32 Canadians to cheer for in March Madness this year

Mar 14 2022, 4:37 pm

Canadians are everywhere in this years’ March Madness.

The NCAA men’s basketball tournament officially begins tomorrow with the first of four play-in games, before the 64-team field will kick off action on Thursday.

Canadians have seen plenty of talent rise to the NBA over the last two decades, including current names like Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Jamal Murray, Chris Boucher, Lu Dort, and RJ Barrett.

In alphabetical order, here’s the 32 Canadians set to compete in March Madness this year:

Emmanuel Akot, Boise State, (SG)

Hometown: Winnipeg, MB

2021-22 stats: 10.73 points/game, 3.23 rebounds/game, 2.93 assists/game

Samuel Alamutu, Vermont, (G)

Hometown: Ajax, ON

2021-22 stats: none (redshirt freshman)

Keon Ambrose-Hylton, Alabama, (F)

Hometown: Toronto, ON

2021-22 stats: 1.00 pts/gm, 0.82 reb/gm, 0.36 ast/gm

Malcolm Bailey, Colgate, (F)

Hometown: Stratford, ON

2021-22 stats: 3.5 pts/gm, 1.5 reb/gm, 0.5 ast/gm

Eric Beckett, Vermont, (G/F)

Hometown: Ajax, ON

2021-22 stats: 3.8 pts/gm, 1 reb/gm, 0.2 ast/gm

Charles Bediako, Alabama, (FC)

Hometown: Brampton, ON

2021-22 stats: 6.78 pts/gm, 4.44 reb/gm, 0.69 ast/gm

Marcus Carr, Texas, (PG)

Hometown: Toronto, ON

2021-22 stats:  10.81 pts/gm, 2.03 reb/gm, 3.16 ast/gm

Matteus Case, Providence, (SG)

Hometown: Pickering, ON

2021-22 stats:  1.33 pts/gm, 0.33 reb/gm, 0 ast/gm

Marseilles Caston, New Mexico State, (G/F)

Hometown: Windsor, ON

2021-22 stats: 2.5 pts/gm, 1 reb/gm, 0 ast/gm

Nathan Cayo, Richmond, (F)

Hometown: Montreal, QC

2021-22 stats:  8.71 pts/gm, 4.4 reb/gm, 1.83 ast/gm

Eze Dike, Yale, (SG)

Hometown: Montreal, QC

2021-22 stats: 4.44 pts/gm, 1.5 reb/gm, 1.33 ast/gm

Zach Edey, Purdue, (C)

Hometown: Toronto, ON

2021-22 stats: 14.56 pts/gm, 7.76 reb/gm, 1.26 ast/gm

Adham Eleeda, Bryant, (G/F)

Hometown: Toronto, ON

2021-22 stats: 10.32 pts/gm, 4.87 reb/gm, 0.9 ast/gm

Matt Grace, Richmond, (F)

Hometown: Hamilton, ON

2021-22 stats: 4.14 pts/gm, 2.49 reb/gm, 1.11 ast/gm

Clayton Henry, New Mexico State, (G)

Hometown: Calgary, AB

2021-22 stats: 4.96 pts/gm, 3.29 reb/gm, 0.79 ast/gm

Isaac Hippolyte, Coastal Carolina, (F)

Hometown: Richmond Hill, ON

2021-22 stats: 1.9 pts/gm, 2.14 reb/gm, 0.19 ast/gm

Caleb Houstan, Michigan, (SF)

Hometown: Mississauga, ON

2021-22 stats: 10.48 pts/gm, 4.03 reb/gm, 1.42 ast/gm

Abu Kigab, Boise State, (G)

Hometown: St. Catharines, ON

2021-22 stats: 14.68 pts/gm, 5.76 reb/gm, 2.44 ast/gm

Georges Lefebvre, Vermont, (F)

Hometown: Montreal, QC

2021-22 stats: 1.18 pts/gm, 0.91 reb/gm, 0.09 ast/gm

Bennedict Mathurin, Arizona, (G/F)

Hometown: Montreal, QC

2021-22 stats: 17.41 pts/gm, 5.62 reb/gm, 2.56 ast/gm

Emmanuel Miller, Texas Christian, (SF)

Hometown: Toronto, ON

2021-22 stats:  10.31 pts/gm, 6.28 reb/gm, 0.91 ast/gm

Abdul Mohamed, Montana State, (F)

Hometown: Ottawa, ON

2021-22 stats: 7.76 pts/gm, 6.59 reb/gm, 1.62 ast/gm

Jahcobi Neath, Wisconsin, (G/F)

Hometown: Toronto, ON

2021-22 stats:  1.71 pts/gm, 1.43 reb/gm, 0.33 ast/gm

Andrew Nembhard, Gonzaga, (PG)

Hometown: Aurora, ON

2021-22 stats:  11.72 pts/gm, 3.24 reb/gm, 5.69 ast/gm

Ryan Nembhard, Creighton, (PG)

Hometown: Aurora, ON

2021-22 stats:  11.26 pts/gm, 3.15 reb/gm, 4.41 ast/gm

Eliel Nsoseme, Georgia State, (F/C)

Hometown: Hamilton, ON

2021-22 stats: 9.35 pts/gm, 9.76 reb/gm, 0.53 ast/gm

Olivier-Maxence Prosper, Marquette, (F)

Hometown: Montreal, QC

2021-22 stats: 6.32 pts/gm, 3.32 reb/gm, 0.94 ast/gm

Tyrese Samuel, Seton Hall, (PF)

Hometown:  Montreal, QC

2021-22 stats: 7.43 pts/gm, 5.32 reb/gm, 0.14 ast/gm

Jasman Sangha, Texas A&M Corpus Christi, (F)

Hometown: Brampton, ON

2021-22 stats: none (transfer)

Shaedon Sharpe, Kentucky, (SG)

Hometown:  London, ON

2021-22 stats: none (redshirt freshman)

Sam Thomson, Colgate, (F)

Hometown: Kitchener, ON

2021-22 stats: 2.70 pts/gm, 2.00 reb/gm, 0.60 ast/gm,

Kellen Tynes, Montana State, (PG)

Hometown: Dartmouth, NS

2021-22 stats: 1.09 pts/gm, 0.88 reb/gm, 0.88 ast/gm

(Hat tip to North Pole Hoops’¬† Josh Millican for the list of Canadians in the Final tournament and RealGM for their stats.)

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