Men's Hoops Award Winners

West Virginia's award winners were announced at the season-ending basketball banquet on Sunday evening.

Mike Gansey and Kevin Pittsnogle were named co-Most Valuable Players at the tribute dinner, which was held at the Radisson Hotel in Morgantown.

Gansey, a native of Olmstead Falls, Ohio, averaged 16.8 points and 5.7 rebounds per game on his way to first team all-Big East honors. He was a finalist for the Oscar Robinson, John Wooden and Naismith awards, and was also an honorable mention All-America selection by the Associated Press.

Pittsnogle, a native of Martinsburg, W.Va., piled up similar honors. He led WVU in scoring at 19.3 points per game, which was also good for a spot on the all-Big East first team. He was named to the John Wooden All-America team as well as to the NABC All-America third team. He finished his career as WVU's all-time leading three-point shooter with 253, which helped him become the sixth-leading scorer in school history.

Darris Nichols was named most improved, while J.D. Collins grabbed both the Unsung Hero and Best Defender awards. Joe Herber earned the Team Man honor, while Patrick Beilein took home Sixth Man honors. Pittsnogle also won the Charge Leader award.


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