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Duke basketball team awards released

Basketball season is officially over for the Duke Blue Devils as the team held their annual banquet and awards ceremony on Wednesday evening.

Headlining the team awards were Jabari Parker and Rodney Hood, Parker was just the second Duke freshman to be awarded the Swett-Baylin Most Valuable Player award in the coach Mike Krzyzewski era. The first freshman to win the award was Johnny Dawkins, who won the award in 1983. Parker also was awarded for having the best rebounding average on the team.

Hood walked away with several awards at the banquet. He was awarded the Pagliuca Family Coach’s Award for “exemplifying commitment and values of Duke basketball while displaying overall improvement”, the Iron Dukes Award (most minutes played), Best Defensive Player Award, and the Bill Krzyzewski Captains’ Award.

Tyler Thornton was also awarded the Bill Krzyzewski Captains’ Award, along with the Glenn E. “Ted” Mann Award for “contributing the most to team morale” for two years in a row and the True Blue Award (most drawn charges). Thornton drew 10 charges on the season.

Amile Jefferson walked away with two awards: the Dr. Deryl Hart (top scholar-athlete) and the Best Field Goal Percentage Award. He lead Duke with a .644 average.

Quinn Cook went home with two awards as well. He grabbed the Best Free Throw Percentage Award and the Most Assists Award. He shot .827 from the line and averaged 4.4 assists per game, totaling in 153 on the season. He’s no stranger to the Most Assists Award, considering he won the award last season as well.

Rounding out the award winners is Josh Hairston, who was the third person named as winners of the Bill Krzyewski Captains’ Award.

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