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

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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)

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

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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
2009
Tristan Thompson (International MVP)

2010
Khem Birch (International MVP)

2011
Andrew Wiggins (International MVP)

2012
Andrew Wiggins & Trey Lyles (International MVP)

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

2007
Marc Trasonlini
Kyle Johnson

2008
Alwayne Bigby

2009
Tristan Thompson (MVP)
Mangisto Arop
Myck Kabongo

2010
Khem Birch (MVP)
Kyle Wiltjer

2011
Andrew Wiggins (MVP)
Anthony Bennett

2012
Andrew Wiggins (Co-MVP)
Trey Lyles (Co-MVP)

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Quebec Basketball sweeps 2019 Canadian U15 & U17 National Championships

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Quebec Basketball Sweeps 2019 Canadian National Championships

Quebec basketball made a loud statement by sweeping all four levels of the 2019 Canadian National basketball championships – claiming gold both at the U15 and U17 boys and girls annual provincial tournament.

The boys made a clean sweep of Ontario to take home gold at both the 2019 U15 and U17 boy’s Canadian national championships in Fredericton, New Brunswick. While across the country at Ken and Kathy Shields court in Victoria, British Columbia the U15 ladies knocked-off Ontario 72-55 and the U17 ladies completed the sweep with a 55-45 win over Alberta. Quebec becomes the first province to sweep all four championships since Ontario claimed supremacy in 2011.

Quebec’s first U17 boys title since 2010

Quebec’s silky smooth guard Bennedict Mathurin was the star of the U17 tournament pouring a game-high 23 points to help La Belle Province defeat their rivals 84-77 to claim their third-ever U17 gold medal at Nationals and their first since they won back-to-back in 2010 and 2008. Mathurin the tournament’s top scorer (23 PPG) added 7 rebounds and 4 assists in the victory.

Quebec Basketball Sweeps 2019 U15 Canadian National Championships
Quebec Basketball Sweeps 2019 U17, U15 Canadian National Championships – Photo: Kevin Barrett

Aurel Ntahindurwa scored a game-high 25 points, pulled down 7 rebounds and added 3 assists to lead Quebec to a 88-78 win over Ontario in the U15 boys championship game. Freud-Ansley St-Felix took-home MVP honors by showcasing his all-around game with 19 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 assists.

Dumont twin brothers also impacted the game – both nearly reaching double-doubles Jordann with 12 points and 8 rebounds and Raphael contributed with 9 points and 9 rebounds. Thomas Ndong collected a game-high 11 rebounds added 7 points and scored Christian Payawal finished as the tournaments top thief racking 8 first-half steals alongside his 7 points, 4 assists and 3 rebounds.

Cassandra Prosper was named MVP of the U15 girls championships and had the game of the tournament — scoring 24 points and grabbing a jaw-dropping 18 rebounds in the finals.

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The U17 Quebec ladies completed the rare clean sweep fighting off a tough Alberta squad. Kiandra Browne was named MVP capping a great tournament with 7 points and 9 nine rebounds.

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2019 U17 Boys MVP & First Team All-Stars

Bennedict Mathurin – Quebec – Most Valuable Player

Mason Kraus – Manitoba
Darius DeAverio – Ontario
Olivier-Maxence Prosper – Quebec
Norman Burry – New Brunswick

2019 U17 Boys Second-Team All-Stars

Owen Weaver – Alberta
Dominic Parolin – British Columbia
Kyle Duke – Ontario
Enoch Kalambay – Quebec
Malcom Christie -New Brunswick

2019 U15 Boys MVP & First Team All-Stars

Freud-Ansley St-Felix – Quebec – Most Valuable Player

Xavier Spencer – Alberta
Braeden Macvicar – Nova Scotia
Jahsemar Olembe – Ontario
Jaiden Cole – Ontario
Christian Payawal

2019 U15 Boys Second-Team All-Stars

Bubu Benjamin – Alberta
RavJeet Randhawa – British Columbia
Lorence De La Cruz -Manitoba
Thomas Ndong – Quebec
Ben Power – New Brunswick

2019 U17 Girls MVP & First Team All-Stars

Kiandra Browne – Quebec – Most Valuable Player

Deja Lee – British Columbia
Louella Allana – Quebec
Mimi Sigue – Alberta
Tea Demong – Alberta
Ornella Niankan – Quebec

2019 U17 Girls Second-Team All-Stars

Samantha Russell- Nova Scotia
Jayme Foreman – Ontario
Jessica Clarke – British Columbia
Kennedy Hollinger – Saskatchewan
Yvonne Ejim – Alberta

2019 U15 Girls MVP & First Team All-Stars

Cassandra Prosper – Quebec – Most Valuable Player

Christine Geraldo – Quebec
Delaney Gibb – Alberta
Cheyenne Rowe – Ontario
Sophie-Anne Bouffard – Quebec
Lemyah Hylton – Ontario

2019 U15 Girls Second-Team All-Stars

Taija Sta Maria – Ontario
Jessica Keripe – New Brunswick
Julia Tuchscherer – British Columbia
Treyah Paquette – Manitoba
Lauren Hainstock – Nova Scotia


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14-year-old Canadian phenom Elijah Fisher destroys defender

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14 Year Old Canadian Basketball 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

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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.

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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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