MBB: UFV at Timberwolves Preview

Men's Basketball
January 25, 2018

January 26th & 27th
Canada West Men’s Basketball Preview
Friday @ 8 PT, Saturday @ 7 PT

UNBC Timberwolves (8-10)
10th in Canada West Standings
78.7 Points Scored Per Game
82.7 Points Allowed Per Game
Scoring Leader: Jovan Leamy (13.9 Per Game)
Rebounding Leader: Vaggelis Loukas (7.3 Per Game)
Assists Leader: James Agyeman (3.3 Per Game)
Steals Leader: Jovan Leamy (1.2 Per Game)
Blocks Leader: Vaggelis Loukas (0.5 Per Game)

Player to Watch:
Tyrell Laing, G
6.1 PPG, 1.9 RPG, 1.2 APG, 1.1 SPG
A second-year guard from Prince George, Laing has become an important part of Todd Jordan’s rotation. A defensive pest at one end, Laing is contributing more and more on the offensive end. With the skill of the Cascades guards, expect the PGSS product to play a role in trying to slow them down.

UFV Cascades (5-11)
14th in Canada West Standings
74.8 Points Scored Per Game
85.5 Points Allowed Per Game
Scoring Leader: Mark Johnson (12.9 Per Game)
Rebounding Leader: Daniel Adediran (7.4 Per Game)
Assists Leader: Vick Toor (5.0 Per Game)
Steals Leader: Vick Toor (1.5 Per Game)
Blocks Leader: Sukhman Sandhu (2.2 Per Game)

Player to Watch:
Vick Toor, G
10.0 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 5.0 APG, 1.5 SPG
In his first season of eligibility with the Cascades, Toor has emerged as a frontrunner for conference rookie of the year honours. He is one of only three Canada West players to average 10 points, five rebounds, and five assists. The Timberwolves will need to try to minimize Toor’s effect on the game.

UNBC’s Vova Pluzhnikov

On this weekend’s matchup with the Cascades…
“We need to expect a fight. They’re a young team, and they run a lot, so we need to expect a lot of energy out of them.”

On keys for the Timberwolves…
“Our goal is to stick together, play together, and trust each other. We need to all be willing to step up, and when we are on the bench, we need to support one another. It’s those little things.”

On graduating seniors Daniel Stark and Marcus MacKay…
“Dan has been, for me, since day one. He was my first friend in Canada, and my brother. Marcus and I have a special relationshop because he has been supportive since day one. I like him as a person, and I love playing alongside him. I am excited for these guys, and I am looking forward to seeing them play this weekend.”