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Allonzo Trier, Deandre Ayton on Wooden Award Late Season Top 20 list

The Wildcats have two of the nation's top 20 players

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Arizona Wildcats stars Deandre Ayton and Allonzo Trier were named to the Wooden Award Late Season Top 20 list on Monday.

The award is given to the nation's top player.

It is no surprise that Ayton and Trier made the cut, since they were part of the watch list in January when there were 25 players on it.

Here is the 20-player list in alphabetical order:

Ayton is averaging 19.7 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks per game, shooting 63 percent from the field. KenPom currently lists the 7-foot freshman as the frontrunner to win Pac-12 Player of the Year.

Trier is averaging 19.9 points per game with a highly-efficient shooting line of .538/.414/.854. KenPom pegs the junior guard as the fifth-best player in the Pac-12.

Together, Ayton and Trier spearhead what is the nation’s No. 6 offense.

Ayton has a legitimate shot to win the Wooden Award, but the field is strong this year, and it appears Oklahoma’s Trae Young is at the top of the list, along with Saint Mary’s big man Jock Landale and Duke forward Marvin Bagley III.

The winner will be announced Friday, April 6 on ESPN2. Only one Wildcat has ever won the Wooden Award since its founding in 1977 — Sean Elliott in 1989.

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