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Senior guard Billy Baron was named Most Valuable Player of the Canisius College men’s basketball team at the recent team banquet. It should have been no surprise that the honorable mention AP All-American, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Year and fourth leading scorer in the nation (24.1) should be singled out for the honors.

Other Canisius awards: Defensive Player of the Year, Jordan Heath; Most Improved Player, Zach Lewis and Phil Valenti; Charles Eppolito Award as the unsung hero, Chris Manhertz; Father Demske Academic Award, Chris Perez, who holds a 3.8 grade point average while working towards his master’s degree.