The NC-Double-Eh Tournament Player Breakdown

OK, OK, I know. The stories are out. Reporters have already jumped on the "here are where the Canadian kids a playing in the NCAA Tournament" look today BUT have they broken it down like this? As you all know, we here at The Can Ball Report have been showing love to our kids making noise all season down south and we decided to do a little breakdown of our guys in the Madness. Check out our little breakdown our kids in the NC-Double-Eh Tourney ...

So it's that time of the year again people and the NCAA Tournament is not going to be in full effect in about 25 hours. This season, we have a very special reason to keep tabs on the Tournament if you're a Canadian basketball fan because we have a total of 28 of our kids on rosters. Of those 28 players, 19 play at least 15 minutes per game and of those ballers 13 are starters. In fact, I'll break it down for you below. Just check it out ...

The Players:

South Region - Kentucky (1) - Kyle Wiltjer; Iowa State (1) - Melvin Ejim; New Mexico State (4) - Hernst Laroche, Tyrone Watson, Daniel Mullings, Renaldo Dixon; Baylor (1) - Brady Heslip; South Dakota State (1) - Taevaunn Prince; Lehigh (1) - Stefan Cvrkalj

East Region - Syracuse (1) - Kris Joseph; Harvard (1) - Laurent Rivard; Texas (1) - Myck Kabongo; St. Bonaventure (3) - Andrew Nicholson, Matthew Wright, Chris Johnson; Gonzaga (2) - Kevin Pangos, Rob Sacre

Midwest Region - Creighton (1) - Jahenns Manigat; Detroit (1) - Jason Calliste; NC State (1) - Alex Johnson

West Region - Marquette (1) - Junior Cadougan; LIU Brooklyn (3) - Arnold Mayorga, Robinson Odoch Opong, Troy Joseph; Saint Louis (1) - Grandy Glaze; Davidson (1) - Nik Cochran

Play in Games - California (1) - Emerson Murray, Iona (1) - Randy Dezouvre

The starters:

Melvin Ejim, Kris Joseph, Hernst Laroche, Daniel Mullings, Tyrone Watson, Brady Heslip, Laurent Rivard, Myck Kabongo, Andrew Nicholson, Kevin Pangos, Rob Sacre, Jahenns Manigat, Jason Calliste, Junior Cadougan, Nik Cochran

Other guys averaging more than 15 minutes a game:

Alex Johnson, Matthew Wright, Chris Johnson, Randy Dezouvre, Taevaunn Prince

Guys who make significant statistical contributions:

Melvin Ejim - 9.4 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.0 spg, 23.3 mpg

Hernst Laroche - 12.0 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 3.8 apg, 1.8 spg, 119 made FTs, 45 made threes, 33.5 mpg

Tyrone Watson - 7.0 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 3.2 apg, 29.0 mpg

Daniel Mullings - 9.3 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.7 spg, 27.5 mpg

Brady Heslip - 9.6 ppg, 1.3 rpg, 1.0 apg, .435 3-Pt %, and 84 made threes, 26.2 mpg

Kris Joseph - 13.8 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 1.7 spg, 1.4 spg, 102 made FTs, 50 made threes, 31.6 mpg

Laurent Rivard - 9.7 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 60 made threes, 25.9 mpg

Myck Kabongo - 9.8 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 5.3 apg, 1.2 spg, 30.4 mpg

Andrew Nicholson - 18.4 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 1.0 apg, 2.0 bpg, 128 made FTs, 19 made threes, 30.1 mpg

Matthew Wright - 7.0 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 2.8 apg, 1.0 spg, 40 made threes, 27.7 mpg

Kevin Pangos - 13.8 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 3.4 apg, 1.2 spg, 9 made FTs, 75 made threes, 31.7 mpg

Rob Sacre - 11.7 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 1.5 bpg, 146 made FTs, 26.2 mpg

Jahenns Manigat - 6.6 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 1.5 apg, 55 made threes, 22.8 mpg

Jason Calliste - 10.4 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.7 apg, 1.1 spg, 56 made threes, 30.7 mpg

Alex Johnson - 4.8 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 3.0 apg, 19.9 mpg

Junior Cadougan - 6.5 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 5.5 apg, 1.2 spg, 28.5 mpg

Nik Cochran - 11.0 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 3.7 apg, 1.0 spg, 46 made threes, 29.5 mpg

Provincial Breakdown:

Quebec: Kris Joseph, Hernst Laroche, Laurent Rivard, Randy Dezouvre, Robinson Odoch Opong

British Columbia - Rob Sacre, Nik Cochran, Emerson Murray

Ontario: 17 - Melvin Ejim, Tyrone Watson, Daniel Mullings, Renaldo Dixon, Taevaunn Prince, Stefan Cvrkalj, Myck Kabongo, Andrew Nicholson, Matthew Wright, Kevin Pangos, Jahenns Manigat, Jason Calliste, Alex Johnson, Junior Cadougan, Arnold Mayorga, Troy Joseph, Grandy Glaze,

The Rest: Chris Johnson (Nova Scotia), Kyle Wiltjer (Portland)

Of the players in the Tournament, nine of them have been given all conference awards this season:

Andrew Nicholson - Atlantic-10 Player of the Year, All A-10 First Team, A-10 All Defensive First Team

Melvin Ejim - All Big 12 honorable mention

Hernst Laroche - All Western Athletic Conference 2nd Team

Daniel Mullings - Western Athletic Conference All Newcomer Team

Kris Joseph - All Big East Conference 1st Team

Myck Kabongo - Big 12 All Rookie Team

Kevin Pangos - West Coast Conference Freshman of the Year, All WCC Team selection

Rob Sacre - West Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year, All WCC Team selection

Nik Cochran - All Southern Conference 3rd Team

Those are some pretty heavy credentials heading into this tournament for these cats. We'll hit you with the players to keep an eye on in the next few days so stay tuned in ...

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