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Nelson completes clean sweep of awards

Updated: April 10, 2004, 7:16 PM ET
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Saint Joseph's guard Jameer Nelson won the John R. Wooden Award on Saturday, completing a sweep of college basketball's player of the year trophies.

Nelson edged Connecticut's Emeka Okafor in one of the closest votes since the Wooden Award began in 1976. Nelson got 5,408 points to 5,215 for Okafor. Voting closed March 29, a week before Okafor led the Huskies to the national championship.

Saint Joseph's fell a game short of the Final Four, but Nelson spent the last two ...

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