Selection Sunday came and went and a total of 23 Canadians across 17 NCAA teams found out they will be going to the big dance for a shot at that special “One Shining Moment.” Below is a complete list, including stats of all the Canadian players that will be participating in the 2016 NCAA March Madness Championship tournament. Led by Kentucky freshman Jamal Murray, Oregon’s sophomore Dillon Brooks and Gonzaga’s senior power forward Kyle Witjer, Canadians from across Canada will be spread out across America looking to make noise. With 2016 NBA Draft already on the radar for at least more than a half-dozen bottom standing NBA teams it just the perfect time to make a deep run into the tournament.
East Region – Philadelphia
No. 4 Kentucky Wildcats
Jamal Murray – Freshman (Kitchener, ON) – 35 mins, 20.2 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 2.2 APG
Mychal Mulder – Junior (Windsor, ON) – 4.0 mins, .5 PPG, 1.2 RPG
No. 4 Providence Friars
Junior Lomomba – Junior (Montreal, QC) – 24.9 mins, 5.5 PPG, 2.6 RPG, 2.0 APG
No. 15 Webber St. Wildcats
Cody John – Freshman (Toronto, ON) – 17.4 mins, 4.6 PPG, 1.6 RPG, 1.6 APG
West Region – Anaheim
No. 1 Oregon Ducks (28-6)
Dillon Brooks – Sophomore – (Mississauga, ON) – 32.9 mins, 16.8 PPG, 5.7 RPG, 3.1 APG
Chris Boucher – Senior – (Montreal, QC) – 26.3 mins, 12.1 PPG, 7.6 RPG, 3.1 BPG
Dylan Ennis – Senior – (Brampton, ON) – 10.5 mins, 1.0 PPG, 1.5 RPG, 1.0 APG
No. 2 Oklahoma Sooners
Dinjiyl Walker – Senior – (Vaughan, ON) – 13 mins, 3.7 PPG, 1.6 RPG
No. 7 Oregon State Beavers
Malcom Duvivier – Junior – (Toronto, ON) – 25.4 mins, 6.2 PPG, 2.4 RPG, 2.2 APG
No. 14 Green Bay Phoenix
Tevin Findlay – Junior – (Toronto, ON) – 13.3 mins, 4.8 PPG, 1.4 RPG, 1.1 APG
Midwest Region – Chicago
No. 1 Virginia Cavaliers
Marial Shayok – Sophomore – (Ottawa, ON) – 14.9 mins, 3.9 PPG, 1.8 RPG, 1.1 APG
No. 11 Gonzaga Bulldogs
Kyle Wiltjer – Senior – (Portland, OR) – 33.6 mins, 20.7 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 1.4 APG
Dustin Triano – Sophomore – (Vancouver, BC) – 3.5 mins, 1.5 PPG,
No. 4 Iowa State Cyclones
Naz Mitrou-Long – Senior – (Mississauga, ON) – 31.6 mins, 12 PPG, 2.9 RPG, 1.9 APG
No. 6 Seton Hall Pirates
Braeden Anderson – Senior – (Okotoksl, AB) – 6.2 mins, .8 PPG, 1.4 RPG
No. 7 Dayton Flyers
Dyshawn Pierre – (Whitby, ON) – 33 mins, 13 PPG, 8.6 RPG, 2.3 APG
No. 13 Iona Gaels
Saren Westrop – (Lethbridge, AB) – 2.0 mins
No. 12 Arkansas Little Rock
Kemy Osee – Junior – (Montreal, QC) – 15.8 mins, 4.9 PPG, 2.0 RPG 1.0 SPG
South Region – Louisville
No. 13 Hawaii Rainbow Warriors
Stefan Jankovic – Junior – (Mississauga, ON) – 24.8 mins, 15.7 PPG, 6.6 RPG, 1.2 APG
No. 14 Buffalo Bulls
Rodell Wigginton – Senior – (Dartmouth, NS) – 18.1 mins, 7.2 PPG, 5.4 RPG
Jarryn Skeete – Senior – (Brampton, ON) – 28 mins, 8.0 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 2.2 APG
Stefan Duric – (Burlington, ON) – Redshirt
No. 16 Southern Jaguars
D’Adrian Allen – Junior – (Toronto, ON) – 11.1 mins, 3.7 PPG, 2.7 RPG
Montreal’s Luguentz Dort commits to Arizona State Sun Devils
Five star Canadian Guard Lugentz Dort has committed to Bobby Hurley and the Arizona State Sun Devils.
Dort a 6-5, 220lbs, product of Montreal, Quebec has been one of the most exciting Canadian Basketball prospects in recent years, combining raw speed, with gifted athletic ability, the the 2018 elite top prospect is expected to boast the Sun Devils credibility in a tough PAC 12 conference.
Dort narrowed down his list of top schools from Baylor, eventually settling with the upstart Sun Devils program that will help him transition from a two-guard to a more accomplished point-guard. After all, Coach Hurley knows a thing or two about playing the point, having played the position for the Duke Blue Devils in the early 90’s and over 269 games in the NBA.
Highly touted Alabama Crimson Tide Return To Canada
The Alabama Crimson Tide led by former NBA Head Coach Avery Johnson, a 16-year veteran and NBA champion point-guard during his playing days will bring his highly touted Alabama Crimson Tide to Canada for series of games against Canada’s top university basketball programs.
The Crimson Tide will visit both Montreal and Ottawa for a three-game exhibition schedule against McGill Redmen (Mon Aug 7), Carleton Ravens (Wed Aug 9) and the Ottawa Gee-Gees (Thu Aug 10).
The Tide competed hard last year and took a step in the right direction with a 19-15 record, 10-8 SEC record and have NCAA March Madness tournament aspirations thanks to solid recruiting class which ranks amongst the nations best.
Led by a talented crop of returning guards, Dazon Ingram (10.6 PPG, 4.5 RPG), Riley Norris (9 PPG, 3 RPG), the coaches son Avery Johnson Jr. and forwards Braxton Key the Tide will be a handful for the it’s Canadian opposition.
Key a 6’8″, 220 lbs flirted with the 2017 NBA draft after a stellar freshman season, the Charlotte, NC native led ‘Bama in scoring with 12 point per game and was second in rebounding at 5.7 per game. The Tide will also welcome incoming red-shirt sophomore 6’10”, 240lbs Daniel Giddens to a line-up that returns four starters.
Alabama anchored by current NBA player Alonzo Gee (Denver Nuggets) last visited Canada back in 2007 and finished with a record of 4-1 against the same exact teams, dropping a tight 83-72 decision against the Carleton Ravens who have won seven straight Canadian titles including 13-of the-last-15 championships.
Carleton’s signature win over Alabama was only their second ever against a NCAA division one team after 16-game losing streak from 1999 to 2006. The Ravens current record against NCAA teams in Canada stands at an impressive 26-23 (.531%) record.
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