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Tournament-Bound Canadians: NCAA D1 & D2, NJCAA
By: Barry Hayes
Updated:
76 Canadians in major U.S. Tourneys
76 Canadians in major U.S. Tourneys
March is always an exciting time of year for basketball fans because it means it’s tournament time. The NCAA Tournament for Division 1 programs begins later today and will always get the most notoriety, but there are several other tournaments taking place at different levels. HoopStars Canada brings you a full listing of all Canadians involved in the “Madness”: NCAA Division 1 (Final Four, NIT, CBI, CIT), NCAA Division 2, and the biggest junior college association (NJCAA). In total, there are 76 Canadian student-athletes on rosters for teams competing at these tournaments below. Included are notable statistics for each player.





NCAA Division 1
Dates: March 17-April 6
Final Four Location: Indianapolis, Indiana


MIDWEST Region

Trey Lyles (Indianapolis, IN) 6'10" f Fr. - Kentucky
(22.3 mpg) 8.4 ppg, 5.1 rpg

Jarryn Skeete (Brampton, ON) 6'3" g Jr. - Buffalo 
(29.7 mpg) 9.5 ppg, 3.2 rpg

Rodell Wigginton (North Preston, NS) 6'5" f Jr. - Buffalo
(22.5 mpg) 7.4 ppg, 4.3 rpg

Tevonn Walker (Montreal, QC) 6'1" g Fr. - Valparaiso
(26.9 mpg) 10.2 ppg, 3.4 rpg

Max Joseph (Montreal, QC) 6'1" g Fr. - Valparaiso
(10.9 mpg) 1.8 ppg, 1.1 apg

Daniel Mullings (Toronto, ON) 6'2" g Sr. - New Mexico State
(28.7 mpg) 12.6 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 2.8 apg

Tanveer Bhullar (Toronto, ON) 7'3" c Fr. - New Mexico State
(4.1 mpg) 0.6 ppg, 0.2 rpg

Matthew Taylor (Brampton, ON) 6'5" g Fr. - New Mexico State
(8.8 mpg) 1.6 ppg, 1.6 rpg

Jalyn Pennie (Ajax, ON) 6'7" f Fr. - New Mexico State
(9.4 mpg) 2.3 ppg, 2.8 rpg

Rashawn Browne (Toronto, ON) 6'1" g Fr. - New Mexico State
- did not play this year (redshirt)


EAST Region

Dylan Ennis (Brampton, ON) 6'2" g Jr. - Villanova
(28.1 mpg) 9.8 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 3.5 apg

Jake Newman (Surrey, BC) 6'7" f Soph. - Lafayette
(2.8 mpg) 0.4 ppg, 0.5 rpg

Marial Shayok (Ottawa, ON) 6'6" g Fr. - Virginia
(14.7 mpg) 3.7 ppg, 1.1 apg

Dinjiyl Walker (Thornhill, ON) 6'1" g Jr. - Oklahoma
(11.1 mpg) 3.4 ppg, 0.6 apg

Richard Peters (Pickering, ON) 6'11" c Soph. - Albany
(11.1 mpg) 2.3 ppg, 2.3 rpg

Junior Lomomba (Montreal, QC) 6'5" g Soph. - Providence 
(11.4 mpg) 1.8 ppg, 1.2 rpg

Dyshawn Pierre (Whitby, ON) 6'6" f Jr. - Dayton
(32.9 mpg) 12.7 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 2.9 apg


SOUTH Region

Kevin Zabo (Gatineau, QC) 6'2" g Fr. - San Diego State
(10.9 mpg) 2.6 ppg, 0.6 apg

Dallin Bachynski (Calgary, AB) 7'0" c Sr. - Utah
(12.3 mpg) 3.8 ppg, 2.3 rpg

Kyle Wiltjer (Portland, OR*) 6'10" f Jr. - Gonzaga 
(27.3 mpg) 16.7 ppg, 6.0 rpg
*father is from Victoria, BC

Kevin Pangos (Holland Landing, ON) 6'2" g Sr. - Gonzaga 
(33.1 mpg) 11.5 ppg, 5.0 apg

Dustin Triano (Tsawwassen, BC) 6'3" g Fr. - Gonzaga 
(2.8 mpg) 0.8 ppg, 0.4 rpg

Dexter Werner (Bismarck, ND*) 6'6" f Soph. - North Dakota State
(19.8 mpg) 8.0 ppg, 5.4 rpg
*mother is from Regina, SK

