2017 CCAA Men’s Basketball All-Canadians

2017 CCAA Men’s Basketball All-Canadians

The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association is proud to announce the 2017 CCAA Men’s Basketball All-Canadians.

The student-athletes, who are selected by their conference based on performance and contribution to the sport and their team, were honoured at a banquet during the 2017 CCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship at Holland College in Charlottetown, PEI.

Here are the 2017 CCAA Men’s Basketball All-Canadians:

   

Usama Zaid


Ravi Basra

 

VIU Mariners

 

Langara Falcons

Zaid has made a huge impact in his short time at VIU, leading the Mariners to a 16-2 record and first-place finish in the PACWEST. The third-year forward led the conference with 28.35 points per game, was third with 9.12 rebounds per game and sixth in assists. Aside from his impressive production, Zaid has bought in to being a great teammate at VIU. The PACWEST Player of the Year brings great effort and enthusiasm to practice.

 

Basra led the Falcons to a 14-4 record and second-place finish in the PACWEST. He led the conference and entire CCAA with 7.88 assists per game. The second-year point guard averaged 15 points per game and led Langara with 2.5 steals per game as well. The 2016 PACWEST Rookie of the Year is a pure point guard who makes everyone around him better. Basra has great leadership skills and plays at his best in big game situations.


   

Ian Tevis


Jackson Jacob


 

Red Deer Kings

 

NAIT Ooks

The ACAC Player of the Year led the Kings to a 15-6 record and tie for second place in the ACAC South Division. Tevis, a fourth-year guard, spearheaded one of the CCAA’s most potent offences, averaging 23.6 points per game. The Red Deer captain was also second in the ACAC with 3.1 steals per game. Tevis was named a Tournament All-Star at the University of Saskatchewan’s Graham Shootout and RDC Ramada Inn & Suites Classic.

 

Jacob led the ACAC with 29 points per game as his Ooks finished with a 17-7 record and second-place finish in the ACAC North Division. He also averaged 5.1 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game. Jacob, MVP from last year’s CCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship, was the constant for a NAIT team that struggled with injuries this season. The second-year guard produced at a high level while logging big minutes.


   

Rayvon Higdon


Ajahmo Clarke


 

Redeemer Royals

 

George Brown Grizzlies

The OCAA Player of the Year, Redeemer’s first ever in Men’s Basketball, led the conference with 26.3 points per game. Higdon, a fourth-year guard, was Top 5 in the conference in points, assists, steals, defensive rebounds, field goals and free throws. The two-time CCAA All-Canadian was called upon to lead a young squad to new heights and he delivered, leading the league in scoring and singlehandedly putting the Royals on the basketball landscape in the OCAA.

 

Clarke led the Grizzlies to a 19-1 record and first-place finish in the OCAA East Division. George Brown was also victorious at the David Stewart Tip-off Tournament. The fifth-year guard, who became the OCAA’s all-time leading scorer this season, was second in the conference with 23 points per game. Clarke’s laid-back demeanor belies a game in which the 6’3” guard seems to score at will. He is a selfless teammate who always puts the team first.


   

Alix Lochard


Kevin Civil


 

Nomades de

 

Montmorency

Lochard captained the Nomades to a 13-1 record and first-place finish in the RSEQ. Montmorency was also victorious at the Dawson Fall Classic, where he was named an All-Star. Lochard, the RSEQ Player of the Year, was first in the conference with 11.5 rebounds per game and second with 18.8 points per game. He is a natural power with outstanding hands and fluid footwork. Lochard has great timing and excels in rebounding and transition.

 

Civil was named Most Valuable Player as he led the Nomades to the Dawson Fall Classic tournament title. Montmorency followed that up by going 13-1 to finish atop the RSEQ standings. Civil led the conference with 2.9 steals per game, was second with 4.2 assists per game and fourth with 15.7 points per game. The sophomore point guard has a high basketball IQ and a good burst off the dribble to get by his defender.


   

Thomarcus Nix


Trenity Burdine


 

Crandall Chargers

 

Holland Hurricanes

Nix, the ACAA Player of the Year, led the conference with 19.3 points per game and was second with 10.4 rebounds per game. He led the Chargers to a 14-7 record and third-place finish in the ACAA. The fifth-year forward is now a two-time CCAA All-Canadian. Nix has a tireless work ethic, both on and off the court. The Chargers captain has developed into a powerful and intelligent young leader and a role model for other student-athletes.

 

Burdine led the Hurricanes to their fourth straight ACAA crown. The fifth-year forward was second in the conference with 19.2 points per game. Burdine started all 20 games for Holland and averaged 5 rebounds per game. He stepped into the Hurricanes lineup and immediately assumed a leadership role. Burdine is an excellent student-athlete and achieves great balance in life, academics and basketball.