The John Degroat Award was originally awarded to the seldom-used JUCO player on the basketball team. Every other year, Jamie would recruit a JUCO player....and well..he would never play them. Here's a look at our previous winners:
2006-2007 - Doyle Hudson
Doyle was recruited by Jamie because he saw him play against Levon Kendall in some league in the offseason and Jamie liked how Doyle played against him. You know Levon was that guy who scored 50 points in some Canadian national game. Doyle didn't see much playing time in his two years.
2007-2008 - Cassin Diggs
Cassin was cut when the season ended to make room for Jermaine Dixon. That's really about it.
2008-2009 - Austin Wallace
Here's where the Degroat Award changes. We didn't have any Juco's that flamed out that year...so we had to give it to someone.
2009-2010 - Dwight Miller
Dwight just never panned out. People liked him when he would play at Greentree, but Greentree is nothing but a glorified AND-1 tournament.
Candidates for 2010-2011 are: JJ Richardson, Isaiah Epps, Lamar Patterson, Dante Taylor, Cameron Wright, and Talib Zanna.
So who will win?
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