April 17, 2012
RUSTON, La. - Former Louisiana Tech men's basketball standout and current member of the Utah Jazz Paul Millsap was selected as the 2012 Bob Pettit Award recipient for being the Louisiana Professional Player of the Year by the Louisiana Association of Basketball Coaches.
The award is given annually to the most outstanding professional basketball player from a Louisiana college as selected by the men's college basketball coaches in the State of Louisiana.
This is the second consecutive year that Millsap has received the honor and fourth in the past five years. He is in his sixth year playing in the NBA, all of them with the Jazz. This season Millsap is averaging 16.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 1.0 blocks in 32.6 minutes per game.
During his Bulldog career, Millsap put up 18.6 points, 12.7 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per contest. He is one of only six LA Tech players to have 1,000-plus points and rebounds in his collegiate career with 1,708 points and 1,172 rebounds which rank seventh and third in school history, respectively. His 183 career blocks are the third most in program history as well.
Millsap will be presented with the award at the LABC's 38th Annual Award Banquet that will be held on May 5 at 6 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Baton Rouge, La.
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