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Barrett, Williamson Win MVP Award At Duke Basketball Banquet

Kind of sums up their unique chemistry

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NCAA Basketball Tournament - East Regional - Washington DC
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 31: RJ Barrett #5 and Zion Williamson #1 of the Duke Blue Devils react against the Michigan State Spartans during the second half in the East Regional game of the 2019 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Capital One Arena on March 31, 2019 in Washington, DC.
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The annual basketball banquet was Thursday night and as you might expect, Coach K was positive and upbeat. Here’s his speech.

As far as awards go, RJ Barrett and Zion Williamson won the Swett-Baylin Award for team MVP(s) and Jack White won our favorite, the Dr. Deryl Hart Award for Top Scholar-Athlete.

  • Swett-Baylin Award (Most Valuable Player): RJ Barrett, Zion Williamson
  • Dr. Deryl Hart Award (Top Scholar-Athlete): Jack White
  • Pagliuca Family Coach’s Award (Commitment and Values): Javin DeLaurier
  • Glenn E. “Ted” Mann Award (Contribution to Team Morale): Antonio Vrankovic
  • Iron Duke Award (Most Minutes Played): RJ Barrett
  • Bill Krzyzewski Captains’ Award: Javin DeLaurier, Jack White
  • Best Field Goal Percentage: Zion Williamson
  • Best Free Throw Percentage: Cam Reddish
  • Best Rebound Average: Zion Williamson
  • Most Assists Award: Tre Jones
  • Best Defensive Player: Tre Jones
  • Gopal Varadhan Senior Manager Award: David Karamardian, Mike McAloonHarry Rainey Spirit Award: Billy Gist
  • Charles Hogan Memorial Band Award: Kendall Liang
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