The National Collegiate Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Tournament gets underway on Friday from Indiana with 25 Canadians participating. However of those 25, only four averaged 10 points a game or more this season. Let’s take a look at these four Canadian basketball players who will be counted on immensely for their teams when the tournament starts Friday.
Jahvon Blair–The senior guard for the Georgetown Hoyas who wears number zero, averaged 15.8 points per game this season. A native of Brampton, Ontario, Blair registered a minimum of 20 points per game eight times this season. The Hoyas begin the tournament against the University of Colorado Saturday morning.
Chris Duarte–The senior guard for the Oregon Ducks wears number five. A native of Montreal, Quebec, Duarte averaged 16.7 points per game this season. The Ducks play the Virginia Commonwealth University Rams in their opening game on Saturday night. Duarte had a minimum of 20 points in nine games this season.
Quincy Guerrier–The sophomore forward for the University of Syracuse Orangemen wears number one. Also a native of Montreal, Guerrier averaged 14.4 points per game this season. The Orangemen play San Diego State Friday night. He had a season-high 27 points in a 107-96 win over the University of Buffalo on December 19.
Eugene Omoruyi–The senior forward from Toronto also plays for the Ducks. Omoruyi, who averaged 16.7 points per game, wears number two. He had a minimum of 20 points per game seven times this season.