U Sports Men’s Basketball Starting Five: November 11 – 17, 2019

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Memorial’s Cole Long has been a force this season since making the move from the NCAA to the Sea-hawks, and he put up another monster week in two wins for the team. (Source: North Pole Hoops) (Header: Emery Gdobossou – Bishop’s Gaiters)

SARNIA, Ont. — 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 11-17, 2019.

Starting Five: November 11 – 17, 2019

OUA

Eric Rwahwire – Toronto Varsity Blues

24 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal in 95-81 win vs. York
14 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 4 steals in 82-77 loss at McMaster

Tevaun Kokko – Ryerson Rams

37 points, 4 rebounds, 7 assists, 4 steals in 93-65 win at York

Justin Shaver – Nipissing Lakers

16 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, 1 block in 83-56 loss at Laurier
16 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 block in 70-68 win at Waterloo

Calvin Epistola – Ottawa Gee-Gees

20 points, 3 rebounds, 7 assists, 1 steal in 88-70 win at Guelph
32 points, 2 rebounds, 9 assists, 1 steal in 88-67 win at Algoma

Kascius Small-Martin – Brock Badgers

20 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals in 74-73 loss vs. Lakehead
21 points, 2 rebounds, 5 assists in 75-68 win vs. Lakehead


Canada West

Michael Rouault – Thompson Rivers Wolfpack

11 points, 12 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals in 79-56 win at MacEwan
19 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, 1 block in 79-74 win at MacEwan

Sukhjot Bains – Fraser Valley Cascades

23 points, 15 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals in 89-76 win vs. UBC Okanagan
9 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals in 87-60 win vs. UBC Okanagan

Jadon Cohee – UBC Thunderbirds

20 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal in 96-78 win at UNBC
11 points, 7 rebounds, 10 assists, 2 steals in 88-66 win at UNBC

Brett Layton – Calgary Dinos

27 points, 21 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 3 blocks in 91-61 win vs. Brandon
15 points, 12 rebounds, 1 steal, 2 blocks in 87-85 win vs. Brandon

Keiran Zziwa – Manitoba Bisons

20 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in 101-99 win at Lethbridge
19 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals in 84-79 OT loss at Lethbridge


AUS

Cole Long – Memorial Sea-hawks

34 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks in 91-72 win vs. Acadia
22 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal in 89-76 win vs. Acadia

Qyemah Gibson – Saint Mary’s Huskies

23 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocks in 95-88 win vs. StFX
17 points, 8 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block in 66-65 win at StFX

Matur Maluach – UNB Reds

12 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist in 97-56 win at Cape Breton
30 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists in 87-85 OT loss at Cape Breton

Azaro Roker – StFX X-Men

17 points, 21 rebounds, 1 assist in 95-88 loss at Saint Mary’s
18 points, 20 rebounds, 3 assists in 66-65 loss vs. Saint Mary’s

Forest Mahoney – Acadia Axemen

12 points, 8 rebounds, 4 blocks in 91-72 loss at Memorial
11 points, 13 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 block in 89-76 loss at Memorial


RSEQ

Abdul Kamane – Bishop’s Gaiters

25 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block in 79-72 loss at Concordia
14 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals, 1 block in 78-76 win vs. UQAM

Sami Ghandour – Concordia Stingers

15 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists in 79-72 win vs. Bishop’s
11 points, 12 rebounds, 2 assists in 65-60 win at Laval

Frantson Demosthene – UQAM Citadins

21 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 4 steals in 94-71 win vs. McGill
27 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals in 78-76 loss at Bishop’s

Cedrick Brian Coriolan – Concordia Stingers

20 points, 3 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal in 79-72 win vs. Bishop’s
18 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals in 65-60 win at Laval

Alix Lochard – UQAM Citadins

23 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 block in 94-71 win vs. McGill
19 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 1 block in 78-76 loss at Bishop’s


– T. Bennett

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