April 10, 2003
SEATTLE - Sophomore guard Will Conroy was named the KJR Radio Most Valuable Player, headlining the awards presentation Thursday evening during the annual Husky men's basketball banquet at the Don James Center on the University of Washington campus.
Conroy (Seattle, Wash. / Garfield HS) led the team and ranked fifth among Pac-10 players with 4.0 assists per game. His 12.7-point scoring average ranked second on the team and 20th among conference competitors.
Marlon Shelton (Rochester, Mich.), the only senior on the 2003 Husky roster, was the recipient of two awards. He received the Senior Award and was honored with the Tyee Sports Council Community Service Award.
The only other player to collect more than one trophy was red-shirt freshman Mike Jensen (Covington, Wash. / Kentwood HS). He received the KING Most Improved Player Award and was issued the 101 Club Scholar/Athlete plaque.
Junior Doug Wrenn (Seattle, Wash. / O'Dea HS), who Wednesday announced his intent to forego his final season and enter the NBA Draft, received the Harshman Trophy that is annually awarded to the team's top rebounder. Wrenn's team-leading average of 5.8 rebounds was the 12th-best figure among Pac-10 players.
Sophomore guard David Hudson (Seattle, Wash. / Rainier Beach HS) was the recipient of the Brandon West Walk-on of the Year Award.
A trio of freshmen garnered the remaining three team awards. Guard Nate Robinson (Seattle, Wash. / Rainier Beach HS) received the Hec Edmundson Award designated for the Huskies' most inspirational team member. Robinson played football last season, but announced last week that he will concentrate on basketball for the 2003-04 season. He was a member of the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team and was named to some freshman All-America teams.
Center Anthony Washington (Seattle, Wash. / Garfield HS) was the recipient of the John Meyers Award for the team's best defensive player.
Forward Bobby Jones (Compton, Calif. / Long Beach Poly HS) claimed the Wurster Award that honors the player deemed Washington's top hustler.
The Huskies registered a 10-17 record in 2003, a season that was highlighted by victories over NCAA Tournament-bound Stanford and Oregon. UW placed ninth in the Pac-10 standings with a 5-13 mark.