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Tournament-Bound Canadians 2017: NCAA D1, D2, NJCAA
By: Barry Hayes
Updated:
66 Canadians in major U.S. Tourneys
66 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 this week 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 Division 1). In total, there are 66 Canadian student-athletes on rosters for teams competing at these tournaments below. Included are notable statistics for each player.




NCAA Division 1
Dates: March 13-April 3
Final Four Location: Glendale, Arizona

EAST Region

Elijah Long (Mississauga, ON) 6'0" g Fr. - Mount St. Mary's
(34.4 mpg) 15.4 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 4.4 apg

Marial Shayok (Ottawa, ON) 6'5" g Jr. - Virginia
(20.3 mpg) 8.6 ppg, 2.4 rpg

Kalif Young (Toronto, ON) 6'9" c Fr. - Providence
(13.3 mpg) 3.3 ppg, 3.3 rpg

Tanveer Bhullar (Toronto, ON) 7'2" c Jr. - New Mexico State
(7.0 mpg) 2.6 ppg, 2.4 rpg

Matthew Taylor (Brampton, ON) 6'4" g Jr. - New Mexico State
(22.1 mpg) 6.6 ppg, 3.0 rpg

Jalyn Pennie (Ajax, ON) 6'5" f Jr. - New Mexico State
(8.8 mpg) 2.1 ppg, 1.9 rpg

Jermaine Haley (Burnaby, BC) 6'7" g Fr. - New Mexico State
(21.4 mpg) 4.0 ppg, 2.9 rpg

Duane Notice (Woodbridge, ON) 6'2" g Sr. - South Carolina
(32.8 mpg) 10.1 ppg, 2.3 apg

Aaron Ariri (Brampton, ON) 6'8" f Jr. - Troy
(4.7 mpg) 1.5 ppg, 1.4 rpg


WEST Region

Dustin Triano (Tsawwassen, BC) 6'3" g Jr. - Gonzaga 
(3.2 mpg) 0.6 ppg, 0.5 rpg

Kimbal Mackenzie (Oakville, ON) 6'1" g Soph. - Bucknell
(29.8 mpg) 11.5 ppg, 2.4 apg

Xavier Rathan-Mayes (Markham, ON) 6'4" g Jr. - Florida State
(27.4 mpg) 10.4 ppg, 4.8 apg

Mfiondu Kabengele (Burlington, ON) 6'9" f Fr. - Florida State
*redshirting this season

Marquell Fraser (Hamilton, ON) 6'5" g Fr. - VCU
(3.6 mpg) 0.9 ppg, 0.3 rpg

Nikola Djogo (Hamilton, ON) 6'7" g Fr. - Notre Dame
*redshirting this season

Justin Jackson (East York, ON) 6'7" f Fr. - Maryland
(27.6 mpg) 10.4 ppg, 6.1 rpg


MIDWEST Region

Naz Mitrou-Long (Mississauga, ON) 6'4" g Sr. - Iowa State
(33.2 mpg) 15.5 ppg, 4.7 rpg

Ray Kasongo (Toronto, ON) 6'9" f Jr. - Iowa State
*redshirting this season

Trae Bell-Haynes (Toronto, ON) 6'2" g Jr. - Vermont
(27.4 mpg) 11.1 ppg, 3.8 apg

Drew Urquhart (Vancouver, BC) 6'8" f Jr. - Vermont
(13.8 mpg) 4.6 ppg, 3.3 rpg

Dillon Brooks (Mississauga, ON) 6'7" f Jr. - Oregon
(24.0 mpg) 16.3 ppg, 2.7 apg

Dylan Ennis (Brampton, ON) 6'2" g Sr. - Oregon
(30.9 mpg) 11.0 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 3.1 apg

Chris Boucher (Montreal, QC) 6'10" f Sr. - Oregon
(23.5 mpg) 11.8 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 2.5 bpg
*injured - out for tournament


SOUTH Region

Kevin Zabo (Gatineau, QC) 6'2" g Jr. - Kent State
(17.8 mpg) 5.4 ppg, 1.5 apg

Alonzo Walker (Brampton, ON) 6'6" f Fr. - Kent State
(11.0 mpg) 2.3 ppg, 2.4 rpg

Mychal Mulder (Windsor, ON) 6'4" g Sr. - Kentucky
(11.2 mpg) 5.3 ppg, 1.6 rpg

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National Invitation Tournament (NIT)
Dates: March 14-30
Final Four Location: New York City, New York

Jelani Mofford (Brampton, ON) 6'5" f Soph. - UNC-Greensboro
(4.3 mpg) 2.0 ppg, 0.3 apg
*played in 4 games

Grant Mullins (Burlington, ON) 6'3" g Sr. - California
(31.1 mpg) 10.3 ppg, 3.3 rpg

Link Kabadyundi (Montreal, QC) 7'1" c Jr. - Texas-Arlington
(5.2 mpg) 1.2 ppg, 1.2 rpg

Tevonn Walker (Montreal, QC) 6'1" g Jr. - Valparaiso
(28.6 mpg) 11.5 ppg, 5.6 rpg

Max Joseph (Montreal, QC) 6'1" g Jr. - Valparaiso
(21.7 mpg) 5.6 ppg, 1.8 apg

MiKyle McIntosh (Pickering, ON) 6'7" f Jr. - Illinois State
(26.6 mpg) 12.7 ppg, 5.6 rpg

