Daniel Horton's freshman campaign had already garnered a lot of attention. He had recently been named Big Ten Freshman of the Year and made the All Big Ten Second Team. His 15.2 points per game average was the second highest on the team, while 4.5 assists per game was first. He was the team's leader in minutes per game, averaging 36 minutes (out of forty). Some of those minutes came in a gallant effort on a badly sprained ankle in the opening game of the big ten tournament. Those numbers, accompanied by uncanny leadership for a freshman, made him well worthy of sharing the honor with his elder teammate.
Check below for the complete list of award recipients. To view the entire press release on the banquet, click here.
|Bill Buntin Most Valuable Player Award|
|Thad Garner Leadership Award|
|Bernard Robinson Jr.||Wayman Britt Outstanding Defensive Player Award|
|Graham Brown||Steve Grote Hustle Award|
|Dani Wohl||Bodnar Award for Academic Achievement|
|Chris Hunter||Rudy Tomjanovich Most Improved Player Award|
|LaVell Blanchard||Loy Vaught Rebounding Award|
|Travis Conlan Sportsmanship Award|
|Lester Abram||Award for Outstanding Free Throw Shooting|
|Daniel Horton||Gary Grant Award for Most Assists|
|Lester Abram||Iron Man Award|
|Lucien St. Gerard||Outstanding Manager Award|