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5 Canadian Freshman to Keep an Eye on in the NCAA

Written by Josh Millican

As the NCAA basketball season is about to kick off, it's time to shine the spotlight on some promising Canadian freshman talents who've made the jump to the collegiate stage. These young ballers have exciting futures ahead, and we'll be keeping a close watch on their performances at their respective colleges.

Photo via Mike Nwoko Instagram

1. Mike Nwoko - University of Miami

Mike Nwoko, a highly touted forward from Canada, has found his new home with the Miami Hurricanes. Known for his versatility and strong defensive skills, Nwoko's presence in Miami's frontcourt will undoubtedly make an impact. Keep an eye on his rim-protecting abilities and potential to become a key contributor in the ACC.


Photo via Georgia Tech Instagram

2. Ibrahim Sacko - Georgia Tech

Ibrahim Sacko has joined the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, bringing his athleticism and scoring prowess to the team. As a forward with excellent finishing ability at the rim, Sacko has the potential to create scoring opportunities and bolster Georgia Tech's frontcourt.


Photo via Vasean Allette Instagram

3. Vasean Allette - Old Dominion

Old Dominion welcomes Vasean Allette, a young Canadian with a reputation for his sharpshooting from beyond the arc & highlight reel type plays. His three-point shooting ability will be a valuable asset for the Monarchs as they compete in Conference USA.


Photo via @mary.genrich.visuals Instagram

4. Kailon Nicholls - Duquesne

Kailon Nicholls is set to make his mark with the Duquesne Dukes. The point guard's combination of basketball IQ and agility makes him a versatile player who can impact both ends of the floor. Watch out for Nicholls as he aims to lead Duquesne to success in the A-10 Conference.


Photo via Auburn Tigers Instagram

5. Aden Holloway - Auburn

Aden Holloway is ready to showcase his skills with the Auburn Tigers. Known for his playmaking and shooting ability, Holloway just might have the keys to Auburn's lead guard position and could be a game-changer in the SEC. Have seen his name on NBA Mock Drafts.


These Canadian freshmen are primed to make their presence felt in the NCAA, and their journeys will undoubtedly be exciting to follow throughout the season. As they adapt to their new college homes, keep an eye on their progress as they aim to leave their mark on the world of college basketball.

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