CANADIANS IN THE 2019 NCAA MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT | Canada Basketball

CANADIANS IN THE 2019 NCAA MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

TORONTO, ON (March 18, 2019) - The 2019 NCAA men's basketball tournament is almost upon us and Canadian college hoops fans will have plenty to cheer about as 24 players from North of the border are involved.

Mississauga native R.J. Barrett and the Duke Blue Devils enter the tournament as ACC champions and the No. 1 seed in the East region.  Barrett is coming off a historic season in which he established a new Duke freshman single-season scoring record and ACC freshman single-season scoring record after averaging 22.9 points, 7.5 rebounds and 4.1 assists.  He was also named to Sporting News' All-American First Team and the All-ACC First Team.

Brandon Clarke will look to lead Gonzaga to their first NCAA championship as the Bulldogs open the tournament as the No. 1 seed in the West on Thursday.  Born in Vancouver, Clarke averaged 16.5 points per game and ranked tied for fourth nationally with a .693 field goal percentage.  After missing last season transferring from San Jose State, Clarke’s 3.1 blocks per game have him firmly established as a Naismith Defensive Player of the Year finalist.

Sophmore Nickeil Alexander-Walker has played a major role this season for the Hokies as Virginia Tech appears poised for a deep run as they also chase their first NCAA title in program history.  Alexander-Walker comes into the tournament averaging career highs in points (16.6), rebounds (4.1), assists (4.0) and steals (1.9).

Michigan Wolverines freshman Ignas Brazdeikis turned heads this season as the he was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year and to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team.  Brazdeikis was also made an All-Big Ten Second Team selection after averaging 15.1 points and 5.2 rebounds this season for the Wolverines.

12 of the 24 players in the 2019 NCAA tournament have represented Canada internationally.  Most recently, Barrett and Florida Gators guard Andrew Nembhard played for Canada last summer at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers.  Prince Oduro and Lindell Wigginton, along with Barrett, were members of Canada's historic gold medal winning team at the 2017 FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup.

Marcus Carr (Minnesota), Koby McEwen (Marquette) and Prince Oduro (Mississippi State) are sitting out the 2018-19 season due to NCAA transfer rules.

Wednesday, March 20 – First Four

TIME

GAME

SITE

After conc. I

(11) St. John's 65 vs. (11) Arizona State 74

Dayton II

Thursday, March 21 - First Round

TIME

GAME

SITE

12:40 p.m.

(14) Yale 74 vs. (3) LSU 79

Jacksonville I

1:30 p.m.

(12) New Mexico State 77 vs. (5) Auburn 78

Salt Lake City I

2 p.m.

(13) Vermont 69 vs. (4) Florida State 76

Hartford I

After conc. I

(15) Bradley 65 vs. (2) Michigan State 76

Des Moines II

After conc. I 

(12) Murray State 83 vs. (5) Marquette 64

Hartford II

6:50 p.m.

(10) Florida 70 vs. (7) Nevada 62

Des Moines III

7:27 p.m.

(16) Fairleigh 49 vs. (1) Gonzaga 87

Salt Lake City III

After conc. III 

(15) Montana 55 vs. (2) Michigan 74

Des Moines IV

After conc. III 

(9) Baylor 78 vs. (8) Syracuse 69

Salt Lake City IV

Friday, March 22 - First Round

TIME

GAME

SITE

After conc. I

(15) Colgate 70 vs. (2) Tennessee 77

Columbus II

After conc. I

(11) Arizona State 74 vs. (6) Buffalo 91

Tulsa II

7:10 p.m.

(16) North Dakota St. 62 vs. (1) Duke 85

Columbia III

After conc. III

(11) Ohio State 62 vs. (6) Iowa State 59

Tulsa IV

After conc. III

(13) Saint Louis 52 vs. (4) Virginia Tech 66

San Jose IV

Saturday, March 23 - Second Round

TIME

GAME

SITE

5:15 p.m.

(10) Florida 49 vs. (2) Michigan 64

Des Moines I

6:10 p.m.

(12) Murray State 62 vs. (4) Florida State 90

Hartford I

7:10 p.m.

(9) Baylor 71 vs. (1) Gonzaga 83

Salt Lake City I

Sunday, March 24 - Second Round

TIME

GAME

SITE

12:10 p.m.

(10) Iowa 77 vs. (2) Tennessee 83 (OT)

Columbus I

5:15 p.m.

(9) UCF 76 vs. (1) Duke 77

Columbia I

6:10 p.m.

(6) Buffalo 58 vs. (3) Texas Tech 78

Tulsa I

7:10 p.m.

