Canadians in NCAA: Naz Long Comes Clutch, Melvin Ejim Big Double-Double
On Monday night for Canadians in the NCAA, we had a triple-overtime thriller where Iowa State came up big thanks to Naz Long, while the Ennis brothers were in action; Tyler & Syracuse move to 22-0 in a win over Notre Dame–Dylan and Villanova picked up their fourth straight BIG East victory to remain first in the conference.
Freshman Tyler Stone of Howard checks in for the first time in Canadians in NCAA, posting a career game.
Melvin Ejim (Brampton, ON) – 22 points, 13 rebounds, 2 steals (4TO)
Ejim was fresh off a monster night against Oklahoma and followed up with another big double-double to help lead #16-ranked Iowa State over #19 Oklahoma State in BIG 12 conference play. But it was Naz Long (Mississauga, ON) who came CLUTCH in double overtime to hit a triple to tie with three seconds left, and then contributed with an assist and two free throws to help seal the deal 98-97.
Here is the evidence:
Tyler Ennis (Brampton, ON) – 6 points, 3 rebounds, 8 assists, 2 steals
Team success breeds individual success, and right now, some analysts are saying that Ennis could be a lottery pick, as he has the Orange ranked #1 in the country at 22-0. Can Syracuse run the table? It will be extremely difficult in the ACC, but I’m not counting it out.
Dylan Ennis (Brampton, ON) – points, 1 reound, 4 assists, 1 steal
The older Ennis was productive in 19 minutes for Villanova in the 81-58 blowout over Xavier. The sophomore has ample time and talent to increase his role in the years coming, currently provides Nova (20-2) with a spark off the bench.
Tyler Stone (Malton, ON) – 9 points, 11 rebounds, 37 mins
The freshman was provided with a season-high 37 minutes, and Stone delivered. The Eastern Commerce alumni recorded a career-high 11 rebounds, to go along with 9 points on 3-of-5 from the field–two points shy of his first double-double.