The basketball awards banquet was tonight, and I thougtht that I'd share a quick report. As might be expected the crowd was definitely into it giving Beilein a standing ovation when he took the podium.
The awards are mix of performance (MVP etc.) recognition voted on by both players and coaches as well as fun, non-basketball prizes (best dressed) voted on by the players alone. Rakh and Wagner shared MVP while Simpson won the Steve Grote hustle, the best defender and most improved awards. Duncan was named best 6th man (obviously not a shock), and best team leader.
From the voted on by players only awards category Poole got best dancer (doing a few moves on his way to the podium as he picked up the award) and best dressed with Beilein making fun of his very short tie when he came up. Duncan got an odd combination of the most likely to succeed and "talks most knows least" awards. Duncan gave a nice senior speech about his first collegiate game being at Williams playing in front of 394, and his last game as senior being in front 80,000 in San Antonio and a worldwide TV audience. Austin Hatch talked about how much he appreciated being allowed to stick around as part of the team.