Luettgerodt, Nash share top honor in men’s hoops
Hawaii seniors Riley Luettgerodt and Bobby Nash shared top honors at the Rainbow Warriors basketball team awards banquet last night at the Hilton Hawaiian Village.
Luettgerodt and Nash were named co-recipients of the Art Woolaway Most Outstanding Player Award for their efforts this season. It marked the fifth time the award has gone to multiple players and the first time since Anthony Carter and Alika Smith shared it in 1998.
Luettgerodt averaged 12.8 points and a team-high 4.9 rebounds per game, leading the Rainbows in scoring in six of their last eight games.
Nash closed out his five-year career by scoring 13.7 points per game. He hit a team-high 59 3-pointers and set a UH single-season record by shooting 87.9 percent from the free-throw line.
Center Stephen Verwers was presented the Ah Chew Goo Most Inspirational Player award and shared the Academic Award with Nash. Senior guard Matt Gibson won the Top Playmaker award for the third time in his career. Senior Jared Dillinger was named the Top Defensive Player and junior Bill Amis was named Most Improved Player. The Captains Award went to Gibson, Luettgerodt and Nash.
The Rainbows finished 11-19 in Bob Nash's first year as head coach.