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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander named First Team All-Canadian

Mid-Major Madness released a list of All-Canadians playing NCAA basketball across the U.S.

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Various media outlets across the United States release their annual list of All-Americans playing NCAA college basketball.

On 67 occasions, the University of Kentucky has had a player named an All-American starting back in 1921 when Basil Hayden was included on the list right up until 2017 when Malik Monk was named an All-American.

Kentucky has a long history of Canadian players who have suited up for the Wildcats dating back to Jamaal Magloire in the mid-90’s right up until present day with the likes of Jamal Murray in 2016 and Mychal Mulder who graduated this past season.

After numerous All-American honours the Wildcats can now add to the list their first player who has made the All-Canadian team.

Mid-Major Madness recently released their list of All-Canadians playing college basketball across the U.S and Kentucky freshman Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has been named First Team All-Canadian.

Gilgeous-Alexander can add All-Canadian to his list of post-season accolades after being named Second Team All-SEC as well as being included on the All-SEC Freshman Team.

Here is the list of players on the First Team All-Canadian list:

  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Kentucky) 6’6 Fr, Hamilton, ON.
  • Oshae Brissett (Syracuse) 6’8 Fr, Mississauga, ON.
  • Kassius Robertson (Missouri) 6’3 Sr, Toronto. ON.
  • Trae Bell-Haynes (Vermont) 6’2 Sr, Toronto, ON.
  • Lindell Wigginton (Iowa State) 6’2 Fr, Dartmouth. NS.

Gilgeous-Alexander played in 34 games for Kentucky with 21 starts. He averaged 13.9 points per game along with five assists and 3.9 rebounds per game.

Missouri’s Kassius Robertson was named Canadian Player of the Year.