April 19, 2011
A 6-foot-8, 241-pound sophomore forward from La Mirada, Calif., Williams led Arizona with per-game averages of 19.5 points and 8.3 rebounds, to go with a .595 (226-of-380) field goal percentage in 38 appearances (all starts). He scored in double figures 37 times, posted 13 double-doubles and posted the two highest single-game rebounding totals in the Pac-10 this season (19 at Washington State on Jan. 22 and 18 at California on Feb. 5).
Williams, who shared team MVP honors as a freshman last season, joins Eric Money (1973 and '74) and Sean Elliott (1986 and '87) as the only Wildcats to earn the award in both their freshman and sophomore campaigns.
Jamelle Horne, a 6-foot-7, 224-pound senior forward from San Diego, Calif., earned the Mo Udall Captains Award. He averaged 6.1 points and 3.3 rebounds per game in 38 appearances (13 starts), to go with 43 three-point field goals.
Kyle Fogg, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound junior guard from Brea, Calif., was named the Best Defender after averaging 8.1 points, 1.8 rebounds and 0.8 steals per game in 38 appearances (34 starts). He equaled a career high with 30 steals this season.
Kevin Parrom, a 6-foot-6, 205-pound sophomore guard from the Bronx, N.Y., picked up the Most Improved Player Award after averaging 7.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game in 38 appearances (three starts). He shot 50.8 percent (100-of-197) from the field, and carries a 1.8:1 assist:turnover ratio. He posted 13 double-figure scoring games this season.
Dondre Wise, a 6-foot-1, 214-pound junior guard from Houston, Texas, earned Best Teammate honors after averaging 0.3 points, 0.3 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game in seven appearances. He played a career-high six minutes against Idaho State on Nov. 14.
Max Wiepking, a 6-foot-6, 200-pound sophomore forward from Englewood, Colo., earned the Golden "A" Award which is given to the team member with the highest fall grade point average. He averaged 0.4 points and 0.3 rebounds per game in eight appearances. He hit his first career field goal attempt, a trey, on Nov. 14 vs. Idaho State.
2010-11 Arizona Basketball Awards
Fred Enke Most Outstanding Player Award: Derrick Williams
Mo Udall Captains Award: Jamelle Horne
Best Defender Award: Kyle Fogg
Most Improved Player Award: Kevin Parrom
Best Teammate Award: Dondre Wise
Golden "A" Award (given for highest fall GPA): Max Wiepking
Arizona (30-8, 14-4 Pac-10) won the 2011 Pac-10 Conference regular-season championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament West Regional final. It marked the fourth time in school history that an Arizona squad has won 30 or more games.