The 2023 National Collegiate Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Championship officially begins on Thursday after the play-in tournament the last two days. Here we will take a look at the five Canadians competing. ‘
5) Ryan Nembhard–Creighton
The native of Aurora, Ontario averaged 11.9 points per game, 4.9 assists per game. and 4.1 rebounds per game in 33 games this season. The sophomore guard who wears number two has a field goal percentage of .426, three-point percentage of .360, and free throw percentage of .772. Creighton opens the tournament against North Carolina State in the South Region from Denver, Colorado on Friday afternoon at 2 pm MT.
3) Emanuel Miller–Texas Christian
The native of Scarborough, Ontario averaged 12.4 points per game, 6.6 rebounds per game, and 1.8 assists per game in 30 contests this season. The senior forward who wears number two has a field goal percentage of .516, three-point percentage of .408, and free throw percentage of .650. Texas Christian University opens their tournament against Arizona State in the West region from Denver on Friday evening at 8:05 pm MT.
3) Olivier-Maxence Prosper–Marquette
The native of Montreal, Quebec averaged 12.4 points per game and 4.6 rebounds per game in 34 games this season. The junior forward who wears number 12 has a field goal percentage of .513, three-point percentage of .333, and free throw percentage of .772. Marquette opens their tournament against Vermont in the East region from Columbus, Ohio on Friday afternoon at 12:45 pm MT.
2) Marcus Carr–Texas
The native of Toronto, Ontario averaged 15.9 points per game, 4.1 assists per game, three rebounds per game, and 1.8 steals per game in 34 contests this season. The senior point guard who wears number five has a field goal percentage of .426, three-point percentage of .360, and free throw percentage of .772. Texas opens their tournament against Colgate in the Midwest region from Des Moines, Iowa on Thursday evening at 5:25 pm MT.
1) Zach Edey–Purdue
The native of Toronto averaged 22.3 points per game, 12.8 rebounds per game, 2.1 blocks per game, and 1.5 assists per game in 33 games this season. The junior center who wears number 15 has a field goal percentage of .606, and free throw percentage of .736. Purdue opens the tournament against Fairleigh Dickinson on Friday evening from Columbus at 5 pm MT.