(12) Liberty 58 vs. (4) Virginia Tech 67

San Jose I

Thursday, March 28 - Round of 16

TIME

GAME

SITE

7:09 p.m.

(4) Florida State 58 vs. (1) Gonzaga 72

Anaheim I

7:29 p.m.

(3) Purdue 99 vs. (2) Tennessee 94 OT

Louisville I

9:39 p.m.

(3) Texas Tech 63 vs. (2) Michigan 44

Anaheim II

Friday, March 29 - Round of 16

TIME

GAME

SITE

9:39 p.m.

(4) Virginia Tech 73 vs. (1) Duke 75

Washington II

Saturday, March 30 - Elite Eight

TIME

GAME

SITE

6:09 p.m.

(3) Texas Tech vs. (1) Gonzaga

Anaheim

Sunday, March 31 - Elite Eight

TIME

GAME

SITE

5:05 p.m.

(2) Michigan State vs. (1) Duke

Washington

Kyle Alexander – #11 F – Senior – Tennessee Volunteers – Milton, ON

77-70 W vs. (15) Colgate - 2 points, 6 rebounds

83-77 W vs. (10) Iowa - 8 points, 9 rebounds

99-94 L OT vs. (3) Purdue - 9 points, 8 rebounds

SEASON

TEAM

MIN

FGM-FGA

FG%

3PM-3PA

3P%

FTM-FTA

FT%

REB

AST

BLK

STL

PF

TO

PTS

2018-19

TENN

23.6

3.0-4.8

.626

0.1-0.2

.429

1.3-2.1

.643

6.6

0.6

1.7

0.5

2.6

1.2

7.4

Nickeil Alexander-Walker – #4 G – Sophomore – Virginia Tech Hokies – Toronto, ON 

66-52 W vs. (13) Saint Louis - 20 points, 6 rebounds

67-58 W vs. (12) Liberty - 6 points, 6 assists, 6 rebounds

75-73 L vs. (1) Duke - 9 points, 1 rebbound, 5 assists

SEASON

TEAM

MIN

FGM-FGA

FG%

3PM-3PA

3P%

FTM-FTA

FT%

REB

AST

BLK

STL

PF

TO

PTS

2018-19

VT

34.5

5.7-11.9

.478

1.8-4.7

.381

3.4-4.4

.772

4.1

4.0

0.5

1.9

2.3

2.9

16.6

2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Men

Devonte Bandoo – #2 G – Junior – Baylor Bears – Brampton, ON 

78-69 W vs. (8) Syracuse - 6 points, 1 rebound

83-71 L vs. (1) Gonzaga - 4 points, 1 rebound

SEASON

TEAM

MIN

FGM-FGA

FG%

3PM-3PA

3P%

FTM-FTA

FT%

REB

AST

BLK

STL

PF

TO

PTS

2018-19

BAY

21.6

3.0-6.6

.450

1.5-3.9

.392

1.2-1.3

.902

2.3

1.4

0.1

0.5

1.2

1.2

8.6

R.J. Barrett – #5 F – Freshman – Duke Blue Devils – Mississauga, ON

86-62 W vs. (16) North Dakota St. - 26 points, 14 rebounds, 3 assists

77-76 W vs. (9) UCF - 16 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists

75-73 W vs. (4) Virginia Tech - 18 points, 11 assists, 4 rebounds

SEASON

TEAM

MIN

FGM-FGA

FG%

3PM-3PA

3P%

FTM-FTA

FT%

REB

AST

BLK

STL

PF

TO

PTS

2018-19

DUKE

34.9

8.5-18.7

.457

1.9-6.4

.304

3.9-5.9

.662

7.5

4.1

0.5

0.9

1.9

3.2

22.9

2015 FIBA Americas U16 Championship for Men, 2016 FIBA U17 World Championship, 2017 FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup, FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers

Maxime Boursiquot – #14 G – Junior – Northeastern Huskies – Ottawa, ON (injured)

Ignas Brazdeikis – #13 F – Freshman – Michigan Wolverines – Mono, ON

74-55 W vs. (15) Montana - 14 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist

