Men's Basketball Celebrates 2011-12 Season at Annual Banquet
April 10, 2012
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -
The University of Alabama men's basketball team was recognized and honored for its efforts on and off the court during the 2011-12 season at its annual awards banquet Tuesday evening at Coleman Coliseum.
The Crimson Tide, coming off an NCAA Tournament appearance and another 20-win season, was joined by more than 400 supporters and members of the Tuscaloosa Tip-Off Club, which sponsored the event along with Tide Pride. Following dinner, head coach Anthony Grant addressed the assembled crowd to give a few brief comments on the team's growth and success throughout the season and extend his heartfelt gratitude and thanks to the many supporters of the program.
In addition to recognizing the entire team and staff, special praise was given to the team's two departing seniors in standout forward JaMychal Green and manager Brooks Merrill for the commitment and sacrifice they have made to the program during their careers. Green and sophomore point guard Trevor Releford were also acknowledged for earning All-SEC accolades.
A list of individual honors awarded and comments on each from Grant at the banquet follows below.
Student-Athlete Award - Retin Obasohan
Outstanding Freshman - Levi Randolph
Hustle Award - Andrew Steele