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Hale Named Florida State MVP at Basketball Banquet

April 9, 1999

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Junior forward Ron Hale received the Hugh
Durham Most Valuable Player Award from the Florida State basketball
coaching staff, highlighting the team’s season-ending awards banquet
this evening.

Hale, a native of Largo, Fla., led the Seminoles in scoring
(16.0 ppg), rebounding (5.6 rpg), free throw percentage (.800) and
blocked shots (27) on the way to earning third team All-Atlantic Coast
Conference honors this year. Hale led the Seminoles in scoring 14 times
and was the team’s leading rebounder in 13 games this season.

Senior guard Terrell Baker earned the Charlie Ward Defensive
Award from the coaching staff for the second consecutive year. Baker
led FSU with 80 steals and finished second in the ACC in that category
at 2.7 per game. He was named to the ACC Coaches All-Defensive team at
the conclusion of the season.

A complete list of the awards handed out is below:

Dave Cowens Most Valuable Player Award 
Ron Hale, junior, forward, Largo, Florida 

Most Improved Player Award Justin Mott, junior, center, Chula Vista, California

Dave Cowens Rebounding Award Ron Hale

Bob Sura Leading Scorer Award Ron Hale

Otto Petty Assist Award Delvon Arrington, sophomore, guard, Jersey City, NJ

Free Throw Percentage Award Ron Hale

Captains Award Terrell Baker and Gibson Pierre, senior, forward, Miami, Florida

Academic Award Oliver Simmons, junior, forward, Nashville, Tennessee

Iron Man Award Terrell Baker

Mr. Walk-On Award Chris Hull, sophomore, guard, Strongsville, Ohio

Top Conditioned Athlete Ron Hale

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