64-49 W vs. (10) Florida - 5 points, 3 rebounds

63-44 L vs. (3) Texas Tech - 17 points, 13 rebounds

SEASON

TEAM

MIN

FGM-FGA

FG%

3PM-3PA

3P%

FTM-FTA

FT%

REB

AST

BLK

STL

PF

TO

PTS

2018-19

MICH

29.8

5.1-11.0

.469

1.6-3.9

.420

3.1-4.1

.764

5.2

0.9

0.5

0.7

2.1

1.2

15.1

2015 FIBA Americas U16 Championship for Men, 2016 FIBA U17 World Championship

Oshae Brissett – #11 F – Sophomore – Syracuse Orange – Mississauga, ON

78-69 L vs. (9) Baylor - 14 points, 8 rebounds

SEASON

TEAM

MIN

FGM-FGA

FG%

3PM-3PA

3P%

FTM-FTA

FT%

REB

AST

BLK

STL

PF

TO

PTS

2018-19

SYR

32.8

4.3-11.0

.390

0.8-3.2

.264

3.0-4.5

.660

7.5

1.8

0.8

1.0

2.1

1.9

12.4

2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Men

Marcus Carr – #2 G – Sophomore – Minnesota Golden Gophers (transfer from Pittsburgh)

2015 FIBA Americas U16 Championship for Men

Brandon Clarke – #15 F – Junior – Gonzaga Bulldogs – Phoenix, AZ (born Vancouver, British Columbia)

87-49 W vs. (16) FDU - 12 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists

83-71 W vs. (9) Baylor - 36 points, 8 rebounds, 5 blocks, 3 assists, 2 steals 

72-58 W vs. (4) Florida State - 15 points, 12 rebounds, 5 blocks, 2 assists

SEASON

TEAM

MIN

FGM-FGA

FG%

3PM-3PA

3P%

FTM-FTA

FT%

REB

AST

BLK

STL

PF

TO

PTS

2018-19

GONZ

27.6

6.8-9.8

.693

0.1-0.4

.286

2.8-4.1

.691

8.4

1.8

3.1

1.2

2.2

1.4

16.5

Joseph Chartouny – #21 G – Senior – Marquette Golden Eagles – Montreal, QC

83-64 L vs. (12) Murray State

SEASON

TEAM

MIN

FGM-FGA

FG%

3PM-3PA

3P%

FTM-FTA

FT%

REB

AST

BLK

STL

PF

TO

PTS

2018-19

MARQ

15.3

1.1-2.4

.456

0.5-1.3

.381

0.5-0.7

.625

2.3

2.0

0.0

0.7

1.1

1.4

3.1

Eze Dike – #1 G – Freshman – Yale Bulldogs – Montreal, QC

79-74 L vs. (3) LSU

SEASON

TEAM

MIN

FGM-FGA

FG%

3PM-3PA

3P%

FTM-FTA

FT%

REB

AST

BLK

STL

PF

TO

PTS

2018-19

YALE

2.4

0.1-0.7

.143

0.1-0.3

.333

0.3-0.4

.750

0.3

0.1

0.0

0.0

0.7

0.4

0.6

Luguentz Dort – #0 G – Freshman – Arizona State Sun Devils – Montreal, QC

74-65 W vs. (11) St. John's - 21 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists

