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Canadian Khem Birch helps East squad to victory at 2011 Jordan Brand Classic

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Canadian Khem Birch helps East squad to victory at 2011 Jordan Brand Classic

Incoming Pittsburgh Panthers freshmen Khem Birch added yet another impressive game to his already stacked resume, helping the East squad to a 113-109 victory over the west squad at the 2011 Jordan Brand Classic.

Birch finished the game with 15 points, 7 rebounds and a game-high 5 blocked shots. Birch came off the bench and was highly effective in his limited 16 minutes of playing time. He  provided his usual high energy, changed bunch of blocked shots and managed to get a majority his points off of offensive rebounds and scrappy plays.

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North Carolina James McAdoo was unstoppable on his way to MVP honors and huge double-double of 26 points and 14 rebounds and icing the game with 1.6 secs.

Kentucky Wildcats Anthony Davis was equally impressive 29 points and 11 rebounds to pace the West.

For Khem Birch this marks the end of an impressive high school career and busy couple of months with appearances at the 2011 McDonald’s All-American Game and the Jordan Brand.

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14-year-old Canadian phenom Elijah Fisher destroys defender

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14 Year Old Phenom Elijah Fisher Destroys Defender

There is absolutely no doubt — Elijah Fisher is going to be the most after-sought Canadian basketball prospect ever!

Andrew Wiggins, RJ Barrett, Jamal Murray please make room for rising star Elijah Fisher.

The 14-year old phenom added to his bag of bodies — snatching yet another helpless soul in what will go down as one of his most impressive dunks yet.

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Showcasing his skills in front of a copious amount of NBA scouts at the 2019 All-Canadian Boys Futures Game — the 6’5″ guard dropped a vicious sledgehammer all-over his defender.

Fisher took home MVP honors with 27 points to lead Team Black to a 126-104 victory over Team Gray.

14 Year Old Canadian Phenom Elijah Fisher MVP Biosteel Future Game MVP
14 Year Old Canadian Phenom Elijah Fisher MVP Biosteel Future Game MVP

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Shak Pryce magical shot earns Pine Ridge Pumas back-to-back OFSAA gold

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Pine Ridge Pumas 2019 OFSAA AAA Basketball Champiopns

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.

Who had the better OFSAA game winner?

 

Note:
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.

 

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