Kentucky's Wall, Cousins up for award

LOS ANGELES -- Jon Scheyer of Duke and Da'Sean Butler of West Virginia are among 10 finalists for the John R. Wooden Award as men's college basketball player of the year.

Kentucky freshmen John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins were among the other finalists announced Thursday.

Scheyer averages 18.6 points for Duke, which will play West Virginia in the national semifinals on Saturday. Butler averages 17.4 points and 6.3 rebounds for the Mountaineers.

The other finalists are James Anderson of Oklahoma State, Sherron Collins of Kansas, Wes Johnson of Syracuse, Scottie Reynolds of Villanova, Evan Turner of Ohio State, and Greivis Vasquez of Maryland.

The Wooden Award will be presented April 9 at the Los Angeles Athletic Club.