The holiday season was good to many Canadians playing NCAA basketball with five teams now inside the AP top 10 which is the most so far during the 2019-20 campaign.
Devonte Bandoo from Mississauga is now the highest ranked Canadian born player in this weeks Top 25 as his Baylor Bears moved up to the No.4 spot after an easy win over Texas 59-44. Bandoo played 23 minutes in that game and chipped in with four points and four rebounds. Baylor has a tough game up next against Texas Tech on January 7.
Christian David from Milton, ON and his Butler Bulldogs continue to climb the rankings as they move up to No.6 from No.11 last week after wins over St. Johns and Creighton.
San Diego State remains unbeaten at 15-0 and now sit at No.7. Hamilton’s Nolan Narain is finally back from injury and slowly working his way back into the lineup.
Addison Patterson from Milton, ON and his Oregon Ducks slid to No.9 this week after a loss to Colorado but followed that up with a win against Utah.
Here are the other Canadians on teams inside the Top 25:
No.10 Florida St –Nathaniel Jack Mississauga, ON. No.15 Dayton – Jordy Tshimanga Montreal, QC. No.17 West Virginia – Jermaine Haley from Vancouver, BC and Gabe Osabuohien of Toronto. No. 25 Colorado – Keeshawn Barthelemy from Montreal.
Here is the complete AP Top 25 for the week of January 6, 2020.
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