April 14, 2013
STANFORD, Calif.- Junior Dwight Powell walked away with four awards, including the Hank Luisetti Most Valuable Player honor, highlighting Stanford's annual awards banquet on Sunday afternoon in front of approximately 200 people inside McCaw Hall at the Francis C. Arrillaga Alumni Center.
Powell claimed statistical award titles with team-high marks in scoring (14.9 per game) and three-point field goal percentage (45.5 percent), while also receiving the Roy Young Toughness award.
Junior Josh Huestis snagged the Most Improved Player award for the third consecutive year and also was named the club's Best Defensive Player. Additionally, Huestis claimed the rebounding crown (9.0 per game).
Redshirt senior Andy Brown earned the Peter Sauer Most Inspirational Player honor for the second year in a row. Brown's 48.5 percent field goal percentage mark was good enough to take home the statistical award.
Senior Gabriel Harris received the Howie Dallmar Coaches award.
Two other statistical awards were handed out representing the following categories: free throw percentage (junior John Gage - 83.9 percent) and assists (junior Aaron Bright - 103 assists, 3.4 per game).
Sophomore Jack Ryan was acknowledged for attaining the team's highest GPA (3.81), highlighting yet another successful season in the classroom as the Cardinal recorded a league-best seven Pac-12 All-Academic team selections.
Awards were presented by members of the coaching staff before Anne and Tony Joseph Director of Men's Basketball Johnny Dawkins closed the afternoon by thanking his players and support staff following a brief Q&A session.
The Cardinal's lone senior, Harris addressed the crowd and spoke about his experience on The Farm. After his speech, a tribute video was played.
Veteran radio play-by-play announcer John Platz served as the event's emcee.