UCLA senior guard Michael Roll was given the Coach John Wooden Award as the Bruins’ Most Valuable Player Monday night at the 2010 UCLA Men’s Basketball Awards Banquet held at the Hyatt Century Plaza.
Roll, a first team All-Pac-10 selection, led the Bruins in scoring at 14.1 points per game, ranking 11th in the league. Additionally, he earned the UCLA Alumni Association Award (team assist leader), averaging 3.6 assists per game (115), which ranked 6th in the Pac-10 Conference. He also ranked 3rd in three-point field goals made per game (2.5), 4th in three-point field goal percentage (.426, 80-for-188) and 2nd in assist to turnover ratio (1.9).
Senior forward Nikola Dragovic was awarded the Bob “Ace” Calkins Memorial Award (free throw champion) by shooting 77.8 percent (84-for-108) from the charity stripe. He shot 81.3 percent in Pac-10 play, which ranked 10th in the league.
Junior guard Mustafa Abdul-Hamid was given the Elvin C. “Ducky” Drake Memorial Award for Competitive Spirit, Inspiration and Unselfish Contributions. Abdul-Hamid, a first team Pac-10 All-Academic selection, was given the UCLA Faculty Athletic Representative Award (Academic Achievement and Team Contribution) for the second straight year. He posted a 3.81 grade point average in Global Studies and will graduate this spring.
Sophomore guard Malcolm Lee was also a two-time award winner, receiving the Bruin Hoopsters J.D. Morgan Memorial Award (Outstanding Team Play). He also garnered the Irv Pohlmeyer Memorial Award (Outstanding Defensive Player).
Freshman guard Tyler Honeycutt was a three-time award winner on the night. He took home the Gerald A. Finerman Award (team rebounding leader), averaging 6.5 rebounds per game, which was 9th in the Pac-10 Conference. It also was the third time in the last five years that a freshman led the Bruins in rebounding (Kevin Love in 2007-08 and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute in 2005-06). He also won the Bruin Bench Basketball Award for Most Improvement in All-Around Play and Mental Attitude.
Honeycutt shared his last honor with fellow freshman Reeves Nelson. Both were named as co-winners of the Seymour Armond Memorial Award (Most Valuable Freshman). Honeycutt was fifth on the team in scoring at 7.2 points per game. In addition to his rebounding, he led the Bruins in blocked shots (1.2 bpg) which ranked 7th in the Pac-10. His 2.0 offensive rebounds per game ranked 10th in the league while his 4.5 defensive rebounds per game ranked 7th in the Pac-10. Nelson was 4th on the team in scoring at 11.1 points per game and second on the squad in rebounding at 5.7 rebounds per game, which ranked 11th in the Pac-10. He also ranked 2nd in the Pac-10 in field goal percentage, shooting an outstanding 64.7 percent (119-for-184) from the floor.