Marshall, Zeller Named Co-MVPs at Team Awards Ceremony - SCACCHoops.com

Marshall, Zeller Named Co-MVPs at Team Awards Ceremony

by Tar Heel Fan

Posted: 4/20/2012 7:04:20 AM


Tyler Zeller is going to need a U-Haul just for the hardware he’s received.

Via Inside Carolina.

Most Valuable Players

Kendall Marshall, Tyler Zeller

Mary Francis Award, Highest Field Goal Percentage
Tyler Zeller

Martha Jordan Award, Highest Free Throw Percentage
P.J. Hairston

Foy Roberson Award, Most Inspirational
Justin Watts

Carmichael-Cobb Award, Top Defender
John Henson, Tyler Zeller

John Lotz Award, Most Assists
Kendall Marshall

Oscar Vatz Award, Best Rebounder
John Henson

Butch Bennett Award
James Michael McAdoo

Jimmie Dempsey Award, Most Improved
James Michael McAdoo

Team Captains
Justin Watts, Tyler Zeller

Senior Awards
Stewart Cooper, Patrick Crouch, David Dupont, Justin Watts, Tyler Zeller

Athletic Director’s Burgess McSwain, Scholar-Athlete Award
Tyler Zeller

Tyler Zeller is obviously deserving of every accolade UNC can heap on him at this point. He leaves UNC as a 2nd team All-American, ACC Player of the Year, All-ACC 1st team, Academic All-American twice, Academic All-American of the Year and now team co-MVP and named top defender on the team along with John Henson. That last one will come as a shock to some but Zeller’s stop percentages were tops on the team on a regular basis.  The only shame is Zeller didn’t get one more shot to play in the Final Four, this time as the team’s best player. Still, he got a ring as a freshman.

Kendall Marshall being named co-MVP alongside Zeller makes perfect sense and anyone who disagrees please go back and watch the Kansas and Ohio games again. Besides sharing the award for top defender, Henson was the team’s top rebounder. James Michael McAdoo was recognized as most improved after going from being out of sync to leading the team in scoring in the NCAA regional final game versus Kansas.

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