Yogi Ferrell, Denzel Valentine named Wooden All-Americans
Indiana’s Yogi Ferrell and Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine are 2016 Wooden All-Americans, it was announced Monday night.
The Big Ten stars are two of 10 players recognized on the prestigious annual team, selected by nearly 1,000 national college basketball media members and the Award’s former winners.
Ferrell averaged 17.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 5.6 assists to help Indiana claim the outright Big Ten title, the second conference crown of his decorated career. The point guard, Indiana’s all-time assists leader, was first-team All-Big Ten and a member of the All-Big Ten Defensive Team.
Valentine compiled a season for the ages, averaging strong across-the-board numbers of 19.2 points, 7.5 rebounds and 7.8 assists despite missing the first couple weeks of Big Ten play following minor knee surgery. He led the Big Ten in double-doubles, with 12, including three in the postseason.
The 40th annual presentation of the John R. Wooden Award to the nation’s most outstanding player will occur Friday, April 8.