CIS Alumni Bekkering, Hinz gain top Dutch league honors

With a hat-tip to our ever-informed Western Canada correspondent, we are pleased to report that a pair of former CIS All-Canadians playing in Holland continue to perform at a high level in professional international leagues as 6’7″ Ross Bekkering (Calgary) and 6’6″ Tyson Hinz (Carleton) both received high honors as the All-Dutch Eredivisie Awards 2016 were announced recently.  Bekkering, who plays from Groningen, which finished the regular season in third place at 21-7, garnered Player-of-the-Year honors in the league while Hinz was named First Team All-Star.  Hinz played for Zwolle, which finished first in the regular season before losing to Groningen in the fifth game of the Best-of-5 championship final.  Another Canadian, London, ON native 6’9″ Dejan Kravic, who left York Lions after two seasons, later finishing his collegiate career at NCAA D1 Texas A&M, was named to the Second Team.  Another tremendous testament to the talent level of our high-end players in the CIS and the ability for the CIS to be a proper training ground to a professional basketball career.  Congratulations to our CIS alumni and their continued success.<!– –>



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