Basketball: Lancers' Surmacz, Mustangs' Campbell cop OUA West honours

Big Man on Campus has early word on the OUA West men's basketball awards:

Player of the year — Windsor C Greg Surmacz (Peterborough, Ont.). The big man has averaged 19.7 points and 7.6 boards for the Lancers despite constant double-teaming all season. He has a strong case for the Mike Moser Trophy, but it would help his cause if Windsor can qualify for the Final 8.

Coach of the year — Western's Brad Campbell. It's the second in two years for the Ottawa native, who has piloted the Mustangs and their up-tempo offence to a 19-3 conference record.

First team — Surmacz, C, Windsor; Keenan Jeppesen, F, Western (Stoney Creek, Ont.); Kiraan Posey, F, Lakehead (Baltimore, Md.); Kale Harrison, F, Laurier (Stratford, Ont.); Bradley Smith, F, Western (Innisfil, Ont.)

There is no true guard, let alone a point guard, on the squad. Brad Rootes' and Ryan Steer's graduations left a bit of a void in the division.

Second teamMouctar Diaby, C, McMaster (Hamilton, Ont.); Owen White, F, Brock (Port Hope, Ont.); Isaac Kuon, F-G, Windsor (Mississauga); Jesse MacDonald, G, Laurier (Brantford, Ont.); Nick Pankerichan, Guelph (Hamilton, Ont.).

Guelph C Duncan Milne (13.0 points, 6.6 rebounds) probably warranted a long look, but Diaby (11.6, 8.6) gives the third-place team in the division an all-star. Waterloo is the only team not represented.
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  1. spelling mistake - It is Ryan Steer

  2. Thanks; I was obviously trying to do too much on Tuesday. Sorry, Ryan.

  3. Waterloo is the only team not represented

    There's a joke here about backdating the award release so it appears as though Waterloo won something, but I'm not witty enough to make it, nor far enough away from RIM headquarters to feel safe about it.