Augustine Rubit Honored As Sun Belt Player of the Year By League Coaches, Media

March 7, 2013 · By · Filed Under Basketball, Men's 
Rubit was named SBC POTY by CollegeInsider.com as he averaged 18.9 points, 10.8 rebounds and 33.3 minutes per game during the regular season. Photo by John Adams | usajaguars.com

Rubit was named SBC POTY conference coaches and media on Wednesday as he averaged 18.9 points, 10.8 rebounds and 33.3 minutes per game during the regular season. Photo by John Adams | usajaguars.com

As many South Alabama fans expected, Junior Augustine Rubit was honored by the coaches and media on Wednesday. He was named the 2012-2013 Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year.

In addition to his Player of the Year honor, the first for a Jaguar player since Jeff Hodge in 1989, he was also earned his second consecutive First Team All-Sun Belt team honor. Rubit was honored by CollegeInsider.com as their Sun Belt Player of the Year on Monday as well.

Rubit averaged 18.9 points, 10.8 rebounds and 33.3 minutes per game this season with 16 double-double performances. He scored 20 or more points in 13 games, including a carrer-best 34 points against Louisiana-Lafayette on Valentines day, which was one of his three 30-point games this season.

He also set a school record for free throws made in a season with 177 while being one of the nation’s top players in reaching the free throw stripe. He was third in NCAA’s Division I in free throws made and attempted per game.

In the midst of all of this, he scored his 1,000th point and currently ranks ninth in school history in scoring with 1,337 career points. He has also moved into second place all-time in career rebounds in school history with 878 which also puts him in 10th place in Sun Belt history. his 302 rebounds so far this season is fourth best in Jaguars single-season records.

Rubit led the Jaguars to a 17-11 regular season record while going 14-6 in Sun Belt play, the most conference wins since the 2007-2008 season. The Jags earned a bye in the first round of the Sun Belt Conference Tournament and thus will play their first game on Saturday night.

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