Coming into the 2011 4A OFSAA provincial champions 16-year old, 6-7 Toronto and Canadian High School basketball sensation Andrew Wiggins had one thing in mind, as described by his tweet on Sunday night.
@22wiggins andrew wiggins
On mi way ta london , bouta be tha nex ofsaa champions
On Wednesday night Wiggins Tweeted:
@22wiggins andrew wiggins
AhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhOFSAA champs let’s gooo
In other words OFSAA Champs – We Winnin – Charlie Sheen reference.
In between those two tweets Andrew Wiggins went to work against the top teams across Ontario Basketball and left his footprints and paws stoned all-over Toronto, Ontario and Canadian Basketball History.
In a match-up between #1 ranked Vaughn Voyageurs and #3 Loyola Hawks, Wiggins saved his best performance of the 3-day tournament for last, dropping a game high 25 points and pulling down 14 rebounds in a 76-63 victory which will ultimately go down as his last high school game on Canadian soil.
In five games against top ontario basketball competition the 16-year old averaged 19.2 per game. His raw ability and height advantage make him nearly impossible to guard on the block and on the wing. A move down south should be beneficial for Wiggins who has the potential to be an NBA 1st round draft pick someday.
Shak Pryce magical shot earns Pine Ridge Pumas back-to-back OFSAA gold
Hamilton, Ont — In what will surely go down as one of best finishes in Ontario Federation Schools Athletic Association (OFSAA) basketball history, senior guard Shak Pryce — playing in his final high school game, buried his final shot — an unbelievable “shot of the year” candidate as the Pine Ridge Pumas (Pickering) edged upstart La Salle Black Trojan Knights (Kingston) 51-48 to win the 2019 OFSAA AAA gold medal game.
The previous possession, with the game tied at 48-48 all with 43 seconds remaining — 35-second shot clock winding down and the ball in La Salle’s premier guard Luka Syllas, Pryce determined to end his career as a champion pulled-up his shorts, started clapping and clamped defensively blocking Syllas shot attempt to give the Pumas the ball back with 9.3 seconds remaining via jump ball possession arrow rule.
Coming out of the timeout there was little to no doubt as to who was going to get the last shot, as Pumas’ head coach Cam Nekkers put the ball is senior guard’s hands delivering a magical march madness moment that will be buzzing for decades to come.
The gameplay was interrupted by a deliberate fire alarm nuance, causing a 15-minute delay.
Memories of Devoe Joseph’s final shot, game-winner to the defeat the Eastern Commerce Saints at the buzzer of the 2008 OFSAA AAAA Gold medal come to mind, only this time the trophy is going down south of Brock St. as Pine Ridge becomes the first LOSSA school to earn back-to-back titles of OFSAA’s top division since arch-rivals Pickering Trojans accomplished the feat in 2007-2008.
Whitby’s Anderson C.V.I (LOSSA) featuring Justin Edwards (Maine/Kansas State) and Dyshawn Pierre (Dayton Flyers) won back-to-back AAA gold medals in 2010-2011, however OFSAA was using a four-tiered (level) format with AAAA being the top division. OFSAA, since 2015-16 reverted back to a three-tier competition.
Canada’s Finest: Lindell Wigginton
2017 Canadian Guard Lindell Wiggington from Nova Scotia is Canada’s next rising star.
Balling out of the famous Oak Hill Academy academy program that is synonymous with NBA development, Wigginton has been on tear solidify his name and game.
Wiggington a 6’1, 180lbs point guard has committed to the Iowa State Cyclones commit and is the first Canadian Basketball player to attend Oakhill academy.