Week three of the BasketballBuzz Top 10 CIS performers is here, sit back, relax and get familiar with the top players across the country putting work!
Tyler Scott (G 6’2″, 185 lbs, 2nd year) – UPEI Panthers
Tyler Scott took his game to another level as the UPEI Panthers swept the nationally ranked Cape Breton Capers at home. Scott poured in a season-high and CIS-best 38 points in the opener and hit the winning free-throw in the 107-106 win. The Halifax guard shot 63% (23/36) over the weekend and buried a total of ten (10) triples on the Capers. Scott currently leads the country in scoring with his 28.8 points per game average.
Nov 14. vs. Cape Breton Capers W, 93-85: 38 points (13/21 FG, 5/9 3PT 5/6 FT), 8 rebounds, 3 assists
Nov 15. vs. Cape Breton Capers W, 107-106: 28 points (10/15 FG, 5/6 3PT, 3/4 FT), 2 rebounds, 4 assists
Rotimi Osuntola Jr. (G 6’5”, 175 lbs, 4th year) – Windsor Lancers.
Make that four straight double-doubles for Osuntola Jr.! The Windsor Lancers forward leads the league in rebounding with 12.8 boards per game to go along with his 20 points per game average.
Matt Marshall (G 6’6″, 210 lbs, 4th year) – Brock Badgers
Matt Marshall came up a rebound shy of a rare 20-20 double-double in the Badgers lone game of the week.
Nov 14. vs. Algoma Thunderbirds W, 97-68: 24 points (8/15 FG, 8/10 FT), 19 rebounds, 2 assists
Jelane Pryce (G 6’7″, 200 lbs, 4th year) – Winnipeg Wesmen
The former Ryerson Rams (2010-12) was given the starting nod this weekend and was a catalyst in Winnipeg’s 17-point win over the Saskatchewan Huskies. With two double-doubles under his belt, Pryce and his athletic 6’7 frame will look to continue to provide consistent scoring and rebounding for the Wesmen.
Nov 14. @ Sasktchewan Huskies W, 84-67: 25 points (9/16 FG, 3/7 3FG, 4/5 FT) 14 rebounds, 3 blocks, 2 assists
Nov 15. @ Sasktchewan Huskies L, 71-68: 16 points (6/13 FG, 1/3 3FG, 3/3 FT) 11 rebounds, 2 assists
Jonathan Tull (F 6’4″, 195 lbs, 4th year) – Regina Cougars
Jonathan Tull makes his second appearance in the Top 10 with another outstanding weekend as Regina handed the nationally ranked Calgary Dinos an 85-76 loss. Tull shot a total of 33 free throws over the weekend to extended his league-leading 64 attempts in six games.
Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson (PG 5’9″, 160 lbs, 4th year) – Calgary Dinos
We are all waiting for the triple-double. Ogungbemi-Jackson once again flirted with a with the rare feat against the Regina Cougars and is averaging 17 points per game, 8.3 rebounds and 6 assists thus far. The 5’9 guard has now pulled down 10-plus rebounds in three-straight games and ranks fifth in the country in total rebounds.
Nov 14. @ Regina Cougars L, 85-76: 26 points (8/13 FG, 3/7 3FG, 7/9 FT) 10 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 turnover
Nov 15. @ Regina Cougars W, 70-62: 17 points (4/10 FG, 1/4 3FG, 8/8 FT) 10 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals, 3 turnovers
Johnny Berhanemeskel (G 6’3″, 175 lbs, 5th year) – Ottawa Gee-Gees
Berhanemeskel quietly went about his business with another back-to-back 20-point outing in limited minutes. The Gee-Gees beat the Voyageurs by 30 points and newcomers Nipissing Lakers by 51 points. “Johnny Basketball” is shooting 62.7 % from the field, 43.8 % from downtown and 90.9% from the charity stripe while dishing out over six (6) dimes per contest.
Javon Masters (G 6’3″, 190 lbs, 2nd year) – UNB Varsity Reds
Just another weekend for the former CIS rookie of the year. The Varsity Reds were tested on the road and responded with two quality W’s over quality opposition. Javon Masters went a perfect 23-for-23 from the foul line over the weekend.
Joel Friesen (PG 6’5″, 185 lbs, 5th year) – Alberta Golden Bears
Friesen drilled seven (7) three-pointers on the Thunderbirds as the Golden Bears split the weekend series against UBC. The fifth-year captain is avaeraging 21.5 PPG and is shooting a scorching hot 56.8% from the field and 51.1 from downtown.
Nov 14. vs. UBC Thunderbirds, W, 90-65: 33 points (10/16 FG, 7/12 3FG, 6/6 FT), 6 rebounds, 4 assists
Nov 15. vs. UBC Thunderbirds, L, 89-84: 23 points (8/10 FG, 4/6 3FG, 3/5 FT), 7 rebounds, 2 assists
Amarjit Basi (G 6’0″, 165 lbs, 2nd year) – Manitoba Bisons
If the CIS had a sixth man of the year award there wouldn’t be any that Amarjit Basi would be the leading candidate for the hardware. Basi came off the bench once again and torched the Brandon Bobcats on both occasions drilling three-pointer after three-pointer as Manitoba swept Brandon. The junior guard continues to lead the Bisons in scoring (19.9 PPG) despite coming off the bench and playing under 30 minutes per game.
Aaron Best (G 6’4″, 183lbs, 4th year) – Ryerson Rams
Aaron Best came-up four points shy of his career-high (34) with a 30-point, 10 rebound double-double to hand the Windsor Lancers their first loss of the season.