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Pondexter Named MVP at awards banquet
Joining Pondexter on the podium as a three-time award winner was junior Justin Holiday. Holiday was the recipient of the Wurster Award as the team's top hustler, the Hec Edmundson Most Insiprational Award and, along with junior teammate Venoy Overton, shared the John Meyers Defensive Player Award.
Sophomore guard Isaiah Thomas also earned multiple awards, taking home the Playmaker of the Year Award for a second-straight season and the Industrial Award, which is bestowed upon the team's hardest worker. Matthew Bryan-Amaning was named the team's Most Improved Player, Darnell Gant the Coaches Award for best attitude, while sophomore Brendan Sherrer earned the Brandon West Walk-On Award.
For the first time in UW history, the entire team was presented the Tyee Sports Council Service Award.
Washington concluded the 2009-10 season with a 26-10 record, won the Pac-10 Conference Tournament championship and made its third trip in the last six years to the Sweet Sixteen. Pondexter and Thomas each earned First Team All-Pac-10 honors, while Holiday and Overton were named to the conference's All-Defensive Team.
2009-10 Washington Men's Basketball Team Awards:
950 KJR Most Valuable Player – Quincy Pondexter
Hec Edmundson Most Inspirational – Justin Holiday
Marv Harshman Trophy (top rebounder) – Quincy Pondexter
Wurster Award (top hustler) – Justin Holiday
Tyee Sports Council Community Service – 2009-10 Men's Team
John Meyers Defensive Player – Justin Holiday & Venoy Overton
Most Improved Player – Matthew Bryan-Amaning
Playmaker of the Year – Isaiah Thomas
Industrial Award (hardest worker) – Isaiah Thomas
101 Club Scholar-Athlete – Quincy Pondexter
Coaches Award - Darnell Gant
Brandon West Walk-On Award – Brendan Sherrer
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