Naz Long (Mississauga, ON) 6'4" g Jr. - Iowa State
(27.5 mpg) 10.3 ppg, 1.9 apg


WEST Region

Dillon Brooks (Mississauga, ON) 6'6" f Fr. - Oregon
(28.2 mpg) 11.5 ppg, 4.9 rpg

Agunwa Okolie (Ajax, ON) 6'8" f Jr. - Harvard 
(25.1 mpg) 4.4 ppg, 3.8 rpg

Chris Egi (Markham, ON) 6'9" f Fr. - Harvard 
(4.1 mpg) 1.0 ppg, 0.5 rpg

Patrick Steeves (Montreal, QC) 6'7" f Jr. - Harvard 
- has not played this year (injury)

Kenny Chery (Montreal, QC) 5'11" g Sr. - Baylor 
(32.4 mpg) 11.4 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 4.0 apg
 

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National Invitation Tournament (NIT)
NCAA Division 1
Dates: March 18-31
Final Four Location: New York City, New York

Daniel Nwosu (Ottawa, ON) 6'2" g Soph. - Montana
(2.6 mpg) 0.3 ppg, 0.1 rpg

Kadeem Smithen (Toronto, ON) 6'3" g Fr. - Richmond
(3.6 mpg) 0.5 ppg, 0.2 rpg

Joe De Ciman (Regina, SK) 6'4" g Jr. - Colorado State
(27.9 mpg) 8.1 ppg, 3.4 rpg

Stefan Nastic (Thornhill, ON) 6'11" c Sr. - Stanford 
(29.5 mpg) 13.8 ppg, 6.4 rpg

Denzell Taylor (Brampton, ON) 6'7" f Soph. - Old Dominion
(23.8 mpg) 3.2 ppg, 6.0 rpg

MiKyle McIntosh (Pickering, ON) 6'7" f Fr. - Illinois State
(19.8 mpg) 6.0 ppg, 4.1 rpg

Tevin Findlay (Mississauga, ON) 6'4" g Soph. - Green Bay
(4.3 mpg) 0.5 ppg, 0.6 rpg

Matthew Willms (Leamington, ON) 7'1" c Soph. - UTEP
(18.3 mpg) 5.2 ppg, 4.4 rpg
 
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CBI
NCAA Division 1
Dates: March 18-April 3
Location: to be determined

Emerson Murray (Vancouver, BC) 6'3" g Sr. - Seattle
(25.5 mpg) 2.4 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 3.0 apg

Jadon Cohee (Langley, BC) 6'4" g Fr. - Seattle
(18.7 mpg) 5.6 ppg, 1.6 apg

Manroop Clair (Surrey, BC) 6'2" g Soph. - Seattle
(8.9 mpg) 3.1 ppg, 0.3 apg

Trae Bell-Haynes (Toronto, ON) 6'2" g Fr. - Vermont
(26.5 mpg) 8.5 ppg, 3.5 apg

Drew Urquhart (Vancouver, BC) 6'8" f Fr. - Vermont
(7.6 mpg) 2.6 ppg, 1.7 rpg

Alex Hart (Kelowna, BC) 6'10" c Fr. - UC-Santa Barbara
(6.6 mpg) 2.8 ppg, 1.5 rpg

Junior Fortunat (Montreal, QC) 6'9" f Sr. - Rider
(9.9 mpg) 3.1 ppg, 1.5 rpg

 
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CIT
NCAA Division 1
Dates: March 16-April 2
Location: to be determined

Yohanny Dalembert (Montreal, QC) 6'8" f Soph. - James Madison
(25.1 mpg) 11.5 ppg, 5.8 rpg

Brandon Busuttil (Kitchener, ON) 6'4" f Jr. - Bowling Green State
(2.0 mpg) 0.3 ppg, 0.1 rpg

Ben Millaud-Meunier (Montreal, QC) 6'3" g Jr. - St. Francis (PA)
(16.0 mpg) 5.7 ppg, 1.8 rpg

Jaylen Babb-Harrison (Ajax, ON) 6'4" g Soph. - Eastern Kentucky
(13.3 mpg) 6.2 ppg, 1.1 apg

