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Iona’s A.J. English Named MVP Of Basketball Tournament

A.J. English accepting his MVP award at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament Championship.
A.J. English accepting his MVP award at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament Championship. Photo Credit: Contributed

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- Iona College men's basketball senior A.J. English scored 11 of his game-high 24 points in the final 8:12, and seven of his team's final 11 points to lead Roger Brown's Restaurant to the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament Championship in a thrilling 85-83 victory over Norfolk Sports Club.

English was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player for his performance in the three-game tournament. He averaged 17.3 points, 3re bounds and a team-high 6.7 assists while shooting 58.1 percent from the field, 64.7 percent from beyond the arc and a perfect five-for-five from the foul line.

In the championship game, English added six assists and shot eight-for-12 from the field and four-for-five from long distance. It is the second straight year an Iona player was a member of the championship team.

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