Lions add Junior College All-American forward Dylan Canoville
HAMMOND, La. – The Southeastern Louisiana University men’s basketball team added some more size to its 2023-24 roster, picking up a commitment from National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Third Team All-American Dylan Canoville, head coach David Kiefer announced on Monday.
Canoville, a 6-6 forward from Plantation, Fla., will join Southeastern after a very successful freshman campaign at Copiah-Lincoln Community College in Wesson, Miss. where he averaged a double-double on the season, putting down 16.5 points and 12.2 rebounds per game. His rebounding average was the third-highest in the NJCAA in 2022-23 while both his total rebounds and rebound per game average led the Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference (MACCC). He had 12 double-doubles in the Wolves’ 24-game season where Co-Lin won the MACCC, finishing with an 18-6 overall record and went 12-2 in conference play.
Aside from the NJCAA Third Team All-American honor, Canoville won numerous other awards for his performance in 2022-23, including being named MACCC Player of the Year, MACCC Freshman of the Year, First Team All-MACCC, and First Team All-NJCAA Region 23. Playing nearly 30 minutes a game, he hit on 51.8% of his shots, the highest average on the team, as he ended up leading Co-Lin in points per game, rebounds per game, and blocks per game (1.8).
“We are excited to have Dylan join our program,” said Kiefer. “His athleticism and ability to rebound the ball will be a special piece to our team. He comes from a well-coached Mississippi JuCo program that won a JuCo state championship. Our program values rebounding and its impact on winning. This is reflective with him being selected Mississippi JuCo Player of the Year and the third-leading rebounder in the NJCAA.”
A champion on all levels, he won a high school state title with the Hollywood, Fla.-based Calvary Christian Academy. In coming to Hammond after just one season of junior college basketball, Canoville is immediately eligible to join the Lions and has three years of eligibility remaining.
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