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Thursday, September 16, 2021
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UB lands three players on MAC awards list

Men’s basketball brings home multiple specialty awards

The UB men’s basketball team had three student-athletes earn Mid-American Conference postseason honors, the league announced Wednesday morning.

Senior guard Davonta Jordan was named the MAC Defensive Player of the Year, while sophomore guard Ronaldo Segu was named the MAC Sixth Man of the Year and junior guard Jayvon Graves was named first-team All-MAC.

Jordan led the MAC with 67 steals and added 25 blocks, ranking within the top 10 in the league. He capped off his four-year UB career with the Bulls’ third Defensive Player of the Year award in the last four years. He ranks fourth in school history with 179 career steals.

Segu averaged 8.1 points per game coming off the bench in all 32 contests this season. He scored a career-high 21 points against Harvard in November and had 20 points in the Bulls’ first-round matchup against Miami (OH) on Monday evening. This is the fourth-straight season that UB won the Sixth Man of the Year award, after big man Nick Perkins won the last three.

Graves led the Bulls in scoring with 17.1 points per-game. He broke the school record for field goals attempted in a season, and became the 23rd player in school history to notch 1,000 career points. With the nod, he becomes the 13th first-team selection in UB history.

Last season, the Bulls had a number of players land on an all-conference team: seniors Perkins and CJ Massinburg were named to the first team, senior Jeremy Harris was named to the second team and Jordan and senior Dontay Caruthers were named to the all-defensive team.

The Bulls’ 2020 season came to a premature close with an 85-79 loss to Miami (OH) at Alumni Arena in the first round of the MAC tournament on Monday night.

Justin Weiss is the senior sports editor and can be reached at justin.weiss@ubspectrum.com and on Twitter @jwmlb1. 


JUSTIN WEISS
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Justin Weiss is the The Spectrum's managing editor. In his free time, he can be found hiking, playing baseball or throwing things at his TV when his sports teams aren't winning. His words have appeared in Elite Sports New York and the Long Island Herald. He can be found on Twitter @Jwmlb1.

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