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CBI
Dates: March 15-31
Location: to be determined

Nevell Provo (North Preston, NS) 6'0" g Soph. - Loyola (Maryland)
(9.2 mpg) 1.4 ppg, 0.6 apg

Amidou Bamba (Toronto, ON) 6'8" f Fr. - Coastal Carolina
(17.0 mpg) 4.8 ppg, 4.0 rpg

Marcus Ottey (Ajax, ON) 6'2" g Fr. - Illinois-Chicago
(25.1 mpg) 10.7 ppg, 3.0 rpg

Godwin Boahen (Toronto, ON) 5'11" g Fr. - Illinois-Chicago
(24.8 mpg) 9.3 ppg, 3.0 apg

Patrick Steeves (Montreal, QC) 6'8" f Sr. - George Washington
(18.2 mpg) 6.3 ppg, 3.0 rpg

Tevin Findlay (Mississauga, ON) 6'4" g Sr. - Green Bay
(17.0 mpg) 4.2 ppg, 2.4 apg
 
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CIT
Dates: March 13-31
Location: to be determined

Jackson Rowe (Toronto, ON) 6'7" f Fr. - Cal State Fullerton
(30.5 mpg) 10.3 ppg, 7.3 rpg

Richard Peters (Pickering, ON) 6'11" c Sr. - Cal State Fullerton
(8.0 mpg) 1.5 ppg, 1.6 rpg

Kassius Robertson (Thornhill, ON) 6'3" g Jr. - Canisius
(33.3 mpg) 15.9 ppg, 2.5 apg

Kiefer Douse (Brampton, ON) 6'3" g Sr. - Canisius
(28.1 mpg) 11.1 ppg, 4.5 rpg

Dantai St. Louis (Brampton, ON) 6'8" f Fr. - Canisius
(6.6 mpg) 1.0 ppg, 1.4 rpg

Martin Dixon-Green (Toronto, ON) 6'3" g Sr. - Canisius
(7.9 mpg) 2.5 ppg, 2.0 rpg

Selvedin Planincic (Sherbrooke, QC) 6'11" c Jr. - Canisius
(8.8 mpg) 2.9 ppg, 1.9 rpg

Francis Kiapway (Hamilton, ON) 6'3" g Jr. - Ball State
(25.1 mpg) 8.2 ppg, 1.1 apg

Olivier Cadieux (Montreal, QC) 6'4" g Fr. - Fairfield
(8.0 mpg) 1.2 ppg, 1.1 rpg

Kareem South (Toronto, ON) 6'2" g Fr. - Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
(28.4 mpg) 8.8 ppg, 3.7 rpg

Devonte Campbell (Vaughan, ON) 6'6" f Soph. - Albany
(24.4 mpg) 7.2 ppg, 4.9 rpg

Cody John (Mississauga, ON) 6'3" g Soph. - Weber State
(28.0 mpg) 8.0 ppg, 2.2 apg

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NCAA Division 2
Dates: March 11-25
Final Four Location: New York City, New York

Trevor Andrews-Evans (Toronto, ON) 6'7" c Sr. - Fairmont State
(18.7 mpg) 4.6 ppg, 5.0 rpg

Abednego Lufile (Milton, ON) 6'7" f Sr. - Arkansas Tech
(26.7 mpg) 11.6 ppg, 8.6 rpg

Ayob Ayob (Winnipeg, MB) 6'7" f Sr. - Minnesota State-Moorhead
(30.8 mpg) 15.5 ppg, 5.3 rpg

Oshea Gairey (Toronto, ON) 6'3" g Soph. - LeMoyne
*redshirting this season

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NJCAA Division 1
Dates: March 20-25
Location: Hutchinson, Kansas

(heights as listed by the school)

Freddie Bitondo (Montreal, QC) 6'7" f Soph. - San Jacinto-Central (TX)
3.7 ppg, 3.7 rpg
*played in 3 games

D'Andre Bernard (Ajax, ON) 6'8" f Fr. - Georgia Highlands
5.8 ppg, 4.7 rpg

Kamar McKnight (Toronto, ON) 6'3" f Fr. - Georgia Highlands
10.1 ppg, 3.6 apg

Abdul Mohamed (Ottawa, ON) 6'6" g Fr. - Gillette (WY)
13.2 ppg, 5.7 rpg

Edwin Jeudy (Montreal, QC) 6'6" f Fr. - Gillette (WY)
11.2 ppg, 8.3 rpg

Michael Nuga (Toronto, ON) 6'2" g Fr. - Eastern Florida State
5.9 ppg, 2.8 rpg

Ahmed Ali (Toronto, ON) 5'10" g Fr. - Eastern Florida State
15.7 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 5.0 apg

John Nwosu (Toronto, ON) 6'3" g Fr. - Eastern Florida State
2.2 ppg, 1.1 apg

Veron Kalonji (Hamilton, ON) 6'7" f Fr. - Vincennes (IN)
*redshirting this season

Devonte Bandoo (Brampton, ON) 6'3" g Fr. - Hutchinson (KS)
13.2 ppg, 4.2 rpg

Richardson Maitre (Montreal, QC) 6'2" g Fr. - Indian Hills (IA)
8.5 ppg, 3.5 apg

Tyrell Gumbs-Frater (Toronto, ON) 6'4" g Fr. - Odessa (TX)
3.5 ppg, 1.2 rpg