NEW YORK -- Duke star J.J. Redick won the Sullivan Award on Wednesday night, becoming the first men's basketball player since Bill Walton in 1973 to be honored as the nation's top amateur athlete. Redick beat out Texas quarterback Vince Young, who led the Longhorns to a national title with a win in the Rose Bowl over Southern California and its two Sullivan Award finalists -- Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush. [espn.com]
How often does a skinny white kid who's not even considered a top 5 draft prospect win out over Heisman trophy winners and olympic gold medalists? Maybe this will help ease the pain of never winning the big one. you go boy.
ed. note: yes, i am aware of the fact that young mr. redick only dunked twice in his entire career, but you've gotta love this pic, with sheldon williams ("the landlord)" looking on in the background).