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April 17, 2008Chapel Hill -? National Player of the Year Tyler Hansbrough earned Most Valuable Player honors, senior point guard Quentin Thomas was named most inspirational and most improved player and junior swingman Marcus Ginyard was named the best defender in the annual awards ceremony hosted by the University of North Carolina men's basketball team Thursday night at the Smith Center.
Hansbrough was also named the team's best rebounder and won the award for the highest field goal percentage. Thomas and Ginyard were named permanent captains in a vote of the teammates and coaches.
Other award recipients included Danny Green for the highest free throw percentage, Ty Lawson for the most assists and Bobby Frasor for the athletic director's scholar-athlete award.
The evening was capped by speeches from seniors Thomas and Surry Wood.
Here is a list of all the award winners at Thursday's banquet:
Martha Jordan Award (highest free throw percentage): Danny Green
Mary Frances Andrews Award (highest field goal percentage): Tyler Hansbrough
Foy Roberson Award (inspiration and behind the scenes contributions): Quentin Thomas
Jimmy Dempsey Award (most improved): Quentin Thomas
Oscar Vatz Award (rebounding): Tyler Hansbrough
John Lotz Award (assists): Ty Lawson
Carmichael Cobb Award (best defender): Marcus Ginyard
Burgess McSwain Award (top academics): Bobby Frasor
Most Valuable Player: Tyler Hansbrough
Team Captain: Quentin Thomas and Marcus Ginyard
Senior Awards: Quentin Thomas and Surry Wood