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The John R. Wooden Classic was an annual college basketball event hosted by the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Named after coach John Wooden, the event featured a December neutral-site doubleheader until its final two editions, which were single games.


The event was merged with the DirecTV Classic, an eight-team, three-day tournament, in 2013 to form a new event, the Wooden Legacy.

15th annual john r wooden classic


The Classic was founded in 1994 and named after the former Purdue player and UCLA head coach John Wooden. Typically a doubleheader in December, the Classic was a single game in January in the 2011–12 season due to scheduling conflicts and new owners, Honda Center. The classic returned to December in the 2012–13 season, but was again a single game. Since its inception, the gameswere played in Anaheim, California, at the Honda Center, known earlier as the Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim. In June 2013, the Wooden Classic merged with the DirecTV Classic to form the Wooden Legacy, a three-day, eight-team event.


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  • As of the 2012–13 John R. Wooden Classic.
  • References

    Wooden Classic Wikipedia