Men's Basketball Announces 2008-09 Awards
April 18, 2009
Bloomington, Indiana - Three players shared the Outstanding Player Award as the 2008-09 Indiana University men's basketball team was honored today by the coaching staff at the first ever Fan Appreciation Tailgate prior to the spring football game.
"All three of the players were able to step to the forefront during the season," said head coach Tom Crean. "They will be looked at to continue their improvement and provide this program with the leadership and work ethic we will need to move forward."
Senior Kyle Taber received the customary framed jersey and ring ring that is provided to each graduating player and he also received the team's Landon Turner Most Inspirational Award and Leadership Award.
"We have a great deal of admiration for Kyle and what he means to everyone involved in the IU program," added Crean. "As time goes on, I think his contributions will be far more recognizable."
Awards were voted on by the players and coaches or were based on statistical accomplishments.
Scoring leader: Devan Dumes
Rebounding leader: Tom Pritchard
Free Throw % leader: Matt Roth
Assist Leader: Verdell Jones III
Deflection Leader: Kyle Taber
Student-Athlete of the Year Award: Brett Finkelmeier
Best Defensive Player: Devan Dumes
Mr. Hustle Award: Daniel Moore
Most Improved Player: Verdell Jones III
Leadership Award: Kyle Taber
Hoosier Award: Jeremiah Rivers
Landon Turner Most Inspirational Award: Kyle Taber
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