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Men's Basketball

Most Valuable Player

STANFORD, Calif. – Junior forward Reid Travis was honored with the Hank Luisetti Most Valuable Player Award as the Stanford men's basketball program celebrated the 2017-18 season at its awards banquet.
Stanford recognized the accomplishments of its second season under Anne & Tony Joseph Director of Men's Basketball, Jerod Haase, during the team banquet held at the Sheraton in Palo Alto. The Cardinal finished the season 19-16 overall, earning a postseason berth for the first time in three seasons. Stanford tied for third in the Pac-12 with an 11-7 record, marking the highest finish and most conference wins in 10 seasons.
Travis captured the Hank Luisetti MVP Award with one of the finest individual seasons in school history. The junior forward was a First Team All-Pac-12 selection and a National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District pick for the second consecutive season.
The third-year captain completed the season ranked third in the Pac-12 in both scoring (19.5 ppg) and rebounding (8.7 rpg). He finished in the top-three in the Pac-12 in 10 categories overall, including free throw attempts (first, 243), field goal attempts (first, 474), total points (second, 682), free throws made (second, 164), total field goals made (second, 250), scoring (third, 19.5), double-doubles (third, 16), offensive rebounds per game (third, 3.0), rebounding (third, 8.7) and total rebounds (third, 306).
The forward posted the fifth-best scoring total in a season in school history with 682 points. His 306 rebounds ranked seventh all-time. Travis' 250 field goals ranked third, his 243 free throw attempts ranked fourth and his 164 free throws made ranked 10th on Stanford's single-season lists.
Senior Dorian Pickens and freshman Oscar da Silva were each the recipient of the Howie Dallmar Coach's Award.
Despite missing 11 games with a foot injury, Pickens was second on the Stanford roster in scoring and led the Cardinal with 68 three-pointers. He earned All-Pac-12 honors for his performance on the court and was voted the Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year for his effort in the classroom. The senior was also a First Team Pac-12 All-Academic selection for the third consecutive season. On the court, he finished eighth in the Pac-12 in scoring at 15.9 ppg during conference action. He was the conference's top three-point shooter, leading the league at 3.1 three-point field goals per game during conference play. The senior forward finished sixth in the conference in three-point field goal percentage (.455) in league action. He finished his career with 196 three-pointers, the eighth-most in school history. Pickens is one of 47 members of Stanford's 1,000-point club, with 1,186 career points.  
Da Silva was the Cardinal's top player off the bench this past season. He was one of three players to play in all 35 games, averaging 24.1 minutes per contest. The forward, who started 11 games on the year, was second on the team with 30 blocks. His total was the seventh-most by a freshman in Stanford history. The versatile freshman averaged nearly seven points, five rebounds and shot a team-best 56 percent from three-point range. He connected on 29 threes on the year, including seven over the Cardinal's final four games.  
Senior Michael Humphrey was the recipient of the Peter Sauer Most Inspirational Award. Humphrey completed his career among the all-time leaders in scoring and rebounding. His 716 career rebounds ranked 12th in school history. The forward is one of 47 all-time members of the 1,000-point club with 1,037 in his 125-game career. A three-year starter for the Cardinal, he started 93 career games on The Farm. He was one of two members of the Cardinal to start all 35 games this past season. Humphrey, who was a member of the Peter Sauer Captainship as a senior, averaged 10.0 points and 7.3 rebounds per game this past season. His rebounding average ranked seventh in the Pac-12. The forward was also among the Pac-12 leaders in blocks with a team-best 33 his senior season. In his final career game as a Cardinal, Humphrey posted his seventh double-double of the season and 15th of his career with a career-best 20 rebounds and 15 points against Oklahoma State in the NIT.
Freshman Daejon Davis captured the Roy Young Toughness Award, recognizing the individual with the most floor burns for the season. Originally created at Kansas in honor of Haase, the floor burns stat was adopted by Stanford when Haase was hired as head coach last season. Floor burns recognizes individuals for diving for loose balls, taking charges and making the extra effort to help their team win. Davis recorded 100 floor burns during his freshman season. The point guard caused opponent turnovers numerous times with charges taken and created opportunities offensively in finding an opening to the basket in a crowded post area. The Pac-12 All-Freshman Team selection set the Cardinal record for assists by a freshman with 160. Davis ranked fourth in the Pac-12 in assists (4.8 apg). His assist total was 10th best in a season in Stanford history. Davis, who started all 33 games he played in, finished first among freshmen and third overall on the team in scoring during his first season on The Farm, averaging 10.7 ppg.   
The Top Defensive Player Award went to freshman forward KZ Okpala. The freshman was tasked with guarding the opponent's top offensive player, limiting their production on numerous occasions. Making his collegiate debut in the nonconference finale in December, Okpala finished among the team leaders in steals with 23, averaging 1.0 steals per contest. He also posted 13 blocks in 23 games. The versatile forward finished fourth on the team in scoring with an average of 10.0 points per game. He started 21 contests in his first season on The Farm, averaging 28.5 minutes per game.