U Sports Women’s Basketball Mock Draft Using the CEBL Format

1 - 4 Dukate
Sabine Dukate was one of four Saskatchewan Huskies to be drafted in our U Sports Women’s Basketball Mock Draft using the CEBL format. (Source: Saskatchewan Huskies) (Header: Saskatchewan Huskies)

SARNIA, Ont. — Is there ever a wrong time to do a Fantasy Draft?

The answer: no.

Let’s face it. During this unprecedented time of self isolation and social distancing, we’re always looking for new ways to pass the time. We are no different, and we’re looking for ways to get people involved and engaged while keeping the conversation going year-round when it comes to both Men’s and Women’s Basketball at the U Sports and CCAA levels.

Back on March 26th, the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) announced their 21 draft picks in the 2020 CEBL U Sports Draft. A total of 21 U Sports men’s basketball players from across the country were selected for the 2020 CEBL season, the league’s second campaign overall.

That gave us an idea.

1 - 3 Mongomo
(Source: UNBC Timberwolves)

What if we replicated the process, but did it for U Sports Women’s Basketball instead? We put together a collection of players, coaches, and media members from coast to coast in Canada involved to serve as the GM of their own team.

After some social media work, we assembled our field of seven draftees, and we were off. Here’s how we went about our business:

  • The seven draftees were assigned a random Canadian city to serve as their expansion team.
  • The draft order was randomly assigned thanks to a Random List Generator.
  • Much like the CEBL Draft, the order follows a snake format, meaning Round Two is reverse order in comparison to Rounds One and Three.
  • Any player from coast to coast in Canada was eligible to be selected, as long as they were listed on the school’s roster on their Athletics website at year’s end.

The draft was conducted offline to give those from different areas of the country enough time to make their own selections.

Outside of those guidelines, the main focus was to have a bit of fun with it. With each GM drafting just three players, the focus was to essentially draft the best 3-on-3 team that you could assemble with players from all across Canada. The stress levels went higher than expected when players on your Draft Board went earlier than expected, but a ton of fun was still had by all.

Here’s a look at the Draft Field and their randomly selected city, and how the picks all sorted themselves out over the Three Rounds.


Draft Field

  1. Casey Dulson (49 Sports) – TROIS RIVIERES
  2. Jay Smith (Former Social Media, Brock Basketball) – KITCHENER
  3. Anonymous Canada West Lead Assistant Coach – OSHAWA
  4. Anonymous Canada West Assistant Coach – St. JOHN’S
  5. Tyler Bennett (Founder, College Court Report Canada) – EDMONTON
  6. Michael Sun (The Charlatan) – VAUGHAN
  7. Angela Schmolke (Former Saskatchewan Huskie) – SHERBROOKE

1 - 5 Ellsworth
(Source: UPEI Panthers)

Draft Results

Round One

Round 1, Pick 1: Summer Masikewich, Saskatchewan Huskies
2019-20 Stats: 17.4 ppg, 9.1 rpg, 1.7 apg; 50.8% FG, 70.9% FT

Round 1, Pick 2: Jessica Morris, Brock Badgers
2019-20 Stats: 11.0 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 1.3 apg; 43.4% FG, 39.8% 3PT, 71.4% FT

Round 1, Pick 3: Maria Mongomo, UNBC Timberwolves
2019-20 Stats: 20.1 ppg, 9.8 rpg, 2.4 apg; 38.4% FG, 30.4% 3PT, 75.9% FT

Round 1, Pick 4: Sabine Dukate, Saskatchewan Huskies
2019-20 Stats: 14.3 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 3.2 apg; 42.6% FG, 39.3% 3PT, 66.7% FT

Round 1, Pick 5: Jenna Mae Ellsworth, UPEI Panthers
2019-20 Stats: 20.5 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 3.2 apg; 44.3% FG, 36.4% 3PT, 76.6% FT

Round 1, Pick 6: Alyssa Cerino, Carleton Ravens
2019-20 Stats: 16.3 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 2.3 apg; 47.7% FG, 72.1% FT

Round 1, Pick 7: Megan Ahlstrom, Saskatchewan Huskies
2019-20 Stats: 8.3 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 2.5 apg; 46.2% FG, 35.6% 3PT, 77.6% FT


