A leader on the Heat men’s basketball team the past two season, Calgary’s Philip Okanlawon has made his mark with the Heat in more ways than one.
The third-year guard is a fan-favourite in the ‘Furnace’ where his long-range shooting exploits will frequently bring the home crowd to its feet. With 114 threes made already in his career, he hasn’t played a game where he hasn’t hit at least one three since December of 2017. That’s 46 straight Canada West games.
His career-high of 31 points led the Heat to win over the Trinity Western Spartans in October of 2018, he made six threes while leading UBCO.
This past year, Okanlawon accepted a leadership role as he was a key for first-year coach Clay Pottinger to transition an overhauled roster.
“I saw a basketball program I believe I was called to be a part of, and instantly became committed to building a legacy by bringing all of my abilities to the success of this program. Thanks to my coaches and teammates, I believe we are definitely on the right path to success and leaving behind a legacy when we graduate,” said the sciences major when asked why he chose UBCO.
UBCO or UBC Okanagan?
Coffee or Tea?
The Song that has to be played on your warmup playlist?
Burn by Meek Mill & Big Sean
Blue or white? What is your preferred uniform colour to wear? Why?
Favourite place to study?
Favourite Heat sport to watch besides your own?
Would you rather write a final exam or a 10-page paper?
Final Exam 100% never a paper :)