UNC Holds Annual Basketball Awards Ceremony

Ronald Martinez

Let's just say Marcus Paige cleaned up.

Via UNC press release

CHAPEL HILL – University of North Carolina sophomore guard Marcus Paige won nine awards, including the Dean Smith Most Valuable Player honor, at the men’s basketball team’s awards ceremony Tuesday evening.

The Marion, Iowa, native also was named team co-captain, won the team’s top academic award and the Carolina Way Award, was named the best defensive player and earned statistical awards for leading the team in scoring, assists, three-point and free throw shooting.

The Carolina Way award is presented to the Tar Heel who best exemplifies playing hard, being unselfish and thinking of the team first.

Junior forward James Michael McAdoo was also named a captain and won the team’s rebounding award. Sophomore forward Brice Johnson was UNC’s top shot blocker and led the squad in field goal percentage.

Sophomore forward J.P. Tokoto was named the Most Improved Player.

Leslie McDonald, James Manor, Wade Moody and Denzel Robinson received senior awards and capped the evening with speeches about their experiences at Carolina.

Ronnie Sykes, who is retiring this week from the Smith Center staff, received the Bill Guthridge Award. It is presented to person behind the scenes who demonstrates great loyalty to the program.

2013-14 Carolina Basketball Awards
Dean Smith Most Valuable Player – Marcus Paige
George Lynch Best Defensive Player – Marcus Paige
Tyler Hansbrough Leading Scorer – Marcus Paige
Billy Cunningham Leading Rebounder –  James Michael McAdoo
Brad Daugherty Best Field Goal Percentage – Brice Johnson
Hubert Davis Best 3-Point Percentage – Marcus Paige
Shammond Williams Best Free Throw Percentage – Marcus Paige
Kendall Marshall Most Assists – Marcus Paige
Brendan Haywood Most Blocked Shots – Brice Johnson
Danny Green Most Improved Player – J.P. Tokoto
Marvin Williams Carolina Way Award – Marcus Paige
John Lotz Team Captains – James Michael McAdoo and Marcus Paige
Athletic Director’s Burgess McSwain Scholar-Athlete Award – Marcus Paige
Dick Baddour Senior Awards – James Manor, Leslie McDonald, Wade Moody and Denzel Robinson
Bill Guthridge Award – Ronnie Sykes

Paige received eight awards and the ones he didn't win were because he couldn't also play center or power forward. Something to shoot for next year I guess.

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