Canadians in 2014 March Madness

Canadians in 2014 March MadnessThe NCAA men’s tournament tips off tomorrow, and there are plenty of Canadians taking part, many with key roles.

It's not just Andrew Wiggins, it's also Tyler Ennis, Melvin Ejim, Kevin Pangos and my son's friend's cousin, Nik Stauskas. Here's who you should cheer for over the next two weeks of madness.

  • Arizona State: Jordan Bachynski
  • Baylor: Brady Heslip, Kenny Chery
  • Creighton: Jahenns Manigat
  • Dayton: Dyshawn Pierre
  • Eastern Kentucky: Jaylen Babb-Harrison
  • Gonzaga: Kevin Pangos, Dustin Triano
  • Harvard: Laurent Rivard, Agunwa Okolie, Patrick Steeves
  • Iowa State: Melvin Ejim, Naz Long
  • Kansas: Andrew Wiggins
  • Michigan: Nik Stauskas
  • New Mexico State: Daniel Mullings, Sim Bhullar, Tanveer Bhullar, Renaldo Dixon
  • Oregon: Jason Calliste, Richard Amardi
  • Saint Louis: Grandy Glaze
  • Syracuse: Tyler Ennis
  • Stanford: Dwight Powell, Stefan Nastic
  • Villanova: Dylan Ennis
  • Wichita State: Nick Wiggins, Chadrak Lufile

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Rick C in Oakville

I heard this on the CBC tonight out here in Calgary. Seems Wiggins High School in Vaughn has become a popular stop over for NBA scouts

March 19, 2014 @ 9:57 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

It's the Vince Carter effect. The GTA is producing some excellent basketball players now.

There are more Canadians in the NCAA now than any other season previously.

March 19, 2014 @ 9:58 PM


Used to be an avid NCAA fan. Would watch on weekends and couldn't wait until "Selection Sunday" to fill out a bracket. In the last couple years, my interest has waned, mainly because of the "one and out" or "one and done" by freshman. It was nice to watch someone like Damon Bailey say, progress through his 4 years of college ball. (I was an IU fan!) Just not the same, and hard to get attached to one team; but will probably watch some of March Madness.

March 20, 2014 @ 9:57 AM

519 Rob

I'm not a basketball fan, but I'm actually a little interested in the tourney this year.
Probably wont really check in until the sweet 16.


March 20, 2014 @ 9:58 AM

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