Thursday, February 5, 2009

URI's Jimmy Baron Nominated For Lowe's Senior CLASS Award

Via ProJo Sports:

URI co-captain Jimmy Baron has received perhaps his biggest honor yet.

It was announced today that the senior guard is one of 10 finalists for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award, a program that recognizes not only basketball skills, but a player's character and contributions to his school and community.

Baron, who has scored more than 1,500 points and is URI's all-time leader in 3-point shots, has done such things as earn a perfect 4.0 grade point average last spring and carry a 3.4 overall GPA in communications, give his time as a speaker at elementary and high schools and work as a team leader in URI's Life Skills program.

Other nominees include: A.J. Abrams (Texas), Dionte Christmas (Temple), Tyler Hansbrough (North Carolina), Lester Hudson (Tennessee-Martin), Curtis Jerrells (Baylor), Jerel McNeal (Marquette), Andy Wicke (Belmont), Terrence Williams (Louisville) and Sam Young (Pittsburgh).

The winner of the award will be determined by a national vote. Fans are allowed to vote and can vote online for Jimmy Baron during this time period at Fans can vote once per day. Fans can also submit their votes via text message. To vote for Jimmy via text, fans can send the text code MB2 to 839863.
Quite an honor to be nominated for this award for Baron, regardless of the outcome.

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