Freshmen Gabe Pruitt and Nick Young Named 2005 MVPs of USC Men's Basketball Team

April 7, 2005

Freshmen guards Gabe Pruitt and Nick Young were named co-Most Valuable Players of the 2005 USC men's basketball team at the annual awards banquet on Thursday (April 7) at the Radisson Hotel Midtown.

Pruitt led the Trojans in scoring with a 12.3 average, while Young was third at 11.1.

Senior center Rory O'Neil won a pair of awards: the John Rudometkin 110% Effort Award and the Dr. James Zumberge Award for the team's highest grade point average.

Senior forward Jeff McMillan received the Coaches Award, senior forward Gregg Guenther was presented with the Tom Kimmel Memorial Award (the sixth man award, junior guard Dwayne Shackleford won the Joe Barbato Free Throw Award (77.8%) and walk-on sophomore guard Chris Penrose received the Ernie Holbrook Memorial Award as the most inspirational player.

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