Seniors Barry Brown, Jr., Kamau Stokes and Dean Wade each shared the Rolando Blackman Most Valuable Player Award, as Kansas State celebrated the accomplishments of its Big 12 Championship team at the annual men’s basketball banquet Thursday night at the Hilton Garden Inn.
In all, Brown captured four awards (Porky Morgan Most Inspirational Player, Rolando Blackman MVP, Jack Hartman Top Defensive Player and Mitch Richmond Mr. Basketball), while Stokes earned three (Blackman MVP, Bob Boozer Courage and 1st Battalion 7th Field Artillery “Never Broken”) and Wade won a pair (Blackman MVP and Tex Winter Top Offensive Player).
2018-19 Kansas State Men’s Basketball Team Awards:
Porky Morgan Most Inspirational Award: Barry Brown, Jr.
Rolando Blackman Most Valuable Player Award: Barry Brown, Jr./Kamau Stokes/Dean Wade
Tex Winter Top Offensive Player Award: Dean Wade
Jack Hartman Top Defensive Player Award: Barry Brown, Jr./Xavier Sneed
Dean Harris Sixth Man Award: Cartier Diarra
Ernie Barrett Play Hard Award: Xavier Sneed
Ed Nealy Most Improved Award: Makol Mawien
Mitch Richmond Mr. Basketball Award: Barry Brown, Jr.
Bob Boozer Courage Award: Kamau Stokes
1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery “Never Broken” Award: Kamau Stokes
Keith Amerson Academic Award: Pierson McAtee