Tyler Zeller didn't end his college career the way he wanted, but his performance throughout the season made him a co-MVP of the 2011-12 Tar Heels. PHOTO: Robert Willet
CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina held its annual postseason basketball awards ceremony last Thursday night. And for some reason, I missed the release about it. My apologies. Senior forward Tyler Zeller and sophomore point guard Kendall Marshall received co-MVP honors during the ceremony, which was closed to the public and to the media.
Zeller at the end of the regular season received ACC Player of the Year honors while Marshall, who set an ACC single-season record with 351 assists, earned second-team All-ACC honors. Marshall joined sophomore forward Harrison Barnes and junior forward John Henson in leaving school early to enter the NBA draft.
Zeller and fellow senior Justin Watts were named permanent captains for the 2011-12 Tar Heels.
Here’s the complete list of winners: