Men's Basketball
    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%)