CHAPEL HILL, N.C. --- National Player of the Year Tyler Hansbrough earned Most
Valuable Player honors, senior point guard Quentin Thomas was named most
inspirational and most improved player and junior swingman Marcus Ginyard
was named the best defender in the annual awards ceremony hosted by the
University of North Carolina men's basketball team Thursday night at the
Hansbrough was also named the team's best rebounder and won the award for
the highest field goal percentage. Thomas and Ginyard were named permanent
captains in a vote of the teammates and coaches.
Other award recipients included Danny Green for the highest free throw
percentage, Ty Lawson for the most assists and Bobby Frasor for the athletic
director's scholar-athlete award.
The evening was capped by speeches from seniors Thomas and Surry Wood.