Monday, January 2, 2012

December Awards

Player of the Month

Ricky Rubio, Minnesota Timberwolves--Player of the Month. OK, I was a serious skeptic about Rubio. Now, he's played all of 4 games with the Wolves and he's Player of the Month? In a word, yes. He makes other guys better, period, end of story. And the Target Center is seeing excitement it hasn't seen since 2004.

Runner-Up--Tyus Jones, Apple Valley boys. The sophomore phenom returns vastly improved after a summer of international play with the U.S. 16U team.

Team of the Month

Eastview boys--started 7-0, moved up to #1AAAA after Benilde beat Hopkins 76-71. Eastview had beaten Benilde earlier 61-54. 6-8 senior forward Joey King leads the way for coach Mark Gerber.

Runner-Up--Moorhead State men, of whom little was expected, get to the new year undefeated and tied for 1st in the NSIC.

Coach of the Month

Mike Roysland, Minnesota-Crookston--has the former doormat at 3-2 and tied for 5th in the NSIC.

Runner-up--Billy McKee, Augsburg women--another erstwhile doormat opens with 2 shocking upsets of St. Ben's and Concordia (Moorhead).

Game of the Month

Minnesota Timberwolves 117 Milwaukee Bucks 96--sure, it was an exhibition, but the 1st game of the Adelman/Rubio era was a smashing success and a victory, too.

Runner-Up--Benilde-St. Margaret's boys 76 Hopkins 71--#1 over #1.

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