NCAA LINES OF THE WEEK- CANADIAN IMPACT EDITION

 

 

As March Madness approaches, here is a breakdown of some of the top Canadian players and their season averages in the NCAA.

GP: Games played              MPG: Minutes per game                PPG: Points per game

RPG: Rebounds per game         APG: Assists per game                    BPG: Blocks per game

STL: Steals per game

 

CANADIAN FEMALE PLAYERS IN NCAA 2013 - 2014

 

NATALIE ACHONWA

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Senior

Forward

Guelph, ON

GP: 30          MPG: 25.1         PPG: 14         RPG: 7.5          APG: 2.8           BPG: 0.4

Natalie Achonwa, aka Ace, has been one of the leaders to the Fighting Irish perfect season. ND finished an impressive 29-0, as Achonwa led her squad in rebounding and was top three in points and assists

 

CASSANDRA BROWN

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Portland Pilots

Junior

Guard/Forward

Vernon, BC

GP: 31         MPG:  25.2        PPG: 13.9        RPG: 4.7          APG: 0.7      STL: 0.7

Cassandra Brown averages a Portland Pilots best for points per game this season. The junior recently received an All-West Coast Conference honourable mention for her play this season.

 

TAIJAH CAMPBELL

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Virginia Tech Hokies

Sophomore

Forward

Pickering, ON

GP: 31      MPG: 26.3         PPG: 6.2          RPG: 5.9              APG: 1.3              BPG:  1.2

Pickering, Ontario’s Taijah Campbell is among the top ranked in the ACC in blocks, field goal percentage, and rebounds. Her consistent efforts have led to several wins for the Hokies.

 

KAYLA DAVIS

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Xavier Musketeers

Freshman

Guard

Brampton, ON

GP: 30       MPG: 15.6          PPG: 4.3           RPG: 1.7             APG: 1.1       STL: 0.4

If there is such a thing as an experienced freshman, that would be Kayla Davis. Kayla was a member of the U19 Canadian national team that competed in the 2013 FIBA Worlds in Lithuania. She was also part of the U16 Canadian squad that took bronze in Amsterdam. Her freshman season has gone well but the sky is the limit for this Brampton, ON native.


 

QUINN DORSTAUDER

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Arizona State Sun Devils

Freshman

Center

Regina, SK

GP:  26        MPG: 7.2          PPG: 2.4          RPG: 1.9             APG: 0.2              BPG: 0.7

Quinn Dornstauder began her NCAA career with the Pac-12 upper-ranked Arizona State Sun Devils. Dornstauder has put forth strong efforts to help her team achieve conference success.

 

NIRRA FIELDS

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

UCLA Bruins

Sophomore

Guard

Montreal, QC

GP: 32       MPG: 34.6         PPG: 17.2       RPG: 6.2          APG: 2.3            STL: 2.1

Nirra Fields is among the Pac-12 leaders in four categories this season, including scoring, 3-point field goals made, minutes played and steals. The sophomore ranks 2nd on her team for scoring and 3rd in rebounding.

 

SAICHA GRANT-ALLEN

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Dayton Flyers

Freshman

Forward

Hamilton, ON

GP: 22         MPG: 8.9         PPG: 2.9        RPG: 2.5          APG:  0.1          BPG: 0.3

Saicha Grant-Allen debuted her NCAA career with top ranked team Dayton Flyers. The Hamilton, Ontario native’s efforts have led her to a three-star prospect rating

 

RUTH HAMBLIN

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Oregon State Beavers

Sophomore

Center

Houston, BC

GP: 29         MPG: 26.7             PPG: 10        RPG: 8.4          APG: 0.4           BPG: 4

Ruth Hamblin is a force on the Oregon State Beavers, leading the pack in rebounding and ranking 3rd in scoring. Her efforts have allowed her to top the Pac-12 in blocks this season, with her numbers more than doubling all other players in the conference.

 

SAMI HILL

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Virginia Tech Hokies

Freshmen

Guard

Toronto, ON

GP: 22      MPG: 8.6               PPG: 1.4              RPG:  0.6                 APG: 0.

Sami Hill signed with Virginia Tech for her rookie season in the NCAA. The Torontonian consistently puts in minutes to support her team in the ACC standings.

