AUS Graduates: Who is Available?

So I don’t really follow CIS basketball that much, but I am sure some folks who read this do.  There is a discussion in the comments thread of a previous post about what former AUS (or CIS more broadly) players are available for the Rainmen to chase after.

The only person I can think of is Paulo Santana from Acadia – he played in the PBBA tournament for the First Class Ballers which also featured Crookshank and Wigginton-Downey so he is at least familiar with the team.  He’s a small explosive guard with incredible speed who can get to the rim he’s got big time experience in the CIS final eight, and was 2007 AUS player of the year.  I can’t figure out if he’s playing anywhere now that he’s done at Acadia, anyone know?  Achuil Lual would also be amazing – but alas, he’s playing pro in germany.

Any recomendations?  Any other Canadian kids or CIS players worth mentioning?

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2 thoughts on “AUS Graduates: Who is Available?

  1. Doesn’t this guy sound like a perfect fit for the Rainmen? Why aren’t they on this?

    http://www.universitysport.ca/e/m_basketball/story_detail.cfm?id=12491

    Former CIS scoring leader looking to play U.S. pro basketball

    PIKEVILLE, Ky. – A former Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) all-Canadian was among 26 players participating last weekend in a free agent camp for the East Kentucky Miners of the Continental Basketball Association (CBA), a minor professional league.

    Sherone Edwards, who played for the University of Prince Edward Island, was the only non-American at the camp. Edwards, a native of Toronto, was named a first-team CIS all-Canadian and the Atlantic University Sport most valuable player for the 2004-2005 season after leading the conference in scoring with 20 points a game.

    He led the CIS in scoring (22.5 ppg) in the 2005-2006 season and was again named a CIS all-Canadian.

    The players showcased their talents in front of East Kentucky Miners head coach Kevin Keathley.

    “Last year, we had some recognizable schools represented as well as some recognizable faces,” said Keathley. “This year, the talent level was higher and it was a more competitive camp. Twenty of the players we had in this year’s free agent camp can play professionally. The players bought into what we were doing and it made for a great free agent camp.”

    Keathley was eager to go back and look at film from the camp.

    “Now, we’ll go back, evaluate and break this camp down with what myself and Director of Basketball Operations Brandon Paquin saw,” he said. “The evaluation process will span over the next week to 10 days. We’ll look to bring four to five of the free agent camp participants back for training camp.”

    “I’m excited with this being the kickoff to our active season,” Keathley added. “From here, we go on to the CBA Draft on Sept. 23.”

    East Kentucky is gearing up for its second season in the CBA. The Miners posted a 26-22 regular-season record and reached the playoffs during the 2007-08 season.

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