Phillip Scrubb, a third-year guard with the Carleton Ravens and a graduate of Vancouver College, was named the most outstanding player in Canadian Interuniversity Sport men’s basketball for the second straight season.
The fourth back-to-back winner of the Mike Moser Memorial Trophy, Scrubb, 20, kicked off his university career in 2010-11 with rookie-of-the-year honours.__
The CIS identified Scrubb, the son of Vancouver College basketball coach Lloyd Scrubb, in straightforward terms.
“Simply put, Scrubb was the best player on the best team in the country during the regular season,” stated a CIS press release.
The 6-foot-3 guard scored a team-high 18.6 points per game, connected from three-point range on 42.6 per cent of his attempts, and hit from the free throw line 86 per cent of the time. He led the team with 3.4 assists per game on top of 1.5 steals and 3.2 rebounds a game.
_“Phil has had another solid year and has adjusted well to all of the attention he gets from the opposing defences,” said Carleton coach Dave Smart, who coached Scrubb at the 2011 Pan American Games in Mexico.
He added, “It is always a work in progress but he continues to make strides in his overall game.”
The Ravens finished first in Ontario University Athletics with a 19-1 record and holds the No. 1 seed at CIS championships. Carleton also hosts the Final Eight, which runs March 8 to 10 in Ottawa.