Reggie Bullock Named Team MVP at Basketball Awards Banquet


UNC Press Release - Forward 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 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 (Rahway, N.J.) and sophomore forward (Norfolk, Va.). They each received the John Lotz Team Captain Award.

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

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

Sophomore guard (Greensboro) received the Award, which is given to the team's most improved player.

Strickland and (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 Award for the best assist-error ratio (3.2).

Other statistical award winners included:

A new award, the 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. (GoHeels.com)

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