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Post-Season Awards Announced

George Mason Basketball: Post-Season Awards Announced

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Post-Season Awards Announced

This year we did our first ever GMU Hoops Post-Season awards voted on by the readers. Ryan Pearson came away as the obvious choice for Offensive Player of the Year but the real battle was for Walk-on of the Year, which saw three times more votes than any other category. Jordan Baird and Jacob Hoxie must had a battle going on between their friends and family, but Hoxie came out on top. 

Mike Morrison earned Defensive Player of the Year and the Hustle award, which is how I voted. His offensive game improved as well this past season but he did a lot of other things this season that helped the Patriots have a strong front court. 

2012 Offensive Player of the Year: Ryan Pearson

-CAA Player of the Year and one of best seasons in program history. Pearson was also an honorable mention on the AP All-American teams.

2012 Defensive Player of the Year: Mike Morrison

-Really picked up his game this year on both ends of the court. Helped make the Patriots front court the best in the CAA by improving his overall toughness.

2012 Rookie of the Year: Erik Copes

-Didn't play as much as fellow freshman Corey Edwards but certainly made an impression when he did. Mason fans are looking forward to three more years of his toughness around the rim.

2012 Guard of the Year: Sherrod Wright

-A lot was expected of Wright this season and for the most part he delivered. Next season he should be a more consistent scorer for the Patriots.

2012 Forward of the Year: Ryan Pearson

2012 Walk-on of the Year: Jacob Hoxie

-Looks like Jordan Bairds singing talents couldn't save him here. 

2012 Hustle Award: Mike Morrison

-The closest of all the awards. Morrison received 23.88% of the votes with Sherrod Wright and Ryan Pearson receiving 16.42% and 15.92% respectively.

2012 Individual Performance of the Year: 2/14/12 - Sherrod Wright Game-winning three-pointer over VCU

-No brainer this was the highlight of the season for George Mason. Certainly fans would have enjoyed a different type of highlight in the post-season but this was still the peak. Hopefully this is just the beginning of game-winners from Wright.


Anonymous Christopher Hirsch said...

I didn't vote for Wright's shot because to me that was a play, not a full performance. Pearson against Charleston was my vote.

10:40 AM  
Anonymous gmuhoops said...

I see what you mean, but felt like I had to include it here.

10:47 AM  
Anonymous Christopher Hirsch said...

I definitely understood you including it.

12:10 PM  
Anonymous COOLHEAD said...


10:01 PM  
Anonymous Taylormade703 said...

I like it, too.  It's great to be able to talk with other Mason fans.  Only thing is I wish there was more.  I wish we could start a topic/thread then discuss it.  As is, we have to wait for something to be posted before we discuss.  But other than that, great work.

5:59 PM  
Anonymous gmuhoops said...

You can, I started a message board for the site, click the link at the top of the site.

6:53 PM  
Anonymous Taylormade703 said...

Thanks.  I just joined.  I tried posting but it said it had to be approved my the moderator.  On here I just post and it's immediately on, just like on and all those.  Am I doing something wrong?  Thanks.

7:18 PM  
Anonymous gmuhoops said...

Yes, sorry for the delay I have to moderate people's first post to prevent spam. After your first post is approved you are good to go and post and create threads all you want.

7:44 PM  

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