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McClanahan is Most Outstanding Player for 2022-23 season

Junior guard JoVon McClanahan received two honors, including the top award, from the University of Hawai’i basketball team’s 2022-23 awards, which were announced on Wednesday.

McClanhan, a 5-foot-10 junior guard, was named the Art Woolaway Most Outstanding Player for the season. He averaged 11.3 points, 3.5 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game while starting all 33 games. Against Big West Conference competition, he led the Rainbow Warriors in scoring at 13.5 points pe game, while also contributing 4.0 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game.

McClanahan, who averaged 6.2 points per game as a sophomore in 2021-22, also received the Most Improved Player award.

Here is the list of 2022-23 awards:

Art Woolaway Most Outstanding Player: JoVon McClanahan
Riley Wallace Leadership Award: Kamaka Hepa
Bob Nash Hustle Player Award: Kody Williams
Ah Chew Goo Most Inspirtational Player: Juan Munoz
Most Improved Player: JoVon McClanahan
Community Service Award: Samuta Avea and Zoar Nedd
Scholar Athlete Award: Zoar Nedd

Here are a few more notes from the 2022-23 season:

• Hawai’i finished with an overall record of 22-11. The 22 wins is tied for the sixth highest total in program history.

• Opponents scored an average of 61.8 points per game against the Warriors. That is the new school record for fewest points allowed per game. The previous record was 63.1 during the 2001-02 season.

• Opponents shot for a .294 percentage from 3-point range against Hawai’i. That is the new school record for 3-point percentage allowed. The previous record was .303 during the 2015-16 season.

• Opponents made 145 3-pointers against Hawai’i. That represented the fewest 3-pointers allowed by any team in the nation. Fairfield was next with 161 3-pointers allowed.

• Hawai’i finished with a team free throw percentage of .747, which is the second-best in program history. The record of .751 is held by the 1995-96 team.

• Assists were hard to come by on both ends of the court this season. Hawai’i averaged 11.1 assists per game, which is the lowest in program history. However, the Warriors were more impressive on the defensive end, allowing opponents to pass for only 7.7 assists per game. That is another defensive best for the Warriors, beating the 8.8 assists allowed just last year.

• Junior guard Noel Coleman led the team in scoring with 12.2 points per game. He is the eighth player in program history to lead the team in scoring in back-to-back seasons. No Hawai’i player has led the team in scoring for three straight seasons. Chris Gaines led the Warriors in scoring three times, but not consecutively (he led in 1986-87 as a freshman, 1987-88 as a sophomore, and 1989-90 as a senior).

• Coleman led the team with a .865 free throw percentage, which ranks No. 5 on the school’s single-season list for that category. Brocke Stepteau set the program record of .889 during the 2018-19 season.

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