic Club.

Maya Moore of Connecticut won the women's award for the second straight year.

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