Former Mainland Mustangs basketball star Osun Osunniyi has been named the Atlantic 10 mens basketball Defensive Player of the Year and also named to the All-Conference Second Team and the All-Defensive Team.

It's the second straight season he was named the Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year, becoming just the seventh player to repeat as A-10 Defensive Player of the Year

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The St. Bonaventure center had a tremendous season for the Bonnies, ranking first in the A-10 with 2.93 blocks per game and grabbing 7.5 rebounds per night.

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This year he averaged a career best 11.2 points and 7.5 rebounds this season and broke the school record for career blocks recent with his 290th.

Earlier this season, the 23-year old became just the sixth player in program history to score 1,000 points

The Somers Point resident averaged 14.4 points and 11.4 rebounds per game to lead Mainland to a 22-6 mark and the regional semifinals his senior season at the Linwood school.

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