Point guard Grzelinski leaves Canisius; looking at D-II or overseas

By Nick Veronica

Canisius point guard Jan Grzelinski has left the program after one season, team sources confirmed to IAGS.



The Polish national is expected to try to land at a Division II school so he won’t have to sit out this season, but is also open the possibility of playing professionally in Poland.

A source said Grzelinski is looking at schools in Florida and California.

The 5-foot-10 guard was facing limited playing time this year after coach Jim Baron brought in veteran transfers Malcolm McMillan and Kiefer Douse.

Grzelinski opened last season as the Griffs’ starting point guard, but struggled with consistency and offensive production as a true freshman. His play time dropped as a result, and he was replaced in the starting lineup late in the year.

Appearing in 32 games, Grzelinski scored just 2.0 points per game, but was second on the team with 60 assists. He added 11 steals and committed 42 turnovers.

Grzelinski’s departure gives coach Jim Baron one more scholarship to use for 2015-16. Since Baron has already pulled in two experienced guards, I would expect him to target a forward with this opening. Here’s the Griffs current roster:


Kassius Robertson
Malcolm McMillan
Kiefer Douse
Jamal Reynolds
Adam Weir
Raven Owen
Isaiah Gurley


Phil Valenti
Kevin Bleeker
Jermaine Crumpton
Cassidy Ryan
Ronald Gombe


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