One of our priorities this season is to shed light on the individual players that hit the court in the CCAA.

CROWDIS5YRTo start, I have listed my top 20 fifth year players to watch as they will be suiting up for their last collegiate season.

Moving forward, we will be compiling a top 20 players list for each class of CCAA men’s basketball players‎.

We have not included players from Quebec as they have a unique classification process that does not affect their CIS or NCAA status.

Taking into account individual talent, team strength, previous seasons and potential abilities, these are my choices as of 11/20/15.

Top 20 CCAA – 5th Year Players

Player Name, School, PPG, RPG, APG

First Team 5th yrs

  • Anthony Ottley – Red Deer – 21, 7, 4
  • Mike Lucier – Lambton – 16, 11.5, 3
  • Jeff Hunt – Mohawk – 9, 15, 2
  • Chaz Johnson – Lethbridge – 19, 8, 7
  • Colin Whitely – Keyano – 17.5, 8, 1


Second Team 5th yrs

  • Thomas Watson – U of Kings – 11, 3, 1
  • Michael Zayas-Duran – Quest – 12, 9, 2
  • Patrick Donnelly – St. Clair – 16, 11, 3
  • Jason Fortin – VIU – 11, 8, 2
  • Kojo Afari – Mohawk – 13, 5, 1


Third Team 5th yrs

  • Darian Rowe – Durham – 16, 8, 1
  • Mark Ross – Kings – 14, 4, 1
  • Demaine Nelson – Keyano – 10, 7, 1
  • Nathaniel Wojcicki – Concordia – 10, 6, 2
  • Travis Butt – Lethbridge – 10, 3, 2


Fourth Team 5th yrs

  • Andrew Dawkins – St. Lawrence – 20, 9, 3 *1 Game
  • Justin Mitchell – Georgian – 10, 3, 2
  • Kevin Dia – Keyano – 7, 5, 4
  • Keith Marshall – Kings – 10, 3, 2
  • Jamison Plett – Grand Prairie – 12, 4, 1
Bill Crowdis

Written by Bill Crowdis

Born in Langley, BC, raised in Toronto, and a product of Martingrove Collegiate. A two time Toronto All-Star in High school, CCAA national champion and four-time, first-team provincial all-star at the collegiate/university level. Inducted into the Durham College and OCAA Hall of Fame after being named to the OCAA All-Millennium Team, recognizing the top 12 players in OCAA. Crowdis' #5 jersey was retired at Durham. Shortly following his playing career, Crowdis took the coaching reins at SS Fleming College, where he turned around a program that was considered amongst the bottom three teams in the Canada, to a #1 provincial, and top 3 national ranking. Was named OCAA coach of the year and lead Fleming to three consecutive OCAA championship tournaments, along with becoming Fleming's all time leader in wins for the men's basketball program. After a brief hiatus, Coach Crowdis took charge of the program at Seneca College, where he brought the team back to a level not seen since north of 20 years, Lead Seneca to three consecutive top 3 finishes in the OCAA East conference, 3 consecutive trips to the OCAA championship tournament, a conference title and an OCAA final four appearance. While his teams have had some success, Coach Crowdis acknowledges the hard work each one of his players put forward, and believes the key to his success rests on the shoulders of them, and of course All-Canadian players, Neil O'Sullivan, Jovain Wilson and Felix Adjei


3 thoughts on “Top 20 5th Year CCAA Players, by Bill Crowdis – November 2015

  1. Great list.
    As ACAC sports writer sports information officer for Keyano College and like yourself Bill, having a extensive resume in the sport of basketball, I would like to add to the list Medicine Hat Rattlers Guilherme Crabogiale Fuck (pronounced Fuch) who is perhaps one of the best all-around players to suit up in the ACAC during the 31 years I have covered such. Statistically he does it all but it is the X factor that he brings to the game that makes him special

  2. coach C says:

    Your list does include any players from Quebec….is that because there are no 5th year players in QC?

  3. Simon says:

    Should take Dustin Poirier and Alex Harding (MSVU) off this list. As both were actually 5th year players last season and are not on the MSVU roster anymore.

    Two to consider replacing them with from East, as 5th year players would be Matt Morrison (Holland College) and Brad Hovey (Crandall).

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