CANHoops.ca ’17-’18 Freshman & Transfers “Watch List”


Longer time coming than planned however better late than never.

Canada West knowledge is limited and in interest of time haven’t reached out to subject-matter-experts out west to any great degree.  But hope to watch and learn more.

So with that disclaimer here is the freshman (and newcomers) Watch Lists (both freshmen and newcomers/transfers, listed separately):

Freshmen:

AUS:  High-Impact:  6’4″ Keevan Veinot Dalhousie (Wolfville Horton High) ; 6’5″ Nikita Kasango Saint Mary’s (Champlain-St. Lambert); 6’3″ Jordan Brathwaite, Dalhousie (Milton Bishop Reding); 6’6″ Ibrahima Doumbouya, UNB (Calgary Pearson); 6’5″ Mason Middaugh, Acadia (London John Paul/RISE Prep).  Notes:  Both Veinot and Kasango are immediate impact players with bright futures on younger teams.  Brathwaite should also get strong, meaningful minutes while Doumbouya has fit into a deep, veteran roster and Middaugh flashes strong potential as a taller perimeter shooter…. Others to watch:  6’3″ Dakelle Brooks, UPEI (Cole Harbour Auburn Drive/SW Academy); 6’4″ Eli Kraucher, Acadia (Cole Harbour Auburn Drive); Vernelle Johnson UPEI (Halifax Grammar); 6’1″ Jaydan Smith (Halifax Citadel), St. FX; 5’11” Levi Smith, Cape Breton (Cole Harbour Auburn Drive); 5’11” Jason Thompson (Waterford Valley), Memorial; 6’1″ Moshe Wadley, UPEI (Toronto Emery, SOE Academy).

RSEQ:  6’7″ Michael Hakizimana, Concordia (Thetford Academy); 6’3″ Jamal Mayali, McGill (Markham Bill Crothers); 6’4″ Sam Jenkins, McGill (Hamilton MacNab); 6’3″ Oge Nwoko, Concordia (Mississauga St. Joseph’s); 6’6″ Harvey Matou, Bishop’s (Paris, France/Thetford Academy); 6’0″ Alexandre Compres, UQAM (Montmorency).  Notes:  Hakizimana has the physical tools to be an impact wing/forward while the French import Matou has logged about 15-20 off the bench for Gaiters in the pre-season.  Mayali and Jenkins are both presently in McGill’s 9-10 man rotation.

OUA:  High-Impact:  6’2″ Evan Shadkami, Toronto (Central Tech); 6’6″ Jeff  Baradziej, Waterloo (Hamilton Cardinal Newman/Wasatch Academy); 6’1″ Zubair Seyed, Ryerson (Cambridge St. Benedict); 6’1″ Ali Sow, Laurier (Ottawa Merivale); 6’6″ Godsman Kwakwah, Brock (Montreal Vanier).  NOTES… Shadkami could be Toronto’s best perimeter shooter right now, Baradziej arrives with great expectations after a solid prep career, both Seyed and Sow already appear to be natural scorers ready for this level and Kwakwah should add quality to Brock’s depth as Badgers look to go 8-9 deep. Others to Watch:  6’9″ Emmanuel Chukwu, Guelph (Suffield Academy); 6’3″ Pedro Costa, Algoma (Portugal); 6’6″ Prince Kamunga, York (Toronto College Francais); 6’7″ Connor Keefe, Queen’s (Halifax Grammar); 6’2″ Justin Malnerich, Waterloo (Cambridge St. Benedict’s); 6’4″ Alex Muise, Ottawa (Allen H.S., Hammonds Plains, NS); 6’8″ Liam O’Leary-Orange, Ryerson (Toronto Michael Power-St. Joseph’s); 6’2″ Kascius Small-Martin, Brock (Vaughan S.S.); 7’2″ Tanor Ngom, Ryerson (Dakar, Senegal); 6’4″ Will Spaulding, Carleton (Rothesay Netherwood); 6’5″ Chase Tynes, Ottawa (Dartmouth Auburn Drive); 6’7″ Julian Walker, Western (Barrie Innisdale/Hill Academy); 6’5″ Rasheed Weekes, Guelph (Mississauga St. Martin’s).

Canada West:  6’4″ Mason Bourcier, UBC (Kelowna S.S.); 6’0″ Don Dayrit, Winnipeg (Sisler); 6’4″ Sagar Dulay, Fraser Valley (Surrey Tamanawis); 6’7″ Mason Foreman, Calgary (Winnipeg/Orangeville Prep); 6’1″ Brayden Kuski, Regina (LeBoldus H.S.); 6’2″ Andrew Milner, Calgary (Antigonish, NS/Roethesay Netherwood, NB); 6’4″ Awak Piom, Lethbridge (Calgary Harry Ainlay); 6’10” Grant Shephard, UBC (Kelowna S.S./Monteverde Academy).

