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2012 Boys U15 Team profile At the National Championships in Toronto last summer, the U15 Team Ontario Boys won their five games by an average of 33 points. After they defeated British Columbia by 37 in the Finals to earn the gold medal, head coach Jeff Giovanatti spoke of his players staying on course and dreaming big. “I’m proud and humble; they’re a great group of kids to coach,” Giovanatti said. Many of the players have indeed stayed on course and dreamed big, with some moving on to the U17 team. Going into the Nationals in Sherbrooke, the U15 team has almost an entirely new roster. Only Nolan Narrain of Hamilton returns from the team that won gold at Humber College in 2011. He’s joined, though, by a number of players who have won big at Ontario Cup for their respective clubs and at the high school level. Expect them to be ready. Giovanatti will be prepared, too, back on the sideline with another great group of boys. Ontario Basketball recognized the deep talent pool in the province and has created a second team or “development” squad at the Under 15 level. These talented athletes will train with the provincial team, travel and compete in AAU events. Rest assured, they’re dreaming of more dominance.Above: Coach Giovanatti jokes courtside withOntario Alumni and NBA draftee Cory Joseph.
2012 Boys U15 Team coaching staff JEFFREY GIOVANATTI JASON DAWKINS HEAD COACH ASSISTANT COACH Giovanatti has won gold Won gold medals as an medals as the head coach assistant coach for U15 of U15 Team Ontario in Team Ontario in 2010 and 2008, 2010 and 2011 … A 2011 … Assistant coach Level 3 NCCP technical with Ryerson University for certified coach … Head three years … Teaches at coach of the senior boys Bloor Collegiate Institute, basketball team at Korah where he coaches theCollegiate Institute in Sault Ste. Marie … In 2006 junior and senior basketball teams … Coaches inand 2007, assistant coach for U15 Team Ontario, the Toronto Triple Threat organization … Chair ofwinning gold and silver medals respectively … In the Ontario Basketball Elite Development2004, head coach for the North region in the Committee and Chair of the Junior DevelopmentBantam and Midget Development Programs … Program … Convenor at the Raptors BasketballCoaches with the U14 and U15 Sault Sharks … Academy since its creation … As a player, DawkinsInvolved with Canada Basketball’s Centre for won three consecutive Toronto high schoolPerformance … Regional Training Centre head championships and back-to-back OFSAAcoach … Guest coach with the U16 Canadian championships with Eastern Commerce CollegiateMen’s National Cadet Team in 2011 … Played for Institute … Played at Brandon University, appearingthe University of Western Ontario, earning in two CIS National Championships.Academic All-Canadian status in 2003 whilecompleting his Bachelor of Education in Science. TONY MARCOTULLIO ASSISTANT COACH Marcotullio is a London native and the head coach of the Fanshawe Falcons … Head coach at the Centre for Performance for Canada Basketball in London … Seven OFSAA appearances as the headcoach at London powerhouse H.B. Beal SecondarySchool … Certified Level 3 NCCP coach … Servedas the WOSAA and TVDSB Boys’ BasketballConvenor from 2000-2004 … Served as OFSAABasketball AAAA Convenor … Director/Instructor ofRunn’n Raiders Basketball Program from 1994-2005 … Assistant coach at Wilfred LaurierUniversity in 1991-1992, after serving as teamcaptain from 1988-1990 … MVP of the WilfredLaurier Golden Hawks in 1990 and was an OUA All-Star while leading the division in scoring … Playedon Ontario’s U21 provincial team.
2012 Boys U15 Team Athletes MAXIME BOURSIQUOT DANIEL CUMMINGS Position: Guard/Forward Position: Forward Age: 15 Age: 15 Height: 6-3 Height: 6-4 Hometown: Ottawa Hometown: Scarborough School: Immaculata H.S. School: St. Andrew’s Club: Ottawa Guardsmen College Club: Scarborough BluesBoursiquot’s most memorable basketball moment is Cummings’ favourite basketball moment is when hemaking Team Ontario … Won City Championships found out he made Team Ontario … Has played inin 2012 … MVP of 2011 National Capital All-Star AAU tournaments in Rochester, Akron, Buffalo andClassic … Played in 2012 Corporate Hype All-Star Syracuse with the Scarborough Blues … AspiresClassic … Aims to play on the Canadian national are to play NCAA basketball … Favourite player isteam and then make the NBA … Wants to become Kevin Durant because of his versatility and heart …a doctor … Favourite player is Kobe Bryant Started playing basketball in grade 5 … Has won abecause he is a winner … Started playing Most Improved Academics award and mostbasketball in grade 8 after he injured himself Improved Player award for volleyball … Played inplaying football … Honour roll student. YAAACE All-Star Game in 2011 … Has competed in track and field. TYRELL GUMBS-FRATER PARKER JOYCE Position: Guard/Forward Position: Guard/Forward Age: 14 Age: 15 Height: 6-1 Height: 6-0 Hometown: Scarborough Hometown: Stouffville School: Pope John Paul II School: CGMA Private Club: Markham Gators Club: Advantage TitansGumbs-Frater is a first-time member of Team Joyce is a first-time member of Team Ontario …Ontario … Has played in Ontario Cup finals in Has played OBA for seven years … Won a DivisionDivision 1 … Has played in the TDCAA finals with 2 championship with the Advantage Titans …Pope John Paul II … Most memorable basketball Aspires to earn a full scholarship to play universitymemories are beating Blessed Sacrament in an basketball and then play overseas … FavouriteSBA Tournament and a win against the Advantage player is Carmelo Anthony because of his scoringTitans … Second-team all-star at the Double Blue ability … Honour roll student … Started playingTip-Off tournament … Won MVP awards, a basketball at the age of eight.sportsmanship award and a merit award … Aspiresto play in the NBA … Favourite player is LeBronJames because he believes he is the mostcomplete player in the game … Started playingbasketball in grade 1.
