The 2016 Bio-Steel All-Canadian All-Star Game rosters have been released. 24 of Canada’s finest will showcase their talent on Monday April 11, 2016 at the University of Toronto’s Goldring Centre. The 2016 game features 12 returning players from the inaugural game and is highlighted by uncommitted Thon Maker and freshman R.J. Barrett. Current, Kentucky Wildcats freshman Jamal Murray took home MVP honors of the 2015 game by showing he was in a class of his own with 29 points, 10 assists and 8 rebounds for Team White despite falling to Team Red 99-95.
Touted as Canada’s equivalent to the McDonalds All-American Game, the event will also featured a Rising Stars Game, Three-Point Shoot-out as well a dunk contest at the newly minted BioSteel Centre. In total 15 of the 24 selected All-Canadians come from the province of Ontario, with the city of Mississauga taking three roster spots and Brampton, Montreal and Hamilton occupying two spots. Nate Darling will be the lone east coast player, repping Nova Scotia.
|First Name||Last Name||Province||City||School|
|Emmanuel||Akot||Manitoba||Winnipeg||Wasatch Academy (Utah)|
|RJ||Barrett||Ontario||Mississauga||Montverde Academy (Fla.)|
|Nate||Darling||Nova Scotia||Bedford||DeMatha Catholic High School|
|Christian||David||Ontario||Milton||Vermont Academy (Vt.)|
|Jerome||Desrosiers||Québec||Montréal||Northfield Mount Hermon|
|Nikola||Djogo||Ontario||Stoney Creek||Athlete Institute Prep|
|Danilo||Djuricic||Ontario||Brampton||St. Michael’s College School|
|Marquell||Fraser||Ontario||Hamilton||The Hill Academy|
|Shai||Gilgeous-Alexander||Ontario||Hamilton||Hamilton Heights Christian Academy|
|Justin||Jackson||Ontario||Ajax||The Hill Academy|
|Abu||Kigab||Ontario||St. Catherines||Prolific Prep (Calif.)|
|Anthony||Longpre||Québec||Montréal||Glenelg Country School (Md.)|
|Matur||Maker||Western Australia||Perth||Athlete Institute Prep|
|Thon||Maker||Western Australia||Perth||Athlete Institute Prep|
|Grant||Shephard||British Columbia||Kelowna||Kelowna Secondary School|
|Howard Jr.||Washington||New York||Buffalo||Montverde Academy (Fla.)|
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.