U Sports Men’s Basketball All-Stars From the First Half of the 2019-20 Season

Lam, Lock
Lock Lam and the Lakehead Thunderwolves have been one of the biggest surprises in 2019-20 thus far. (Source: Leith Dunick – tbnewswatch.com) (Header: Calgary Dinos)

SARNIA, Ontario — Christmas is under a week away, which means the New Year and the second half of the 2019-20 season is just around the corner.

That said, there is still some time to reflect on the fall semester and the level of excitement that it provided across the country. From coast to coast, fans were treated to some high-caliber basketball in every conference as teams looked to put themselves in prime position for a run at the 2020 U Sports Men’s Basketball National Championship.

With the first half of the season in the books, it’s time to acknowledge players who stood out above the rest on their respective teams. So, we combed through each and every team roster from across the U Sports landscape to make up our First Semester All-Star Teams for each conference.

Each team has at least one player on their respective conference all-star team. To align rosters with our CCAA selections, we went with 11-player rosters across the board to make things even. Since none of the leagues have 11 teams, we went with one player from each team before filling out the rosters with the best of the rest.

In the Canada West Conference, we split the teams up by province to make up two teams of 11 players. Teams from Saskatchewan and British Columbia (nine) make up one roster, while the remaining teams from Alberta and Manitoba (eight) make up the other.

Without further adieu, here are the CCR Canada Men’s Basketball All-Stars for the fall semester across the U Sports landscape.

OUA – Central Division

Tyler Brown – Brock Badgers
Daniel Cayer – Brock Badgers
Isaiah Traylor – Lakehead Thunderwolves
Lock Lam – Lakehead Thunderwolves
Jordan Henry – McMaster Marauders
Connor Gilmore – McMaster Marauders
Tevaun Kokko – Ryerson Rams
Jayden Frederick – Ryersn Rams
Evan Shadkami – Toronto Varsity Blues
Eric Rwahwire – Toronto Varsity Blues
Prince Kamunga – York Lions

Shadkami, Evan
Toronto guard Evan Shadkami. (Source: Toronto Varsity Blues)

OUA – East Division

Munis Tutu – Carleton Ravens
Lloyd Pandi – Carleton Ravens
Yasiin Joseph – Carleton Ravens
Kadre Gray – Laurentian Voyageurs
Justin Shaver – Nipissing Lakers
Graddy Kanku – Ontario Tech Ridgebacks
Ammar Hassan – Ontario Tech Ridgebacks
Calvin Epistola – Ottawa Gee-Gees
Kevin Civil – Ottawa Gee-Gees
Quinton Gray – Queen’s Gaels
Cole Syllas – Queen’s Gaels

Carleton Men's basketball team rides a strong first half to defeat uVic 72-55.
Carleton guard Munis Tutu. (Source: The Charlatan)

OUA – West Division

Nicholas Gehlen – Algoma Thunderbirds
Malcolm Glanville – Guelph Gryphons
Ali Sow – Laurier Golden Hawks
Kemel Archer – Laurier Golden Hawks
Nedim Hodzic – Waterloo Warriors
Omar Shiddo – Western Mustangs
Julian Walker – Western Mustangs
Eriq Jenkins – Western Mustangs
Thomas Kennedy – Windsor Lancers
Telloy Simon – Windsor Lancers
Shakael Pryce – Windsor Lancers

Shiddo, Omar
Western guard Omar Shiddo. (Source: Western Mustangs)

Canada West 1 (BC / Sask.)

Parm Bains – Fraser Valley Cascades
Sukhjot Bains – Fraser Valley Cascades
Carter Millar – Regina Cougars
JT Robinson – Saskatchewan Huskies
Joe Davis – Thompson Rivers Wolfpack
Ja’Qualyn Gilbreath – Trinity Western Spartans
Jadon Cohee – UBC Thunderbirds
Hafith Moallin – UBC Okanagan Heat
Tyrell Laing – UNBC Timberwolves
Vova Pluzhnikov – UNBC Timberwolves
Dominick Oliveri – Victoria Vikes

Pluzhnikov, Vova
UNBC guard Vova Pluzhnikov. (Source: Prince George Matters)

Canada West 2 (Alta. / Man.)

Adam Paige – Alberta Golden Bears
Tyus Jefferson – Alberta Golden Bears
Anthony Tsegakele – Brandon Bobcats
Brett Layton – Calgary Dinos
Mason Foreman – Calgary Dinos
Chad Oviatt – Lethbridge Pronghorns
Deonte Doslov-Doctor – MacEwan Griffins
Rashawn Browne – Manitoba Bisons
Keiran Zziwa – Manitoba Bisons
Matthew Guinto – Mount Royal Cougars
Narcisse Ambanza – Winnipeg Wesmen

Zziwa, Keiran
Manitoba guard Keiran Zziwa. (Source: Manitoba Bisons)


Jacques Lukusa – Acadia Axemen
Osman Omar – Cape Breton Capers
Paul Watson – Cape Breton Capers
Keevan Veinot – Dalhousie Tigers
Sascha Kappos – Dalhousie Tigers
Cole Long – Memorial Sea-hawks
Nikita Kasongo – Saint Mary’s Huskies
Qyemah Gibson – Saint Mary’s Huskies
Azaro Roker – StFX X-Men
Chris Spurrell – UNB Reds
Elijah Miller – UPEI Panthers

Veinot, Keevan
Dalhousie guard Keevan Veinot. (Source: The Chronicle Herald)


Abdul Kamane – Bishop’s Gaiters
Nervens Demosthene – Bishop’s Gaiters
Olivier Simon – Concordia Stingers
Sami Ghandour – Concordia Stingers
Steeve Joseph – Laval Rouge et Or
Sidney Tremblay-Lacombe – Laval Rouge et Or
Sam Jenkins – McGill University
Jamal Mayali – McGill University
Quarry Whyne – McGill University
Alix Lochard – UQAM Citadins
Frantson Demosthene – UQAM Citadins

Simon, Olivier
Concordia guard Olivier Simon. (Source: The Concordian)

– T. Bennett

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