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Jalen Brunson, Aja Wilson take home John R. Wooden Award

Jalen Brunson, Aja Wilson take home John R. Wooden Award
Published On: Sat, Apr 07
Apr 6, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Naismith hall of fame president John Doleva stands with 2015 inductees from left Jerry Coangelo , Dick Bevetta , John Calipari , Louis Dampier , Jo Jo White , Spencer Heywood and Dikembe Mutombo in the 2015 NCAA Men's Division I Championship game between the Wisconsin Badgers and Duke Blue Devils at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Villanova hardly broke a sweat en route to its second national title in three seasons, defeating each NCAA Tournament foe by no fewer than 12 points. Loaded with talent at every position, the Wildcats were represented as well as any program in Friday night's announcement of the 2017-18 awards.

Villanova took home two national awards, led by its point guard, Jalen Brunson, who won the John R. Wooden Award for men's Player of the Year. Teammate Mikal Bridges also took home hardware after earning the Julius Erving Award for small forward of the year.

South Carolina's A'ja Wilson took home the women's John R. Wooden Award. Wilson finished the season as the SEC leader in scoring at 22.9 points per game.
John R. Wooden Award - Villanova's Jalen Brunson

Brunson made a clean sweep of the player of the year awards this season. The Villanova star averaged 18.9 points and 4.6 assists per game for the title-winning Wildcats.

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