AUSTIN, Texas — University of Texas sophomore Myck Kabongo claimed the team’s Most Valuable Player honor in a vote of his peers, highlighting the 2012-13 men’s basketball team banquet held Thursday evening in the Lone Star Room at the Frank Erwin Center. Freshman Prince Ibeh earned the team’s Most Improved Player Award, while freshman Demarcus Holland was named the team’s Outstanding Defensive Player.
Kabongo, who also was voted the team captain, only played the final 11 games of the year due to a 23-game NCAA suspension to start the year. Upon his return, Kabongo led the team in scoring (14.6 ppg), assists (5.5 apg), steals (2.0 spg) and minutes (37.3 mpg) and ranked second in rebounding (5.0 rpg). He reached double figures in scoring in eight of the 11 contests, including a career-high 31 points in the home overtime victory against Oklahoma (Feb. 27).
Craig Way, “Voice of the Longhorns,” played host to the event. Texas concluded the 2012-13 season with a 16-18 record (7-11 Big 12 Conference).
Slater Martin Award__________________________ Katherine Allgower (administrative associate)
Mike Wacker Comeback Award_________________________________________ Myck Kabongo
Coca-Cola Solid Citizen Award_______________________________________ Ioannis Papapetrou
Jack Gray Award sponsored by the Texas Exes__________________ Dean Melchionni, Andrew Dick
Athletic Director’s Scholar-Athlete Award_____________________________________ Javan Felix
Jay Arnette Award__________________________________________________ Danny Newsome
Hard Hat Award___________________________________________________ Jonathan Holmes
Earlene Fulmer 3-Point Attack Award_______________________________________ Julien Lewis
Assists Award__________________________________________________________ Javan Felix
Blocked Shots Award_________________________________________________ Cameron Ridley
Field Goal Percentage Award__________________________________________ Connor Lammert
Free Throw Percentage Award________________________________________ Sheldon McClellan
Rebounding Award_________________________________________________ Jonathan Holmes
Hustlin’ Horns Award______________________________________________ Demarcus Holland
Spirit Award______________________________________________________ Dean Melchionni
Outstanding Defensive Player________________________________________ Demarcus Holland
Most Improved Player___________________________________________________ Prince Ibeh
Most Valuable Player_________________________________________________ Myck Kabongo
Team Captain_______________________________________________________ Myck Kabongo
Senior Awards__________________________________________ Andrew Dick, Dean Melchionni