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UNBC’s Justin Sunga named U-SPORTS MBB Player of the Week

The memorable finish to the Canada West basketball season for Justin Sunga has attracted national attention.

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The second-year guard from Burnaby has been named the U SPORTS Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, making him the first UNBC player to ever receive that honour.

One day removed from receiving the Canada West Player of the Week honour, Sunga’s efforts topped the entire country in his sport.

He shared the weekly honour with nine additional student-athletes from across the country:

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  • WBB: Kali Pocrnic (Carleton)
  • WHKY: Emma Wedgewood (York)
  • MHKY: Sam Huo (UBC)
  • WVB: Justine Kolody (Alberta)
  • MVB: Henry Rempel (Trinity Western)
  • WTF: Sienna MacDonald (Calgary)
  • MTF: Max Davies (Guelph)
  • WSWM: Regan Crowell (Dalhousie)
  • MSWM: Chris Weeks (Memorial)

Last week in Winnipeg, Sunga played a vital role in helping UNBC capture the bronze medal at the 2024 Canada West men’s basketball playoff tournament.

He averaged 13 points, nine assists and four-and-a-half rebounds during a four-game span which saw UNBC defeat three Top-10 nationally ranked schools (UBC, Manitoba and Calgary).

In addition, Sunga finished third amongst all Canada West players over 5.3 assists-per-game.

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