March 26, 2007

Aaron Gray has been put up as a finalist for the prestigious John R. Wooden Award, and although he probably won’t win, it’s still a nice thing to have happen.

Pitt Senior Aaron Gray has been nominated for the prestigious 2007 John R. Wooden Award. Gray along with 21 other Division I Men’s Basketball student-athletes have earned a place on the final ballot for the 2007 Wooden Award. For the first time in Wooden Award history, college basketball fans will be able to cast their vote for the Wooden Award Player of the Year.

Created in 1976, the John R. Wooden Award is the most prestigious individual honor in college basketball. It is bestowed upon the nation’s best player at an institution of higher education who has proven to his or her university that he or she is making progress toward graduation and maintaining a cumulative 2.0 GPA. Previous winners include such notables as Larry Bird (’79), Michael Jordan (’84), Tim Duncan (’97), Andrew Bogut (’05), and last year’s recipients, Seimone Augustus (’06) and J.J. Redick (’06).

This is the first year where fans can vote, which is complete garbage. After we found out that places like Duke and UNC have the most number of fans (most of them bandwagon), then players from said places will likely have an easier time gaining more fan vote.

If you want to join in on the voting, go here.

Congrats to AG…hopefully people don’t take away from his great accomplishments here at Pitt.

Also, it looks like Pitt Blather is the only Pitt blog left out there. Looks like link to has been hijacked.

Comment by Tim Z. 03.26.07 @ 8:03 pm

I saw where AG was appointed to the 3rd team AP All American

Comment by Bill Fralic 03.26.07 @ 8:30 pm

do you think Gene Collier will vote for AG?

Comment by Tdemps 03.26.07 @ 8:48 pm


Comment by Scooter 03.26.07 @ 10:07 pm

If somebody reads the story to Collier (and sounds it out very s-l-o-w-l-y), maybe.

Hopefully that old crank dies soon.

Comment by geeman2001 03.26.07 @ 10:33 pm

Dokish already mentioned that because his blog was taking so much of his time, he was going to end it after the last Pitt B-ball game. He certainly didn’t waste any time, did he. Did mention in passing though that he’d find a way to keep us updated on recruiting, so no worries. Its just that no one will be able to rip on him for being right anymore.

Comment by Yi 03.26.07 @ 11:05 pm

yea Doke’s site went down pretty quick…I certainly will miss his opinions, they were always dead on….

Comment by Marco 03.27.07 @ 5:30 am

Gray’s nomination is a slight to the man the award is named after.

Comment by Jeremy 03.27.07 @ 2:46 pm

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