Burlington, Ont. - Carleton Ravens guard Lloyd Pandi has been named one of two OUA 2022 Male Athlete of Year award recipients. Joined by Waterloo quarterback Tre Ford, Pandi becomes the sixth Raven to win the award and first since Philip Scrubb in 2014.
Pandi was the complete package for the Ravens throughout the 2021-22 season. A versatile ball handler, Pandi displayed his depth of talent finishing in the conference’s top ten in field goal percentage, free-throw percentage, and rebounds. Pandi also had double-digit points in 11 of 14 games, including a stretch of eight straight double-digit scoring games to start the season. Through those eight games, Pandi recorded five double-doubles.
A dynamic player, Pandi has excelled at both ends of the court while helping to drive the Ravens to continued national success. With key injuries to Ravens starters, the former rookie of the year also demonstrated his leadership and professionalism taking on new roles as a leader on the Ravens defence. Pandi’s defensive numbers are even more impressive when you consider that he collected only 31 personal fouls.
The Ravens forward from Ottawa, Ont. was honoured in 2021-22 with the Mike Moser Memorial Trophy as U SPORTS men’s basketball Player of the Year, at the annual All-Canadians gala. Along with the MVP nod, Pandi was also honoured as a First-Team All-Star. At the conclusion of the U SPORTS Final 8, an event in which he improved with each game scoring 13, 14 and 16 points and recording 30 rebounds over the course of the tournament, Pandi was once again honoured as a member of the Final 8 all-star team.
These awards add to Pandi’s E.C. Lebel Plaque as OUA East MVP and OUA East First-Team All-Star honours from earlier this season. A member of the all-rookie team and a first-team all-Canadian in 2020, the commerce major is also the reigning back-to-back CEBL U SPORTS Player of the Year. He was recently selected by the Niagara River Lions as part of the 2022 CEBL-U SPORTS Draft (9th overall) and also declared for the NBA Draft.