2012 Boys U15 Team Athletes SAVO KRAJISNIK TYRELL LEOTAUD Position: Guard/Forward Position: Forward Age: 15 Age: 15 Height: 6-0 Height: 6-5 Hometown: Waterloo Hometown: Scarborough School: Bluevale C.I. School: St. Mike’s Club: Hamilton Wildcats Club: Making HoopsKrajisnik is a first time member of Team Ontario … Leotaud is a first time member of Team Ontario …Most enjoyable moment is his team’s Division 2 His most memorable basketball moment is when hechampionship win on a buzzer-beater … Aims to scored 46 points in a conference finals game inplay professionally in the NBA or overseas … grade 6 … He won the TDSB championship inFavourite player is Magic Johnson because of his grade 5 with his elementary school team …passing ability at his size … Started playing Favourite player is Kevin Durant because he’s tall,basketball in grade 4 … Plays saxophone, piano, long, versatile and unselfish … Started playingspeaks three languages … Honour roll student. basketball at the age of nine. KESHON MONTAGUE NOLAN NARAIN Position: Guard Position: Forward Age: 15 Age: 14 Height: 5-10 Height: 6-9 Hometown: Rexdale Hometown: Hamilton School: St. Marguerite School: Sir Allan d’Youville MacNab S.S. Club: CIA Bounce Club: Blessed SacramentMontague is on Team Ontario for the first time this Narain is a two-time member of Team Ontario, assummer … He has been named an All-Star in he won gold with the U15 boys last year andvarious tournaments, including the Rimrocker grabbed a team-high nine rebounds in theJunior Tournament and the Jr. Crusaders championship game … Won back-to-back OBATournament … Most memorable moment is scoring Division 1 Championships in 2010 and 2011 with27 points in a tournament game in Ohio … Aspires Blessed Sacrament … All-Star at the 2011 SBAto play in the NBA or work in real estate … Tournament … 2011 YAAACE Tournament MVP …Favourite players are LeBron James and Russell Played in the 2011 YAAACE All-Star Game …Westbrook … Started playing basketball at the age Aspires to play Division 1 basketball and then turnof seven. professional … Favourite player is Kevin Durant … Started playing basketball when he was six.
2012 Boys U15 Team Athletes MARCUS OTTEY TYLER PLUMMER Position: Guard Position: Forward Age: 15 Age: 14 Height: 6-1 Height: 6-3 Hometown: Ajax Hometown: Vaughan School: J. Clark Richardson School: St. Cecilia Club: YAAACE Club: Vaughan PanthersOttey is a first time member of Team Ontario … He Plummer is a first time member of Team Ontario …made it to the OBA Finals with YAAACE … Made He led the Vaughan Panthers in scoring andthe 2012 Best of the Best All-Tournament Team … rebounding … Won five consecutive OBA DivisionSecond Team All-Star at Jean Vanier Double Blue 1 Club titles … Won two MVP awards … Aspires toTip-Off Tournament in 2011 … Made the Clash For play in the NBA or become a doctor … FavouriteThe Cup 14U All-Tournament Team in 2011 … player is Kevin Durant because he believe he isWants to play Division 1 basketball and then play unguardable and makes his teammates better …professionally or become a high school basketball Favourite artist is Drake … Honour roll student …coach … Has won MVP and Defensive Player of Started playing basketball at 11 years of age.the Year awards … Earned the responsibility awardat school … Favourite basketball player is ChrisPaul … Father, Milt, is an eight-time national highjump champion and a member of the AthleticsCanada Hall of Fame. SASHA SIMIC KALIF YOUNG Position: Guard-Forward Position: Forward/Centre Age: 15 Age: 15 Height: 6-3 Height: 6-5 Hometown: Kitchener Hometown: Toronto School: Cameron Heights School: Oakwood Club: Hamilton Wildcats Club: Toronto Triple ThreatSimic is a first time member of Team Ontario … He Young made it to the OFSAA Championship withwas named an All-Star when his Cameron Heights Oakwood last season … His most memorableteam won the Purple and Gold Tournament in 2012 basketball moment was beating Eastern Commerce… Named a WCSSAA Junior All-Star in 2012 … to qualify for OFSAA … Aspires to play NCAAAspires to play basketball at the University of basketball … Won an Athlete of the Year award inGonzaga and then play professionally … Models middle school … Favourite player is Paul Piercehis game after his favourite player, Paul Pierce … because of his fundamentals … Started playingFavourite basketball moment is scoring 14 points in basketball at the age of eight.two and a half minutes to give his team a win …Won Rookie of the Year award in high school …Honour student … Played basketball since the ageof six.
