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How Wooden Award Winners Fared in Return to College Basketball

Oscar Tshiebwe is back. Kentucky’s first ever unanimous National Player Player of the Year announced Wednesday afternoon that he will return for one more season in Lexington. In 2022 Tshiebwe became the 19th underclassman to win the Wooden Award. Given to college basketball’s top player since 1977, he just the third winner to return for another collegiate season. How the two predecessors fared provides insight on what to expect from Tshiebwe next season.

Ralph Sampson

The Goliath was once expected to commit to Kentucky. In a last-minute twist, he reversed course to dominate the ACC as a Virginia Cavalier.