Hansbrough, Curry among Wooden elite

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Associated Press
LOS ANGELES ó Davidsonís Stephen Curry, North Carolinaís Tyler Hansbrough, Kansas Stateís Michael Beasley, UCLAís Kevin Love and Texasí D.J. Augustin are finalists for the John R. Wooden Award, given to college basketballís top player.
The award will be presented April 11 in Los Angeles.
Those five were named to the Wooden All-America team announced Tuesday. Joining them are Memphis teammates Derrick Rose and Chris Douglas-Roberts, Brandon Rush of Kansas, Luke Harangody of Notre Dame and Tennesseeís Chris Lofton, the only senior on the team.
Hansbrough, a junior, and Love, a freshman, will play in this weekendís Final Four in San Antonio, Texas.
Curry, a sophomore was the nationís fourth-leading scorer at 25.9 points per game. He helped Davidson to the Elite Eight as a No. 10 seed.
More than 1,000 experts had until Monday to cast votes based on playersí regular and postseason performances, character and academic performance.