Canadians Stacking Major NCAA Accolades

Prior to the season, we at @NorthPoleHoops released a list composed of all 104 Canadians in the NCAA, stating that it will be the biggest year in Canadian basketball history as far as impact at the division one level is concerned.

Seven months later, Canadians are racking up major NCAA accolades in conferences across the board, including two player of the year awards in the strongest conferences in America!

Melvin Ejim BIG 12
Melvin Ejim, BIG 12 Player of the Year | Courtesy: Justin Hayworth/AP


  • Melvin Ejim – BIG 12 Player of the Year, All-BIG 12 First Team
  • Nik Stauskas – BIG 10 Player of the Year, All BIG 10 First Team





  • Andrew Wiggins – BIG 12 Rookie of the Year, All-BIG 12 First Team
  • Daniel Mullings  – WAC Player of the Year, WAC All Conference First Team, All-Defensive Team
  • Jordan Bachynski – PAC 12 Defensive Player of the Year, PAC-12 All Defensive team, All-PAC 12 Second Team
  • Dwight Powell – All PAC-12 First Team
  • Tyler Ennis – ACC All-Conference Second Team, All ACC Freshman Team
  • Khem Birch – Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year, All-MWC Second Team
  • Olivier Hanlan – ACC All-Conference Third Team
  • Sim Bhullar – WAC All-Defensive Team
  • Manny Arop – MVC Honourable Mention
  • Murphy Burnatowski – Second-Team All-Patriot League


TBA: A10, C-USA, Ivy, SEC, WCC

In addition to conference awards, Andrew Wiggins, Nik Stauskas and Tyler Ennis are also being considered for the big national accolade, otherwise known as the Wooden Award, representing the top overall player in the NCAA.


Wooden Award Finalists
Player Team Class
Kyle Anderson UCLA So.
Cleanthony Early Wichita State Sr.
Tyler Ennis Syracuse Fr.
C.J. Fair Syracuse Sr.
Gary Harris Michigan State So.
Nick Johnson Arizona Jr.
Sean Kilpatrick Cincinnati Sr.
Doug McDermott Creighton Sr.
Shabazz Napier UConn Sr.
Jabari Parker Duke Fr.
Casey Prather Florida Sr.
Julius Randle Kentucky Fr.
Russ Smith Louisville Sr.
Nik Stauskas Michigan So.
Andrew Wiggins Kansas Fr.



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