April 17, 2013
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Alex Len was given the Len Bias Award as the most valuable player as the University of Maryland men's basketball team held its awards banquet Wednesday at the Riggs Alumni Center.
Players, coaches, staff and supporters gathered to celebrate a season that saw the Terrapins win 25 games, their most since 2006-07. Voice of the Terrapins Johnny Holliday emceed the event, which also featured a 2012-13 highlight video and remarks from coach Mark Turgeon and seniors James Padgett and Logan Aronhalt.
In addition to being named MVP, Len earned the Len Elmore Award for most rebounds after finishing with 298. He was also given the Buck Williams Award for Most Valuable Defensive Player; Len's 78 blocks in 2012-13 are the eighth most in a single-season in school history.
Juan Dixon was on hand to present the award for Most Improved Player - named after himself - to freshman Jake Layman. Fellow freshman Shaquille Cleare was given the Walt Williams Coaches Award for being the most coachable player.
Pe'Shon Howard, who led the Terps with 131 assists, won the Steve Blake Award for assists, while Aronhalt won the Tom McMillen award for Academic Achievement. Aronhalt had a 4.0 GPA in his first year pursuing a graduate degree in exercise physiology.