Qunicy Pondexter won three awards at the Washington Husky men’s basketball team's annual awards banquet tonight at the Don James Center, including team MVP.
Pondexter, the team's lone senior, also won the award as top rebounder and the scholar athlete award.
Junior Justin Holiday also was a three-time honoree, winning awards for hustle, inspiration and sharing the defensive player award with Venoy Overton. Holiday and Overton are both All-Pac-10 defensive team members.
Sophomore guard Isaiah Thomas of Tacoma was a two-time winner, being honored as the Huskies' top playmaker and harder worker.
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Matthew Bryan-Amaning was honored as most improved, Darnell Gant won the Coaches Award for best attitude, and Brendan Sherrer won the Brandon West Walk-On Award.
For the first time, the whole team shared the Tyee Sports Council Service Award.
Here's the full list provided by UW.
2009-10 Washington Men's Basketball Team Awards 950 KJR Most Valuable Player – Quincy Pondexter Hec Edmundson Most Inspirational – Justin Holiday Marv Harshman Trophy (top rebounder) – Quincy Pondexter Wurster Award (top hustler) – Justin Holiday Tyee Sports Council Community Service – 2009-10 Men’s Team John Meyers Defensive Player – Justin Holiday & Venoy Overton Most Improved Player – Matthew Bryan-Amaning Playmaker of the Year – Isaiah Thomas Industrial Award (hardest worker) – Isaiah Thomas 101 Club Scholar-Athlete – Quincy Pondexter Coaches Award - Darnell GantBrandon West Walk-On Award – Brendan Sherrer
Washington ended the 2009-10 season with a 26-10 record, won the Pacific-10 Conference tournament and advanced to the Sweet 16. Everyone except Pondexter is expected to return for the 2010-11 season.
More information is available at GoHuskies.com.