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A look at five Canadians to watch at the NCAA men's basketball championship

03/18/2015 01:32 EDT | Updated 05/18/2015 05:59 EDT
There are 28 Canadians playing at the NCAA men's basketball championship. Here are five to watch:

Trey Lyles

Kentucky Wildcats

The 19-year-old was born in Saskatoon, to a Canadian mom and American dad, and has lived most of his life in Indianapolis. The 6-10 forward has started 16 of 31 games for the No. 1 seeded Wildcats, who are a perfect 34-0 this season. Lyles is averaging 8.4 points on 50 per cent shooting.

Dylan Ennis

Villanova Wildcats

The 23-year-old from Brampton, Ont., has started every game for No. 1 seed Villanova this season. Dylan is the older brother of Milwaukee Bucks point guard Tyler Ennis. The six-foot-two guard is averaging 9.8 points a game.

Kevin Pangos

Gonzaga Bulldogs

The 22-year-old from Holland Landing, Ont., is the No. 2-seeded Bulldogs' starting point guard. The 6-2 sharpshooter holds the school record for three-point shots made, and was named the West Coast Conference player of the year.

Daniel Mullings

New Mexico State Aggies

The 23-year-old from Toronto was last season's Western Athletic Conference player of the year. The 6-2 guard is averaging 12.6 points a game. He plays for a No. 15-seeded Aggies squad that is stacked with Canadians — Rashawn Browne, Tanveer Bhullar, Jalyn Pennie, and Matt Taylor are all from Toronto.

Kenny Chery

Baylor Bears

The 23-year-old Montreal native has played 28 games for No. 3 seed Baylor and averages a team-leading 32.4 minutes a game. The 5-11 guard leads the Bears with an average of four assists per game and is third in team scoring with an average of 11.4 points.

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