 

MEGAN LUKAN

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Green Bay Phoenix

Junior

Guard

Barrie, ON

GP: 24       MPG: 32.5          PPG: 8.8          RPG: 5.5              APG: 4.2            STL: 1.5

Megan was voted First Team All-Horizon League as a junior. She is a leader on this young Green Bay squad who is pushing to get to the next level.  Although they both score, Megan acts a facilitator for the rest of her squad

 

KAILI LUKAN

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Green Bay Phoenix

Sophomore

Guard

Barrie, ON

GP:  24     MPG: 30.5          PPG: 11.1         RPG: 3.3              APG: 2.1              STL:1.3

Kaili is the top scorer for the Phoenix this season. As a leader on this team, she has continued to lead in scoring. The chemistry between the Lukan has been phenomenal and has helped push this young team to the next level.

 

KATHERINE PLOUFFE

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Marquette Golden Eagles

Senior

Forward

Edmonton, AB

GP: 28          MPG:  30         PPG: 17.5        RPG: 9.3          APG:  2.3          STL: 1

Katherine Plouffe leads the Golden Eagles in scoring and rebounding this season. The Alberta native has frequently posted double-doubles this season, helping keep her team in the upper conference standings.

 

MICHELLE PLOUFFE

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Utah Utes

Senior

Forward

Edmonton, AB

GP: 29       MPG: 34.9           PPG: 18.4        RPG: 10.4           APG: 2.6           STL: 2.1

Michelle Plouffe not only leads her team in scoring and rebounding, but is 2nd in the Pac-12 in defensive rebounds and 3rd in total rebounds. Plouffe is among the league leaders in double-doubles, steals, minutes per game, and scoring.

 

EMILY POTTER

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Utah Utes

Freshmen

Forward

Winnipeg, MB

GP: 31          MPG: 25.5         PPG: 10.5           RPG: 6.7             APG: 0.6             BPG: 1.4

Emily Potter ranks 2nd on her Utah team in both scoring and rebounds. The Manitoban leads the Pac-12 freshmen in blocks, defensive rebounds, and shooting.

 

KARLY ROSER

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Northwestern Wildcats

Junior

Guard

Hamilton, ON

GP: 11         MPG: 12.6            PPG: 3.1              RPG:  1.2         APG: 1.7           STL: 0.5

Karly Roser recently started competing with her Northwestern team this season, after coming back from an upper body injury. Having previously ranked second in her Big-10 conference in assists, the junior co-captain has made her way back into rotation for the latter portion of the season, consistently adding numbers to the scoreboard.


 

JAMIE WEISNER

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Oregon State Beavers

Sophomore

Guard

Clarkson, Wash.

GP: 22          MPG:  27.6         PPG: 12.1            RPG: 5.5          APG: 2.2          STL: 0.6

Jamie Weisner ranks 1st among the Beavers in scoring, having led her team to a 2nd place ranking in the Pac-12 standings. Due to injury, the sophomore has been out for the latter portion of the season.

 

DAKOTA WHYTE

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Wisconsin Badgers

Sophomore

Guard

Toronto, ON

GP:  28          MPG: 24.3          PPG: 6.5            RPG:  2.6       APG:  2.1           STL: 0.5

Dakota has started about half the games this season, while averaging roughly 24 minutes a game.  This is a large jump from her freshmen year where she was only netting 11 minutes. She is a key contributor as a facilitator with her team leading 2.2 assists per game.

 

CANADIAN MALE PLAYERS IN NCAA 2013 - 2014

 

MANGISTO AROP

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Indiana State Sycamores

Senior

Guard/Forward

Edmonton, AB

GP: 29         MPG: 28.7         PPG: 10.9        RPG: 4.6         APG:  1.3          STL: 0.8

A Gonzaga transfer, Manny is one of the key contributors to his Sycamores team. He is an excellent scorer and has developed into a very good outside shooter.  He also rebounds the ball very well for a guard.

 

JORDAN BACHYNSKI

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Arizona State Sun Devils

Senior

Center

Calgary, AB

GP: 31         MPG: 31         PPG: 11.2        RPG: 8.4          APG: 0.5          BPG: 4.2

The 7’2’’ Arizona senior is having his best season as a member of the Sun Devils by far. He has increased his production in every statistical category. He is their defensive anchor one of their main emotional leaders

 

 

KHEM BIRCH

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

UNLV Rebels

Junior

Forward

Montreal, QC

GP: 30        MPG: 31.4        PPG: 11.9      RPG: 10.2         APG: 1.1           BPG: 3.8

The wirey and athletic forward from UNLV is impressing people night in and night out with his raw athletic ability and nose for the ball on the defensive end. He is a world-class rebounder and shot-blocker. We could very well be witnessing the next NBA prospect to come out of UNLV.

