|Clemson basketball announces award winners at team banquet|
|Thursday, April 10, 2014 8:53 AM-||
CLEMSON, S.C. - The men's basketball program announced its 2013-14 award winners at the annual year-end banquet Wednesday at the Clyde V. Madren Center Pavilion.
Junior forward K.J. McDanielsK.J. McDaniels
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Paul Bowie Most Valuable Player
• First-team All-ACC selection, 12th in Clemson history
• ACC Defensive Player of the Year, first in Clemson history
• Led Clemson in points (614), rebounds (255), blocks (100), steals (41) and three-pointers (42) - the only player in the nation to lead his team in all five categories
• Led the ACC with 2.8 blocked shots per game
Tom Lynch Most Improved Player
• Was third in the ACC with 2.0 blocked shots per game
• Increased point total from 31 as a freshman to 226 as a sophomore
• Increased rebound total from 44 as a freshman to 217 as a sophomore
• Increased block total from nine as a freshman to 69 as a sophomore
Tiger Pride Award
• Junior co-captain led the Tigers with 143 assists, finishing ninth in the ACC in assists per game and assist-to-turnover ratio
• Second on the team in scoring at 9.7 points per game, a career-high
Tiger Strength Award
• Put on 10 pounds of lean mass in just two months after arriving at Clemson
• Increased all major lifts by at least 20 pounds over the course of the season
Academic Excellence Award
• Second straight year with the team's top cumulative grade-point average
• Industrial engineering major has over a 3.8 GPA
Andy Balliet "Spirit of Clemson" Award
• Worked as a basketball office assistant for the past four years and helped plan and execute functions and events, such as the annual alumni reunions and team banquets
• Older brother, Trey, was a men's basketball manager and is now an assistant coach at Miami (Ohio)
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