Andre De Grasse and Andrew Wiggins are in the running and “hooping” for the Lou Marsh Trophy.
Both are of Caribbean heritage.
The trophy, named after a former sports editor of the Toronto Star, is awarded annually to Canada’s best athlete as decided by a committee of Toronto sports writers.
De Grasse is Canadian record holder in the 200m and the first Canadian sprinter to run a sub 10-second 100m in 15 years. He cruised to NCAA victories in the 100 and 200 races in 9.5 and 19.58 seconds respectively in June. At the Pan Am Games he won both the 100 and 200. At the world championships, he won a bronze medal in the 100m.
Wiggins who leads all NBA rookies in scoring was the first Canadian-born player to win rookie of the year and did it in a landslide.