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Gonzaga’s Williams-Goss named Wooden Award All-American, one of five finalists for Wooden Award

Gonzaga guard Nigel Williams-Goss (5) is fouled by BYU guard Nick Emery (4) during the second half of an NCAA basketball game, Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, in the McCarthey Athletic Center. Colin Mulvany/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
Gonzaga’s Nigel Williams-Goss relaxes in the locker room after Saturday’s win over Xavier. His Final Four hat has a strand of the West Regional championship net. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Gonzaga’s Nigel Williams-Goss was selected to the Wooden Award’s 10-player All-America team and he’s one of five finalists for the prestigious Wooden Award.

Williams-Goss leads Gonzaga in scoring (16.7 points), assists (4.6) and steals (1.78), and also contributes 5.9 rebounds. The junior guard was named to the All-West Regional team with teammates Jordan Mathews and Johnathan Williams, the regional’s most outstanding player.

Williams-Goss was joined on the All-America team by UCLA’s Lonzo Ball, Oregon’s Dillon Brooks, Villanova’s Josh Hart, Kansas’ Josh Jackson, North Carolina’s Justin Jackson, Duke’s Luke Kennard, Kansas’ Frank Mason III, Kentucky’s Malik Monk and Purdue’s Caleb Swanigan.

Williams-Goss is the only one still playing of the five finalists for the Wooden Award, presented to college basketball’s most outstanding player. The other finalists are Ball, Hart, Swanigan and Mason.

The five finalists have been invited to ESPN’s College Basketball Awards show in Los Angeles on April 7 on ESPN2.

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