Winnipeg's Emmanuel Akot is in his first season with the Arizona Wildcats are
the #4 seed in the South Region bracket and open with #13 Buffalo on Thursday at 8:40 pm CST.
TORONTO, ON (March 13, 2018) - March Madness is almost upon us and Canadian college hoops fans will have plenty to cheer about as 22 players from North of the border are set to participate in the 2018 NCAA Tournament.

Coming off SEC Tournament Most Valuable Player honours, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will be hoping to take a deep run with the Kentucky Wildcats. After an excellent rookie season, the Hamilton, Ont. native was named to the All-SEC Freshman Team and All-SEC Second Team. Gilgeous-Alexander will be looking to become just the sixth Canadian player to win the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament and first since Kyle Wiltjer won with Kentucky back in 2012.
Nickeil Alexander-Walker, cousin of Shai, is hoping to take Virginia Tech all the way after averaging 10.5 PPG and 3.9 RPG. No. 8 seed Virginia Tech has a tough opening round matchup against No. 9 Alabama on Thursday night.
Oshae Brissett had a strong freshman year at Syracuse making the ACC All-Freshman Team, averaging 14.8 PPG with 8.8 RPG. However, the Orange find themselves in the First Four and will have to defeat Arizona State on Wednesday to secure their spot in the tournament.
Last year's tournament also had 22 players making the tournament with one making it to the National Championship game. Dustin Triano, son of Canada Basketball head coach Jay Triano, played for the Gonzaga Bulldogs who in the end lost to the North Carolina Tarheels.
Below is the list of Canadians playing this year:
Emmanuel Akot - Arizona (Winnipeg)
SEASON
TEAM
MIN
FGM-FGA
FG%
3PM-3PA
3P%
FTM-FTA
FT%
REB
AST
BLK
STL
PF
TO
PTS
2017-18
ARIZ
10.4
0.7-1.7
.412
0.3-0.7
.409
0.2-0.4
.455
1.1
0.8
0.1
0.2
0.9
0.6
1.9
Gabriel Osabuohien - Arkansas
SEASON
TEAM
MIN
FGM-FGA
FG%
3PM-3PA
3P%
FTM-FTA
FT%
REB
AST
BLK
STL
PF
TO
PTS
2017-18
ARK
7.1
0.5-1.3
.400
0.0-0.2
.000
0.1-0.5
.200
1.5
0.4
0.2
0.2
1.1
0.6
1.2
Kimbal Mackenzie - Bucknell
SEASON
TEAM
MIN
FGM-FGA
FG%
3PM-3PA
3P%
FTM-FTA
FT%
REB
AST
BLK
STL
PF
TO
PTS
2017-18
BUCK
26.5
2.6-7.3
.353
1.7-5.0
.342
1.0-1.0
1.000
1.8
2.2
0.1
0.6
1.9
1.4
7.9
Dominic Johnson - Buffalo
SEASON
TEAM
MIN
FGM-FGA
FG%
3PM-3PA
3P%
FTM-FTA
FT%
REB
AST
BLK
STL
PF
TO
PTS
2017-18
BUFF
2.8
0.4-0.6
.800
0.1-0.2
.500
0.0-0.0
.000
0.7
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.3
0.2
1.0
Christian David - Butler
SEASON
TEAM
MIN
FGM-FGA
FG%
3PM-3PA
3P%
FTM-FTA
FT%
REB
AST
BLK
STL
PF
TO
PTS
2017-18
BUT
5.7
0.4-1.2
.357
0.1-0.6
.200
0.2-0.4
.556
0.6
0.4
0.0
0.2
0.8
0.3
1.2
Jackson Rowe - Cal State-Fullerton
SEASON
TEAM
MIN
FGM-FGA
FG%
3PM-3PA
3P%
FTM-FTA
