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Alymer’s Olivier Hanlan sets ACC record with 41 points as BC Eagles get past the Yellow Jackets

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If you didn’t know his name before well you certainly will now.

Canadian, Alymer/Ottawa native Olivier Hanlan got social media buzzing by setting the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) tournament record by pouring a career-high 41 points to lead the Boston College Eagles past the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 84-64 in quarter-finals of the conference tournament.

Hanlan was unstoppable for much of the year on his way too ACC Rookie of the year honors, but the Canadian product who is also a member of Canada’s Junior program kick it in another level by breaking the former record (40 points) set by UNC’s Harrison Barnes.

George Tech opened the game on a 15-0 run before Hanlan caught fire to finish with 19 points at half-time. The second half was even more impressive with the 6’3 guard scored 32 points on his final 12 shots. 8-of-8 threes, 4-of-4 twos.

The #8 Eagles will now face the #1 seed Miami Hurricanes in the next round.

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Canadian Addison Patterson commits to Oregon Ducks

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Canadian Basketball Player Addison Patterson Commits To Oregon Ducks
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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.

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Addison Patterson Bella Vista Prep – Photo – USA Today

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.

2018 All-Canadian – Youngest player

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.

2019 Biosteel All-Canadian MVP

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).

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Carleton Ravens and Syracuse Orange set to tangle once again

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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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