Along with these established veterans, the Rams have been giving opportunities for freshmen to step into the spotlight. Liam O’Leary-Orange (Toronto, Ont.) put up eight points off of six offensive rebounds across 10 minutes, while Tanor Ngom (Dakar, Senegal) continued to impress with his defensive prowess, blocking with ease and keeping the Thunderwolves off of the scoreboard.
“I think it’s great,” Charvis said of his younger teammates stepping up. “The biggest thing with Tanor is just confidence and not being too hard on himself, because he’s a great basketball player. He’s 7’2, there’s not too many guys that are going to be able to block his shot. So just to take his time, stay confident, and just trust himself, and I think he’s going to be fine.”