Sean Lampley Named Cal MVP at Annual Basketball Banquet

April 5, 2001

Senior forward Sean Lampley, the 2001 Pac-10 Player of the Year who led the conference in scoring with 19.5 ppg, was named Cal's Most Valuable Player at the team's annual banquet Thursday night at Haas Pavilion.

Lampley, who earned the team honor for the second consecutive year, finished his career as the school's all-time leading scorer with 1,776 points. In addition to his Pac-10-leading scoring average, he pulled down 7.2 rpg and dished out 3.3 apg during the 2000-01 season.

Other awards handed out went to:

  • Ryan Forehan-Kelly - Top Defensive Player
  • Brian Wethers - Most Improved Player
  • Dennis Gates - Most Inspirational Player
  • Dennis Gates & Morgan Lingle - Most Outstanding Student-Athlete
  • Morgan Lingle - Hustle and Spirit Award

    Forehan-Kelly also claimed the defensive award last season. This year, he averaged 7.2 ppg and 2.7 rpg while also picking off 38 steals. Wethers upped his scoring average to 8.5 ppg from 5.5 ppg last year and ranked among the Top 10 in the league in field goal shooting at 51.7 percent.

    Gates and Lingle shared the Most Outstanding Student-Athlete award two years ago. A junior, Gates will graduate this May with a degree in sociology and will play as a graduate student in education next season. Lingle, who served as co-captain with Lampley, will graduate this May with his bachelor's degree in economics.

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