Oregon keeps adding to basketball honors

Ionescu, Pritchard are top national players
Staff Report

The season might not have turned out the way Sabrina Ionescu wanted - on the court with a title, but she continued to reap honors Tuesday, being named the John. R. Wooden Award winner for the second straight year.

That adds to the Naismith Award and Wade Trophy as the nation's top player having led the Ducks to the Pac-12 Conference tournament title and No. 2 ranking heading into the NCAA Tournament, which was cancelled in March due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Ionescu averaged 17.5 points per game, 9.2 assists and 8.6 rebounds per game and was the first college player to pass 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists in her four-year career.

Oregon finished 31-2.

Senior Payton Pritchard earned the Bob Cousy Award Tuesday for being the nation's top point guard after leading Oregon to the Pac-12 regular season title. He was named a first-team All-American last week. Pritchard averaged 20 points, five assists and four rebounds per game. He was named the Lute Olson Award winner as the nation's top player in late March.

Oregon finished 24-7 and ranked No. 9. 

Both Ionescu and Pritchard were honored as Pac-12 Player of the Year.

 

 

 

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