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MBB: Connor Wood, Canada capture 2017 William Jones Cup title

Written by Carleton Sports Information

Photo by 3D Canada

TAPEI CITY, TAIWAN — Ravens men’s basketball player Connor Wood ’17 has added another impressive accolade to his long list of career honours following Canada’s 2017 William Jones Cup championship title triumph.

On Sunday, Wood and Team Canada – represented by 3D Canada Global Sports – capped off a successful tournament with a 117-83 victory over Team China – White at the Taipei Peace International Basketball Hall.

Connor Wood ended the 39th edition of the prestigious international showcase averaging 14 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game, with standout scoring performances against Lithuania (18), Iraq (25), South Korea (18) and China – White (24). He shot an outstanding 37-of-74 (50%) from beyond the arc over the nine-game schedule.

Canada finished the event with an 8-1 record overall, becoming only the second Canadian team to hoist the William Jones Cup since its inception in 1977. Canada’s last championship title came in 1996.

Wood, along with Carleton backcourt running mate Kaza Kajami-Keane, will start preparing for the 2017 FISU Summer Universiade to be held in Tapei City from August 19-31.

2017 Williams Jones Cup:
Schedule and Results
Standings