Denzell Watts was one of 16 recipients of the award.
April 9, 2014
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ---- Denzell Watts, who just completed his freshman season on the UAB men's basketball team, is one of 16 recipients of the 2013-14 Winter Conference USA Spirit of Service Award, the C-USA office announced on Wednesday.
Watts has been an active member of UAB's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee in his first year with the Blazers. The Flint, Mich., native has helped out with basketball clinics for young children, participated in UAB's Spread Christmas Cheer event at the Salvation Army and took part in Read Across America at local Birmingham schools, among other community service opportunities.
"It is a pleasure to coach a player like Denzell," head coach Jerod Haase said. "He is a great teammate and is a high-character guy, who exemplifies the kind of player you want to have on your team. He is certainly deserving of this award, and I am proud of him for the way he represents UAB and our team on and off the court."
Boasting a 3.75 cumulative GPA in business, Watts saw increased playing time during Conference USA action for the Blazers. The freshman point guard played 20 or more minutes in 13 games last season, and averaged 5.0 points per game in C-USA play. Watts reached double figures on three occasions last season, including an 11-point effort against then league leader Southern Miss on Feb. 13.
Read the full release from the Conference USA office by clicking here.
For more information on the UAB men's basketball team follow the Blazers on Twitter (@UAB_MBB). For more on all UAB sports teams follow UAB Athletics on Twitter (@UABAthletics).