Norman Powell named UCLA’s MVP at basketball banquet

UCLA's Norman Powell defends Byron Wesley during the Bruins' Sweet 16 loss to Gonzaga on March 27. Powell had 16 points, five rebounds and three blocks to end his career at Houston's NRG Stadium. (Tom Pennington/Getty)

UCLA’s Norman Powell defends Byron Wesley during the Bruins’ Sweet 16 loss to Gonzaga on March 27. Powell had 16 points, five rebounds and three blocks to end his career at Houston’s NRG Stadium. (Tom Pennington/Getty)

UCLA men’s basketball held its year-end banquet last night. Here’s the list of awards the team handed out.

Norman Powell, Sr., G, 6-4, 215
John Wooden Award (most valuable player)

Kevon Looney, Fr., F, 6-9, 220
Seymour Armond Memorial Award (most valuable freshman)
Gerald A. Finerman Award (rebounding leader)

Tony Parker, Jr., F/C, 6-9, 260
Player Improvement Award

Isaac Hamilton, So., G, 6-4, 185
Irv Pohlmeyer Memorial Award (outstanding defensive player)

Bryce Alford So., G, 6-3, 180
Bob “Ace” Calkins Memorial Award (top free throw shooter)
UCLA Alumni Association Award (assists leader)
Bruin Hoopsters J.D. Morgan Memorial Award (outstanding team play)

Thomas Welsh, Fr., C, 7-0, 245
Elvin C. “Ducky” Drake Memorial Award (competitive spirit
UCLA Faculty Athletic Representative Award (academic achievement)

Kory Alford, RJr., G, 6-4, 185
UCLA Faculty Athletic Representative Award

  • MPPBruin

    A fitting end to a great career. Good luck on your next steps, Norman.