Moon Receives Austin Carr Good Guy Award

CLEVELAND, OH - April 6th, 2010 -Cavaliers forward Jamario Moon is the recipient of the fifth annual Austin Carr Good Guy Award, presented by the local chapter of the Pro Basketball Writers Association (PBWA). The award, named after Cavaliers legend Austin Carr, is designed to recognize a Cavaliers player who is cooperative and understanding of the media, the community and the public.

"Win or lose, Jamario remains the same. He's always accommodating and engaging in the locker room. Very seldom does he not have a big smile on his face. He's added to the Cavs' culture," stated Bob Finnan, Cavaliers beat writer for the News-Herald and PBWA chapter president.

Moon, who joined the Cavs as a free agent last summer, has played in 56 games this season, averaging 4.2 points and 3.0 rebounds in 16.4 minutes per game. He is shooting 43.8 percent overall, including 28.2 percent from 3-point range, and 83.3 percent from the line.

Carr, who played nine seasons with the Cavaliers, was the number one pick of the 1971 NBA Draft by Cleveland and was selected by 32 members of the media in Northeast Ohio to the Cavaliers’ All-Time Starting Five during the Cavaliers 30th anniversary season of 1999-2000. He is now the television analyst for FOX Sports Ohio and the team’s Director of Community and Business Development.

The award, which is presented annually, was voted upon by the local writers in Cleveland’s chapter of the Pro Basketball Writers Association.

Austin Carr Good Guy Award Recipient Winners:
2009-10 - Jamario Moon
2008-09 - Zydrunas Ilgauskas
2007-08 - Damon Jones
2006-07 - Drew Gooden
2005-06 - Larry Hughes