2 - 1 Tatti
(Source: Brock Badgers)

Round Two

Round 2, Pick 1: Melissa Tatti, Brock Badgers
2019-20 Stats: 18.5 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 6.6 apg; 39.6% FG, 34.8% 3PT, 83.9% FT

Round 2, Pick 2: Brooklynn McAlear-Fanus, Ottawa Gee-Gees
2019-20 Stats: 15.8 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 6.8 apg; 40.8% FG, 33.8% 3PT, 80.3% FT

Round 2, Pick 3: Khaleann Caron-Goudreau, Laval Rouge et Or
2019-20 Stats: 11.2 ppg, 10.8 rpg, 1.7 apg; 52.9% FG, 72.0% FT

Round 2, Pick 4: Liene Stalidzane, Calgary Dinos
2019-20 Stats: 14.8 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 3.0 apg; 46.3% FG, 38.3% 3PT, 56.0% FT

Round 2, Pick 5: Taylor Claggett, Fraser Valley Cascades
2019-20 Stats: 19.6 ppg, 10.4 rpg, 3.4 apg; 43.7% FG, 79.7% FT

Round 2, Pick 6: Libby Epoch, Saskatchewan Huskies
2019-20 Stats: 7.5 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 4.6 apg; 41.7% FG, 37.1% 3PT, 75.0% FT

Round 2, Pick 7: Vanessa Wild, Alberta Pandas
2019-20 Stats: 18.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.9 apg; 49.6% FG, 35.4% 3PT, 80.9% FT


3 - 6 Scotten
(Source: Ryerson Rams)

Round Three

Round 3, Pick 1: Haille Nickerson, Memorial Sea-hawks
2019-20 Stats: 24.6 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.4 apg; 40.0% FG, 40.0% 3PT, 83.8% FT

Round 3, Pick 2: Christina Buttenham, McMaster Marauders
2019-20 Stats: 16.9 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 2.7 apg; 42.7% FG, 65.4% FT

Round 3, Pick 3: Kayla Deschatelets, Laurentian Voyageurs
2019-20 Stats: 13.1 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 3.4 apg; 40.7% FG, 65.0% FT

Round 3, Pick 4: Keylyn Filewich, UBC Thunderbirds
2019-20 Stats: 19.1 ppg, 10.3 rpg, 2.3 apg; 59.1% FG, 62.2% FT

Round 3, Pick 5: Haley McDonald, Acadia Axewomen
2019-20 Stats: 24.2 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 3.7 apg; 44.6% FG, 40.2% 3PT, 93.8% FT

Round 3, Pick 6: Marin Scotten, Ryerson Rams
2019-20 Stats: 17.0 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 2.1 apg; 42.9% FG, 45.6% 3PT, 85.1% FT

Round 3, Pick 7: Sam Keltos, Brock Badgers
2019-20 Stats: 15.4 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 1.3 apg; 38.3% FG, 35.4% 3PT, 84.6% FT


Here are the full 3-on-3 rosters:

Trois Rivieres
Summer Masikewich – Saskatchewan
Vanessa Wild – Alberta
Haille Nickerson – Memorial

Kitchener
Jessica Morris – Brock
Libby Epoch – Saskatchewan
Christina Buttenham – McMaster

Oshawa
Maria Mongomo
Taylor Claggett
Kayla Deschatelets

St. John’s
Sabine Dukate
Liene Stalidzane
Keylyn Filewich

Edmonton
Jenna Mae Ellsworth – UPEI
Khaleann Caron-Goudreau – Laval
Haley McDonald – Acadia

Vaughan
Alyssa Cerino – Carleton
Brooklynn McAlear-Fanus – Ottawa
Marin Scotten – Ryerson

Sherbrooke
Megan Ahlstrom – Saskatchewan
Melissa Tatti – Brock
Sam Keltos – Brock


Who has the best 3-on-3 team of the bunch? Leave a comment and let us know!

Or, join the conversation on Twitter (@CCR_Canada) and use #CCRFantasyDraft to let us know your picks!

– T. Bennett

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