Richmond's Philip Scrubb has been named Canada's top university men's basketball player for the second straight season.
The third-year guard for the defending national champion Carleton University Ravens is just the seventh player in CIS history to be a multiple winner of the Mike Moser Memorial Trophy.
Simply put, Scrubb was the best player on the best team in the country during the regular season. The 6-foot3 guard finished sixth in OUA scoring with a team-high 18.6 points per game, was deadly from three-point range as he connected on 42.6 per cent of his attempts, and made opponents pay 86 per cent of the time from the free throw line - the fourth best success rate in the Ontario conference.
As the Ravens' main ball handler, the 20-year-old commerce student had a team-best 3.4 assists per contest while maintaining a solid assist-to-turnover ratio of two-to-one.
He also chipped in defensively and under the basket with 1.5 steals and 3.2 rebounds per outing.
The Vancouver College graduate's stellar play helped the Ravens to another first-place finish in the OUA East with a sparkling 19-1 record. He largely contributed to making Carleton the top scoring (91.0 points per game) and top defensive team (61.6) in the nation in league play.
"Phil has had another solid year and has adjusted well to all of the attention he gets from the opposing defences," said Carleton bench boss Dave Smart, who also coached Scrubb at the 2011 Pan American Games in Mexico. "It is always a work in progress but he continues to make strides in his overall game."