Men's Hoops Honors Players
March 9, 1998
LOS ANGELES--Senior guard Gary Johnson, who led the Trojans in scoring average (13.3), assists (100), steals (57) and minutes (823) in 1998, was named the Most Valuable Player of the USC men's basketball team at the annual awards banquet Monday night (March 9) at Town and Gown on campus.
Johnson, who scored 59 points this past week in USC's upset victories over Arizona and Arizona State, also received the Best Defensive Player Award.
Sophomore forward Jarvis Turner was named the Most Inspirational Player, while freshman guard Kevin Augustine received the 110% Effort Award.
A complete list of awards:
Sam Barry Most Valuable Player Award: senior guard Gary Johnson
Ernie Holbrook Memorial Award (Most Inspirational Player): sophomore forward Jarvis Turner
Forrest F. Twogood Memorial Award (Best Defensive Player): senior guard Gary Johnson
John Rudometkin 110% Effort Award: freshman guard Kevin Augustine
Harold Jones Memorial Award (Most Improved Player): freshman forward Shannon Swillis
Tom Kimmel Memorial Award (Sixth Man Award): freshman guard Jeff Trepagnier
Best Newcomer Award: freshman forward Greg Lakey
Joe Barbato Free Throw Award (Highest Free Throw Percentage): junior forward Adam Spanich (82.9%)