Senior forward John Brockman was selected most valuable player of the 2008-09 Washington men's basketball team and took home two other awards tonight at the Huskies' annual awards banquet. (The season-highlight video above was shown at the banquet.)
Brockman became the first three-time MVP award winner since Eldridge Recasner (1988-90). Brockman also became the first four-time winner of the rebounding award. He also won the Tyee Sports Council Community Service Award.
Freshman Isaiah Thomas of Tacoma was selected playmaker of the year.
Senior Justin Dentmon received the most inspirational player award and shared the most-improved award with junior Quincy Pondexter. Pondexter also won the Industrial Award. Venoy Overton also was a double winner, for defense and hustle.
Darnell Gant won the Coaches Award for best attitude. The scholar-athlete award went to senior Artem Wallace, a Russian language and literature major.
These Huskies won the school's first outright Pacific-10 Conference regular season men's basketball championship and advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament.
More than 300 people attended the banquet at Hec Edmundson Pavilion.