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
Canadian Addison Patterson commits to Oregon Ducks
Canadian shooting guard Addison Patterson (Milton, Ont.) has committed to the Oregon Ducks.
The 6’7″, 205-pound guard from Bella Vista Prep in Arizona reclassified from the class of 2020, opting to fast track his NBA aspirations by committing to Dana Altman and the Ducks.
Patterson averaged 17 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists for Canada at the 2018 U17 World Cup in Argentina.
The four-star versatile wing is two-time Biosteel All-Canadian – In 2018, as 16-year-old and the youngest player on the court he point-up 18 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and took home the MVP award at the 2019 most valuable player award — dropping a game-high 24 points in 22 minutes, adding, 5 rebounds and 4 assists on 8-of-15 shooting.
The the recently turned 18-year old Canadian joins NCAA College Basketball’s top recruiting class that also boasts five-star recruits in center in N’Faly Dante and small forward C.J Walker. Oregon bowed out in the Sweet 16 to 2019 NCAA champions Virgina Cavaliers.
Patterson also averaged 16.5 points per game on the AAU circuit with Team WhyNot and had various offers including Florida, Arizona State, Illinois and Iowa, Oklahoma, Syracuse and more.
The Ducks have produced two recent Canadian NBA products in Dillon Brooks (Memphis Grizzlies) and Chris Boucher (Toronto Raptors) and have been scooping-up Canadian basketball talent – earning commitments to the Ducks program from the likes of Abu Kigab (St. Catharines), Dylan Ennis (Brampton), Kenny Chery (Montreal).
Carleton Ravens and Syracuse Orange set to tangle once again
Defending champions Carleton University Ravens will once again tangle with the Syracuse Orange in a marquee match-up between U Sports and NCAA powerhouses.
The Ravens will make their second trip to the Carrier Dome on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 to wrap-up another jammed-packed 2019-2020 exhibition schedule.
The two schools first played back on August 23rd 2013 in Ottawa with Syracuse winning a thrilling 69-65 overtime victory as part of Syracuse’s Canada tour and the debut of Canadian point guard Tyler Ennis
The Orange also got the best of the Ravens, pulling-off a 88-76 win on November 2nd 2014.
The 2019-2020 will mark the debut season for new Ravens head coach Taffe Charles who takes over for Dave Smart who surprised the entire college basketball landscape by announcing his sudden retirement.
Montreal’s freshman Quincy Guerrier alongside junior point guard Howard Washington (Buffalo/NY) are the latest Canadian’s to suite-up for legendary player, turned hall-of-hame coach Jim Boeheim, who has been at the helm since 1976.
Boeheim is the king of getting Canadians in the NBA — having single-handily responsible for overseeing the growth of Leo Rautins, Kris Joseph, Tyler Ennis, Andy Rautins, and now Oshae Brissett and if it all pans out — potentially Guerrier as well.
Under the guidance of their own legendary hall-of-fame coach Dave Smart the Ravens played a Canadian record 59 games against NCAA teams – earning a more than respectable 41-51 record from 1999-2018.
The Ravens boasted an unreal and never to be broken 37-24 winning record against NCAA teams on Canadian soil but mustered-up only one victory in the USA — beating Providence 77-67 in October 28, 2017.
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