May 6, 2013
RUSTON - Former Louisiana Tech basketball great Paul Millsap was a recent recipient of the Bob Pettit Award, given to Louisiana's professional Player of the Year, chosen by the Louisiana Association of Basketball Coaches (LABC).
Now in his seventh year in the NBA, all with the Utah Jazz, the Bulldog Hall of Famer averaged 14.6 points and 7.1 rebounds per game this past season while starting all 78 games.
Millsap registered 15 double-double games and had single game highs of 34 points, 15 rebounds and five steals.
The power forward flirted with a triple-double on April 5th versus New Orleans when he scored 20 points on 8-of-13 shooting with 10 rebounds and seven assists.
As a Bulldog, Millsap was a three-time All-WAC selection and became the first player to ever lead the NCAA in rebounding three consecutive years.
This was the fifth time Millsap has been honored with this award.
Since 1980, the `Dogs have had more players chosen as the Louisiana professional Player of the Year than any other college in the state.
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