SEASON

TEAM

MIN

FGM-FGA

FG%

3PM-3PA

3P%

FTM-FTA

FT%

REB

AST

BLK

STL

PF

TO

PTS

2018-19

ASU

31.5

5.1-12.7

.403

1.6-5.2

.315

4.2-6.1

.687

4.3

2.3

0.2

1.6

3.0

2.9

16.1

Clayton Henry – #5 G – Junior – New Mexico State Aggies – Calgary, AB

78-77 L vs. (5) Auburn

SEASON

TEAM

MIN

FGM-FGA

FG%

3PM-3PA

3P%

FTM-FTA

FT%

REB

AST

BLK

STL

PF

TO

PTS

2018-19

NMSU

15.3

2.0-4.8

.411

1.2-3.6

.339

0.4-0.6

.667

3.3

0.7

0.1

0.2

0.9

0.6

5.6

Ja'Shon Henry – #22 G – Freshman – Bradley Braves – Saskatoon, SK

76-65 L vs. (2) Michigan State - 2 points

SEASON

TEAM

MIN

FGM-FGA

FG%

3PM-3PA

3P%

FTM-FTA

FT%

REB

AST

BLK

STL

PF

TO

PTS

2018-19

BRAD

12.1

1.6-3.0

.536

0.1-0.3

.286

1.0-1.9

.528

2.5

0.3

0.3

0.5

1.4

0.9

4.3

Dominic Johnson – #21 F – Sophomore – Buffalo Bulls – Windsor, ON

91-74 W vs. (11) Arizona State

SEASON

TEAM

MIN

FGM-FGA

FG%

3PM-3PA

3P%

FTM-FTA

FT%

REB

AST

BLK

STL

PF

TO

PTS

2018-19

BUFF

1.6

0.0-0.1

.000

0.0-0.0

.000

0.0-0.0

.000

0.7

0.0

0.1

0.1

0.4

0.0

0.0

Mfiondu Kabengele – #25 F – Sophomore – Florida State Seminoles – Burlington, ON

76-69 W vs. (13) Vermont - 21 points, 10 rebounds

90-62 W vs. (12) Murray St. - 22 points, 7 rebounds

72-58 L vs. (1) Gonzaga - 8 points, 7 rebounds

SEASON

TEAM

MIN

FGM-FGA

FG%

3PM-3PA

3P%

FTM-FTA

FT%

REB

AST

BLK

STL

PF

TO

PTS

2018-19

FSU

21.1

4.2-8.6

.495

0.6-1.8

.367

3.8-4.9

.766

5.7

0.3

1.5

0.6

2.6

1.3

12.9

Jonathan Kabongo – #10 G – Freshman – Virginia Tech Hokies – Toronto, ON 

66-52 W vs. (13) Saint Louis - 1 rebound

67-58 W vs. (12) Liberty

75-73 L vs. (1) Duke

SEASON

TEAM

MIN

FGM-FGA

FG%

3PM-3PA

3P%

FTM-FTA

FT%

REB

AST

BLK

STL

PF

TO

PTS

2018-19

VT

5.1

0.6-1.4

.393

0.4-1.1

.318

0.1-0.2

.500

0.6

0.2

0.1

0.2

0.5

0.2

1.6

2015 FIBA Americas U16 Championship for Men

Koby McEwen – #25 G – Junior – Marquette Golden Eagles – Toronto, ON (transfer from Utah State)

Andrew Nembhard – #2 G – Freshman – Florida Gators – Aurora, ON

70-61 W vs. (7) Nevada - 8 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists

64-49 L vs. (2) Michigan - 7 points, 8 assists, 2 rebounds

SEASON

TEAM

MIN

FGM-FGA

FG%

3PM-3PA

3P%

FTM-FTA

FT%

REB

AST

BLK

STL

PF

TO

PTS

2018-19

FLA

32.5

2.9-7.1

.412

1.0-2.9

.343

1.2-1.5

.769

2.8

5.3

0.1

1.1

1.8

2.0

8.1

2015 FIBA Americas U16 Championship for Men, 2016 FIBA U17 World Championship, 2018 FIBA U18 Americas Championship, FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Americas Qualifiers

Prince Oduro – #15 F – Sophomore – Mississippi State Bulldogs (transfer from Sienna)

2017 FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup

Marial Shayok – #3 G – Senior – Iowa State Cyclones – Ottawa, ON

62-59 L vs. (11) Ohio State - 23 points, 5 rebounds

SEASON

TEAM

MIN

FGM-FGA

FG%

3PM-3PA

3P%

FTM-FTA

FT%

REB

AST

BLK

STL

PF

TO

PTS

2018-19

ISU

32.7

6.7-13.5

.494

2.1-5.3

.389

3.2-3.6

.883

4.9

2.0

0.2

0.9

2.1

2.7

18.6

2011 FIBA Americas U16 Championship for Men, 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship for Men

Stef Smith – #0 G – Sophomore – Vermont Catamounts – Ajax, ON

76-69 L vs. (4) Florida State - 15 points, 6 rebounds

SEASON

TEAM

MIN

FGM-FGA

FG%

3PM-3PA

3P%

FTM-FTA

FT%

REB

AST

BLK

STL

PF

TO

PTS

2018-19

UVM

27.7

4.1-10.0

.406

1.8-4.9

.364

2.4-2.9

.813

4.2

1.5

0.2

0.9

2.1

1.8

12.3

2016 FIBA U17 World Championship

Howard Washington – #10 G – Sophomore – Syracuse Orange – Buffalo, NY (dual citizenship) (medical redshirt)

SEASON

TEAM

MIN

FGM-FGA

FG%

3PM-3PA

3P%

FTM-FTA

FT%

REB

AST

BLK

STL

PF

TO

PTS

2018-19

SYR

3.3

0.0-0.3

.000

0.0-0.3

.000

0.0-0.0

.000

1.3

0.3

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

2014 FIBA U17 World Championship for Men

Lindell Wigginton – #5 G – Sophomore – Iowa State Cyclones – Dartmouth, NS

62-59 L vs. (11) Ohio State - 14 points, 3 rebounds

SEASON

TEAM

MIN

FGM-FGA

FG%

3PM-3PA

3P%

FTM-FTA

FT%

REB

AST

BLK

STL

PF

TO

PTS

2018-19

ISU

25.8

3.9-9.5

.412

1.8-4.7

.381

3.8-5.3

.724

4.1

2.2

0.4

0.8

2.0

1.9

13.5

2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Men, 2017 FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup