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  Dalhousie
  (184-G-)
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 7. Rocca, Windsor4.5 
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 9. Burdeaux, Lethb.4.3 
 10. Agyeman, UNBC4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Dejon BURDEAUX
  Lethb.
  (183-PG-)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Burdeaux, Lethb.3.3 
 2. Jenkins, Western3.0 
 3. Agada, Ottawa2.7 
 4. Kapinga, Calgary2.5 
 5. Mata, Dalhousie2.4 
 6. Dulay, UFV2.3 
 7. Small, Ryerson2.3 
 8. Masters, UNB2.3 
 9. Moore, Saskatch.2.2 
 10. Bermillo, Bishop's2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane OSAYANDE
  Saskatch.
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Osayande, Saskatch.2.4 
 2. Graham, Queen's2.3 
 3. Nissen, Acadia2.1 
 4. Oirbans, Winnipeg1.8 
 5. Paul, Brandon1.7 
 6. Layton, Mount R.1.7 
 7. Pierre-C., Ottawa1.6 
 8. Debache, UQAM1.6 
 9. Morgan, UBC1.5 
 10. James, MacEwan1.5 
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Melvin Ejim selected the top Canadian playing abroad in last week's games - Apr 18, 2017


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We bring you last week's top performances from Canadians who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level.


Melvin Ejim
Melvin Ejim
   #1. This week's number one is an international forward Melvin Ejim (200-91, college: Iowa St., currently plays in Italy). He led Umana Venezia to a victory over the 11th-ranked Brescia (12-15) 84-79 in the Italian Serie A in Saturday night's game. Ejim was MVP of the game. He scored 24 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 31 minutes on the court; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Ejim's third season in pro basketball. Umana Reyer Venezia (18-9) is placed second in the Serie A. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Ejim has relatively good stats this year: 11.0ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.8apg, 2FGP: 47.7%, 3FGP: 44.9% and FT: 69.2% in 27 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Canadian and Nigerian. Ejim is currently a member of the Canadian senior national team.

Jamal Murray
Jamal Murray
   #2. Second place goes to former international swingman Jamal Murray (198-97, college: Kentucky, currently plays in NBA). He was the major contributor in a Denver Nuggets' victory against the Oklahoma City Thunder (47-35) 111-105 in the NBA last Wednesday. Murray scored 27 points (!!!) and added 6 assists; not bad, considering it's only his third season in pro basketball. The Denver Nuggets have 40-42 record this season. The Regular Season already ended in the NBA. This year Murray has relatively solid stats: 9.9ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.1apg, 2FGP: 46.6%, 3FGP: 33.5% and FT: 88.3%. He played for the Canadian national team in 2015.

Aaron Best
Aaron Best
   #3. The Canadian player who performed third best last week abroad was former University international guard Aaron Best (193-92, college: Ryerson, currently plays in Lithuania). Best could not help Juventus (17-16) in their last game. Despite his good performance Juventus lost 90-94 on the road to the higher-ranked (#3) Lietkabelis. Best recorded 14 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in 29 minutes. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. This year Best's overall stats are: 6.5ppg, 2.7rpg, 2FGP: 43.8%, 3FGP: 30.3% and FT: 74.4% in 33 games. He played for the Canadian university national team two years ago.

Andrew Wiggins
Andrew Wiggins
   #4. Guard Andrew Wiggins (203-95, college: Kansas, currently plays in NBA) was not able to help the Minnesota Timberwolves in their game against the Houston Rockets (55-27) in the NBA. Despite his very good performance in Wednesday night's game Wiggins scored 21 points and added 3 assists. The Regular Season already ended in the NBA. Wiggins has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 23.6ppg, 4.0rpg and 2.3apg. Wiggins used to play for the Canadian national team back in 2015.

Evaldas Zabas
Evaldas Zabas
   #5. Former U18 international point guard Evaldas Zabas (188-88, currently plays in Lithuania) was not able to secure a victory for P.Zvaigzdes (15-18) in their game against Siauliai (6-27) in the Lithuanian LKL, despite his very good performance last Wednesday. He was the top scorer with 21 points. Zabas also added 3 assists (made all of his six free throws) in 33 minutes. But P.Zvaigzdes lost 87-98 on the opponent's court to the league outsider (#10) Siauliai. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. Zabas has reliable stats this year: 13.1ppg, 1.6rpg, 2.9apg and 1.4spg in 16 games. He is another player who holds two passports: Canadian and Lithuanian. Despite Zabas played previously for the Lithuanian U20 national team, he is currently in the Canadian U18 national team roster.

Devoe Joseph
Devoe Joseph
   #6. Guard Devoe Joseph (193-90, agency: Interperformances, college: Oregon, currently plays in Venezuela) contributed to an easy victory against the fifth-ranked Panteras (5-15) crushing them 94-67 in the Venezuelan LPB on Tuesday night. Joseph scored 20 points and added 6 assists. Bucaneros de La Guaira (12-8) is placed second in Eastern Conference. Joseph's total stats this season are: 9.3ppg, 2.6rpg and 2.3apg. He is a former international player as he played for the Canadian senior team four years ago.

Andrew Rautins
Andrew Rautins
   #7. Former international guard Andrew Rautins (193-86, college: Syracuse, currently plays in Turkey) couldn't help Gaziantep (13-13) in their game against Fenerbahce (20-5) in the Turkish BSL, despite his good performance in Friday night's game. Rautins scored 12 points and added 4 passes in 33 minutes. But Gaziantep lost 92-97 in Istanbul to the leading Fenerbahce. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be extremely important. Rautins' stats this year are: 11.5ppg, 3.8rpg, 4.5apg and 1.3spg in 24 games. He is a naturalized American. Rautins used to play for the Canadian national team four years ago.

Greg Surmacz
Greg Surmacz
   #8. Forward Greg Surmacz (203-86, agency: Promotex, currently plays in Poland) contributed to a Energa Czarni's victory against the 12th-ranked Wilki Morskie (14-15) 84-77 in the Polish PLK last Saturday. He recorded 16 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Energa Czarni Slupsk (17-12) is placed seventh in the PLK. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. Surmacz's total stats this season are: 9.4ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.7apg. He used to play for the Canadian university national team back in 2009.

Dyshawn Pierre
Dyshawn Pierre
   #9. Former U19 international forward Dyshawn Pierre (198-93, college: Dayton, currently plays in Germany) was the main contributor in Braunschweig's victory against the sixth-ranked Telekom Baskets (17-12) 92-84 in the German BBL in Monday night's game. He was the best player in that game. Pierre recorded a double-double by scoring 21 points and getting 12 rebounds. He also added 4 assists. Basketball Loewen Braunschweig (5-17) is placed 11th in the BBL. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. Pierre averaged so far 13.8ppg, 7.5rpg and 2.8apg. He used to play for the Canadian U19 national team six years ago.

Kevin Pangos
Kevin Pangos
   #10. Point guard Kevin Pangos (188-93, college: Gonzaga, currently plays in Lithuania) managed to help B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas in a victory against the closely-ranked Lietkabelis (23-10) crushing them 84-62 in the Lithuanian LKL last Monday. Pangos scored only 2 points and added 12 assists in 30 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (30-3) is placed first in the LKL. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. This year Pangos' total stats are: 8.6ppg, 2.4rpg and 4.0apg in 32 games. He is a former international player as eight years ago he still played for the Canadian senior national team.

   #11. International guard Tyler Ennis (188-94, college: Syracuse, currently plays in NBA) couldn't help the Los Angeles Lakers in their game against the Golden State Warriors in the NBA. Despite his very good performance on Wednesday night Ennis was the second best scorer with 14 points. He also added 5 assists. Ennis averaged so far 7.7ppg, 1.2rpg and 2.4apg. He plays currently for the Canadian national team.

   #12. International center Khem Birch (208-92, college: UNLV, currently plays in Greece) helped Olympiacos win their game against the ninth-ranked Promitheas 72-53 in the Greek A1 in Monday night's game. Birch recorded only 3 points in 7 minutes on the court. Birch has averaged so far 6.4ppg and 5.2rpg in 25 games. He is also in the roster of the Canadian national team.

   #13. Former international shooting guard Nik Stauskas (198-93, college: Michigan, currently plays in NBA) couldn't help the Philadelphia 76ers in their game against the New York Knicks in the NBA. Despite his good performance last Wednesday Stauskas scored 12 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists. Stauskas averaged so far 9.5ppg, 2.8rpg and 2.4apg. He used to play for the Canadian national team two years ago.

   #14. Former international power forward Kelly Olynyk (213-91, college: Gonzaga, currently plays in NBA) helped Boston Celtics win their game against the Brooklyn Nets 114-105 in the NBA on Monday night. Olynyk scored 11 points, had 6 rebounds and dished 3 assists in a mere 15 minutes. Olynyk averaged so far 9.0ppg, 4.8rpg and 2.0apg in 76 games. He used to play for the Canadian national team back in 2015.

   #15. Former international center Robert Sacre (213-89, college: Gonzaga, currently plays in Japan) helped Hitachi Sunrockers win their game against the fourth-ranked Niigata Albirex 85-73 in the Japanese B League in Sunday night's game. Sacre recorded 19 points, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks. Sacre averaged so far 14.2ppg, 8.7rpg and 1.2apg. He used to play for the Canadian national team two years ago.


The list of other players, who all have Canadian passport but never been selected to any of Canadian national teams:

   #1. Yannick Anzuluni (205-F-87, college: Houghton, currently plays in Sweden) was the major contributor in a BC Lulea's victory against the closely-ranked Uppsala Basket (18-14) 72-59 in the Swedish Basketligan on Thursday night. Anzuluni recorded 22 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 28 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. BC Lulea (24-8) is placed first in the Basketligan. Anzuluni averaged so far 15.0ppg, 7.0rpg, 2.6apg and 2.0spg in 35 games he played so far.

   #2. Chad Posthumus (211-C-91, college: Morehead St., currently plays in Japan) led Shinshu BW to a victory over the second-ranked Toyotsu FE (38-16) 82-78 in the Japanese B League D2 on Saturday night. Posthumus was the top player that evening. He had a double-double by scoring 22 points and getting 26 rebounds in 32 minutes. Shinshu Brave Warriors Nagano (13-41) is placed sixth in Central group. It was his team's first victory after thirteen consecutive loses. Posthumus has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.9ppg and 11.4rpg in 23 games.

   #3. Ali Kanaan (207-C/F-85, college: Mass.-Lowell, currently plays in Lebanon). Kanaan could not help Byblos (16-8) to beat Homenetmen (23-1). He scored 5 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 31 minutes. The second-placed Byblos (16-8) lost 65-73 at home to the leading Homenetmen in the Group A. There are only three games left until the end of the Second Stage. It's Kanaan's fourth season with the team. Kanaan has averaged so far 5.2ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.4apg in 21 games. He has a dual citizenship: Canadian and Lebanese.

   #4. Experienced Michael Fraser (203-C-84, college: Oklah.Baptist, currently plays in Poland) was not able to help Polfarmex (5-25) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Fraser's good performance Polfarmex was crushed 94-48 on the road by the second-ranked Stelmet. He was the top scorer with 13 points. Fraser also added 9 rebounds and 2 blocks. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. Fraser has averaged so far 9.6ppg and 8.8rpg.

   #5. Jabs Newby (188-G-91, college: Gannon, currently plays in Mexico) was not able to secure a victory for Pioneros Los Mochis (2-10) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the bottom-ranked Pioneros Los Mochis lost 85-90 in Mazatlan to the higher-ranked (#7) Lobos UAD. Newby was the second best scorer with 16 points. He also added 5 rebounds and dished 3 assists in only a mere 1 minutes. It was Pioneros Los Mochis' sixth consecutive loss in a row. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Newby averaged so far 13.3ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.8apg and 1.3spg in 12 games.

   #6. Matthew Wright (193-G-91, college: St.Bonaventure, currently plays in Philippines) couldn't help Phoenix (3-3) in their last game. Despite his good performance Phoenix were edged 96-94 in Manila by the higher-ranked (#4) Rain or Shine. Wright scored 12 points and added 4 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) in 21 minutes. Wright has averaged so far 9.8ppg, 5.3rpg, 4.0apg and 1.5spg in four games. He is another player who holds two passports: Canadian and Filipino. Despite Wright's Canadian nationality, he previously played for the Filipino U18 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Canadian team.

   #7. Robbie Sihota (201-F-87, currently plays in Hungary) contributed to a 2-point MAFC's victory against the fourth-ranked Vasas 84-82 in a derby game in the Hungarian A Division last Wednesday. Sihota had a double-double by scoring 13 points and getting 16 rebounds in 35 minutes. Sihota averaged so far 14.9ppg, 8.2rpg and 1.4apg in 29 games. He has both Indian and Canadian nationalities.

   #8. Bikramjit Gill (201-F-92, college: Ball St., currently plays in Japan) couldn't help Kagoshima in their game against Shimane Magic in the Japanese B League D2. Despite his very good performance on Sunday night Gill was the top scorer with 25 points. He also added 3 steals. Gill averaged so far 11.8ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.1spg.

   #9. Jermel Kennedy (201-F-89, college: Lander, currently plays in United Kingdom) contributed to a Worcester Wolves' victory against the closely-ranked London Lions 94-90 in the British BBL on Friday night. He had a double-double by scoring 10 points and getting the same number of rebounds. Kennedy also added 6 assists in 34 minutes. Kennedy averaged so far 13.2ppg, 7.4rpg, 3.4apg and 1.7spg in 30 games. He also holds two passports: Canadian and British.

   #10. Ryan Wright (206-C/F-87, college: Oklahoma, currently plays in Hungary) faced previously mentioned Robbie Sihota in the Hungarian A Division last game. Wright couldn't help Vasas in their game against MAFC, despite his very good performance last Wednesday. He was the second best scorer with 15 points. Wright also added 5 rebounds and 2 blocks in 39 minutes. But his team was edged 84-82. Wright averaged so far 12.5ppg and 6.9rpg in 17 games.   




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