North Pole Hoops will continue tracking Canada’s top prospects at the NCAA level, as 104 players are currently competing in Division 1 basketball.
On Monday, November 11, the following Canadians had notable stat lines in non-conference play:
- Dwight Powell (Toronto, ON) was the second leading scorer for Stanford in a high-scoring affair against BYU, losing 112-103. Powell posted 28 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals on 10-15 FG, 1-1 3P, 7-10 FT in 39 mins. Previously, DP had put in 17 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists in Stanford’s 72-68 win over Bucknell.
- Junior point guard Kevin Pangos [Newmarket, Ontario] put in 13 points, 3 assists in 19 minutes for Gonzaga [#15-ranked] as the Bulldogs defeated Colorado State 93-61. Pangos was 4-11 from the field [3-8 3P] Sophomore guard Joe De Ciman [Regina, Saskatchewan] registered a team-high three assists while managing only one point on 0-4 from the field.
- Matthew Wright (Toronto, ON) registered a double-double of 15 points,10 rebounds and three assists for St Bonaventure in the 75-47 victory over Abilene Christian. Wright struggled from the field shooting, 5-18, including 0-5 from deep. After graduating fellow Canadian Andrew Nicholson to the NBA two seasons ago, the Bonnies are coming off a 14-15 season last year.
- Kevin Thomas (Pickering, ON) had his NCAA debut last week for Troy, following two years at Palm Beach State junior college. In his first game, he put in 11 points and 7 rebounds in the loss to Ole Miss. In this contest, Thomas recorded 7 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists on 2/6 FG as Troy handled LaGrange College 102-69.
- New Mexico State Aggies – Daniel Mullings [Toronto, ON] registered game-highs of 21 points on 6-11 from the field, to go along with five assists in the NMSU win [95-88] over Hawaii. 7’5 Sim Bhullar [Toronto] added a double-double of 15 points, 10 rebounds and a game-high four blocks.