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PSU Hoops Banquet Awards


#1

From PSUSTRETCH on twitter:

http://twitter.com/#!/PSUSTRETCH

Most Valuable Player Award goes to (shocker) Talor Battle for a record 4th straight time.

Senior Jeff Brooks runaway winner of "most improved award after posting 13.5 ppg & 6.5 rpg.

“Most Inspirational” player award goes to senior Drew Jones, PSU’s #12 all-time rebounder.

Red-shirt Freshman Jon Graham earns “Unsung Hero” award for work ethic in first season.

Sophomore guard Tim Frazier honored with “Mr. Defense” Award, led team in steals

Steve Kirkpatrick honored as “scrappiest player” and scholastic achievement (3.5 GPA in Finance)


#2

[quote=“CAPPY, post:1, topic:2351”]From PSUSTRETCH on twitter:

http://twitter.com/#!/PSUSTRETCH

[quote]Most Valuable Player Award goes to (shocker) Talor Battle for a record 4th straight time.

Senior Jeff Brooks runaway winner of "most improved award after posting 13.5 ppg & 6.5 rpg.

“Most Inspirational” player award goes to senior Drew Jones, PSU’s #12 all-time rebounder.

Red-shirt Freshman Jon Graham earns “Unsung Hero” award for work ethic in first season.

Sophomore guard Tim Frazier honored with “Mr. Defense” Award, led team in steals

Steve Kirkpatrick honored as “scrappiest player” and scholastic achievement (3.5 GPA in Finance)[/quote][/quote]
Kinda surprised to see Graham come away with an award during his RS season, that could be a good sign. Also, I’m surprised that DJ didn’t get an award - only senior not to get one, including Kirkpatrick who got 2.


#3

per news ticker (above):

DJ won " Coaches Award."


#4
[quote="CAPPY, post:1, topic:2351"]From PSUSTRETCH on twitter:

http://twitter.com/#!/PSUSTRETCH

[quote]Most Valuable Player Award goes to (shocker) Talor Battle for a record 4th straight time.

Senior Jeff Brooks runaway winner of "most improved award after posting 13.5 ppg & 6.5 rpg.

“Most Inspirational” player award goes to senior Drew Jones, PSU’s #12 all-time rebounder.

Red-shirt Freshman Jon Graham earns “Unsung Hero” award for work ethic in first season.

Sophomore guard Tim Frazier honored with “Mr. Defense” Award, led team in steals

Steve Kirkpatrick honored as “scrappiest player” and scholastic achievement (3.5 GPA in Finance)[/quote][/quote]
Kinda surprised to see Graham come away with an award during his RS season, that could be a good sign. Also, I’m surprised that DJ didn’t get an award - only senior not to get one, including Kirkpatrick who got 2.

There was nothing but praise for Graham at the banquet. Coach said that every day he would be the first one in and the last one out. At one point in the season Talor said to Ed that he should pull Graham’s redshirt because the team could really use him. So from the way it sounds, he is progressing really well. He’s been matched up against Brooks in practices all year and he’s seen vast improvements. I expect he could surprise a lot of people with his play next season.

Also, FWIW from what Talor said it appears like Frazier will be named captain.


#5

[quote=“tundra, post:3, topic:2351”]per news ticker (above):

DJ won " Coaches Award."[/quote]

My bad, I missed that one on my post above. Sorry DJ! :-[

Nittany Lion Basketball Hands Out Post-Season Awards
Battle earns unprecedented fourth team MVP award

http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/050211aaa.html


#6
[quote="CAPPY, post:1, topic:2351"]From PSUSTRETCH on twitter:

http://twitter.com/#!/PSUSTRETCH

[quote]Most Valuable Player Award goes to (shocker) Talor Battle for a record 4th straight time.

Senior Jeff Brooks runaway winner of "most improved award after posting 13.5 ppg & 6.5 rpg.

“Most Inspirational” player award goes to senior Drew Jones, PSU’s #12 all-time rebounder.

Red-shirt Freshman Jon Graham earns “Unsung Hero” award for work ethic in first season.

Sophomore guard Tim Frazier honored with “Mr. Defense” Award, led team in steals

Steve Kirkpatrick honored as “scrappiest player” and scholastic achievement (3.5 GPA in Finance)[/quote][/quote]
Kinda surprised to see Graham come away with an award during his RS season, that could be a good sign. Also, I’m surprised that DJ didn’t get an award - only senior not to get one, including Kirkpatrick who got 2.

There was nothing but praise for Graham at the banquet. Coach said that every day he would be the first one in and the last one out. At one point in the season Talor said to Ed that he should pull Graham’s redshirt because the team could really use him. So from the way it sounds, he is progressing really well. He’s been matched up against Brooks in practices all year and he’s seen vast improvements. I expect he could surprise a lot of people with his play next season.

Also, FWIW from what Talor said it appears like Frazier will be named captain.


Can the season start tomorrow? I can’t wait to see how this team shapes up.

#7

Congrats to all the guys. It was a great season and I can’t wait for next season to start.