Gheorghe Muresan, the tallest player in the NBA at 7-foot-7, has a new label: Most improved player.

The Washington Bullets' center, who this season recorded career-high numbers in minutes, points, rebounds, assists, blocks and field goal percentage, on Thursday became the fourth Bullet in seven years to be win the league's most improved player award.Playing in his third NBA season, the 7-foot-7 Muresan started the Bullets' first 76 games before a knee injury ended his season. He averaged 14.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game and led the NBA with a .584 shooting percentage.

George McCloud of Dallas was second in the balloting with 23 votes and Cleveland teammates Danny Ferry and Terrell Brandon shared third place with six votes each.

Eighteen players received votes, including Shawn Bradley and Chris Childs of New Jersey