Men's Basketball News

Four Carleton University Ravens Honored at 2009 CIS Men’s Baskertball Championship Awards Gala.

Four members of Carleton University’s Men’s Basketball team were honored tonight, at the 2009 CIS Men’s Basketball Awards Gala, held at the Marriott Hotel (Ottawa) and hosted by Senators Sports and Entertainment and the Carleton University Ravens.

Veteran fifth year tri-captains, Stuart Turnbull, Kingston, Ontario, Aaron Doornekamp, Odessa, Ontario and Robert Saunders, Kingston, Ontario all graduate with National Honors as they play in their final CIS National Championship Tournament this weekend.  Turnbull, was named to the CIS First Team, Doornekamp, to the CIS Second Team and Saunders, was named the Country’s Top Defensive Player.  Carleton’s Head Coach Dave Smart was selected the CIS Coach of the Year.

Stuart Turnbull,  First Team All-Canadian

A Tri-Captain Fifth Year Senior from Kingston, Ontario led the Ravens in scoring with 368 points, in 22 OUA East regular season games, for a 16.7 points per game average.  Turnbull was named the OUA Male Athlete of the Week for January 26th, the Most Valuable Player of the House-Laughton Hoops Classic and was named OUA East Player of the Year and First Team OUA East All-Star.  The veteran Guard was also named MVP of the 3rd Annual MBNA Capital Hoops Classic for leading Carleton to an 82-72 victory over Ottawa, he scored 29-points and recorded 7-rebounds.  Turnbull will graduate with a degree in Commerce.

Aaron Doornekamp, Second Team All-Canadian

This fifth year tri-captain, from Odessa, Ontario was second in scoring on the Ravens with 303 points in 21 OUA East regular season games.  Doornekamp averaged 14.4 points per game, and led Carleton in total rebounds with 146 for a 7.0 average per game.  Named a House Laughton Hoops Classic All-Star and the Most Valuable Player of the Dalhousie University Rod Shoveller Memorial Tournament.  The Business major was named to the OUA East First All-Star Team.

Robert Saunders, Defensive Player of the Year

The Fifth year tri-captain, from Kingston, Ontario was named the OUA Defensive Player of the Year for leading Carleton’s defense which allowed a league low  1,393 points against for a league low 63.30 points per game.  The Electrical Engineering major recorded 18-steals, 39-assists and 88 total rebounds while playing in all 22 OUA East Regular Season Games. Often asked by Head Coach Dave Smart to guard the top opposing scorers in the OUA East the 6′ 3″ guard did an unbelievable job against opponents sometimes a foot taller than himself.  Saunders averaged 7.9 points per game in his senior year.

Dave Smart-CIS Coach of the Year

Smart, guided Carleton to a 24-1 OUA East regular and post season record to capture the Ravens 2nd straight OUA Title (and 5th in Dave’s 10-year Carleton career) and was 9-0 in exhibition games against CIS opponents as Carleton won the House-Laughton Hoops Classic (Carleton’s Tournament in October), the Laval University Tournament (Quebec City in October) and the Rod Shoveller Memorial Tournament (Dalhousie in January).  This is Dave’s third CIS Coach of the Year Award in the past 8 seasons, going into this weekend’s games his OUA/CIS regular and post season career record is an amazing 236-25, a 92% winning mark!

2008-09 CIS MEN’S BASKETBALL AWARDS & ALL-CANADIANS

Mike Moser memorial trophy (player of the year): Jacob Doerksen, Trinity Western Spartans
Defensive player of the year: Robert Saunders, Carleton Ravens
Dr. Peter Mullins trophy (rookie of the year): Didi Mukendi, Brock Badgers
Stuart W. Aberdeen memorial trophy (coach of the year): Dave Smart, Carleton Ravens
Ken Shields award (outstanding student-athlete): Jérôme Turcotte-Routhier, Laval Rouge et Or

First Team
Position    Athlete                 University  Year  Hometown                 Faculty
Forward     Jacob Doerksen   Trinity WU  3       Abbotsford, B.C.       BA
Forward     Greg Surmacz      Windsor      5       Peterborough, Ont.   General Arts
Guard        Damian Buckley  Concordia   4        Montreal, Que.         Independent
Guard        Stuart Turnbull    Carleton     5        Kingston, Ont.          Commerce
Guard       Christian Upshaw  St Francis  3        Halifax, N.S.             BA

Second Team
Forward   Aaron Doornekamp  Carleton    5     Odessa, Ont.            Business
Guard      Dany Charlery           Brandon     4     Montreal, Que.        BA
Forward  Ross Bekkering          Calgary     4     Taber, Alta.             Haskayne Business
Guard     Phillip Nkrumah         Cape Breton 3     Brampton, Ont.     BACS
Guard    Josh Gibson-Bascombe    Ottawa      4   Toronto, Ont.       Social Sciences

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