 

 

SIM BHULLAR

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

New Mexico State Aggies

Sophomore

Center

Toronto, ON

GP: 25         MPG: 26.1         PPG: 9.8         RPG: 7.7          APG: 1.4           BPG: 3.4

The 7’5’’ sophomore is developing a better feel for the game as the season progresses. A good shot-blocker (leader on his team) at 3.4 per game with a good scoring touch, Bhullar is a matchup nightmare for opponents.

 

MURPHY BURNATOWSKI

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Colgate Raiders

Senior

Forward

Waterloo, ON

GP: 30         MPG:  32.2        PPG: 14.2        RPG: 4.2           APG: 1.6         STL: 1.4

Team co-Captain with great size and strength for a small forward (6’7’’ 230lbs). He is the leading scorer on his Colgate team, averaging just over 14 points per contest. He is a good rebounder for his size averaging 4.2 per game (3rd on his team) and is a reliable shooter who hits with consistency from all areas of the court. Burnatowski is a vocal leader and great athlete.

 

MELVIN EJIM

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Iowa State Cyclones

Senior

Forward

Toronto, ON

GP:  28        MPG:  31.6         PPG: 18.2        RPG: 8.6          APG: 1.8           STL: 1.2

Ejim has been playing off the charts this season. The senior small forward, who leads the Big 12 in scoring (18.2 ppg), has begun to separate himself from his peers and has some basketball pundits thinking NBA draft. For a small forward he fills the stat sheet perfectly – great rebounder, solid defender, and effective passer.

 

 

TYLER ENNIS

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Syracuse Orange

Freshman

Guard

Brampton, ON

GP: 31         MPG: 35.5         PPG: 12.4        RPG: 3.4          APG: 5.5           STL: 2.1

Poise personified. Ennis is one of Canada’s most exciting young prospects. His play has certainly displayed the peaks and valleys that are to be expected from any freshman, but he has traversed through this 2013-14 season with the composure and confidence of a seasoned veteran. Ennis seems to have an innate ability to contribute for his team’s betterment even when his jump shot is not falling, showing that he can fill the stat sheet in a multitude of ways.

 

 

OLIVIER HANLAN

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Boston College

Sophomore

Guard

Alymer, QC

GP: 32          MPG:  35.8        PPG: 18.6        RPG: 3.4          APG: 2.9           STL: 0.8

One of the more aggressive guards in the NCAA. Hanlan has demonstrated his ability to score in a myriad of ways and shown himself to be one of the elite scorers in the NCAA. When his shot isn’t falling, you can bet your bottom dollar he will be the game leader in free-throw attempts.

 

 

BRADY HESLIP

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Baylor Bears

Senior

Guard

Burlington, ON

GP: 30         MPG: 26.3         PPG: 11.6        RPG: 1.3         APG: 0.9           STL: 0.5

Brady is lights-out from three-point range this season. The 2013 DMNT and SMNT member is proving the rest of the basketball universe that he is one of the most cold-blooded shooters in the college game today and a true 3-point specialist.

 

DANIEL MULLINGS

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

New Mexico State Aggies

Junior

Guard

Toronto, ON

GP: 30         MPG: 32.8         PPG: 16.8        RPG: 5          APG: 3.2          STL: 2

Mullings is one of the peskiest perimeter defenders in the Mountain West Conference. Buttressed by his tremendous summer with the DMNT, the supremely athletic guard is having a breakout year for his Aggies and is one of their premier scorers.

 

 

GRANT MULINS

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Columbia Lions

Sophomore

Guard

Burlington, ON

GP: 24        MPG:  31        PPG: 11.7        RPG: 2.9          APG: 2.4            STL: 0.7

The third leading scorer on his Columbia Lions team. Mullins is a tremendous shooter. One of the true 3-point practitioners in the NCAA. Shoots 90% from the free throw line as well.  

