UCLA Men's Basketball Announces 2011 Honors at Annual Banquet

April 12, 2011

UCLA junior guard Malcolm Lee and sophomore forwards Tyler Honeycutt and Reeves Nelson were given the Coach John Wooden Award as the Bruins' Co-Most Valuable Players Tuesday night at the 2011 UCLA Men's Basketball Awards Banquet held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.

All three players were first team All-Pac-10 selections for the 2010-11 season.

Lee was second on the team in scoring at 13.1 points per game (14th in the Pac-10) and finished fourth in rebounding at 3.1 rpg. He also averaged 2.0 assists and 0.7 steals per game in 2010-11 and was named to the Pac-10 All-Defensive Team. For the second straight year, Lee garnered the Irv Pohlmeyer Memorial Award (Outstanding Defensive Player).

Honeycutt was third on the team in scoring at 12.8 points per game (16th in the Pac-10) and finished second in rebounding at 7.2 rpg (7th in Pac-10). He also led the team and the Pac-10 in blocked shots (2.1 bpg) and his 68 total blocks ranked No. 3 on UCLA's all-time charts. He also finished second on the team in assists (2.8 apg) and steals (0.9 spg).

Nelson led the team in scoring at 13.9 points per game (11th in the Pac-10). He also led the team in rebounding (9.1 bpg, 3rd in Pac-10) and took home the Gerald A. Finerman Award (team rebounding leader). Nelson also led the team and finished 6th in the Pac-10 in field goal percentage (.567, 177-for-312).

Junior guard Lazeric Jones was a three-time honoree on the evening. He was awarded the Bob "Ace" Calkins Memorial Award (free throw champion) by shooting 81.0 percent (68-for-84) from the charity stripe, which ranked 5th in the league. Jones earned the UCLA Alumni Association Award (team assist leader), averaging 3.6 assists per game (124), which ranked 8th in the Pac-10 Conference. Additionally, he received the Bruin Hoopsters J.D. Morgan Memorial Award (Outstanding Team Play).

Junior guard Jerime Anderson was a two-time award winner on the night. He garnered the Elvin C. "Ducky" Drake Memorial Award for Competitive Spirit, Inspiration and Unselfish Contributions. He also claimed the Bruin Bench Basketball Award (Most Improvement in All-Around Play and Mental Attitude).

Center Joshua Smith was named the winner of the Seymour Armond Memorial Award (Most Valuable Freshman). He was fourth on the team in scoring at 10.9 points per game. In addition, he was third on the team in rebounding (6.3 rpg, 11th in the Pac-10) and led the league in offensive rebounds per game (3.5 orpg). He also ranked seventh in the league in blocked shots (1.0 bpg, 34 total) and seventh in field goal percentage, shooting 55.5 percent (132-for-238) from the floor.

Junior guard Tyler Trapani and sophomore forward Brendan Lane were named co-winners of the UCLA Faculty Athletic Representative Award (Academic Achievement and Team Contribution).

2011 UCLA Men's Basketball Awards Banquet Honors

Bob "Ace" Calkins Memorial Award/Free Throw ChampionLazeric Jones
Elvin C. "Ducky" Drake Memorial Award/Competitive Spirit, Inspiration and Unselfish ContributionsJerime Anderson
Bruin Hoopsters J.D. Morgan Memorial Award/Outstanding Team PlayLazeric Jones
UCLA Faculty Athletic Representative Award/Academic Achievement and Team ContributionBrendan Lane / Tyler Trapani
Seymour Armond Memorial Award/Most Valuable FreshmanJoshua Smith
Bruin Bench Basketball Award/Most Improvement in All-Around Play and Mental AttitudeJerime Anderson
Irv Pohlmeyer Memorial Award/Outstanding Defensive PlayerMalcolm Lee
UCLA Alumni Association Award/Team Assist LeaderLazeric Jones
Gerald A. Finerman Award/Team Rebounding LeaderReeves Nelson
Coach John Wooden Award/Most Valuable PlayerNelson/Lee/Tyler Honeycutt

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at USC
Los Angeles, CA
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Friday, Feb 12
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
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Sunday, Feb 14
at Arizona State
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Thursday, Feb 18
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
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vs. Colorado
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Thursday, Feb 25
at California
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at Stanford
Stanford, CA
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Wednesday, Mar 02
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
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vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
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Wednesday, Mar 09
vs. USC
Las Vegas, NV
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