UCLA basketball held its 2010 annual banquet yesterday. Michael Roll was given the Coach John Wooden Award as the Bruins' Most Valuable Player:
Roll, a first team All-Pac-10 selection, led the Bruins in scoring at 14.1 points per game, ranking 11th in the league. Additionally, he earned the UCLA Alumni Association Award (team assist leader), averaging 3.6 assists per game (115), which ranked 6th in the Pac-10 Conference. He also ranked 3rd in three-point field goals made per game (2.5), 4th in three-point field goal percentage (.426, 80-for-188) and 2nd in assist to turnover ratio (1.9).
That makes sense. Other award winners include:
Junior guard Mustafa Abdul-Hamid was given the Elvin C. "Ducky" Drake Memorial Award for Competitive Spirit, Inspiration and Unselfish Contributions. Abdul-Hamid, a first team Pac-10 All-Academic selection, was given the UCLA Faculty Athletic Representative Award (Academic Achievement and Team Contribution) for the second straight year. He posted a 3.81 grade point average in Global Studies and will graduate this spring.
Sophomore guard Malcolm Lee was also a two-time award winner, receiving the Bruin Hoopsters J.D. Morgan Memorial Award (Outstanding Team Play). He also garnered the Irv Pohlmeyer Memorial Award (Outstanding Defensive Player).
Freshman guard Tyler Honeycutt was a three-time award winner on the night. He took home the Gerald A. Finerman Award (team rebounding leader), averaging 6.5 rebounds per game, which was 9th in the Pac-10 Conference. It also was the third time in the last five years that a freshman led the Bruins in rebounding (Kevin Love in 2007-08 and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute in 2005-06). He also won the Bruin Bench Basketball Award for Most Improvement in All-Around Play and Mental Attitude.
Honeycutt shared his last honor with fellow freshman Reeves Nelson. Both were named as co-winners of the Seymour Armond Memorial Award (Most Valuable Freshman).
Full details here.
The award "winners" list also includes Nikola Dragovic, who was given the Bob "Ace" Calkins Memorial Award for being his team's "free throw champion." Really? Did they really have to give this guy something? If they actually came up with an award for Rag they might as well have come up with something for Jerime Anderson too.
Can't imagine the "highlight reel" the attendees of this even was subjected to while giving out awards for this team. Yikes,