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Ro Russell: The Pioneer

Say the words Canadian Basketball and the name “Ro Russell” comes to mind. Founder of Grassroots Canada Elite, dubbed “Canada’s pipeline to the NBA” and with an extensive track record that traces back to the late 1980’s, Russell at the ripe age of 45, has seen it all. Primarily responsible for opening the floodgates of what is now an all-time record number of Canadians leaving to the United States for a taste of the bright lights and the lures of Prep, AAU and NCAA basketball to being the subject of a comprehensive investigation by Canada’s National broadcaster – CBC’s The Fifth Estate for allegations of fraud. Ro Russell sits down with BasketballBuzz for an extensive, all-exclusive interview to discuss those allegations, motives behind the documentary […]

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Ro Russell: The Pioneer
Ro Russell: The Pioneer
Say the words Canadian Basketball and the name “Ro Russell” comes to mind. Founder of Grassroots Canada Elite, dubbed “Canada’s pipeline to the NBA” and with an extensive track record that traces back to the late 1980’s, Russell at the ripe age of 45, has seen it all. Primarily responsible for opening the floodgates of what is now an all-time record number of Canadians leaving to the United States for a taste of the bright lights and the lures of Prep, AAU and NCAA basketball to being the subject of a comprehensive investigation by Canada’s National broadcaster – CBC’s The Fifth Estate for allegations of fraud. Ro Russell sits down with BasketballBuzz for an extensive, all-exclusive interview to discuss those allegations, motives behind the documentary […]
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