Monday, April 23, 2012

Kendall Marshall, Tyler Zeller share UNC MVP honors

CHAPEL HILL - North Carolina held its annual postseason basketball awards ceremony last Thursday night. And for some reason, I missed the release about it. My apologies. Senior forward Tyler Zeller and sophomore point guard Kendall Marshall received co-MVP honors during the ceremony, which was closed to the public and to the media.

Zeller at the end of the regular season received ACC Player of the Year honors while Marshall, who set an ACC single-season record with 351 assists, earned second-team All-ACC honors. Marshall joined sophomore forward Harrison Barnes and junior forward John Henson in leaving school early to enter the NBA draft.

Zeller and fellow senior Justin Watts were named permanent captains for the 2011-12 Tar Heels.

Here’s the complete list of winners:

Most Valuable Players: Kendall Marshall, Tyler Zeller

Mary Francis Award, Highest Field Goal Percentage: Tyler Zeller

Martha Jordan Award, Highest Free Throw Percentage: P.J. Hairston

Foy Roberson Award, Most Inspirational: Justin Watts

Carmichael-Cobb Award, Top Defender: John Henson, Tyler Zeller

John Lotz Award, Most Assists: Kendall Marshall

Oscar Vatz Award, Best Rebounder: John Henson

Butch Bennett Award: James Michael McAdoo

Jimmie Dempsey Award, Most Improved: James Michael McAdoo

Team Captains: Justin Watts, Tyler Zeller

Senior Awards: Stewart Cooper, Patrick Crouch, David Dupont, Justin Watts, Tyler Zeller

Athletic Director’s Burgess McSwain Scholar-Athlete Award: Tyler Zeller

Also, be sure to check out the well-done season-in-review video that the folks over at put together. You can find that right here.

- Andrew Carter


Anonymous said...

Wow, the most ballyhooed recruit in 20 years leaves Chapel Hill without even a banquet award. Sorry Black Falcon. To quote the Grantland article, "The Brand" has gone bust.

Michael Procton said...

Thank goodness, too, Andrew. The Tar Baby fans were beginning to worry. Never mind that every other team (Duke, State, Wake, etc.) has also celebrated their awards banquet.

Anonymous said...

10 of the last 12 entries have been UNC-related. Wouldn't expect anything less from the Tarcheat Observer.

How about ONE article about Wake sometime...

Host Pay Per Head said...

well those honors are very well deserved and shared as well and I am so happy for both of them, congratulations even though it is a little bit late