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UNC's Bullock receives team MVP award

Posted April 16, 2013

— Forward Reggie Bullock led the University of North Carolina in three-point percentage, was second in rebounding and third in scoring and assists and was named the first-ever recipient of the Dean Smith Most Valuable Player Award at UNC’s men’s basketball awards ceremony held Tuesday night.

Bullock, a junior from Kinston, led the Tar Heels to a 25-11 record, a berth in the ACC Tournament championship game and the third round of the NCAA Tournament.

Bullock also was named a permanent team captain with senior guard Dexter Strickland (Rahway, N.J.) and sophomore forward James Michael McAdoo (Norfolk, Va.). They each received the John Lotz Team Captain Award.

Freshman point guard Marcus Paige (Marion, Iowa) received the Athletic Director’s Burgess McSwain Scholar-Athlete of the Year award and the George Lynch Award as the team’s best defensive player.

Sophomore forward Jackson Simmons (Webster) was presented a new award, the Marvin Williams Carolina Way Award, which is given to the player who best exemplifies playing hard, being unselfish and thinking of the team first.

Sophomore guard P.J. Hairston (Greensboro) received the Danny Green Award, which is given to the team’s most improved player.

Strickland and Frank Tanner (Charlotte) received the Dick Baddour Senior Awards. Strickland played in 128 games and finished his career with 899 points, 342 assists and 146 steals. He was part of UNC teams in 2010-11 and 2011-12 that won ACC regular-season titles and reached the NCAA regional finals and won 106 games. As a senior, Strickland led the nation in assist-turnover ratio with 150 assists and only 47 turnovers. He also received the Kendall Marshall Award for the best assist-error ratio (3.2).

Other statistical award winners included:
• Tyler Hansbrough Award for Highest Scorer – P.J. Hairston
• Brad Daugherty Award for Highest Field Goal Percentage – Brice Johnson (freshman, Orangeburg, S.C.)
• Hubert Davis Award for Highest Three-Point Percentage – Reggie Bullock
• Shammond Williams Award for Highest Free Throw Percentage – Marcus Paige
• Billy Cunningham Award for Most Rebounds – James Michael McAdoo
• Brendan Haywood Award for Most Blocked Shots – Desmond Hubert (sophomore, New Egypt, N.J.)

A new award, the Bill Guthridge Award, was presented to Angie Bitting, managing director of the Smith Center. It is given to the person who demonstrates great loyalty to the program behind the scenes.

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  • Gunnstigator Apr 17, 7:19 a.m.

    Congrats to Reggie on receiving the MVP award - well deserved. Bullock demonstrated great leadership which was so valuable for a young Tar Heel team, and his scoring ability helped win games.

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