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May 13, 2022

2021-22 WOODEN AWARD ODDS

Oscar Tshiebwe won the 2022 John Wooden Award, given to the most outstanding player in college basketball. Tshiebwe was a heavy favorite as the season inched towards the conclusion, seeing odds as high as -400 to win. Kentucky didn't make it very far in the tournament however, in fact, losing the first game to No. 15 Saint Peter's - who went on a run into the Elite Eight before losing to No. 8 UNC.

HOW TO READ WOODEN AWARD ODDS

American: Drew Timme (Gonzaga) +600
Fractional: Drew Timme (Gonzaga) 6/1 
Decimal: Drew Timme (Gonzaga) 7.00
Implied Probability: 14.3%

Bettors placing a $100 wager on Drew Timme would win $700 ($100 * 6.0 +100), which includes your $100 stake.

WHAT IS IMPLIED PROBABILITY

Implied probability is a conversion of betting odds into a percentage. It takes into account the sportsbooks margin to express the expected probability of an outcome occurring.

WOODEN AWARD HISTORY

  • 2020 - Luka Garza, Iowa C (Sr.)
  • 2019 - Obi Toppin, Dayton PF (So.)
  • 2018 - Zion Williamson, Duke F (Fr.)
  • 2017 - Jalen Brunson, Villanova PG (Jr.)
  • 2016 - Frank Mason III, Kansas PG (Sr.)
  • 2015 - Buddy Hield, Oklahoma SG (Sr.)
  • 2014 - Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin PF (Sr.)
  • 2013 - Doug McDermott, Creighton F (Sr.)
  • 2012 - Trey Burke, Michigan PG (So.)
  • 2011 - Anthony Davis, Kentucky C (Fr.)
  • 2010 - Jimmer Fredette, BYU PG (Sr.)

TOP SCHOOLS TO WIN WOODEN AWARDS

Duke has seen the most Wooden Award winners, with six total.

The state of North Carolina has seen a total of 11 between Duke, North Carolina and Wake Forest

Duke's most recent recipient was Zion Williamson in 2018-2019, breaking a 12-year span of a Duke player failing to win the award. 

Six upperclassmen have won the award over the past eight years.

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