Kofi Cockburn Picked As Wooden All-American For 2nd Time

(From Illinois Sports Information Office)

Champaign, ILL.– Illinois junior center Kofi Cockburn has been selected to the 2022 John R. Wooden Award Presented by Wendy's All-American Team, the Los Angeles Athletic Club announced Wednesday evening on ESPNU.

The Wooden Award All-American Team is comprised of 10 student-athletes who were the top vote-getters from March 14-21 balloting in the quest to earn college basketball's most prestigious honor.

This marks the second straight Wooden Award All-American Team accolade for Cockburn, as he joins Dee Brown as the only two-time Wooden Award All-Americans in Fighting Illini history.

Cockburn and Gonzaga's Drew Timme are the only 2021 Wooden Award All-Americans to repeat as honorees this season.

Cockburn's second selection brings Illinois' total to eight Wooden Award All-Americans all-time since the honor began in 1976.

2022 Wooden Award All-American Team
Ochai Agbaji*, Kansas
Kofi Cockburn, Illinois
Johnny Davis*, Wisconsin
Chet Holmgren, Gonzaga
Jaden Ivey, Purdue
Bennedict Mathurin, Arizona
Keegan Murray*, Iowa
Jabari Smith, Auburn
Drew Timme*, Gonzaga
Oscar Tshiebwe*, Kentucky
* denotes Wooden Award finalist

Kofi Cockburn 2021-22 Highlights

  • Only player in the nation to average 20+ points (20.9 ppg) and 10+ rebounds (10.6 rpg)
  • Only player to rank in the top 20 nationally in both scoring (11th) and rebounding (8th)
  • NCAA Consensus First-Team All-American
  • First-Team All-America selection by Associated Press, NABC, USBWA, Sporting News, The Athletic, Sports Illustrated, USA Today, Field of 68 and College Hoops Today
  • Wooden Award All-American Team
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Finalist
  • Lute Olson Award Finalist
  • Unanimous First-Team All-Big Ten, NABC First-Team All-District 7 and USBWA All-District V Team
  • Third in NCAA with 11 games of 20+ points and 10+ boards
  • Ninth nationally in kenpom offensive rating (114.7)
  • 10th in NCAA in double-doubles (despite missing five games) with 17
  • 16th in NCAA in field goal percentage at 59.3%
  • First Illini player in 50 years to average 20+ points and 10+ rebounds (Nick Weatherspoon, 1972)
  • Illinois school record holder with 45 career double-doubles, second in NCAA over last three years
  • Most career points (1,546) and career rebounds (861) in Illini history among three-year players

Illinois Wooden Award All-Americans
Kofi Cockburn2022
Kofi Cockburn & Ayo Dosunmu, 2021
Dee Brown, 2006
Dee Brown & Deron Williams, 2005
Frank Williams, 2001
Ken Norman, 1987

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