Antoine Hood Awarded Top Honor at Menís Basketball Banquet
Senior Antoine Hood was awarded the top honor Wednesday night at the Air Force men's basketball banquet, held at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. Hood received the Bob Spear Award, given to the student-athlete that is outstanding in all areas of the Academy - academics, athletics and military performance. There is no higher honor for a men's basketball player.
Hood, who shared the award last season with Nick Welch, becomes the first player to win the award twice since its inception in 1991. Hood led the team in scoring, averaging 14.9 points per game, and assists with 86. The Sugar Land, Texas, product, who was also named team MVP, earned first-team all-MWC honors this year and was named all-district by the United States Basketball Writers Association and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Hood leaves the program as the career leader with 118 games played.
Juniors John Frye and Ryan Teets shared the Falcon Award, given to the player that gives 100 percent regardless of the situation and his place on the team. Frye, who entered the '05-06 season with 29 minutes of action in his career, started every game this season and averaged 5.7 points and 3.3 rebounds per game. He scored a career-high 26 points at Navy and pulled down a career-best 13 rebounds against Lamar.
Teets, meanwhile, appeared in 13 games this season. He averaged 1.2 points and 0.5 rebounds per game and scored a season-high three points on three different occasions this season. Teets, from Springboro, Ohio, had a career-high two steals at the NCAA Tournament against Illinois.
Air Force finished the season with a 24-7 overall record, the most wins in the 50-year history of the program. The Falcons appeared in the NCAA Tournament for the second time in the past three years and just the fourth time in school history.