The Carleton Ravens have loaded-up their slate of games against NCAA competition with a heavyweight 2022 exhibition schedule.
In addition to their previously announced August 13th, nationally televised game against the Kentucky Wildcats in Nassau, Bahamas.
The sixteen-time U Sports national basketball champions will put their winning home record (39-25) versus NCAA schools on the line as the Ravens host the Northeastern Huskies, (August 6, 2022), Florida State Seminoles (August 8) and the Oregon Ducks (August 23) at the Ravens Nest in Ottawa.
Both the Seminoles and the Ducks will be making their first ever foreign basketball trips to Canada. Carleton is undefeated at 3-0 in preseason games versus Northeastern, previously defeating the Huskies in 2017, (70-56), 2012 (75-62), and in 2008 (77-47).
Entering his twelve season at the helm of Oregon’s men’s basketball program, head coach Dana Altman has built arguably the best Canadian basketball recruiting pipeline. The veteran Pac-12 coach has helped four Canadian players reqch the NBA including Dillon Brooks, Chris Boucher, Chris Duarte and Eugene Omoruyi.
Only John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats have sent more Canadians to the league, with five players.
Continuing the tradition, the 2022-23 Oregon Ducks roster will include two of the most interesting Canadian prospects in the upcoming NCAA college basketball season.
Senior forward Quincy Guerrier (Montreal, Que.) and incoming junior transfer Keeshawn Barthelemy (Montreal, Que) are expected to be key contributors to the Ducks success. Both players are coming off strong showings at the inaugural 2022 U23 GLOBL Jam.
Oregon will also to travel to Toronto and Montreal for a game against Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) and a match-up against McGill.
Head coach Leonard Hamilton has turned Tallahassee, Florida into an NBA factory. Under the guidance of Hamilton, the Seminoles have produced over ten (10) NBA players NBA since taking over the head coaching duties in 2002.
Most recently, Miller recruited and developed Toronto Raptors rising star Scottie Barnes and also has plenty of ties to Canada. Starting with Xavier Rathan-Mayes (Scarborough, Ont.) and Mfiondu Kabengele (Burlington, Ont.) who recently signed a two-way deal with the Boston Celtics.
Northeastern is once again expected to have the most Canadians on a NCAA basketball team. Six-foot-seven junior guard Jahmyl Telfort (Montreal, Que.) will lead a total of four players from the north. Coming off of a much improved sophomore campaign, Telfort is in line for a big third season in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA).
Vying for their fourth straight national title, the rebuilding Carleton Ravens have announced a total of seven new recruits from across the country.
They will join senior point guard Aiden Warnholtz, third-year sharpshooter Connor Vreeken alongside second-year guards Wazir Latiff to form a new nucleus in Ottawa.
The Ravens will be in tough against their toughest non-conference NCAA schedule since the men’s program began playing NCAA teams in 1999.
Other top NCAA college basketball programs to visit the nation’s capital over the years include UCLA, Maryland, Louisville, Villanova, Illinois, Kansas, Wisconsin, Indiana, Syracuse, Baylor, Cincinnati and more.