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.
2011 UCLA Men's Basketball Awards Banquet Honors
|Bob "Ace" Calkins Memorial Award/Free Throw Champion||Lazeric Jones|
|Elvin C. "Ducky" Drake Memorial Award/Competitive Spirit, Inspiration and Unselfish Contributions||Jerime Anderson|
|Bruin Hoopsters J.D. Morgan Memorial Award/Outstanding Team Play||Lazeric Jones|
|UCLA Faculty Athletic Representative Award/Academic Achievement and Team Contribution||Brendan Lane / Tyler Trapani|
|Seymour Armond Memorial Award/Most Valuable Freshman||Joshua Smith|
|Bruin Bench Basketball Award/Most Improvement in All-Around Play and Mental Attitude||Jerime Anderson|
|Irv Pohlmeyer Memorial Award/Outstanding Defensive Player||Malcolm Lee|
|UCLA Alumni Association Award/Team Assist Leader||Lazeric Jones|
|Gerald A. Finerman Award/Team Rebounding Leader||Reeves Nelson|
|Coach John Wooden Award/Most Valuable Player||Nelson/Lee/Tyler Honeycutt|