THUNDER BAY — Lock Lam May be the best rim defender in the country.
On Wednesday he was rewarded for his propensity in the paint, named the OUA’s defensive player of the year.
Lam forced other teams to rethink their strategy in the post. He had a nationwide best 77 blocked shots this season, 30 more than his next closest competitor.
He set a Lakehead University record with nine blocks against Queen’s and also averaged 9.2 rebounds a night, eighth best in the OUA.
Lam, in his second season in Thunder Bay, was also named an OUA third team all-star.
Teammate Isaiah Traylor was named a first-team all-star, while Laoui Msambya was named to the OUA all-rookie team.