Masters Earns 2nd AUS MVP

Masters Earns 2nd AUS MVP

(HALIFAX, NS) Javon Masters is Atlantic University Sport's most valuable player, in men's basketball, for a second straight season.

Masters was named league MVP and a member of the AUS 1st All Star Team at an awards banquet, Thursday, in Halifax.

"It's a special feeling, for sure," said Masters. "I have to thank my teammates for everything they have done for me this season, and UNB."

All eight AUS coaches voted on the league's major award winners.

The third-year arts student finished first overall in both AUS and CIS scoring this season, with an average of 28 points per game. He led the country in free throws made, with 165, and finished second in the country in field goals made, with 185.

He adds these to his growing list of accolades, which already include 2014-15 AUS MVP honours, a place on the 2014-15 and 2013-14 first team all-star squads, as well as the 2013-14 all-rookie team, and was named 2013-14 AUS rookie of the year.

"The fact I got to do it back to back is rare," said Masters. "I can't really put it into words."

Masters' teammate, Matt Daley was named to the AUS second all star team.

The Belledune, NB native finished the season with a career high 328 points, and led the conference with 129 assists.

One of the youngest members of the Varsity Reds, Tyronn King, was named to the AUS all rookie team.

The 6'1" guard averaged 12 minutes per game.

Grace Wade, of the Varsity Reds women's basketball team, was named to the AUS second all star team.

She posted career highs for points and assists this season.

BY – OSCAR BAKER AND ANDY CAMPBELL, FOR UNB ATHLETICS