Belmont University

March 07, 2007

Hare Receives Distinction From Web Publication

Justin HareBelmont Basketball junior Justin Hare received yet another honor Wednesday, being named the Atlantic Sun Conference Most Valuable Player by

The Cleveland, Tenn., native scored 17 points in the Bruins’ 94-67 victory over ETSU in the Atlantic Sun Championship this past Saturday en route to his second straight Atlantic Sun Tournament MVP.

Last week, Hare was also named First Team All-Atlantic Sun and Second Team Academic All-American.

Hare is third on Belmont’s career scoring list (NCAA era) with 1,265 points., one of the most reputed college basketball Web sites in the country, chose award winners from each of the 31 conferences in Division-I college basketball. Earlier this season, recognized Belmont head coach Rick Byrd as its Coach of the Week.

Belmont (23-9) will represent the Atlantic Sun in the upcoming NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive year.