The University of Hawai‘i men’s basketball team held its annual end of the year banquet Wednesday night at the Sheraton Waikiki with UH’s lone senior, Garrett Nevels, named the Art Woolaway Most Outstanding Player.
The award is given to the player who made the biggest impact on the team winning games. Nevels co-captained the squad this season, guiding the program to its first back-to-back 20-win season in 17 years. Nevels demonstrated his leadership and commitment after returning from midseason thumb surgery.
UH finished the season at 22-13 after advancing all the way to the Big West Conference Tournament final. The Rainbow Warriors entertained fans with an offense that led the league in points per game with point guard Roderick Bobbitt earning conference defensive player of the year honors and becoming just the fourth Big West player to notch 100 steals in a season.
COMPLETE AWARD LISTING
Community Service Award: Stefan Jankovic, Negus Webster-Chan
Team Player Award: Zach Buscher, Brock Stepteau
Freshman of the Year: Isaac Fleming
Newcomer of the Year: Roderick Bobbitt
Most Improved Player: Aaron Valdes