Forward Alex Reis of the Mohawk Mountaineers has been named to the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association West Region All-Rookie Basketball team.
The first-year Business Foundations student and graduate of Hamilton’s Cathedral High School, was an integral part of a Mohawk side which was 3-5 in November, but turned things around dramatically to finish 11-7 to make the playoffs in the men’s division.
Reis averaged 11.69 points in 13 games played for the Mountaineers. He also had 55 rebounds.
Fifth-year guard Hali Burns capitalized on a stellar final season to be named the OCAA Women’s Basketball Player of the Year
Burns led the Oakville Sheridan Bruins to an undefeated and impressive 14-0 record in regular season action. The Sarnia native averaged 12 points per game and was named a First Team All-star. She is known as a tireless worker who is always working on finding ways to improve her game. This is Hali’s second OCAA Player of the Year nod and the second time she has been named a Canadian Colleges Athletic Association All-Canadian. Hali is also a finalist as the CCAA National Player of the Year.
Teammate Donisha Young was the West Division’s scoring champion and a First Team all-star, averaging 16.21 points per game.
Sheridan’s Sam Scull joined Burns on the Women’s West First All-Star team while teammate Nakia Arthur was a Second Team selection. On the All-Rookie Team was Sheridan’s Courtney Silvera.
Niagara College’s Kaitlyn McKenna made the second team all-star list.
On the OCAA’s men’s side, Sheridan’s Jim Flack was the West Division’s Coach of the Year while the Bruins Greg Osawe was the West’s Rookie of the Year.
On the West’s First All-Star team is Sheridan’s Kareem Malcolm while teammate Greg Osawe made the Second All-Star team.
Two Bruins, Osawe and Khalid Abdeil-Gabar, join the Mountaineers Reis on the All-Rookie team.