CCAA Men’s Basketball Fantasy Draft Using the CEBL Format

2 - 2 Fields
Chris Fields, the reigning OCAA East Division Defensive Player of the Year, was selected in the Second Round of our three-round CCAA Mock Draft. (Source: The Sarnia Observer) (Header: Jonathan Givony – Draft Xpress)

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

The answer is a rather simple one.

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.

3 - 4 King
(Source: Red Deer Advocate)

What if we replicated the process, but the draft pool was from the CCAA instead of U Sports? We gathered players, coaches, and media members from coast to coast in Canada to serve as the GM of their own team thanks to some social media outreach, 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. Anonymous ACAC Head Coach – LETHBRIDGE
  2. Tyler Bennett (Founder, College Court Report Canada) – HAMILTON
  3. Anonymous PACWEST BC Head Coach – GUELPH
  4. Anonymous ACAA Guard – QUEBEC CITY
  5. Anonymous ACAC Head Coach – REGINA
  6. Anonymous OCAA Forward – MISSISSAUGA
  7. Anonymous OCAA Guard – CHARLOTTETOWN

1 - 5 Conner
(Source: SAIT Journalism)

Draft Results

Round One

Round 1, Pick 1: Jordan Holness, Holland College Hurricanes
2019-20 Stats: 20.7 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 4.6 apg; 43.0% FG, 27.7% 3PT, 80.1% FT

Round 1, Pick 2: Courtney Anderson, Douglas College Royals
2019-20 Stats: 18.9 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 4.0 apg; 44.6% FG, 28.2% 3PT, 89.4% FT

Round 1, Pick 3: Tyus Barfoot, VIU Mariners
2019-20 Stats: 16.0 ppg, 10.8 rpg, 2.8 apg; 55.7% FG, 40.7% 3PT, 56.5% FT

Round 1, Pick 4: Karim Mane, Vanier Cheetahs
2019-20 Stats: 15.9 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 5.4 apg; 42.9% FG, 77.4% FT

Round 1, Pick 5: Charlie Conner, SAIT Trojans
2019-20 Stats: 17.0 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 4.9 apg; 42.2% FG, 26.7% 3PT, 73.7% FT

Round 1, Pick 6: Nick Campbell, Sheridan Bruins
2019-20 Stats: 24.6 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 2.4 apg; 48.2% FG, 34.1% 3PT, 81.4% FT

Round 1, Pick 7: Romareo Stephenson, Durham Lords
2019-20 Stats: 17.3 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 2.5 apg; 52.6% FG, 39.0% 3PT, 76.7% FT


2 - 5 Morris
(Source: Douglas College Royals)

Round Two

Round 2, Pick 1: Dakoda Lewis, Seneca Sting
2019-20 Stats: 21.8 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 1.6 apg; 48.5% FG, 41.7% 3PT, 70.2% FT

Round 2, Pick 2: Chris Fields, George Brown Huskies
2019-20 Stats: 9.5 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 4.9 apg; 47.6% FG, 76.7% FT

Round 2, Pick 3: Brock Dewsbery, Lethbridge College Kodiaks
2019-20 Stats: 21.3 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 4.2 apg; 49.5% FG, 46.8% 3PT, 80.9% FT

Round 2, Pick 4: Zerious Loney, Algonquin Thunder
2019-20 Stats: 25.2 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 1.7 apg; 64.8% FG, 57.7% 3PT, 81.0% FT

Round 2, Pick 5: Reese Morris, Douglas College Royals
2019-20 Stats: 14.6 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 2.1 apg; 59.1% FG, 44.0% 3PT, 70.0% FT

Round 2, Pick 6: Calvin Chambers, SAIT Trojans
2019-20 Stats: 20.9 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 4.8 apg; 40.8% FG, 34.1% 3PT, 80.0% FT

Round 2, Pick 7: Stefan Jovcic, Keyano College Huskies
2019-20 Stats: 16.3 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 2.7 apg; 46.4% FG, 34.4% 3PT, 73.8% FT


3 - 2 Kerssies
(Source: Lambton College Athletics & The OCAA)

Round Three

Round 3, Pick 1: Sean-Michael Clancey, NAIT Ooks
2019-20 Stats: 26.6 ppg, 9.6 rpg, 4.0 apg; 45.1% FG, 29.8% 3PT, 80.9% FT

Round 3, Pick 2: Spencer Kerssies, Redeemer Royals
2019-20 Stats: 16.7 ppg, 10.6 rpg, 1.6 apg; 56.9% FG, 33.3% 3PT, 80.2% FT

Round 3, Pick 3: CJ Campbell, Capilano Blues
2019-20 Stats: 17.6 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 3.8 apg; 36.4% FG, 29.0% 3PT, 63.9% FT

Round 3, Pick 4: Tyronn King, Red Deer College Kings
2019-20 Stats: 18.8 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 5.0 apg; 44.6% FG, 30.5% 3PT, 71.6% FT

Round 3, Pick 5: Liam O’Hallahan, GPRC Wolves
2019-20 Stats: 23.4 ppg, 9.8 rpg, 4.4 apg; 42.5% FG, 31.1% 3PT, 67.2% FT

Round 3, Pick 6: Alfred Johnson, Fanshawe Falcons
2019-20 Stats: 20.4 ppg, 11.1 rpg, 1.4 apg; 51.8% FG, 76.2% FT

Round 3, Pick 7: Wayon Thomas, Fleming Knights
2019-20 Stats: 9.8 ppg, 6.4 rpg, 1.4 apg; 37.6% FG, 75.0% FT


Here are the full 3-on-3 rosters:

Lethbridge
Jordan Holness – Holland College
Stefan Jovcic – Keyano College
Sean-Michael Clancey – NAIT

Hamilton
Courtney Anderson – Douglas College
Calvin Chambers – SAIT
Spencer Kerssies – Redeemer

Guelph
Tyus Barfoot – VIU
Reese Morris – Douglas College
CJ Campbell – Capilano

Quebec City
Karim Mane – Vanier
Zerious Loney – Algonquin
Tyronn King – Red Deer College

Regina
Charlie Conner – SAIT
Brock Dewsbery – Lethbridge
Liam O’Hallahan – GPRC

Mississauga
Nick Campbell – Sheridan
Chris Fields – George Brown
Alfred Johnson – Fanshawe

Charlottetown
Romareo Stephenson – Durham
Dakoda Lewis – Seneca
Wayon Thomas – Fleming


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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