Jamal Reynolds (Ajax, ON) 6'5" g Jr. - Canisius
(24.5 mpg) 6.3 ppg, 6.4 rpg

Kassius Robertson (Thornhill, ON) 6'3" g Fr. - Canisius
(18.8 mpg) 6.1 ppg, 1.1 apg

Cassidy Ryan (Mississauga, ON) 6'6" f Fr. - Canisius
(6.1 mpg) 1.4 ppg, 0.6 rpg

Riley Barker (Vancouver, BC) 6'10" c Sr. - Portland
(18.9 mpg) 4.8 ppg, 5.1 rpg
- out for the season (injury)

Kaza Keane (Ajax, ON) 6'2" g Jr. - Cleveland State
(20.6 mpg) 4.1 ppg, 2.1 apg

Ishaq Pitt (Toronto, ON) 6'3" g Sr. - Maryland-Eastern Shore
(25.0 mpg) 5.3 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 4.2 apg

Miroslav Jaksic (Windsor, ON) 6'11" c Fr. - Grand Canyon
(5.7 mpg) 2.8 ppg, 1.2 rpg


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NCAA Division 2
Dates: March 16-21
Final Four Location: New York City, NY

Eddie Asamoah (Calgary, AB) 6'8" c Jr. - Bridgeport
(27.0 mpg) 9.1 ppg, 6.1 rpg

Manny Joshua (Edmonton, AB) 6'6" f Soph. - Wisconsin-Parkside
(3.2 mpg) 1.1 ppg, 0.7 rpg

Jason Hawke (London, ON) 6'5" f Soph. - Michigan Tech
(25.1 mpg) 7.3 ppg, 2.1 apg

Trevor Andrews-Evans (Toronto, ON) 6'7" f/c Soph. - Fairmont State
(13.2 mpg) 2.1 ppg, 3.4 rpg

Marcus Jones (Brantford, ON) 6'1" g Fr. - Gannon
(12.4 mpg) 1.7 ppg, 1.6 apg

Jamal Gatali (Toronto, ON) 6'7" f Jr. - Slippery Rock
(24.7 mpg) 3.9 ppg, 4.3 rpg

Marvin Binney (Toronto, ON) 6'3" g Sr. - Saint Mary's (Texas)
(31.1 mpg) 13.0 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 2.7 apg

Pete Weston (Quebec City, QC) 6'3" g Soph. - Saint Anselm
(2.2 mpg) 0.5 ppg, 0.3 rpg

Nolan Woodward (Montreal, QC) 6'4" g/f Fr. - American International
(16.2 mpg) 4.6 ppg, 3.1 rpg

Mitchell Mazzuca (Sault Ste. Marie, ON) 5'10" g Fr. - Lake Superior State
- has not played this year (redshirt)

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NJCAA Division 1
Dates: March 16-21
Location: Hutchinson, Kansas

(heights as listed by the school)

Mychal Mulder (Windsor, ON) 6'4" g Soph. - Vincennes (IN)
15.8 ppg, 6.4 rpg

Tyrell Bellot-Green (Toronto, ON) 6'7" f Soph. - Hill (TX)
15.2 ppg, 6.3 rpg

Christopher Boucher (Montreal, QC) 6'10" f Soph. - Northwest (WY)
22.2 ppg, 11.6 rpg, 4.5 bpg

Nicky Desilien (Montreal, QC) 6'3" g Soph. - Northwest (WY)
21.1 ppg, 4.9 apg

Kayshaune Spencer (Toronto, ON) 6'1" g Soph. - Connors State (OK)
6.1 ppg, 1.2 apg

Ray Kasongo (Toronto, ON) 6'10" f Fr. - College of Southern Idaho
5.9 ppg, 4.7 rpg

Kenrick Hudson (Brampton, ON) 6'6" f Fr. - College of Southern Idaho
3.2 ppg, 3.0 rpg

Jabari Craig (Mississauga, ON) 6'11" c Fr. - Hutchinson (KS)
1.7 ppg, 1.8 rpg

Naseem Hadrab (Brampton, ON) 6'9" f Fr. - San Jacinto (TX)
1.8 ppg, 2.3 rpg

Emanual Shepherd (Toronto, ON) 6'8" f Fr. - Cochise (AZ)
9.4 ppg, 5.6 rpg

Freddie Bitondo (Montreal, QC) 6'8" f Fr. - Mineral Area (MO)
7.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg


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