Javon Masters breaks UNB's basketball scoring record

Javon Masters etched his name into the UNB history books on Friday as he became the team’s all-time leading scorer.

3rd-year guard now owns the record for the most points in University of New Brunswick basketball history

Javon Masters scored 40 points on Friday which helped him become the leading scorer in UNB basketball history. (Philip Drost/CBC News)

Javon Masters etched his name into the University of New Brunswick's history books on Friday as he became the basketball team's all-time leading scorer.

Masters scored 40 points in a loss to Acadia University, which gave him 1,562 points for his three season career with the Varsity Reds.

"It's actually surreal," said Masters.

"When you go to a school you never really get the chance to think about this kind of stuff."

It isn't a surprise that Masters has broken the school record. Masters has led the country in scoring in each of his first two seasons in the league, and is poised to do the same this year.

Masters said he knew he was getting close to the record, but didn't think he would break it this season.

"I found out actually right after the game on the bus ride home," said Masters.

"Coach [Brent] Baker and a bunch of the guys were telling me, 'Oh yeah you became the all-time scoring leader in UNB history.' I was like actually? Then I went to Twitter and a lot of people were saying congratulations."

The former holder of the record was Scott Devine, who scored 1,535 points over the course of his five-year career at UNB.

This is actually the second historic moment of the season for Masters.

Earlier in the season, he broke the record for most all-time free throws made. His points that put him over the scoring record actually came from two free throws.

But Masters isn't going to dwell on his accomplishments yet. He has another goal he wants to get by.  

"Right now I'm just focusing in the present, focusing on what I have to do for this school to bring a banner back to Fredericton that they haven't seen since 1967," said Masters.


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