The basketball banquet was tonight and there weren’t many surprises in terms of who brought home hardware.
Manny Harris took down his second MVP award (guess he was deserving of the ‘A’ I gave him on his report card) and DeShawn Sims won most improved player. Good luck finding anyone to argue with the leadership award being given to CJ Lee and David Merritt. Frankly, there isn’t much to argue over with any of the winners.
According to the Michigan basketball twitter page, every player on the team also received a “special watch” in honor of making the NCAA tournament. They are tweeting live from the event so it’s worth a follow.
Here is the full list of award winners:
|Bill Buntin Most Valuable Player||Manny Harris|
|Thad Garner Leadership Award||C.J. Lee and David Merritt|
|Rudy Tomjanovich Most Improved Player||DeShawn Sims|
|Steve Grote Hustle Award||David Merritt|
|Travis Conlan Sportsmanship Award||Jevohn Shepherd|
|Wayman Britt Outstanding Defensive Player||C.J. Lee|
|Sixth Man Award||Zack Gibson|
|Iron Man Award||Zack Novak|
|Bodnar Award for Academic Achievement||Zack Novak|
|Gary Grant Award for Most Assists||Manny Harris|
|Loy Vaught Rebounding Award||DeShawn Sims|
|Award for Outstanding Free Throw Shooting||Manny Harris|