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2013 ACC Freshmen Of The Year Olivier Hanlan Raising More Eyebrows At LeBron James Skills Academy

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Las Vegas, NV – (BasketballBuzz) – Canadian point guard Olivier Hanlan (Aylmer, Que), the 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Freshmen of the Year was amongst the Top 20 College Basketball and 80 High School Prospects in America personally invited by Four-Time NBA MVP Lebron James to showcase his skills at the 2013 LeBron James Skills Academy in Las Vegas, NV.

The 6’4, 190lbs Boston College Eagles point guard averaged 15.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and two 2.3 assists per game, set the ACC tournament record by a Freshmen with his 41 point outburst against George Tech and is amongst the top point guards in Canada joining a growing list of talented Canadian players to showcase their skills at the annual Nike event which inaugurated back in 2009.

Other Canadians to be invited to the Lebron James Skill academy include Toronto’s Myck Kabongo (2009 HS/St. Benedict’s Newark, NJ), Dwight Powell (2009/HS/IMG Academy/Melrose, MA),  Kyle Witjer (Jesuit/Portland, Ore), Montreal’s Khem Birch (2010 Notre Dame Prep), Andrew Wiggins (2011/Huntington Prep), Tyler Ennis (2011 HS/St. Benedict’s Newark, NJ) and Xavier Rathan-Mayes (2011/Huntington Prep)

The Skills Academy running from July 5th-July 8 is being led by retired NBA player and coach Jon Lucas who became a first team All-American during his collegiate days with the ACC’s Maryland Terrapins. Lucas was selected with the 1st overall pick in the 1976 Draft by the Houston Rockets.

It didn’t take long for Hanlan’s talent to stand out, according to multiple tweets including Jon Lucas himself, he will be watching a few more ACC games this upcoming NCAA Basketball season, simply because of the Canadian basketball point guard.

Hanlan opted not to accept the invitation to play for Canada’s Development/University National Team that is currently in Kazan Russia at the 2013 World University Games, instead he opted to take summer classes at Boston College and raise his stock in front of the games most talented player, In LeBron James.

John Lucas is now developing a history of working with Canadian point guards which can be traced back to Myck Kabongo and more recently with the Spurs Cory Joseph.

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Canadian Lindell Wigginton Dunk of the Year over Oklahoma Sooners

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Canadian Asketball Freshman Lindell Wigginton Dunk Year Oklahoma Sooners

Canadian Guard Lindell Wigginton (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia) has had an impressive freshman season to say the least. The Iowa State Guard capped off what should be is lone campaign in “BIG 12″ regular season action with a polarizing dunk of the year candidate that has flipped the internet upside down. At only 6’2” tall Wigginton is well known for his natural ability to put defenders on posters and has again defied gravity with this massive, dunk against the Oklahoma Sooners.

Wigginton averaged a team-high 16.5 points per game as well as 3.6 rebounds, 3.0 assists on his way to becoming the first Iowa State rookie to score 300 points in conference play. Despite the lack of wins Wigginton’s freshman season will undoubtedly go down as one of the best in Canadian basketball history and so will this dunk and the legacy of #AirNovaScotia

 

 

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Syracuse Oshae Brissett delivers massive Rack Attack on Miami Hurricanes

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Syracuse Oshae Brissett Delivers Massive Rack Attack On Miami Hurricanes
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Canadian Freshman and Syracuse Stud Oshae Brissett added to his growing and impressive highlight package with a massive rack attack and facial dunk on the face of Miami Hurricanes defender. The Mississauga, Ontario native is averaging a 14.7 points and 9.0 rebounds per game and is amongst college basketball finest talents. Brissett has started all the Orangemens’ 27 games to date and has racked up 11 double-doubles in the process. A skilled 6’8″ forward who has stardom written all-over him.

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Kia Nurse & Legendary UConn Huskies Canadian Homecoming

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Kia Nurse Legendary Uconn Huskies Canadian Homecoming

Here is a first in Canadian Basketball? A rare NCAA Division I regular season women’s game as the UConn Huskies played the Dusquene Danes in Toronto. The rare event marked a Canadian home coming for star played Kia Nurse (Hamilton/ON).

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