U Sports Men’s Basketball Starting Five: November 4 – 10, 2019

Millar, Carter
Regina’s Carter Millar averaged a double-double for the Cougars last week as they earned a split on the road against Mount Royal. (Source: @carter_millar on Twitter) (Header: McGill Athletics)

SARNIA, Ontario — There are a ton of talented players from coast-to-coast who simply don’t get the attention they deserve.

Breakout performances often go unnoticed with the exception of regional coverage. Triple-doubles go without mention, as do 60-point scoring efforts or games that see players pull down more than 20 rebounds in a night. As Canadians, most people are fond of double-doubles, but most only focus on the ones they can drink from a cup.

We’ve decided to change that.

For the second consecutive year, The Starting Five is back. The goal is a simple one: highlight standout performances from the past seven days, bringing attention to deserving players and programs from across the nation.

From household names to up-and-coming talents, we will highlight five players from each conference on a weekly basis, calling attention to their stat lines from their contests, win or lose. Keep these players on your radar as the season unfolds, and the race for a National Championship heats up.

Here are the Starting Five selections from across the U Sports landscape for the week of November 4-10, 2019.

Starting Five: November 4 – 10, 2019

OUA

Ali Sow – Laurier Golden Hawks

32 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals in 92-84 win at York
31 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists in 99-79 loss at Lakehead

Thomas Kennedy – Windsor Lancers

33 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals in 78-75 loss at Ryerson
21 points, 11 rebounds, 1 steal in 80-74 win at Toronto

Isiah Osborne – Carleton Ravens

16 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal in 100-76 win at Queen’s
24 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals in 99-69 win at Ontario Tech

Nedim Hodzic – Waterloo Warriors

21 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in 79-68 loss at Lakehead
19 points, 11 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block in 70-69 win at York

Isaiah Traylor – Lakehead Thunderwolves

24 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals in 79-68 win vs. Waterloo
23 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal in 99-79 win vs. Laurier


Canada West

Carter Millar – Regina Cougars

26 points, 17 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, 1 block in 96-87 loss at Mount Royal
17 points, 11 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in 101-59 win at Mount Royal

Joe Davis – Thompson Rivers Wolfpack

20 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals, 2 blocks in 93-91 loss at UBC Okanagan
15 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal in 85-59 win at UBC Okanagan

Anthony Tsegakele – Brandon Bobcats

18 points, 17 rebounds, 3 assists in 103-89 win vs. Lethbridge
12 points, 17 rebounds, 1 assist in 94-87 loss vs. Lethbridge

Emmanuel Akintunde – Saskatchewan Huskies

24 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 block in 99-63 win vs. MacEwan
15 points, 8 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 block in 79-65 win vs. MacEwan

Voza Pluzhnikov – UNBC Timberwolves

26 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal in 100-87 win at Trinity Western
18 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals in 88-86 win at Trinity Western


AUS

Sascha Kappos – Dalhousie Tigers

19 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 blocks in 91-65 win vs. Saint Mary’s
20 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 3 blocks in 93-85 OT win at Saint Mary’s

Cole Long – Memorial Sea-hawks

16 points, 11 rebounds, 1 assist, 4 steals, 2 blocks in 80-74 win at Cape Breton
15 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals, 1 block in 83-77 loss at Cape Breton

Azaro Roker – StFX X-Men

17 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal in 72-71 win vs. UPEI
22 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist in 88-75 win vs. UPEI

Osman Omar – Cape Breton Capers

20 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists in 80-74 loss vs. Memorial
26 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in 83-77 win vs. Memorial

Nikita Kasongo – Saint Mary’s Huskies

17 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal in 91-65 loss at Dalhousie
23 points, 5 rebounds, 10 assists in 93-85 OT loss vs. Dalhousie


RSEQ

Sam Jenkins – McGill University

36 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 steals in 101-78 win vs. Laval

Olivier Simon – Concordia Stingers

35 points, 10 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 3 blocks in 90-85 win vs. UQAM

Alix Lochard – UQAM Citadins

20 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 5 steals in 90-85 loss at Concordia

Sidney Tremblay-Lacombe – Laval Rouge et Or

26 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, 1 block in 101-78 loss at McGill

Levi Londole – McGill University

17 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block in 101-78 win vs. Laval


– T. Bennett

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