BOYS BASKETBALL: Zubair Seyed named most valuable player for third straight year

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WATERLOO REGION (March 29, 2017) – After collecting multiple MVP awards throughout the year at top end high school basketball tournaments, Zubair Seyed was the undoubted selection for the D8 league award.

Seyed was an electrifying player to watch all season as he lead St. Benedict’s to an undefeated D8 season, a CWOSSA AAA title and put on a thrilling 52 point performance in the OFSAA AAA final which the Saints lost by a single point. Seyed was named the D8 league MVP for the first time in the 2014-15 season as a grade 11, and again last season as St. Benedict’s won their first title in 15 years.

Joining Seyed as first team selections are his OFSAA silver medalist teammates, Evan Rodenburg and Justin Malnerich. Both players announced on Tuesday that they have committed to attend and play for the University of Waterloo next season.

St. David’s first team all-star selection Mason Cummings lead the Celtics to a second place regular season finish in D8, and an eventual silver medal. Cummings also lead the Celtics to a silver medal at the AA CWOSSA Championships.

Grade 12 guard Muyang Iluya from Resurrection rounds out the first team all-star selections. Iluya’s teammate Ali Rashid was named as a second team all-star. Iluya and Rashid were a regular leading scorers for the Phoenix throughout the D8 season.

Rockway’s Avery Martin was given a second team nomination in an effort to lead the Flames to a first place finish in the D8 senior ‘B’ division, and he averaged 31 points in the A CWOSSA Championships, winning the gold medal.

Rounding out the second team selections are grade 12 guard Brent Lasovich from St. David’s, grade 11 guard Ethan Passley from St. Mary’s and grade 12 forward Devante Douse from St. Benedict’s.

As a significant note of success at the CWOSSA level, District 8 teams collected four of a possible six gold medals this year along with St. David’s senior AA silver medal.

See below for a complete list of all junior and senior boys basketball all-stars.

2016-17 District 8 Boys Basketball All-Stars

MVP: Zubair Seyed, St. Benedict C.S.S.

First Team (Senior):

Mason

Cummings

Forward

12

St. David C.S.S.

Muyang

Iluya

Guard

12

Resurrection C.S.S.

Justin

Malnerich

Guard

12

St. Benedict C.S.S.

Evan

Rodenburg

Centre

12

St. Benedict C.S.S.

Zubair

Seyed

Guard

12

St. Benedict C.S.S.

Second Team (Senior):

Devante

Douse

Forward

12

St. Benedict C.S.S.

Brent

Lasovich

Guard

12

St. David C.S.S.

Avery

Martin

Forward

12

Rockway M.C.

Ethan

Passley

Guard

11

St. Mary’s H.S.

Ali

Rashid

Guard

12

Resurrection C.S.S.

First Team (Junior):

Rafael

Llorin

Point Guard

9

St. Benedict C.S.S.

Paolo

Malacad

Point Guard

10

St. Mary’s H.S.

Eric

Martin

Centre

10

St. Mary’s H.S.

Phil

Milio

Point Guard

10

Resurrection C.S.S.

Jiggie

Villaver

Point Guard

10

Monsignor Doyle C.S.S.

Second Team (Junior):

Tyrese

Lalor

Point Guard

10

St. David C.S.S.

Ben

Mascarenhas

Shooting Guard

10

St. Benedict C.S.S.

Damien

Nath

Shooting Guard

9

Resurrection C.S.S.

James

Torrance-Perks

Forward

10

Rockway M.C.

Marcus

Umana

Shooting Guard

10

St. Mary’s H.S.