Watson: Taking a look at the next crop of Canadian NCAA talent

Duane Watson, TSN 1050
7/4/2014 3:13:36 PM
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The 2014 NBA Draft witnessed a record four Canadians drafted and another record 14 players suiting up on NBA Summer League rosters. It will be another landmark season for Canadians playing in the NBA, particularly with key roles. Now that all the draft dust has settled, the big question is: What's next?...or more importantly, who's next?

Some took the prep school route in the States, while others played basketball at home - get to know the next wave of Canadian players to enter the NCAA ranks.

The 2014 Class may not include as many one-and-done players as 2013, but it's not for a lack for talent. Trey Lyles is the biggest prospect out of the pack and, while he was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, he grew up in the Hoosier state of Indiana. Lyles was recruited by the nation's best in Kentucky head coach John Calipari, who has proven he has an eye for NBA-caliber talent.

Meet the next wave.

Trey Lyles, 6'10” Power Forward
Hometown: Camby, Indiana
High School/Prep: Arsenal Tech
School: University of Kentucky

*Chris Egi, 6'9” Power Forward/Centre
Hometown: Markham, Ontario
High School/Prep: Montverde Academy
School: Harvard University

Marial Shayok, 6'5” Shooting Guard
Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario
High School/Prep: Blair Academy
School: University of Virginia

*Tristan Etienne, 6'9 Power Forward
Hometown: Abbotsford, BC
High School/Prep: W.J. Mouat
School: University of Washington

Jabari Craig, 6'10 Centre
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
High School/Prep: Fishburne Military School
School: USC

Nemanja Zarkovic, 6'3” Guard
Hometown: Montreal, Quebec
High School/Prep: Brebeuf
School: Fordham University

Kevin Zabo, 6'3 Point Guard
Hometown: Sherbrooke, Quebec
High School/Prep: Brewster Academy
School: San Diego State University

Raynold Kasongo, 6'9” Power Forward
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
High School/Prep: Phase 1
School: University of Oregon

*Drew Urguhart, 6'8” Forward
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
High School/Prep: St. George's
School: University of Vermont

Francis Kiapway, 6'3” Guard
Hometown: Hamilton, Ontario
High School/Prep: St. Thomas More
School: Ball State University

*Jadon Cohee, 6'4” Point Guard
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
High School/Prep: Walnut Grove
School: Seattle University

Trae Bell-Haynes, 6'2” Point Guard
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
High School/Prep: Bill Crothers Secondary School
School: University of Vermont

* - Players with an asterisk were members of the 2014 Junior Men's National Team that earned a silver medal at the FIBA Americas tournament in Colorado last month. The Canadians fell to the USA in the championship game, finishing with the highest place by a Canadian team ever at this tournament.

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