Vincent-Simon Named St. Clair Men’s Basketball’s First OCAA POY | St. Clair College
Friday, February 23, 2024
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For the first time in the 56 seasons of St. Clair College Men’s Basketball the Saints will celebrate having the OCAA’s Player of the Year Award winner with Thursday's announcement that 5th year forward Chad Vincent-Simon (Scarborough, ON) earned the league’s top prize.  

This past season Vincent-Simon was among the top scorers leading the Saints to their second consecutive West Division title with a 15-3 record while averaging 18.5 points per game (OCAA 6th) which included 42% from distance (OCAA 8th) and added 5.9 rebounds per contest. He also made the 5th most free throws (63-for-79) and his 79.7% conversion rated was 11th best in the province from the charity stripe.  

Vincent-Simon was also named the West Division Player of the Year and a West Division First-Team All-Star in addition to becoming the 5th CCAA All-Canadian in the history of Saints Men’s Basketball joining Jimmy Parsons (1997-98), David Korenic (2009-10), David Gomez Jr. (2022) and Shakael Pryce (2022-23). He currently stands 14th in St. Clair Men’s Basketball scoring history with 1,319 career points as a Saint.

St. Clair's 5th-year guard Jesiah Deerr (Whitby, ON) was tabbed as a West Division Second-Team All-Star after averaging 14.6ppg this past season to go with 5.2rpg while making the 7th most triples (45) in the province. He currently ranks 8th on the Saints All-Time Scoring list with 1,605 career points.  

1st-year guard Andrew Loyuk (Windsor, ON/Kennedy) also made the West Division Second-Team All-Star squad and was 4th OCAA assists at 4.3 per game to go with his 11.9ppg scoring average.  He made over 41% of his attempts from 3-point land (OCAA 8th) and his 50% overall shooting from the field stood 16th in the province. Loyuk was honoured further as the West Division and OCAA Rookie of the Year after being selected to the West Division All-Rookie Team.  

The Saints host Centennial College (Scarborough) in the OCAA quarterfinals with tip time set for 6:00pm at the SportsPlex.