Laurier's Ali Sow (2nd from left) was named to the U SPORTS All-Rookie Team on Wednesday night (Credit: Trevor MacMillan)
HALIFAX (March 7, 2018) - Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men’s basketball guard Ali Sow
was named to the U SPORTS All-Rookie Team on Wednesday night as the national award winners were celebrated at the annual All-Canadian gala.
For Sow, a 6-0 guard from Ottawa, the recognition adds to what was a stellar freshman campaign for the global studies major after he was named the OUA Rookie of the Year and a member of the OUA All-Rookie Team last week.
Joining Laurier from Merivale HS, Sow had a memorable rookie campaign that saw him lead the OUA in scoring, averaging 16.4 points per game, the second-best mark on the Golden Hawks. Shooting 45.7 percent from the floor and 37.3 percent from three-point range, Sow tallied up 393 points in 24 games for the purple and gold, setting a new school rookie scoring record.
Coming off the bench in all but four games this season, Sow averaged 25.6 minutes per night while contributing 3.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.3 steals per game.
Sow becomes the third Golden Hawk to be named to the U SPORTS All-Rookie team following in the footsteps of Kale Harrison (2007-08) and Luke Allin (2014-15). He was also up for consideration for the U SPORTS Rookie of the Year but lost out to Saint Mary’s Huskies guard Nikita Kasongo.U SPORTS MAJOR AWARD WINNERS
Mike Moser Memorial Trophy (Player of the Year) - Kadre Gray, Laurentian
Dr. Peter Mullins Trophy (Rookie of the Year) - Nikita Kasongo, Saint Mary’s
Defensive Player of the Year - Marcus Anderson, Carleton
Ken Shields Award (Student-Athlete Community Service) - Sven Stammberger, Dalhousie
Stuart W. Aberdeen Memorial Trophy (Coach of the Year) - Dave Smart, Carleton2018 U SPORTS MEN’S BASKETBALL ALL-CANADIANSFirst TeamPos. First Name Last Name School Eligibility Hometown Program
G Kadre Gray Laurentian 2 Toronto, Ont. Health Promotion
F Conor Morgan UBC 5 Victoria, B.C. Masters, Kinesiology
G Javon Masters UNB 5 Kitchener, Ont. Arts
G Ammanuel Diressa Ryerson 5 Toronto, Ont. Business Management
F Brody Clarke Alberta 3 Toronto, Ont. Engineering Second TeamPos. First Name Last Name School Eligibility Hometown Program
F Eddie Ekiyor Carleton 2 Ottawa, Ont. Psychology
G Dele Ogundokun McGill 5 Hamilton, Ont. Accounting
F Sven Stammberger Dalhousie 5 Halifax, N.S. Masters of Business Administration
G Mambi Diawara Calgary 4 Montreal, Que. Arts
F Dani Elgadi Brock 5 Waterloo, Ont. HumanitiesAll-Rookie TeamPos. First Name Last Name School Eligibility Hometown Program
G Nikita Kasongo Saint Mary’s 1 Montreal, Que. CriminologyG Ali Sow Laurier 1 Ottawa, Ont. Global Studies
F Grant Shephard UBC 1 Kelowna, B.C. Arts
G Nervens Demosthene Bishop’s 1 Terrebonne, Que. Sport Studies
G Evan Shadkami Toronto 1 Toronto, Ont. Kinesiology