Ryerson Basketball (M) BIO
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Aaron Best
Player Profile:
Aaron Best 783886
Position: Guard
Height: 6'4"
Year: 4
Hometown: Scarborough, Ont.
High School: Eastern Commerce C.I.
Major: Business Management

2015-16: His fifth and final season as a Ram... Named a CIS second-team All-Canadian, OUA first-team all-star and Ryersonian Male Athlete of the Year after averaging 17.8 points and 7.4 rebounds per game, both career highs... Finishes his career third all-time in scoring and sixth all-time in rebounding at Ryerson... Had 10 or more points in 10 confence games and 20 or more points in five games... Scored a season-high 30 points in a 105-82 win over Laurier on February 5, 2016... Recorded three double-doubles in conference play... Had a game-high 21 points in a 73-68 win over Carleton in the OUA Wilson Cup Championship on March 12, 2016.

2014-15: Named an OUA first-team all-star for the second time in his career...Played in all 19 regular season and six playoff games in his fourth season...Finished second in team scoring with 14.6 points per game...Had a career year from three point territory, connecting 41 times from beyond the arc to lead the Rams...Was second on the team with 5.5 rebounds per game...Scored a season-high 30 points twice...Named the Boston Pizza Male Athlete of the Week twice... Was a member of Team Canada at the FISU Games tournament in Gwangju, South Korea.

2013-14: Played a career-high 638 minutes in his third season with the Rams and started all but one of the squad’s 22 games while averaging 29 minutes per game…Finished second in team scoring with 10.6 points per game and second in team rebounding with 133 total and 6.0 per game...Scored a season-high 20 points on January 18 against Ottawa.

2012-13: Named an OUA East first-team all-star after scoring 306 points, averaging 15.3 per game, and adding 7.0 rebounds per game to finish second on the team with 141 boards...Established new career-highs with 34 points in a win over McMaster on December 1 and with 19 rebounds in a loss to Toronto on February 15...Recorded four double-doubles on the year: 13 points and 11 rebounds in a win over Brock on November 30; 24 points and 10 rebounds in a win over York on January 19; 21 points and 11 rebounds in a win over York on February 1; 12 points and 19 rebounds in a loss to Toronto on February 15...Reached double digits in scoring in nine of the team's 12 second half games and in 14 games overall...Named the Boston Pizza Male Athlete of the Week on January 14...Named team MVP and won the Ryersonian Male Athlete of the Year award.

2011-12:
Named the Eyeopener Male Rookie of the Year... Earned OUA East all-rookie honours after averaging 12.6 points per contest in 16 conference games... Second on the team and 11th in the OUA with a 52.4 field goal percentage... Shot 85.7 percent from the free-throw line and 48.8 percent from behind the arc... Had three games with 20 or more points and six games with 10 or more points... Scored a season-high 25 points while shooting 8-for-11 in an 86-71 victory at York on January 20... Missed almost the entire first half after suffering an injury on November 12 against Waterloo... Shot 5-for-9 from the floor, while recording 13 points in his first game as a Ram, a 93-71 non-conference loss to the NCAA's Baylor Bears on August 13.

High School: Member of both the 2009 and 2010 U17 Ontario provincial teams, and has toured to Europe for international competitions between 2009 and 2011... Was ranked the No. 2 small forward prospect in Canada by flagrant fouls.com and ranked No. 9 overall by Northpolehoops.com in 2011... Was the Eastern Commerce C.I. MVP in 2011, and is also a member of the Canada Basketball Centre of Performance.

OUA Regular Season Stats:

        FG 3PT FT     REB            
Season GP MIN MPG M/A % M/A % M/A % PTS PPG O D TOT RPG AST PF TO STL BLK
2011-12 16 378 23.6 66/126 52.0 21/43 49.0 48/56 86.0 201 12.6 22 25 47 2.9 21 33 25 19 5
2012-13 20 618 30.9 113/241 47.0 26/85 31.0 54/75 72.0 306 15.3 39 102 141 7.0 33 46 49 28 5
2013-14 22 638 29.0 85/191 45.0 25/81 31.0 38/51 75.0 233 10.6 30 103 133 6.0 34 56 49 22 6
2014-15 19 542 28.5 92/180 51.1 41/90 45.6 53/64 82.8 278 14.6 24 81 105 5.5 28 44 33 23 10
2015-16 16 484 30.3 100/197 50.8 37/85 43.5 47/57 82.5 284 17.8 32 86 118 7.4 29 26 39 12 6
CAREER TOTALS 93 2660 28.6 456/935 48.8 150/384 39.1 240/303 79.2 1302 14.0 147 397 544 5.8 145 205 195 104 32

*as of March 22, 2016

Career Highs:

  • Points: 34 points vs. McMaster, December 1, 2012
  • Rebounds: 19 rebounds vs. Toronto, February 15, 2013

Playoff Stats:

        FG 3PT FT     REB            
Season GP MIN MPG M/A % M/A % M/A % PTS PPG O D TOT RPG AST PF TO STL BLK
2011-12 3 101 33.7 18/37 49.0 3/11 27.0 10/13 77.0 49 16.3 3 19 22 7.3 2 7 4 5 0
2012-13 2 67 33.5 10/25 40.0 5/13 38.0 10/13 77.0 35 17.5 6 8 14 7.0 0 8 8 2 1
2013-14 2 61 30.5 8/24 33.0 2/7 29.0 3/4 75.0 21 10.5 2 12 14 7.0 5 3 4 0 0
2014-15 6 179 29.8 20/55 36.4 7/21 33.3 17/22 77.3 64 10.7 8 28 36 6.0 6 12 6 6 3
2015-16 6 195 32.5 25/54 46.3 6/18 33.3 24/31 77.4 80 13.3 9 31 40 6.7 9 15 15 9 1
CAREER TOTALS 19 603 31.7 81/195 41.5 23/70 32.9 64/83 77.1 249 13.1 28 98 126 6.6 22 45 37 22 5

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