Knights Celebrate at Annual Banquet

ORLANDO (UCFKnights.com) –The 2018-19 campaign was one for the ages. The UCF men’s basketball team earned its first berth to the NCAA Tournament since 2005 and for the first time ever won a game in the tourney, defeating VCU in the First Round before falling at the buzzer to top-seeded Duke in Second Round action.


On Tuesday evening, the group got back together to eat, enjoy each other’s company, and celebrate all the personal and team achievements from the year at the program’s annual end-of-the-season banquet.


Hosted by Voice of the Knights Marc Daniels, the event included remarks from head coach Johnny Dawkins and the rest of the coaching staff, as well as a number of awards to deserving student-athletes.


The first awards of the night went to those Knights who excelled in certain statistical categories:


Free Throw Percentage: Aubrey Dawkins

Field Goal Percentage: Tacko Fall

Three-Pointers: Aubrey Dawkins

Assists: Terrell Allen

Rebounds: Tacko Fall

Scoring: BJ Taylor


Each of the team’s four captains were honored with an award for their leadership on the team this season. The captains in 2018-19 were Tacko Fall, BJ Taylor, Chad Brown and Aubrey Dawkins.


The following awards were also given out to members of the team for their performance on the court and their dedication to the team:


Managers’ Award: Anthony Caotti

Hustle Award: Frank Bertz

Coach’s Award: Chad Brown, Aubrey Dawkins

Most Improved: Dayon Griffin

Inspirational Award: Anthony Catotti

Toughness Award: Ceasar DeJesus

Best Defensive Player: Tacko Fall

MVP Award: BJ Taylor, Aubrey Dawkins, Tacko Fall

Watch the End of Season Video Recap Below

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