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Three men’s basketball players recognized by UAA

By Brian Tabakin

Section: Sports

March 9, 2012

Three members of the men’s basketball team earned all-UAA honors this past week. Guard Vytas Kriskus ’12 was selected to first-team all-UAA while guard Tyrone Hughes ’12 and center Youri Dascy ’14 earned All-UAA honorable mentions.
Kriskus led the Judges in scoring during the season, averaging 13 points per game while finishing second on the team, grabbing six rebounds per game, and third on the team in three-point shooting with 43.2 percent. Kriskus was also first on the team with 115 field goals made while shooting 48.3 percent, second on the team with an 80.9 percent mark from the free-throw line and tied for fourth on the team with 16 steals.
Furthermore, Kriskus finished in the top 15 in three different UAA statistical categories. For the season, he was eighth in free-throw percentage, tied for ninth in rebounding and 11th in scoring. In solely UAA competition, Kriskus was fourth in rebounding, eighth in scoring and sixth in free-throw percentage.
In the regular season Kriskus played in all 25 games, starting the final 17 games. He scored in double figures 16 times during that 17 game-stretch, including 10-straight games to close out the season, and often kept the Judges in games with his scoring. He led the team in scoring eight different times highlighted by a 31-point performance in a 97-89 overtime win against Chicago in January. Additionally, Kriskus tallied four double-doubles on the season and grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds in his final game as a Judge against NYU on Feb. 25. Kriskus finishes his Brandeis career with 1,029 points, 28th on the all-time scoring list; 156 three-pointers made, fifth in program history; ninth in three point percentage at 39.4 percent; and 10th in free-throw percentage at 80.6.
Hughes, a captain for the second-straight season, completed the season fourth on the team in scoring, averaging 7.2 points per game while leading the team and placing third among all UAA players with 5.3 assists per game. Additionally, Hughes was 23rd among all NCAA Division III players in assists per game and 63rd in assist-to-turnover ratio with a mark of 1.96. Hughes also led the Judges with 22 steals on the season and was tied for fifth on the team with 2.5 rebounds per game.
In the regular season, Hughes led or shared the team lead for assists in 24 out of the 25 games, all of which were starts. He dished out at least six assists in 12 games, including a career-high 11 assists during an overtime win against Chicago in January. Furthermore, in that same game, Hughes recorded the first triple-double in program history with 17 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. For his Brandeis career, Hughes finished fourth on the all-time steals list with 143 and the all-time assists list with 380 while finishing second in total-games played with 109.
Dascy finished tied for second on the team with 10.7 points per game and secured a team-leading 6.7 boards per game. He also led the Judges with 27 blocked shots on the season and all starters with a 52.6 percent field goal percentage. Furthermore, Dascy scored in double figures in 17 games, including the final five games of the season, while notching four double-doubles on the season. On Nov. 19 against Becker he grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds and scored 16 points in a 77-76 overtime win. He led the Judges in rebounding 12 times and tied for the team lead three times, while leading the team in scoring four times.

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