 

 

KEVIN PANGOS

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Gonzaga Bulldogs

Senior

Guard

Holland Landing, ON

GP: 32         MPG: 34.3         PPG: 14.4        RPG: 3.3          APG: 3.8           STL: 1.1

Undoubtedly the heart and soul of his Gonzaga team. With the departure of Kelly Olynyk for the NBA, Pangos has singlehandedly taken on the scoring burden and carried this squad with his great three-point shooting and distributing ability.

 

DYSHAWN PIERRE

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Dayton Flyers

Sophomore

Forward

Whitby, ON

GP: 31         MPG: 27.0         PPG: 11.0        RPG: 5.97         APG: 1.5           STL: 0.5

Pierre of the Dayton Flyers has shown incredible growth from his freshman year to now, increasing his production in nearly every statistical category. A solid player with plenty of room to grow.

 

 

CHAD POSTHUMUS

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Morehead State Eagles

Senior

Center

Winnepeg,MB

GP: 32         MPG: 26.0         PPG: 9.9          RPG: 11.31          APG: 0.2            BPG: 0.8

Top rebounder in the NCAA and the interior anchor for his team. His big body takes up so much space that the burly 6’11’’ senior can gobble up nearly every rebound in sight.

 

 

DWIGHT POWELL

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Stanford Cardinal

Senior

Forward

Toronto, ON

GP: 30         MPG: 32.8         PPG:  14.1       RPG: 7.2          APG: 3.4           BPG: 0.9      

He has continued his solid play in the 2013-14 senior season. One of the more fluid and athletic big men in the NCAA, Powell is working hard to showcase his ability in hopes of making the jump to the NBA next season. Powell usually fills the stat sheet as by being a great passing a big man, netting high assists numbers on a regular basis.

 

 

LAURENT RIVARD

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Harvard Crimson

Senior

Guard

Saint-Bruno, QC

GP: 27          MPG:  33.5        PPG: 10.0        RPG: 2.9          APG: 0.8           STL: 0.9

The dependable Harvard senior and team co-captain has been one of the Crimson’s most consistent players over the last 4 years. The on-court and off court leader has always been reliable for 10 points, 3 rebounds and a steal, you will always know what Rivard is bringing to the table.

 

NIK STAUSKAS

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Michigan Wolverines

Sophomore

Guard

Mississauga, ON

GP: 29         MPG:  35.2         PPG: 17.4        RPG: 3.3          APG: 3.4           STL: 0.6

Stauskas has been as productive and consistent as they come in the 2013-14 NCAA season, proving to all that he is one of the top shooters in the NCAA. Additionally he has demonstrated a level of athleticism that prior to this year fan were unaware he possessed. He scores inside and out with ease, a leader on his team and one of the top-players in the Big-10.

 

KEVIN THOMAS

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Troy Trojans

Junior

Forward

Ajax, ON

GP: 30         MPG: 28.2         PPG: 9.4         RPG: 7.1             APG: 1            BPG: 0.7

The 6’8’’ 210lbs forward is a solid player. Kevin is an above average rebounder with a proclivity for the offensive glass. Kevin's greatest strength as a player is his versatility. He is long and athletic, and he can play multiple positions. Kevin is a high character young man. A defensive monster, Thomas is the leading rebounder & shot blocker for his team.

 

ANDREW WIGGINS

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Kansas Jayhawks

Freshmen

Forward

Concord, ON

GP: 31         MPG: 32.2         PPG: 16.8        RPG: 5.9          APG: 1.6           STL: 1.2

Wiggins in a word, consistent. Amidst his flashy highlight dunks, help-side blocks and blazing foot-speed, Wiggins has been as consistent as they come. The seemingly nonchalant manner in which he scores has left many fans and pundits’ alike sitting on the edge of their seat eagerly awaiting his breakout game once he decides to separate himself from the rest of his talented freshman class.

 

 

NICK WIGGINS

TEAM

CLASS

POSITION

HOMETOWN

Wichita State Shockers

Senior

Guard

Concord, ON

GP: 31         MPG: 15.3         PPG: 5.3        RPG: 2.3          APG: 0.5           BPG: 0.3

Averaging 5 points and 2 rebounds per game, the athletic shooting guard is a key contributor off the bench for the undefeated Wichita State (31-0). After helping the Shockers reach the final four last year, Wiggins and his crew seem poised to prove that 2012-13 was no fluke.