By Josh Aldrich, Nanaimo Daily News April 23, 2013
The Vancouver Island University Mariners received two more honours this weekend as they were named team of the year by Basketball B.C. and Matt Kuzminski received a coaching excellence award.
The Mariners surprised many by winning the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association national championship as a Pacific Western Athletic Association wild card team in Montreal in March. Star guard Brandon Jones carried the team during their post-season run, earning most valuable player honours at both the provincial and national championships. For his efforts he was a finalist for the Basketball B.C. player of the year award, but was edged out by Langara Falcon Brody Grigg.