Leaving the Nest: Kajami-Keane ends Ravens career as a champion

After two seasons with the Carleton Ravens men’s basketball team, Kaza Kajami-Keane is set to graduate following two national championships and two Second-Team All-Canadian honours in two seasons. Previously, Kajami-Keane played with the Cleveland State Vikings and Illinois State Redbirds before transferring to Carleton. Over the course of 38 regular season games with the Ravens, Kajami-Keane averaged 14.8 points per game, along with 5.9 assists per game and 4.1 rebounds per game. The Ajax, Ont. native spoke to The Charlatan about his basketball career and future. The Charlatan (TC): How do you reflect on the season and your career at Carleton? Kaza Kajami-Keane (KK): The season was very good. We had some new guys and they helped us out a […]

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Capital Hoops Classic celebrates 10 years

When the Carleton Ravens and University of Ottawa (U of O) Gee-Gees hit the court on Feb. 3 as part of the Capital Hoops Classic, it will mark ten years since the inaugural event. The first Capital Hoops was held on Jan. 23, 2007, when U of O guard Josh Gibson-Bascombe hit a game-winning buzzer beater to win it for the Gee-Gees by a score of 64-62 in front of 9,750 fans at the Canadian Tire Centre (CTC), then known as Scotiabank Place. Only a men’s basketball game was played as part of the first Capital Hoops Classic, though the women’s basketball game was added to the event the following year. Since the inaugural event, the rivalry has been considered […]

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Hall of Fame Gala honours former Ravens

For the first time since 2003, Carleton has four new faces decorating its Ravens Athletics Hall of Fame. Former men’s basketball player and Ravens legend Osvaldo Jeanty, Olympic fencer Marc Lavoie, Olympic water polo player Waneek Horn-Miller, and men’s hockey team builder Paul Correy have joined the ranks of illustrious Ravens alumni. In addition to the four who were honoured with plaques on Oct. 16, the 32 Hall of Fame inductees from years past were invited to sit at the 15 dining tables set up in the third floor banquet hall of Residence Commons, along with friends and family. The inductees were toasted with champagne at the beginning of the ceremony, during which guests were served a three-course dinner. Lavoie, […]

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Men’s basketball team holds alumni weekend

Over the Sept. 20-21  weekend, Ravens men’s basketball alumni gathered with the current team to celebrate their membership and to meet new and old players in a welcoming, fun atmosphere on and off the court, according to Ravens forward Gavin Resch. On Sept. 20, the program held an annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which they created exclusively for the basketball program. Among the honoured names were Osvaldo Jeanty, who graduated from the team in 2007. Jeanty was named Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Male Athlete of the Year in 2006 and led the Ravens to five CIS titles while at Carleton. Jeanty went on to play professionally in Europe until 2013. Stuart Turnbull, another former Raven and All Canadian who graduated […]

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Scrubbs suit up for Canadian senior team

A half-year removed from a fourth straight Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) national championship with the Carleton Ravens, Philip and Thomas Scrubb have been busy on the court this summer. The brothers recently returned to Ottawa from a series of international friendlies with the Canadian senior men’s basketball team against professionals playing for European nations. Travelling throughout Europe as a team, including stops in Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, and Spain, the Canadian squad took on some of the top national teams in the world, including second-ranked Spain. While Canada dropped the contest 82-70 against Spain on Aug. 6, Philip played over 25 minutes and collected seven points and two rebounds in one of his most impactful games of the trip. Both Scrubbs felt […]

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