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Courtnay Pilypaitis: What can I do for you?

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She can play the point and distribute the ball to open teammates. She can shoot the three whether it is contested or not. A pull-up jumper is commonplace. Need someone to penetrate and attack the rim? She can post up any player in the province and dominate in the paint. She can devastate a team with end-to-end passes that will lead to transition lay-ups. Her court savvy is beyond her years of experience.

“Courtnay Pylipaitis is a coach’s answer to a multidimensional player that everyone yearns for. This grade eleven St. Peters High School student would be coveted by any high school coach as was evident with her play during the 2004 senior girls’ basketball season,” stated Mario Gaetano, Pilypaitis’ high school coach.

Pilypaitis led the Knights to an NCSSAA city championship for the second year in a row and was instrumental in her team’s silver medal performance in ‘AAA’ play hosted in her hometown of Ottawa. She averaged 19 PPG, shooting 39.2% from the three, 9.36 RPG, and dishing out 8 APG. She also helped her provincial teammates capture Gold during the summer of 2004, as a starter. Not a bad year for the 5-11 play maker.

As a CIS recruit, Pylipaitis will be ‘courted’ from coast to coast and she will undoubtedly have to decide if she will compete as a CIS player or head down south to the NCAA level as she is already garnering interest from a few Division 1 schools.

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15-Year Old Canadian Laeticia Amihere Throws Down Hard One-hander

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Laeticia Amihere One Hand Dunk

The game is changing across Canada…

In a basketball first, 15-year old Laeticia Amihere became the first Canadian high school basketball to dunk in a basketball game.
In over 15 years of covering Canadian basketball I can’t recall a Canadian female attempt a dunk, rather completing one with oomph in game. The dunk has the Internets buzzing with Amihere’s name already being tossed around as potential No. 1 overall pick in the WNBA.

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