April 10, 2012
STANFORD, Calif.- Senior Josh Owens walked away with four awards, including the Hank Luisetti Most Valuable Player honor, highlighting the Stanford men's basketball annual awards banquet on Monday night in front of approximately 200 people inside the Arrillaga Family Sports Center.
Owens also claimed statistical award titles with team-high marks in rebounding (5.8 per game) and field goal percentage (57.1 percent).
Additionally, Owens shared the honor of team captain with fellow seniors Jarrett Mann, Jack Trotter and Andrew Zimmermann.
Mann was named the club's Best Defensive Player, earning the award for the third consecutive season. Meanwhile, Zimmermann received the Roy Young Toughness award for the second time in his career after coming away with the same honor in 2010.
Sophomore Josh Huestis snagged the Most Improved Player award for the second straight year while redshirt junior Andy Brown captured the Most Inspirational Player honor.
Representative of the season's overall success and depth, the entire team was recognized with the Howie Dallmar Coaches award.
Sophomore John Gage was acknowledged for attaining the team's highest GPA (3.66), highlighting one of the most successful seasons for Stanford in the classroom as a program-record eight players were named to the Pac-12 All-Academic team.
Four other statistical awards were handed out representing the following categories: scoring (freshman Chasson Randle - 13.8 ppg), three-point field goal percentage (freshman Chasson Randle - 43.8 percent), free throw percentage (sophomore Aaron Bright - 79.1 percent) and assists (sophomore Aaron Bright - 136 assists, 3.7 per game).
Senior managers Anthony Clarke, Dominic Delfino and Brandon Jackson were also honored. Associate head coach Dick Davey, who is set to retire following a memorable coaching career, was also honored with a video tribute.
Awards were presented by members of the coaching staff before Anne and Tony Joseph Director of Men's Basketball Johnny Dawkins closed the evening by thanking his players and support staff. The four seniors addressed the crowd and spoke about experiences from their careers in addition to offering advice to their teammates. At the end of their speeches, a video tribute was played.
Veteran radio play-by-play announcer John Platz served as the event's emcee.