He has his name embedded on a number of basketball awards throughout his career, however the one honor that has eluded University of Fraser Valley Cascades forward Kyle Grewal, is the CIS Championship. A fifth year Kinesology major, the 6’6 forward from Surrey has been the heart and soul of the Cascades since stepping on the floor five years ago. After a torn ACL disrupted his career two years ago, Grewal returned to the game like a man possessed in his fourth season and was rightfully rewarded for his individual and team efforts. Posting a fourth place finish in the CIS Championships last year, one which took many outside of the Cascades roster by surprise, Grewal led his squad to the team’s best finish in school history, while at the same time being honored with a spot on the Tournament All-Star Team averaging 21 points and 7.3 rebounds. Even away from the gym and his Cascade teammates, Grewal was putting in work, as evident by being named the Dolphin Basketball Classic MVP and capturing his first DBC Championship.
Starting the season sitting 4th in the CIS rankings, the Cascades began the year on the road with a pair of victories over the Mount Royal Cougars before dropping two close losses to the Victoria Vikes. In the four early games, Grewal has averaged 21.5 points and 7 rebounds, including three out of four games tallying over 20 points. While tasting early personal success, the two losses to Victoria dropped UFV to 8th in the country, something that doesn’t sit well with Grewal’s plans of returning to the final eight in March.