Dele Ogundokun wins a pair of major awards!
Montreal, February 29, 2017– On the eve of the Finale 4 – the 2016-2017 Provincial University Basketball Championship presented by Lait’s Go Sport, the RSEQ is proud to announce this season’s All-Star Teams and individual award winners.
Dele Ogundokun of the McGill Redmen was voted RSEQ Player of the Yearas well as Defensive Player of the Year. It marks the third consecutive season that the 6-foot-2, 222-pound guard has merited the league’s top defensive award. A 22-year-old accounting senior from Hamilton, Ogundokun finished fifth in the conference scoring race with an average of 12.7 points per game and was third in rebounding with a 7.0 average, including a league-leading 5.5 in the defensive zone. He ranked fourth in field-goal shooting (46.0 %), second in assists per game (3.6), second in steals per game (2.2) and was fifth in three-point shooting (39.0%). He also led the league in assists per turnover ratio (1.3) and was sixth in minutes played, averaging 29.6 per game. Ogundokun reached double figures in scoring 10 times and registered three “double doubles”. He posted a season-high 29 points in a win over Concordia and pulled down a season-best 14 rebounds on two occasions, in back-to-back games against Laval.
Kendrick Jolin of the McGill Redmen was voted RSEQ rookie of the year, the first McGill player to win the award since Ogundokun in 2013-14. A 6-foot-2, 192-pound point guard, he battled through an injury-plagued season to start in 10 games, while averaging 9.4 points per game. The 20-year-old arts freshman led the league in three-point shooting (48.5 %), ranked sixth in free-throw shooting (66.7 %) and sixth in assists (2.6) and seventh in steals (1.6) per game.
Charles Miller of the UQAM Citadins is the winner of the Leadership and citizenship Award. Beyond his impact on the court – the Psychology student has been on the leading scorer in the RSEQ with 12 points per game before he broke bones in a foot on January 13 – Charles is very involved in the community. He has founded the Charles Miller Basketball Camp for 6 to 18 year-old kids. He also coached U14, U15 and U16 teams in Montreal’s West Island area as well as basketball clinics. Finally, Charles was a guest speaker in elementary and high schools to talk about the importance of studies for student athletes.
McGill bench boss David DeAveiro has earned coach-of-the-year honours for the fourth consecutive year. Currently in his 16th season as a head coach — his seventh year at McGill — the 52-year-old native of Toronto led the team to a stellar 13-3 record and a first-place finish atop the RSEQ standing for the fifth straight season.
The Finale 4 – Finale 4 – the 2016-2017 Provincial University Basketball Championship presented by Lait’s Go Sport is taking place March 2-4 at Centre Pierre-Charbonneau in Montreal. The women’s semifinals will be played on Friday, March 3 and will oppose, the University McGill Redmen to the University Laval Rouge et Or at 6:30 pm followed by the second game between the University Concordia Stingers and the UQAM Citadins at 8:30 pm. The two finalists will square off for the provincial title on Saturday, March 4 at 7 pm. Each of these games will be webcasted live on www.finale4rseq.ca.
Dele Ogundokun – McGill – Player of the Year
Kendrick Jolin – McGILL – Rookie of the Year
Dele Ogundokun – McGill – Defensive Player of the Year
Charles Miller – UQAM – Leadership and citizenship
David DeAveiro – McGill – Coach of the Year
1st All-Star Team
Dele Ogundokun – McGILL
Ken Beaulieu – CONCORDIA
Greishe Clerjuste – UQAM
Jenning Lueng – McGILL
Frantson Démosthène – LAVAL
2nd All-Star Team
Jona Bermillo – BISHOP’S
Michael Fosu – CONCORDIA
Francois Bourque – McGILL
Ibrahima Sylla – UQAM
Alexandre Leclerc – LAVAL
Rookie All-Star Team
Kendrick Jolin – McGILL
Joany Castor-Thadal – BISHOP’S
Nicholas Noble – CONCORDIA
Alain Bernard – LAVAL
Henderson Charles – CONCORDIA