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Josh Primo and Yvonne Ejim Named Toyota Canada Players of the Week for January 3-9

Josh Primo and Yvonne Ejim have been selected as the Toyota Players of the Week for the week from January 3-9.

Primo became the youngest player in Spurs franchise history to start a game this past week (started against the Sixers on January 7 and their following game against the Nets). In four games this past week, the Toronto, ON native has averaged 15 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 blocks per game. The 6’6” guard committed to University of Alabama (NCAA) where in his freshman season, he was the youngest player in college basketball and averaged 8.1 points, 3.4 rebounds per game and was named to the Southeastern Conference All-Freshman Team. Primo was selected 12th overall at the 2021 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs, and is considered the youngest ever player who attended college to play in the NBA. Primo previously represented Canada at the 2019 FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup where he averaged 4.2 points per game. 

In Gonzaga’s two games last week, Ejim averaged 18 points, 7 rebounds, 1 block per game while shooting 52% from the field. The Calgary, AB native joined the University of Gonzaga (NCAA) where she saw action in 25 games in her first season and is averaging 10.4 points and 5.6 rebounds per game this season. The 6’1” guard has played for Team Canada at the FIBA U17 Women’s Basketball World Cup 2018, at the 2019 FIBA Women’s World Cup, and most recently at the FIBA U19 Women’s Basketball World Cup 2021 where she helped lead the team to a 5th place finish averaging 13.4 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists over 7 games. 

Canada Basketball’s Toyota Players of the Week are proudly sponsored by Toyota Canada.