Transfers:

AUS:  6’8″ D’Adrian Allen UPEI (Southern U.); 6’4″ Martin Campbell, Cape Breton (University of DC/D2); 6’2″ Kevon Mascoe, Cape Breton (George Brown), 6’3″ Ozzy Omar (Options Academy); 6’2″ Indiana Rotondo, Cape Breton (Mars Hill U./D2); 6’2″ Nico Brauner, Saint Mary’s (Germany); 6’3″ Kaleel Faiz, Saint Mary’s (Olds College/CCAA).  Notes:  Both Allen and Campbell, who leads a plethora of new talent into Sydney, will likely have an opportunity to make significant impacts – both are likely to be the focus of their programs.  Brauner will start at the point for SMU and has solid skills getting to the rim.

RSEQ:  6’1″ Jonathan Koud, Concordia (Northwest Juco); 6’1″ Alex Paquin, McGill (American U./D1); 6’2″ Kevin Davis, Bishop’s (Baltimore/Columbia Bible College).  Notes:  Koud and Paquin are both proven scorers while oft-injured Davis gives Bishop’s an able alternative to graduated pg Jona Bermillo.

OUA:  High Impact Transfers:  5’11” Jaz Bains, Queen’s (St. Lawrence-Kingston/OCAA); 6’0″ Minus Tutu, Carleton (Loyola Marymount); 5’11” Sean Stoqua, Ottawa (Acadia); 6’3″ Miles Seward, McMaster (No. Colo., Saddleback Valley/D1-Juco); 6’5″ Nathan Culbreath, Ryerson (York).  NOTES… Bains has already produced several epic offensive outputs in the pre-season and will likely be given the reign as Gaels main go-to scorer, Tutu is a talented guard who should be a high-impact guy by Christmas, Stoqua is the steady starting pg on perennial contender Gee-Gees while Seward is a high-volume scorer.  Culbreath was already on the cusp of an All-Star career at York before transferring.  Others to Watch…   6’5″ Kemel Archer, Laurier (Brampton, ON/transfer Nipissing); 6’1″ Chevy Brown, York (Toronto George Harvey/ASA College); 6’2″ Kareem Collins McMaster (Mohawk/OCAA); 5’9″ Lequan Cseri-Hylton, Lakehead (Mississauga, ON/Niagara College OCAA); 6’2″ Matt Elcock, Queen’s (Mohawk/OCAA); 6’3″ Quinton Gray Queen’s (Richmond Hill, ON/Missouri State/D2); 6’6″ Kenrick Hudson, York (Brampton, ON/College of Southern Idaho); 6’4″ Kenny Jean-Louis, Ottawa (Cape Breton); 6’1″ Marcus Jones, Windsor (Brantford, ON/Gannon D2); 6’5″ Marko Kovac, Western (Windsor/Windsor Herman); 7’1″ Donald Mims, Brock (Sacramento, CA); 6’3″ Jawara Pedican, Toronto (McGill); 6’3″ Patrick Pilato, Brock (Victoria); 6’5″ DamiAnn Prehay, Western (transfer D2/Brampton, ON); 6’2″ Josiah Riley, York (Brampton, ON/New Mexico Juco); 6’6″ Sasha Simic, McMaster (Vincennes D2); 6’3″ Telloy Simon, Windsor (Kitchener, ON/Missouri S&T D2); 6’1″ Henry Tan, Western (Lakehead/Vaughan S.S.).

Canada West:  6’2″ Jauquin Bennett-Boire, UBC (Saskatchewan); 6’4″ Anton Bilous, Thompson Rivers (Ukraine/Western Texas); 6’1″ Rashawn Browne, Manitoba (New Mexico St/California U of Pa./D1-D2); 6’6″ Shaquille Harris, Regina (Williston State);  6’4″ L.J. Hedgwood, Mount Royal (San Fran City College/Juco); 6’4″ Shawn Lathan, Regina (San Diego, CA/Saskatchewan); 6’3″ Mason Loewen, Victoria (Rockhurst University); 6’2″ Lucas Mannes Calgary, (Trinity Western); 6’2″ Kyle Peterson, Lethbridge (Victoria); 6’1″ J.T. Robinson, Saskatchewan (Vallejo, CA/College of Marin); 6’6″ Saren Westrop, Lethbridge (Harcum College/D2); 6’4″ Nolan Woodward, Alberta (Montreal/Gannon D2).

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