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Basketball: Randle named as Wooden finalist

Cal senior Jerome Randle was named one of 26 finalists for the John Wooden Award, given to the nation’s top player.

Only four players from the West — Randle, Gonzaga’s Matt Bouldin, BYU’s Jimmer Fredette and New Mexico’s Darington Hobson — were included on the final ballot.

My top-3 votes: 1) Evan Turner, Ohio State; 2) John Wall, Kentucky; 3) Wesley Johnson, Syracuse.

Jeff Faraudo