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Jamal Murray, Chris Egi, Marial Shayok, Montaque Caeser-Gill Highlight Canada’s 2013 Nike Global Challenge Roster



Washington, D.C – (BasketballBuzz) – The Nike Global Challenge has proved itself as valuable stop for some the Top prospects to showcase their skills in front of Global Audience. Canada’s top prospects have used the platform to elevate their game and eventually making their way to NBA. Names like Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett, Trey Lyles, have come and gone thought the Global Challenge, which features a total of 8-teams, four international teams (Canada, Brazil, France, Pan-Africa) and four USA  (West, MidWest, South, East.)

Canada’s top prospects have represented Canada well at the event and they are coming off a hard-fought 100-86 loss at the hands of USA MidWest in the 2012 Championship game. Furthermore, Canadians have had a appetite for snagging MVP honors, since its start in 2007 five Canadians have been named International MVP, with Andrew Wiggins taking the crown a twice. Additional twelve Canadians have also craved their names on the International All-Tournament Team.


The 2013 roster is highlighted by two returnees from last year’s roster, in Ottawa area natives Marial Shayok, and Zevin Zabo. Canadian Junior National Team Member Chris Egi and 2013 Jordan Brand International game MVP Jamal Murray will also look to make a splash at this years event.

2013 Canada Global Challenge Roster

Point Guards
Kevin Zabo – (6’2, Gatineau, Quebec)
Jamal Murray – (6’4, Kitchener, Ontario)
Jalen Poyser – (6’4, Brampton, Ontario)

Marial Shayok – (6’6, Ottawa, Ontario)
Montaque Caeser-Gill – (6’6, Vaughan, Ontario)
Dillon Brooks – (6’6, Mississauga, Ontario)
Tyrell Bellot-Green – (6’6, Mississauga, Ontario)

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Chris Egi – (6’8, Markham, Ontario)
Jabari Craig – (6’11, Scarborough, Ontario)
Link Kabadyundi – (7’1, Montreal, Quebec

Head Coach
Tony McIntyre – (CIA Bounce)

Assistant Coaches
Roy Rana – (Ryerson University)
Vidal Massiah – (Northern Kings)

Past Canadians Who Won International MVP at the Global Challenge
Tristan Thompson (International MVP)

Khem Birch (International MVP)

Andrew Wiggins (International MVP)

Andrew Wiggins & Trey Lyles (International MVP)

Past Canadians Been Selected To The International All-Tournament Team at the Global Challenge

Marc Trasonlini
Kyle Johnson

Alwayne Bigby

Tristan Thompson (MVP)
Mangisto Arop
Myck Kabongo

Khem Birch (MVP)
Kyle Wiltjer

Andrew Wiggins (MVP)
Anthony Bennett

Andrew Wiggins (Co-MVP)
Trey Lyles (Co-MVP)

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14-year-old Canadian phenom Elijah Fisher destroys defender



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.


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



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?


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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