Pitt handed out its individual honors on Sunday night as part of its annual season-ending banquet. Ashton Gibbs and Brad Wanamaker were named c0-MVPs for the second year in a row. Lamar Patterson and Talib Zanna shared the most improved award and Nasir Robinson was named the top defensive player. Coach Jamie Dixon received his Sporting News national coach of the year award.
Here is the complete list of awards.
Most Valuable Player: Brad Wanamaker and Ashton Gibbs
Most Improved Player: Lamar Patterson and Talib Zanna
Best Defensive Player: Nasir Robinson
Captains Award: Gilbert Brown, Gary McGhee and Brad Wanamaker
Team Free Throw Leader: Ashton Gibbs (88.9 %)
Team Rebounding Leader: Gary McGhee (7.7 rpg.)
Most Inspirational Player: Nick Rivers and Tray Woodall
Coaches Award: J.J. Moore
Academic Excellence Award: Cameron Wright
Jaron Brown Pursuit of Excellence Award: Dante Taylor