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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Ejim, Kazami-Keane say they don’t regret being Ravens

It was March 15, 2015, and the Carleton Ravens men’s basketball team have just won its fifth straight Canadian Interuniversity Sports (CIS) (now U SPORTS) championship. The victory was in large part from the efforts of Philip and Thomas Scrubb, Victor Raso, and Jean Emmanuel Pierre-Charles. Although they basked in the lopsided victory over the crosstown rival University of Ottawa (U of O) Gee-Gees, some serious questions lay on the horizon. Both Scrubb brothers along with Raso were graduating, leaving three large holes in the lineup. The team still looked to have a lot of depth with sharpshooting guards Connor Wood and Gavin Resch, but lacked a starting point guard. A greater surprise came in the summer of 2015 when […]

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Wood shoots from bench to Player of the Year

Kaza Kajami-Keane takes the ball up the court for the Carleton Ravens. He drives left bringing in two Calgary Dinos defenders, a move that forced the Dinos to leave one of Carleton’s best shooters alone by the three-point line. Kajami-Keane passes the ball to Connor Wood, who knocks down the wide open shot. It’s a scene Carleton fans have witnessed for years—but one that won’t last past March 12. Wood is in his final season, playing all five years for the Carleton Ravens men’s basketball team. Before leaving, Wood earned himself the Mike Moser Memorial Trophy, known as Player of the Year, and was also named to the First Team All-Canadian—a goal he said he set for himself when he […]

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Men’s basketball suffers first loss of season in OUA Gold Medal game

The Carleton Ravens men’s basketball team lost an 86-79 thriller to the Ryerson Rams in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Gold Medal game on March 4 at the Ravens’ Nest. This marks the second consecutive OUA silver medal for the Ravens, as they fell to the Rams by a score of 73-68 last season at the Mattamy Athletic Centre in Toronto. Ryerson guard Ammanuel Diressa was named Player of the Game, and he led the Rams in the closing stages of the game. He stole the ball and scored to put the Rams on top 67-66 halfway through the fourth quarter in what was a tight back-and-forth game. The Rams never looked back, outscoring the Ravens 32-21 in the final […]

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Ravens crush Lions in third Can-Am Shootout game

The Carleton Ravens men’s basketball team continued their winning streak in the Can-Am Shootout on Aug. 12, beating the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions 117-74. The win put the Ravens at 3-0 in exhibition play against National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) teams, having already bested Stinson and Wichita State. Although the team won by a fair point margin, they left their supporters on the edge of their seats for most of the game. The Golden Lions had great endurance on the court putting up a good fight against the reigning Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) champions. “They’re very fast, very strong, but coach did a good job of preparing us for what they’d be like all week. So it wasn’t surprising when […]

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