John Campbell’s Toronto Varsity Blues were competitive in several big games last season but struggled to close, losing many tight games down the stretch but as their young back court matures, expect Toronto, under their fourth-year skipper, to emerge as a program that can progress deep into the post season. While Campbell’s Blues did lose OUA all-rookie team member 6’1″ Devon Williams, a U.S. import who will not return next season, the replacement is arguably a large upgrade as 6’3″ Reilly Reid, originally from Mississauga Lorne Park S.S., who spent his first three seasons with Assumption College Greyhounds, an N.C.A.A. Division II program out of Worchester, MA (outside of Boston) that plays in the Northeast-10 conference, where he averaged 9.3 ppg including a solid 47.6% from three-point range and 80% from the free throw line joins Toronto. Reid is very likely to be an immediate starter and at a minimum log big minutes and be integral in the offense. The young Blues return all important rotation players with the exception of Williams, led by 6’4″ OUA All-Star Devin Johnson, entering his 5th season. Also, Toronto is expected to add 6’2″ Jawara Pedican to next season’s roster. Pedican, originally from Vaughan S.S. has announced his transfer from McGill and will sit out this season and is very likely headed to finish his career as a Varsity Blue starting in 2017-18.