DeVries shot Alberta to back-to-back national titles

DeVries shot Alberta to back-to-back national titles

Men's basketball star posted 1,561 career points in green and gold

EDMONTON – Greg DeVries played five seasons at the University of Alberta, helping the Golden Bears basketball team win national championships in 1994 and 1995.

A renowned shooter, DeVries graduated in 1996 as the team’s all-time leading scorer with 1,561 points, a record that would stand for nearly two decades. The Bears standout was announced Wednesday as the latest inductee in the Canada West Hall of Fame.

DeVries was a two-time First Team All-Canadian and received the Wilson Challenge Trophy, as the University of Alberta’s most outstanding male athlete during the 1994-1995 season.

The point guard from Nelson, B.C., was MVP of the 1995 CIAU tournament, where the Bears repeated as national champs. Alberta advanced to three straight finals at Nationals from 1994 through 1996, with DeVries named a tournament all-star each time.

In 2010, DeVries was inducted into University of Alberta Sports Wall of Fame.

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For the last century, organized university sport has been a central part of the student experience at institutions across Western Canada. Beginning with the University of Manitoba capturing the first Western Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Union (WCIAU) men's hockey banner in 1919-20, student-athletes have been competing to reach their full potential in sport and the classroom, while enriching campus life. 

To commemorate 100 years of university sport across Western Canada, the Canada West Hall of Fame was created in the spring of 2019, with the first induction class set to be unveiled throughout the 2019-20 season. 


About Canada West

Since 1972, Canada West (CW) has been a leader in Canadian university sport, working to provide our student-athletes the opportunities to excel in sport, the classroom, and their communities. CW and our 17 members from across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba collectively carry on a legacy of competitive excellence, as our champions proudly go on to represent the conference at U SPORTS national championships.

Canada West – training leaders, building champions.