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

These are my picks for the Top 20 second year players or ‘sophomores’ playing in the CCAA.

Thus far, we have released our list of Top 20 players for the following classes; 5th year seniors4th year seniors – 3rd year juniors, and now we take a look at the 2nd year sophomore class.

***Quebec players are not included on this list as they have a unique classification process (CEGEP) that does not affect their CIS or NCAA status, and would classify them under the HS category.

That said, we will be recognizing Quebec talent throughout the season, through various coverage.

Taking into account individual talent, team strength, previous seasons and potential abilities, these are my choices as of 11/30/15.


Top 20 CCAA – 2nd Year Players

Player Name, School, PPG, RPG, APG

First Team 2nd yrs

  • Jaz Bains, St Lawrence, 24, 8, 7
  • Lamar Barr, Mohawk, 18, 8, 3
  • Ryan Harnett, UKC, 16, 6, 8
  • Martin Bogajev, Capilano, 22, 3, 3
  • Daniel Gracia, La Cite, 20, 6, 3

Second Team 2nd yrs

  • Kenny Ejim, Humber, 15, 6, 1
  • Matthew Guinto, St. Mary’s, 23, 2, 4
  • Brian Owusu, Sheridan, 15, 4, 2
  • Trevone Grant, Holland, 12, 6, 2
  • Taylor Quin, St. Mary’s, 15, 9, 5

Third Team 2nd yrs

  • Max Vitalia, Ambrose, 18, 9, 1
  • Trevor Shultz, KPU, 16, 8, 2
  • Grady Taylor, Lethbridge, 16, 6, 1
  • Joshua Yorke-Frazer, Seneca, 14, 5, 3
  • Cody Bouchard, Olds, 13, 4, 1

Fourth Team 2nd yrs

  • Taylor Robinson, Fleming, 15, 4, 3
  • Bradley Sanford, Mount Allison, 16, 6, 1
  • Hassan Maidal, Crandall, 11, 5, 2
  • Jayvon Grant-Lake, Loyalist, 16, 6, 2
  • Connor Therrien, Fanshawe, 16, 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


4 thoughts on “Top 20 2nd Year CCAA Players, by Bill Crowdis

  1. Jake says:

    Great list. What about Canadore’s Tarez Hepburn? Second year player leading the team in points and rebounds at 14.2 PPG and 6.9 RPG while shooting a hair under %50 from the floor.

  2. coach says:

    I think Hassan played at least a year at La Cite. And Gracia has played more than two years at La cite.

  3. Doc Brown says:

    Ryan Harnett from Kings is playing in his third season. He played a year at DAL before transferring to Kings.

  4. IceManLikeGervin says:

    Good article. A few names from the PacWest: G Brenden Bailey (Capilano) a second year player that led the PacWest in scoring as a Freshman at Kwantlen in 2015-16. C Grant Galbraith (Langara) a second year player that transferred from Alberta U that has held down the paint for the young Eagles. G Jamie Konrad (Columbia Bible) is a crafty second year player putting in work for the Bearcats. F Reese Morris (Capilano) former BC AAA Provincial MVP. F Nick Smith (Kwantlen). G Graddy Zubaidi (Capilano). G Ismail Abdulahi (Camosun). Sylvester Appiah (Douglas). Kamau Davis-Locke (Douglas). Mitch Knippelberg (Langara). Parm Bains (Capilano).

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