UCLA Men's Hoops Squad Holds Annual Awards Banquet

March 13, 2000

LOS ANGELES - UCLA junior guard Earl Watson, sophomore forward/center Jerome Moiso and freshman forward Jason Kapono were given the Coach John Wooden Award as the Bruins' Most Valuable Players at UCLA's annual awards/dinner banquet held Monday night at the Beverly Hilton.

Watson and Kapono were the only two Bruins this season who started every game (30), while Moiso started 27. Kapono is the team's leading scorer (16.4), Moiso the second-leading scorer (12.9) and top rebounder (7.5) and Watson is the team's No. 4 scorer (11.6) and team-leader in assists (5.4) and steals (1.7). Kapono was the CBS Sportsline.com National Freshman of the Year and Moiso was an NABC second-team All Dist. 15 selection and Honorable Mention All-Pac-10.

Along with the co-Most Valuable Player honor, Kapono was also named the team's Most Valuable Freshman and top free throw shooter.

Below is a complete list of the awards given out Monday night.

  • Bob "Ace" Calkins Memorial Award (free throw champion): Jason Kapono (67.8, 59-87)
  • Elvin C. "Ducky" Drake Memorial Award (for competitive spirit, inspiration and unselfish contributions): Billy Knight
  • Bruin Hoopsters J. D. Morgan Memorial Award (outstanding team play)': Rico Hines
  • UCLA Alumni Association Award (academic achievement and team contribution): Sean Farnham (3.23 fall quarter gpa, history major)
  • Bruin Bench Basketball Award (most improvement in all-around play and mental attitude): Ryan Bailey
  • Seymour Armond Memorial Award (most valuable freshman): Jason Kapono
  • Irv Pohlmeyer Memorial Award (outstanding defensive player): Ray Young
  • Coach John Wooden Award (most valuable player): Earl Watson, Jerome Moiso, Jason Kapono


  • EVENT INFORMATION
    UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
    Friday, Nov 13
    vs. Monmouth
    Los Angeles, CA
    L, 81 - 84 (OT)
    Sunday, Nov 15
    vs. Cal Poly
    Los Angeles, CA
    W, 88 - 83
    Thursday, Nov 19
    vs. Pepperdine
    Los Angeles, CA
    W, 81 - 67
    Monday, Nov 23
    vs. UNLV
    Lahaina, HI
    W, 77 - 75
    Tuesday, Nov 24
    vs. Kansas
    Lahaina, HI
    L, 73 - 92
    Wednesday, Nov 25
    vs. Wake Forest
    Lahaina, HI
    L, 77 - 80
    Sunday, Nov 29
    vs. CSUN
    Los Angeles, CA
    W, 77 - 45
    Thursday, Dec 03
    vs. Kentucky
    Los Angeles, CA
    W, 87 - 77
    Sunday, Dec 06
    vs. Long Beach State
    Los Angeles, CA
    W, 83 - 76
    Saturday, Dec 12
    at Gonzaga
    Spokane, WA
    W, 71 - 66
    Tuesday, Dec 15
    vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
    Los Angeles, CA
    W, 89 - 80
    Saturday, Dec 19
    vs. North Carolina
    Brooklyn, NY
    L, 76 - 89
    Tuesday, Dec 22
    vs. McNeese State
    Los Angeles, CA
    W, 67 - 53
    Friday, Jan 01
    at Washington
    Seattle, WA
    L, 93 - 96 (2OT)
    Sunday, Jan 03
    at Washington State
    Pullman, WA
    L, 78 - 85
    Thursday, Jan 07
    vs. Arizona
    Los Angeles, CA
    W, 87 - 84
    Saturday, Jan 09
    vs. Arizona State
    Los Angeles, CA
    W, 81 - 74
    Wednesday, Jan 13
    vs. USC
    Los Angeles, CA
    L, 75 - 89
    Wednesday, Jan 20
    at Oregon State
    Corvallis, OR
    W, 82 - 73
    Saturday, Jan 23
    at Oregon
    Eugene, OR
    L, 72 - 86
    Thursday, Jan 28
    vs. Washington
    Los Angeles, CA
    L, 84 - 86
    Saturday, Jan 30
    vs. Washington State
    Los Angeles, CA
    W, 83 - 50
    Thursday, Feb 04
    at USC
    Los Angeles, CA
    L, 61 - 80
    Friday, Feb 12 - 6:00 PM PST
    at Arizona
    Tucson, AZ
    Sunday, Feb 14 - 5:30 PM PST
    at Arizona State
    Tempe, AZ
    Thursday, Feb 18 - 7:00 PM PST
    vs. Utah
    Los Angeles, CA
    Saturday, Feb 20 - 8:00 PM PST
    vs. Colorado
    Los Angeles, CA
    Thursday, Feb 25 - 6:00 PM PST
    at California
    Berkeley, CA
    Saturday, Feb 27 - 1:30 PM PST
    at Stanford
    Stanford, CA
    Wednesday, Mar 02 - 6:00 PM PST
    vs. Oregon
    Los Angeles, CA
    Saturday, Mar 05 - 3:30 PM PST
    vs. Oregon State
    Los Angeles, CA
    Wednesday, Mar 09 - All Day PST
    vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
    Las Vegas, NV
    Thursday, Mar 10 - All Day PST
    vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
    Las Vegas, NV
    Friday, Mar 11 - 6:00 PM PST
    vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
    Las Vegas, NV
    Friday, Mar 11 - 8:30 PM PST
    vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
    Las Vegas, NV
    Saturday, Mar 12 - 7:00 PM PST
    vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
    Las Vegas, NV
    Tuesday, Mar 15 - All Day PST
    vs. NCAA First Four
    Dayton, OH
    Thursday, Mar 17 - All Day PST
    vs. NCAA First Round
    TBA
    Saturday, Mar 19 - All Day PST
    vs. NCAA Second Round
    TBA
    Thursday, Mar 24 - All Day PST
    vs. NCAA Regional ...
    TBA
    Saturday, Mar 26 - All Day PST
    vs. NCAA Regional ...
    TBA
    Saturday, Apr 02 - All Day PST
    vs. NCAA National ...
    Houston, TX
    Monday, Apr 04 - All Day PST
    vs. NCAA National ...
    Houston, TX
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