Capel, Lang share top honors at banquet

CHAPEL HILL --- Jason Capel and Kris Lang received the Most Valuable Player and Most Outstanding Senior awards and were named permanent co-captains at the University of North Carolina men's basketball banquet held Tuesday night at the Smith Center.

Capel, a 6-8 forward from Fayetteville, also was the recipient of the Jimmie Dempsey Award, given to the top overall statistical leader. He averaged 15.6 points and 8.6 rebounds and shot 82.4 percent from the free throw line.

Lang, a 6-11 center from Gastonia, was given the Carmichael-Cobb Award as the team's best defender. Lang led the Tar Heels with 33 blocked shots, averaged 14.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per game and shot 50.2 percent from the floor.

Will Johnson, a junior from Hickory, was named the team's Most Inspirational Player and was selected the squad's top scholar.

Jonathan Holmes, a junior from Bloomington, Ind., was the recipient of the Rick Sharp Award, given to the player who contributes the most behind the scenes.

Jawad Williams, a freshman from Cleveland, Ohio, won the Butch Bennett Award. The Bennett Award is given to the freshman that best exemplifies determination, sportsmanship and sacrifice for the good of the team.

Statistical award winners were: Brian Bersticker (highest field goal percentage), Adam Boone (most assists and most good plays), Brian Morrison (most charges drawn), Lang (most blocked shots) and Capel (highest free throw percentage, most rebounds and most screens).

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