April 6, 2000
BERKELEY, Calif. - Junior forward Sean Lampley, who led Cal in both scoring and rebounding during the 1999-2000 season, was named Most Valuable Player at the team's awards banquet Thursday at H's Lordship's Restaurant in the Berkeley Marina.
An All-Pac-10 player this season, Lampley averaged 16.6 ppg and 7.4 rpg over the course of the year. During Cal's run to the NIT quarterfinals in March, he averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds in the three games. Lampley tallied a career-high 29 points at Oregon and scored at least 20 points 11 times.
In addition to Lampley, other awards went to:
Freshman center Nick Vander Laan - Hustle and Spirit Award
Senior guard Raymond King and senior guard Cassidy Raher - Most Outstanding Student-Athlete
Senior guard Robbie Jones - Most Inspirational
Sophomore center Solomon Hughes - Most Improved
Sophomore forward Ryan Forehan-Kelly - Best Defensive Player
Cal finished the 1999-2000 season with an 18-15 record and advanced to the NIT quarterfinals with wins over Long Beach State and Georgetown before losing to eventual champion Wake Forest.