A total of 18 team awards were handed out
TUCSON, Ariz. ?- Hassan Adams and Ivan Radenovic were named the Arizona men’s basketball co-most valuable players as part of the awards presented Monday night at the team’s annual awards banquet held at the Loews Ventana Canyon resort.
Adams, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound senior guard from Los Angeles, Calif., shared Most Valuable Player honors after averaging a team-leading 17.3 points, to go with 5.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game. He is shooting 45.7 percent (215-of-457) from the field and leads the Pac-10 Conference with a 2.7 steals per game average. Adams has finished in double figures 24 times in 2005-06, including 12 games with 20 or more points. He also earned the Most Steals award as well.
Radenovic, a 6-foot-10, 244-pound junior forward from Belgrade, Serbia-Montenegro, shared the honors while averaging 11.9 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game this season. He’s connected on 45.3 percent (124-of-274) of his field goal attempts and 77.6 percent (97-of-125) of his free throws. Through 31 games, Radenovic has four double-doubles to his credit and has scored in double figures 18 times. He also earned the Captains Award and most rebounds.
Mustafa Shakur earned the co-Captains award with Radenovic and claimed the Most Assists honor. Other players honored included Bret Brielmaier, Most Inspirational; Chris Rodgers, Best Defensive Player; Mohamed Tangara, Mr. Hustle; Daniel Dillon, Mr. Hustle and Academic Award; Marcus Williams, Outstanding Freshman; Fendi Onobun, Most Improved; Kirk Walters, Most Improved; David Bagga, Coaches Award; Isaiah Fox (Senior Award); and J.P. Prince, Future Wildcat Award.
The awards presented at the banquet were as follows:
Most Valuable Player: Hassan Adams, Ivan Radenovic
Captains Award: Mustafa Shakur, Ivan Radenovic
Best Defensive Player: Chris Rodgers
Most Improved: Kirk Walters, Fendi Onobun
Coaches Award: David Bagga
Mr. Hustle Award: Mohamed Tangara, Daniel Dillon
Most Inspirational: Bret Brielmaier
Academic Award: Daniel Dillon
Outstanding Freshman: Marcus Williams
Most Rebounds: Ivan Radenovic
Most Steals: Hassan Adams
Most Assists: Mustafa Shakur
Future Wildcat: J.P. Prince
The Wildcats (19-12 overall, 11-7 Pac-10) are next in action on Friday, March 17, vs. Wisconsin in the first round of the NCAA Minneapolis Region in Philadelphia, Pa. Arizona is making its 22nd consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, which is the longest active streak in the nation.