Best 5 Available 2020 Canadians By Position – JUCO and High School Seniors

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Amidst COVID-19 updates, I sit in quarantine, remaining calm and keeping myself occupied through home workouts and basketball recruiting information. Through dialogue with prospects across Canada, I have been receiving new information on their process and relationships with college coaches. While things are on hold from an on-court standpoint, this has not stopped college coaches from doing their job from the safe confines of their home and today’s video technology.

When referring to the best available Canadians, we’re referring to the under-recruited potential difference makers that have not got their just due for various reasons and those who have not already narrowed down their college decision. Prospects like Karim Mane and Josh Primo of course are still available but looking to wrap up soon with their college decision so we’re not referring to guys like them. Yet within the Top 20 in high school and among the JUCO ranks, there are high caliber guys have yet to splash into the major spotlight.

Post-secondary schools looking to activate their Canadian recruiting please feel free to reach out and take advantage of yet another year of sleepers and difference makers coming out of the North. I can be reached by email at esbiet@northpolehoops.com.

In the meantime, here are the top 5 available by position.

Point Guards

Rudi Williams | 6’3 | PG | Northeastern Oklahoma A&M | Sophomore

Recruitment: Wichita State, Middle Tennessee, Northern Kentucky, ETSU, Texas Tech, Pitt, Hawaii, Evansville, Murray State, Florida Gulf Coast, Morgan State, Utah Valley, Utah

Rudi Williams has been a hidden gem to some degree. It wasn’t until his second JUCO season at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M that coaches at the D1 level started to really take notice and take him seriously. On my personal list he’s the best available Canadian PG. He was named Player of the Year for Region II conference. The numbers speak for themselves.

21 PPG (51% FG) | 6.7 RPG | 8.9 APG

No one has mentioned him in this light, yet I believe he is an NBA prospect. The skill set and intangibles are there to push him through. Time and time again, the mental capacity of a player, their grit and ability to get through obstacles foreshadows what will come; this is another one of those examples.

Efficient, reliable and charismatic. Those are the adjectives I would use to describe Williams. He’s the type of person that teammates and coaches will want to have life-long relationships with.

This elite play making guard can run the show for a coach at any level in college basketball. Rudi’s ability to create off the dribble while having several counter moves at his disposal is what makes his ability to pass the ball so great. Keeping it alive in tight spaces, while having the vision to know where teammates are at all times, that’s his high major skill.

From high school until now, it’s been Rudi’s scoring that has made the greatest leaps. Finishing at all 3 levels is what sets him apart at the position.

 

Kellen Tynes | 2020 | 6’2 | 167 lbs | Rothesay Netherwood School

Offered by: Maine          High Interest: Northeastern, Bradley, Southern Illinois

22 PPG (44% FG), 7.2 RPG, 6.1 APG, 3.7 TOPG

 

Shemar Rathan-Mayes | 2020 | 6’0 | 160 lbs | Orangeville Prep

Offers: Southern Utah          Interest: Southern Utah, North Carolina Central, North Carolina central, Holy cross, Louisiana Monroe, Southeastern Louisiana

9.7 PPG (35%), 3.8 RPG, 6.1 APG, 2.2 TOPG

 

Sebastien Lamute | 2020 | 6’2 | 195 lbs | Brebeuf (Montreal)

Interest: Vermont, Maine, Saint Francis, Valpo, Northeastern, Towson, Georgia State, High Point, Bradley

17 PPG (42%), 7.3 RPG, 3.1 APG, 2.5 TOPG

Jordan Persad | 2020 | 6’2 | 175 lbs | Oakville Prep

23.5 PPG (36% FG), 9.3 RPG, 8.5 APG, 6 TOPG

Interest: Fresno State, North Dakota, South Carolina State, & Longwood (VA), Baylor, Coastal Carolina, Eastern Michigan, Oral Roberts, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Eastern Kentucky

 

Wings/Forwards

Maxime Boursiquot | Northeastern Grad Transfer | 6’5 | 211 lbs

9 PPG (56% FG),  5 RPG, 1.3 APG

Recruitment is wide open

 

Kevin Osawe | 6’6 | W | JUCO Sophomore – Vincennes)

17.2 PPG (43% FG), 9.8 RPG, 1.6 APG

Offers and Interest from schools in SEC, BIG 12, Mountain West, C-USA, MVC

 

Amir Rahimzad | 2020 | 6’8 | Forward | Edge School

12.9 PPG (49% FG), 8 RPG

Offer: Mount St. Mary’s          Interest: Montana State

 

Matteus Case | 2020 | 6’5 | 180 lbs | W | Chaminade Prep

High Interest: Penn, Evansville, Loyola Chicago, McNeese State, Minnesota, Northeastern

 

Jahmyl Telfort | 2020 | 6’6 | SF | New Hampton Prep

Interest: Georgetown, George, Mason, Bradley, San Diego, Valparaiso, Vermont, Northeastern

 

Dawson John | 2020 | 6’5 | 190 lbs | TRC Academy

Offer: NC A&T, Gannon, St. Michael’s College, Young Harris, Belmont Abby          Interest: Missouri State, Incarnate Word, Howard

 

Bigs

Adong Makuoi | 6’9 | 220 lbs | F/C | Daytona State (JUCO Sophomore)

Offer: Southern Illinois, Buffalo, Portland St, Northern Illinois

Louth  Coulibaly | 2020 | 6’8 | 220 lbs | Canada Topflight Academy

Interest: Columbia, Southern Illinois

Arian Dehnavi | 2020 | 6’9 | 215 lbs | Brebeuf (Montreal)

8.3 PPG (63%), 7.7 RPG, 1.2 APG

Dominic Parolin | 6’8 | 227 lbs | Centennial Secondary

Tafari Simms | 6’6 | 212 lbs | Western Texas (JUCO)

13 PTS (48 % FG), 6 RPG, 1 APG

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