For just the second time since the 2004-05 season the OUA MVP will be going to a player outside of our nation's capital. After leading the league in scoring, second year guard, Kadre Gray, becomes just the sixth Voyageur to be named MVP and the first since Ted Dongelmans' third straight nod in 1999-00.
After being named the OUA and U SPORTS Rookie of the Year and earning OUA First-Team All-Star honours last year, Toronto's Gray has gone above and beyond in his second season. After scoring a league best 23.2 points per game last season, Gray upped the ante, pouring in 24.4 points per game this season to once again lead the OUA and rank second in U SPORTS. He also finished atop the nation in passing with 7.0 APG and grabbed 8.0 rebounds per contest, ranking him seventh in the OUA
Gray's stat line dominance was evidenced by his three triple-doubles this season, which is even more exceptional given the fact that the OUA had not seen a single triple-double since a game in November 2013. On top of his triple-doubles, Gray tallied a double-double in another seven games, topped 25 points 10 different times and dished out a league-wide, single game high, 14 assists not once, but twice this season.
Beyond his personal success, Gray was also a catalyst for Laurentian's most successful team in years, as the Voyageurs climbed to as high as 5th in the national rankings. The Health Promotion major helped spearhead a seven-game improvement over last season, helping guide the team to a 16-7 conference record, the most wins the blue and gold had seen since the Wilson Cup winning team of 1999-2000.
Joining Gray as an OUA All-Star is teammate Nelson Yengue (Yaoundé, Cameroon) who was named an OUA Third-Team All-Star thanks in large part to his 15.5 PPG and 6.9 RPG this season. The fifth year Economics major was a constant spark plug for the Voyageurs and earns his first all-star recognition in his final year of eligibility.