Thursday, March 1, 2012

3 Wolves Earn OUA West All-Star Status

Media Release


March 1, 2012

Russell, Carter and Johnson Among OUA All-Stars


(With files from OUA)

The OUA announced its All-Star selections for the 2011-12 season today. Three Thunderwolves were among them, with Venzal Russell (Detroit, MI) on the first team, and Greg Carter (Ottawa, ON) and Ben Johnson (Pictou, NS) on the second team. A complete list of All Stars from the OUA West and East divisions follows below. Major Awards will be announced tomorrow morning at the Wilson Cup awards breakfast in Waterloo.

Venzal Russell earns his first nod on the First-Team after leading the CIS No. 2 Thunderwolves in scoring with 347 points, good for tenth in OUA. The fourth-year concurrent education student converted on 140 field goals, placing him fourth in the league. Russell was also instrumental in creating opportunities for the offence as he tallied 52 steals.

The Thunderwolves have two representatives on this year’s Second-Team of all-stars.

Guard Ben Johnson finished the year with 271 points and consistently knocked down three-pointers, finishing second in OUA with 60 of them. He also finished second in three-point field goal percentage, at 54.6 percent. Johnson’s prowess behind the arc is even more evident as his 60 three-pointers accounted for three-quarters of his total made baskets.

Joining Johnson on the Second-Team is point guard Greg Carter. The fourth-year guard notched 9.41 points per game and dropped 111 assists for an OUA fourth-best average of 5.05 assists per game this season, with an assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.36.


Venzal Russell – Lakehead
Kale Harrison – Laurier
Lien Phillip – Windsor
Ryan Barbeau – Western
Victor Raso – McMaster
Ben Johnson – Lakehead
Maxwell Allin – Laurier
Daniel McCarthy – Guelph
Josh Collins – Windsor
Greg Carter – Lakehead
Adam Presutti – McMaster
Rotimi Osuntola Jr. – Windsor
Aaron Redpath – McMaster
Will Coulthard – Laurier
Ryan Higgins – Western


Phil Scrubb – Carleton
Tyson Hinz – Carleton
Jahmal Jones – Ryerson
Manny Pasquale – Laurentian
Johnny Berhanemeskel – Ottawa
Andrew Wasik – Toronto
Willy Manigat – Carleton
Jordon Gauthier – Ryerson
Elliot Thompson – Carleton
David Tyndale - York
Mike L’Africain – Ottawa
Alex Ratte – Laurentian
Aaron Best – Ryerson
Richard Iheadindu – York
Vikas Gill – Ottawa

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