Pat Kennedy of the Kingston Whig-Standard, in a great feature on Leger — the only 20-point, 10-rebound per game man in the country — worked in the revelation this might be it for him. Leger said it was "pretty doubtful" he would play a fifth season:
"Leger's time with the Tricolour is winding down quicker than he or his coaches anticipated.There are several players staking a claim for the Moser Award. Leger has been force for Queen's, which would be who knows where without him.
"The fourth-year player has posted outstanding numbers this season, at times practically carrying his hometown school toward a possible top-three conference playoff berth, which, through the benefit of hindsight, would've been a pipe dream without him.
"Mighty Mitch is averaging 22 points and better than 12 boards a game for the inconsistent Gaels (10-9). He's recorded double-doubles in 15 of his 19 outings and remains the only player in Canada in the top five in both scoring and rebounding. Not surprisingly, such eye-popping statistics have generated talk of national MVP laurels."
The OUA East nod will be tough enough. Gibson-Bascombe, as previously elucidated, is averaging 20.9 points for No. 6 Ottawa while leading the country in assists (6.6) and the OUA in steals (48, 2.5 per game).
Basically, you have the top assist man in the country playing for a ranked team and the most prolific rebounder helping a good team keep its head above water. Some PER calculations are definitely needed!
Leger going out on top?; Kingston-born star of the Queen's Golden Gaels a national MVP candidate in what could be his final year (Patrick Kennedy, Kingston Whig-Standard)