UBC Dominates Canada West Major Awards
The UBC Thunderbirds claimed 4 of the 5 major awards voted on by Canada West coaches for the 2016-17 season.
Most Outstanding Player – Conor Morgan, UBC, 4th year forward – “Not only did Conor have a great season statistically by leading Canada West in scoring, he also took on a more advanced leadership role on our team. Conor’s hard work in the off-season made him a more complete player this season, and the results showed.” – UBC head coach Kevin Hanson.
Top Defensive Player – Jordan Jensen-Whyte, UBC, 5th year wing – “Jordan is the consummate team player. He will do anything asked and it all starts at the defensive end of the floor with him. His effort level is contagious and influences the younger players on our team. He has had a remarkable five years at UBC and will go down as one of the top defensive players in school history.” – Coach Kevin Hanson.
First Team All-Stars
Brody Clarke / F / Alberta / 2 / Toronto, Ont.
Conor Morgan / G, F / UBC / 4 / Victoria, B.C.
Thomas Cooper / G / Calgary / 5 / Chattanooga, Tennessee
Shane Osayande / F / Saskatchewan / 4 / Toronto, Ont.
Volodymyr Iegorov / F / TRU / 5 / Donetsk, Ukraine
Second Team All-Stars
Austin Waddoups / G / Alberta / 3 / American Fork, Utah
Jordan Jensen-Whyte / G / UBC / 5 / Calgary, Alta.
Manny Dulay / G / Fraser Valley / 5 / Surrey, B.C.
Dejon Burdeaux / G / Lethbridge / 4 / Oakland, California
Justus Alleyn / G / Manitoba / 4 / Winnipeg, Man.
Third Team All-Stars
Tyvon Cooper / G / Brandon / 2 / Middleton, New York
Brett Layton / F / Mount Royal / 2 / Calgary, Alta.
Matthew Forbes / F / Saskatchewan / 5 / Regina Beach, Sask.
Grant Sitton / G, F / Victoria / 5 / Brush Prairie, Washington
Denzel Lynch-Blair / G / Winnipeg / 3 / Toronto, Ont.
Andre Kelly / G / Alberta / Mississauga, Ont.
James Wagner / F / Manitoba / Winnipeg, Man.
Johneil Johnson / G / Regina / Lake Echo, N.S.
Scott Kellum / G / Victoria / Issaquah, Washington
Narcisse Ambanza / G / Winnipeg / Toronto, Ont