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GEORGE BROWN’S DEJAZMATCH JAMES, ADAM COSTANZO NAMED 2017-18 OCAA MEN'S BASKETBALL ALL-STARS

Adam Costanzo and Dejazmatch James were named OCAA All-Stars at Thursday's Men's Basketball Awards Banquet.
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George Brown men’s basketball was recognized on Thursday morning for an outstanding 18-2 regular season, as Dejazmatch James and Adam Costanzo were named OCAA 2nd Team All-Stars.
 
Fifth-year Husky James may have had the best season of his illustrious George Brown career, eclipsing the 1,000 point mark with the program midway through the season.​ The 6'3" Toronto native led the team in scoring, averaging 16.4 points a night. During a dominant mid-season stretch, Jame scoring over 20 points in eight of eleven games and shot nearly 50% from the field.

James was equally a force on the defensive side of the ball, consistently locked in on the opponents leading scorer and holding them below season averages. James 41 steals ranked him ninth in the OCAA, and he averaged four boards a night. His ability to get physical and punish opponents in the paint earned him 111 trips to the line, the seventh most in Ontario.

Just as important as his work on the court was his work off it, as James emerged as a team leader for a group integrating new pieces. His play and veteran leadership will be counted on at the OCAA Championship.

Joining James as a 1st Team All-Star is standout freshman Adam Costanzo, who burst onto the OCAA scene as an elite two-way player. The 6'5" Ottawa native led George Brown on the boards, averaging 7.6 rebounds and the versatility to defend multiple positions. 

Costanzo's ability to impact a game was felt equally on both ends of the court, and he finished the season with five double-doubles and reached double-digit points on 11 occasions. 

Scariest about Costanzo's rise is that he is only in his first season. No doubt heading into the 2018-19 campaign he has a chance to be among the best players in all of Ontario - Costanzo was also named the Est Division Rookie of the Year and to the All-Rookie team.

The Huskies open the OCAA Championship on Thursday afternoon against the Humber Hawks at 3 p.m. in the quarter-finals, stay tuned to @GBC_Huskies on twitter for updates throughout.