In his fifth season of eligibility in the MCAC, 6’2″ guard Taylor Brown has started the 2016-17 season averaging 20.2 points a game and shooting 40.6% from the field. But more importantly, his Red River College Rebels are 5-0 and ranked first in the conference.
In Week 12, Brown racked up a monster 25 points, 15 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals in a 98-74 win over second-place Canadian Mennonite University. Brown also led all players in minutes, playing 34:22 against CMU and averaging a team-high 28.2 on the season. The win gives the Rebels a stranglehold on first place with 10 points, a huge 4 points ahead of CMU and Providence University College.
Brown is a Business Financial Services student at Red River College, and fans of the MCAC will remember that he was named Most Valuable Player of last year’s MCAC Championships after his Rebels beat CMU in the final to hoist Red River’s 5th-straight men’s basketball trophy. So far this season it appears they haven’t missed a step. See them this Sunday at 4pm at the Duckworth Centre when they play the Wesmen. The current men’s basketball rankings are as follows: