David Kapinga of the Calgary Dinos is the U SPORTS Male Athlete of the Month for March 2018.
A fourth-year guard, Kapinga was named the tournament MVP at the U SPORTS Final 8 as the Dinos captured their first-ever national title in men’s basketball, one week after leading the team to the Canada West championship.
In the CW gold medal match, Kapinga tallied 32 points, nine rebounds, four assists and four steals in an 84-77 win over Alberta.
The CW third team all-star then recorded 18 points, five rebounds, six assists, and four steals as the Dinos edged Brock in their opening game of the national tournament, winning 78-76. Despite struggling in the opening half of Calgary’s national semifinal versus McGill, Kapinga finished with 19 points, four rebounds, three assists, and two steals in a 65-43 victory, booking the Dinos’ ticket to the national championship game. Much like he did in the Canada West championship game a week earlier, Kapinga was crucial in the Dinos’ banner night as he posted a team-high 25 points, eight rebounds, six assists, and one steal. The Dinos defeated Ryerson 79-77, scoring the winning basket with only two seconds remaining.