Ohio State's Jay Burson, whose college career ended prematurely because of a neck injury, was named the first recipient of the Pete Maravich Award, organizers of the Orlando All-Star Classic announced.

Burson, an All-Big Ten selection, played in 95 games for Ohio State before suffering a fracture of the anterior of the body of the fifth cervical vertabra in the neck. The injury broke a string of 90 consecutive starts for the Buckeyes' captain.