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Vote Now for 2012 Majerle Hustle Award

Grant Hill won the Majerle Hustle Award for both the '08 and '11 seasons.
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Posted: April 16, 2012

Suns fans once again have an opportunity to help select the winner of the Dan Majerle Hustle Award by casting their vote on Suns.com/hustle. Fan balloting is open now through Tuesday, April 24 at 5 p.m.

The award is presented at the end of each season to the Suns player who most personified the same hustle and determination that Suns Ring of Honor member Dan Majerle displayed as a player.

“As a player and now a coach, Dan Majerle exemplifies the work ethic that is required to be a leader, on and off, the basketball court,” said Phoenix Suns President of Basketball Operations, Lon Babby. “It is that same commitment to hard work that is at the heart of this award.”

The winner of the 2012 Majerle Hustle Award will be selected based on the results of five voting categories: Suns fans, Suns players, Suns coaches, Suns employees and Majerle himself. Each voting group carries equal weight in the final selection. In addition to the award, a $9,000 donation will be made to the charity of the winning player’s choice.

Past Majerle Hustle Award winners include:

  • Grant Hill (2011)
  • Jared Dudley (2010)
  • Louis Amundson (2009)
  • Grant Hill (2008)
  • Leandro Barbosa (2007)
  • Raja Bell (2006)
  • Shawn Marion (2005)
  • Casey Jacobsen (2004)
  • Bo Outlaw (2003 – Inaugural award)

This year’s award will be presented during pregame of the Suns final regular season matchup against the San Antonio Spurs on April 25 at US Airways Center.

For more information or to place a vote, please visit Suns.com/hustle.

Suns fans, “Bring Your Game Face” when the Suns host the Portland Trailblazers tonight (April 16) and Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, April 18 at US Airways Center. Tickets are still available and can be purchased at Suns.com or by calling 1-800-4NBA-TIX.