Originally published in The Weal, March 19, 2018.
Much of the credit for the SAIT Trojans men’s basketball team’s success this season goes to Murphy Beya, who has capped off his college career with his best season yet.
The forward won Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) All-Conference honours this season, and was shortly after was named tournament MVP at the ACAC championships in Lethbridge, Alta.
The highlight of the tournament for Beya was his game-tying three-point shot with 2.9 seconds left in the semi-final game against NAIT.
Beya described the shot as a broken play, where he eventually “thought he had an open shot” and took it.
“As soon as I hit that shot, I knew we had them,” said Beya.