K-State seniors share MVP honors at year-end banquet

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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

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