Men's Basketball Holds Clinic, Team Banquet During Busy Sunday
On Sunday, members of the University of Hartford men’s basketball team, including its coaching staff, held a free basketball clinic at the Chase Family Arena at the Reich Family Pavilion for the Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters organization.
Those who attended the clinic met members of the Hawks’ men’s basketball team, and received one-on-one instruction on basketball fundamentals. In addition, the Hawks ran through several drills with participants, putting emphasis on basic skills such as shooting, passing, and dribbling.
The Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters' mission is to help children reach their potential through one-to-one relationships with mentors that have a measureable impact on youth. For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life.
Following the clinic, the men’s basketball team held its annual end-of-the-year banquet at Tumble Brook Country Club in Bloomfield, Conn. The Hawks’ four seniors – Clayton Brothers, Genesis Maciel, Andres Torres and Charles White – were honored and several awards were handed out to team members.
2011-12 Men’s Basketball Awards
Luke Reilly Award (Outstanding Teammate) – Clayton Brothers
Frank Grella Award (Academic Excellence) – Jamie Schneck
Gary LaRocque Award (Best Free Throw %) – Yolonzo Moore II
Ed Whitehead Award (Most Improved Player) – Mark Nwakamma
Chuck Harding Award (Assist Leader) – Andres Torres
Gordon McCullough Award (Strongest Desire) – Andres Torres
Ed Driscoll Award (Outstanding Defense) – Clayton Brothers
Peter Egan Award (Outstanding Rebounder) – Nate Sikma
Vin Baker Award (Top Scorer) – Andres Torres
Jim Harrington Award (Most Valuable Player) – Andres Torres