More accolades for Price

Price a Wooden Award Finalist; Becomes Sooners' first Big 12 Player of the Year

NORMAN, Okla. - Hollis Price's place in Oklahoma basketball history just went up another notch.

Price was named the Big 12 Player of the Year on Tuesday by the Associated Press. The senior from New Orleans, earned 11 first the 23 first place votes. Kansas' Nick Collison finished second with eight votes and Texas guard T.J. Ford finished third with three votes.

In conference play, Price ranked second in scoring (20.1 ppg), and first in free throw percentage (.935) and three-pointers per game (3.5).

Price, who was also named to the All-Big 12 Defensive Team on Monday, is one of 22 finalists for the prestigous John R. Wooden Award, which goes to the top player in the country. The 27th annual Wooden Award Ceremony will be televised live from the Los Angeles Athletic Club on Saturday, April 12.

2003 John R. Wooden Award National Ballot
(players are listed alphabetically)

Mario Austin, Mississippi State
Troy Bell, Boston College
Steve Blake, Maryland
Matt Bonner, Florida
Nick Collison, Kansas
Brian Cook, Illinois
Chris Duhon, Duke
T.J. Ford, Texas
Reece Gaines, Louisville
Jason Gardner, Arizona
Kirk Hinrich, Kansas
Josh Howard, Wake Forest
Brandin Knight, Pittsburgh
Kyle Korver, Creighton
Emeka Okafor, Connecticut
Hollis Price, Oklahoma
Ron Slay, Tennessee
Mike Sweetney, Georgetown
Chris Thomas, Notre Dame
Dwyane Wade, Marquette
Luke Walton, Arizona
David West, Xavier

Sooners Illustrated Top Stories