Zion Williamson Wins 2018-19 Wodden Award

RJ Barrett

RJ Barrett

Ionescu averaged 19.9 points, 7.4 rebounds and 8.2 assists per game this season while shooting 44.3 percent from the floor.

Williamson capped off his historic season with the John R. Wooden award, which is named after the legendary former UCLA coach and given to the sports' best male and female players every year.

Barrett beat out Justin Wright-Foreman of Hofstra, Carsen Edwards of Purdue, Jarrett Culver of Texas Tech and Kyle Guy of national champion Virginia.

Williamson - the projected No. 1 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft - has not announced whether or not he will declare yet.

"Just being around each other on and off the court because it was more than basketball", Williamson said.

On the women's side of the prestigious award, OR junior Sabrina Ionescu took home the prize after setting an NCAA record with 18 career triple-doubles. "The bond we had built is second to none so I know I'm going to miss that". The NCAA Division I leader in career triple-doubles with 18, she led the Ducks on their first-ever Final Four run. "Because it was the little things throughout the season that they did to keep me motivated - from RJ [Barrett] telling me, "I don't feel you right now; you gotta bring the energy", to Tre [Jones] saying, "Bro, it's time to turn up", to Cam [Reddish] saying, "Bro, kill", it was a lot".

The Blue Devils fell to Michigan State in the Elite Eight.

All of the award namesakes were on hand to present their trophies except Cousy, who is 90.

Ionescu of OR was a surprise victor of the women's Wooden Award.

RENO, Nev. - New Nevada coach Steve Alford said he's hungry for the chance to take the Wolf Pack to the next level despite the loss of so many stars from this year's NCAA Tournament team.