FT%
REB
AST
BLK
STL
PF
TO
PTS
2017-18
CSF
29.9
4.4-7.6
.581
0.8-1.9
.411
2.6-3.3
.778
6.8
1.6
1.0
0.9
2.3
2.0
12.2
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander - Kentucky
SEASON
TEAM
MIN
FGM-FGA
FG%
3PM-3PA
3P%
FTM-FTA
FT%
REB
AST
BLK
STL
PF
TO
PTS
2017-18
UK
33.2
4.7-9.9
.479
0.6-1.5
.380
3.4-4.2
.799
3.8
5.1
0.5
1.6
1.6
2.6
13.4
Mfiondu Kabengele - Florida State
SEASON
TEAM
MIN
FGM-FGA
FG%
3PM-3PA
3P%
FTM-FTA
FT%
REB
AST
BLK
STL
PF
TO
PTS
2017-18
FSU
14.1
2.5-5.0
.500
0.3-0.8
.375
1.8-2.8
.639
4.5
0.3
0.7
0.5
2.1
1.0
7.1
Kassius Robertson - Missouri
SEASON
TEAM
MIN
FGM-FGA
FG%
3PM-3PA
3P%
FTM-FTA
FT%
REB
AST
BLK
STL
PF
TO
PTS
2017-18
MIZ
35.9
4.8-11.3
.421
3.1-7.3
.425
3.6-4.5
.799
3.0
2.4
0.1
1.0
1.7
2.3
16.2
Kalif Young - Providence
SEASON
TEAM
MIN
FGM-FGA
FG%
3PM-3PA
3P%
FTM-FTA
FT%
REB
AST
BLK
STL
PF
TO
PTS
2017-18
PROV
16.6
1.7-3.2
.536
0.0-0.0
.000
0.9-1.8
.492
4.1
0.6
0.6
0.4
2.0
0.9
4.4
Nolan Narain - San Diego State
SEASON
TEAM
MIN
FGM-FGA
FG%
3PM-3PA
3P%
FTM-FTA
FT%
REB
AST
BLK
STL
PF
TO
PTS
2017-18
SDSU
10.8
1.9-2.8
.688
0.2-0.5
.364
0.7-1.0
.652
2.0
0.3
0.1
0.2
1.6
0.8
4.7
Nelson Kaputo - St. Bonaventure
SEASON
TEAM
MIN
FGM-FGA
FG%
3PM-3PA
3P%
FTM-FTA
FT%
REB
AST
BLK
STL
PF
TO
PTS
2017-18
SBON
10.4
1.1-2.5
.418
0.6-1.7
.333
0.6-0.6
.947
0.6
1.1
0.0
0.5
0.8
0.5
3.3
Oshae Brissett - Syracuse
SEASON
TEAM
MIN
FGM-FGA
FG%
3PM-3PA
3P%
FTM-FTA
FT%
REB
AST
BLK
STL
PF
TO
PTS
2017-18
SYR
38.0
4.3-12.2
.352
1.5-4.5
.345
4.6-5.8
.800
8.8
0.9
0.7
1.2
2.3
1.8
14.7
Howard Washington - Syracuse
SEASON
TEAM
MIN
FGM-FGA
FG%
3PM-3PA
3P%
FTM-FTA
FT%
REB
AST
BLK
STL
PF
TO
PTS
2017-18
SYR
6.1
0.3-0.9
.294
0.1-0.7
.167
0.4-0.6
.700
0.8
0.6
0.1
0.3
0.3
0.4
1.1
Kyle Alexander - Tennessee
SEASON
TEAM
MIN
FGM-FGA
FG%
3PM-3PA
3P%
FTM-FTA
FT%
REB
AST
BLK
STL
PF
TO
PTS
2017-18
TENN
20.3
2.3-3.3
.686
0.0-0.0
1.000
1.1-1.5
.723
5.7
0.3
1.7
0.6
2.4
0.7
5.6
Isiah Jasey - Texas A&M
SEASON
TEAM
MIN
FGM-FGA
FG%
3PM-3PA
3P%
FTM-FTA
FT%
REB
AST
BLK
STL
PF
TO
PTS
2017-18
TAMU
3.7
0.2-0.5
.500
0.0-0.1
.000
0.0-0.0
.000
0.5
0.0
0.3
0.1
0.3
0.2
0.5
Jelani Mofford - UNC Greensboro
SEASON
TEAM
MIN
FGM-FGA
FG%
3PM-3PA
3P%
FTM-FTA
FT%
REB
AST
BLK
STL
PF
TO
PTS
2017-18
UNCG
3.0
0.0-0.0
.000
0.0-0.0
.000
0.0-0.0
.000
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Nickeil Alexander-Walker - Virginia Tech
SEASON
TEAM
MIN
FGM-FGA
FG%
3PM-3PA
3P%
FTM-FTA
FT%
REB
AST
BLK
STL
PF
TO
PTS
2017-18
VT
25.3
3.7-8.3
.451
1.7-4.4
.393
1.4-1.8
.746
3.9
1.4
0.6
0.9
1.5
1.6
10.5
While members of tournament bound teams, Canadians Elijah Mitrou-Long (Texas), Aher Uguak (Loyola-Chicago), Jalen Poyser (St. Bonaventure) Brandon Clarke (Gonzaga) will not play this year due to NCAA rules after transferring.

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