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Reminder: Media Credentialing Open for 2016 College Basketball Awards Presented by Wendy’s

Who: All interested media members

What: Eight of college basketball’s most prestigious awards including the John R. Wooden Award will be handed out Friday, April 8, during the College Basketball Awards Presented by Wendy’s. Top college players, coaches and Hall of Fame players and athletes will be in attendance along with ESPN announcers for the live, one-hour show. Winners will be named for: John R. Wooden Award presented by Wendy’s (Player of the Year – Men), John R. Wooden Award (Player of the Year – Women), John R. Wooden Award (Legends of Coaching), Bob Cousy Award presented by College of the Holy Cross (Point Guard of the year), Karl Malone Award presented by cConnects (Power Forward of the Year), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award (Center of the Year), Julius Erving Award presented by UMass (Small Forward of the Year) and the Jerry West Award (Shooting Guard of the Year).

When: Friday, April 8, at 8 p.m.ET/5 p.m.PT on ESPN2

Where: The Novo by Microsoft (formerly Club Nokia) at L.A. LIVE, 800 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Additional:  Media members interested in covering the show live must RSVP no later than March 30 to Keri Potts, ESPN PR, [email protected] to be added to the credential list. Additional details about check-in times to follow.

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