Cabrini star wins national player of the year award
CABRINI JUNIOR guard Aaron Walton-Moss has been named Division III men's basketball player of the year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
Walton-Moss, of Camden, is the first Cabrini player to be so honored. He will receive the award at the Final Four on Sunday in Dallas, joining Division I player of the year Doug McDermott, of Creighton, and Division II player of the year Brandon Jefferson, of Metropolitan State.
"I am truly honored to receive this award," Walton-Moss said in a statement. "I would like to offer my sincere thanks to the entire Cabrini community of helping me achieve this honor. I am excited for what is to come and I am looking forward to another successful year."
Walton-Moss set a Cabrini single-season scoring record, with 594 points, ranking fifth in Division III with 24.8 points per game. He also ranked 15th in the country with 10.9 rebounds and 13th in the country with 5.9 assists.
"I could not be more proud of Aaron and all that he has accomplished during his time at Cabrini," said coach Marcus Kahn, whose team went 26-2 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. "I believe that this award has summed up his 3 years here so far and everything that he has done for our program."