|Men's hoops hands out awards|
MOSCOW, Idaho – The Idaho men’s basketball team handed out its team awards on Wednesday, and six players earned honors, headlined by senior Stephen Madison who took home the Ronald White Award as the team’s most outstanding player as voted on by the team.
Madison averaged team-bests of 20.1 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.5 blocks per game in 2013-14 and finished his career as Idaho’s second all-time leading scorer with 1,624 points. His 684 points in 2013-14 are the fourth best in a single-season in Idaho history and his 20.1 scoring average ranked 24th in the nation. Madison was a first-team all-Western Athletic Conference and WAC all-tournament team selection, and earned a league-record five WAC Player of the Week honors during the season.
Senior Glen Dean received the Oz Thompson Award as the player who best inspires sportsmanship, scholarship and leadership. Dean was a team captain and vocal leader in his only season at Idaho, as he joined the team after earning his bachelor’s degree at the University of Utah. Dean, who is working towards his master’s degree, averaged 9.0 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game in 2013-14.
Dean and fellow senior Joe Kammerer shared the Jay Gano Award, which recognizes the team’s Most Inspirational Player. After starting two games in his career leading into his senior season, Kammerer started 28 of Idaho’s 34 games in 2013-14 and tallied 78 points and 72 rebounds on the season.
The George Greene Award for the most unselfish player went to junior point guard Mike Scott. Scott began the season as Idaho’s back-up point guard but started 15 of Idaho’s final 16 games and averaged 11.1 points, 3.6 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game in that time, with a 2.1 assist-to-turnover ratio.
Junior Bira Seck earned the Gus Johnson Award as the team’s top defensive player. Seck was one of three players to start all 34 games in 2013-14 for the Vandals, and averaged 4.3 points and 5.1 rebounds per game.
Connor Hill, who averaged 14.2 points per game and shattered Idaho’s career 3-pointers made record, was the recipient of the Kathy Clark Award for matching his athletic achievements with his academic achievement. Hill, a junior, made 98 3-pointers in 2013-14, just one shy of Idaho’s single-season record, and hit eight 3-pointers in a game against CSU Northridge, one shy of Idaho’s single-game record. He will enter his senior season with 232 career 3-pointers made. Hill holds a 3.13 cumulative GPA in the college of Business and Economics.