Ryerson Rams sign Tychon Carter-Newman

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Written by Charles Vanegas for On Point Basketball

Another gem has fallen into Roy Rana’s lap. On Friday, the Ryerson Rams head coach announced via instagram that the team had landed 6-foot-3 all-star swingman Tychon Carter-Newman. The Brampton native returns to the GTA to pursue his master’s, after four seasons with the Laurentian Voyageurs, where he graduated with a degree in economics.

“I made the decision based on what would be best for my career and what would be best for basketball,” said Carter-Newman, adding that the ability to play in front of family and friends factored into his decision.

Carter-Newman averaged 15.3 points and 7.2 rebounds a game in his final season with Laurentian, being named an OUA second-team all-star while serving as a team captain. He’ll look to provide veteran leadership to a team losing three fifth-year seniors — including five-time all-star point guard Jahmal Jones. While Rana says Carter-Newman has the potential to start, his exact on-court role will be determined in September.

“[Tychon’s] not a prolific three-point shooter but he can do everything else. [He can] play multiple positions, guard multiple positions. [He’s a] passer, finisher at the rim, a strong powerful athlete,” said Rana. “His role will be ‘guy, go out and get things done.’”

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Joining the Rams, still national title contenders after placing third at the Ryerson-hosted CIS Final 8 this year, Carter-Newman says he looks forward to competing against his former OUA North division foes Carleton and Ottawa, when the stakes are higher.

“On a scale of 1-10, it’s a 10. I’m so excited,” said Carter-Newman. “I think this is a championship team.”

He’s also can’t wait to return to Sudbury to battle his former teammates in what is arguably the league’s hardest place to play at.

“It’s the crowd, the atmosphere. It seems like everyone comes out … it’s loud, it’s hostile. There’s definitely a home court advantage,” said Carter-Newman. “It’ll be a little strange after playing there for four years, but I’m excited to go and see the guys and compete against them. They know I compete hard, and they wouldn’t expect anything less from me.”

Written by Charles Vanegas for On Point Basketball

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