Baron, McCrea up for awards

With their collegiate careers now complete, it’s on to the awards circuit for Canisius senior Billy Baron and UB senior Javon McCrea.  Both players are finalists for national awards this year.

Baron is among the finalists for the Lute Olson award, given to the top Division I player who has spent at least two years at his current school.

McCrea is a finalist for the Lou Henson award for the top mid-major player in college basketball.

Both awards will be handed out April 4th at the awards in Dallas. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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