2012 Boys u15 development Team coaching staff WARREN WILLIAMS GORDON EVERETT HEAD COACH ASSISTANT COACH Williams has been coaching Everett is NCCP Level 3 basketball for 17 years … certified and has coached Won a gold medal as an within the Elite assistant coach for U15 Development Program for Team Ontario in 2011 … three years as a regional Assistant coach at York coach … Coaches boys University and a head and girls programs at the coach at Ontario’s Centre Centre for Performance …for Performance … Spent five years coaching with Vice president and head coach of the Major Atomthe Elite Development Program, won the 2010 boys Division 1 and Junior Girls Division 3 for theOntario Summer Games … Finalist at the 2009 Caledon Cougars … Captured Division 1 silverUSSSA National Championships … Coached medal with Novice Girls in 2011 and Division 1Applewood Heights Basketball for five years, bronze medal with Novice Girls in 2010.winning the 2008 ROPSSAA AAA Girlschampionship … Spent one year as an assistantcoach with the U19 Sultan Prospects Girls, placingfourth at the 2010 Ontario Cup … Coached theScarborough Blues U12, U14 and U17 boys teamsfor six years, winning the 2005 Ontario CupDivision 2 with the U12 boys. 2012 Boys u15 development Team athletes AKIN ALAO Position: Guard/Forward Age: 15 Height: 6-2 Hometown: Vaughan School: St. Jean de Brebeuf Club: Advantage Titans Alao won MVP honours in a tournament in New York with his club team … An honour roll student … Favourite player is Kevin Garnett because of his intensity and passion … Started playing basketball at the age of five … Most memorable basketball moment is when he came close to a triple double with blocks.
2012 Boys U15 development Team athletes GRANT AUDU ROMMELL CALURA Position: Forward Position: Guard Age: 14 Age: 15 Height: 6-2 Height: 6-0 Hometown: Mississauga Hometown: Hamilton High School: Father School: St. Jean de Brebeuf Henry Carr Club: Blessed Sacrament Club: CIA BounceAudu has been playing basketball since the age of Calura won back-to-back Division 1 OBAthree and stuck with it because of his older brother championships with Blessed Sacrament …… His favourite player is Kevin Durant because he Tournament all-star at the Blue and Goldcan score in a variety of ways … He aspires to play Invitational junior basketball tournament at Notreprofessional basketball, be it in the NBA or Dame College in 2011 … MVP of the Bantamsomewhere else … He has won a Bounce division at 2011 NABA Intercity Basketballtournament, traveled to Michigan for a tournament Tournament … Aspires to play basketball at theand received an MVP award. university level … Favourite NBA player is Kevin Durant. BAKHSHISH (BOBBY) TAMIR FORDE DHALIWAL Position: Guard Position: Forward Age: 14 Age: 13 Height: 5-10 Height: 6-6 Hometown: Whitby Hometown: Brampton School: Sinclair School: Turner Fenton S.S. Secondary School Club: Brampton Warriors Club: Vaughan PanthersDhaliwal is a first time member of Team Ontario … Forde is a first-time member of Team Ontario …Aspires to play NCAA Division 1 and then play Twice made it to the OFSAA Finals … Won a goldprofessional basketball … Won Mississauga medal in 2012 with the Vaughan Panthers…Monarchs tournament with the Brampton Warriors Aspires to play NCAA and NBA basketball …in 2012 … Favourite player is Andrew Bynum Favourite basketball player is LeBron James …because of the way he uses his size … Most Started playing basketball at the age of two, wantedmemorable basketball moment is the first time he to stick with it when he saw Vince Carter play.won a tournament MVP award … Won MVP ofBrampton Centennial Secondary Schooltournament … Started playing basketball in grade3.
2012 Boys U15 development Team athletes NAHSHON HURST JEVON JEREMIAH Position: Guard-Forward Position: Guard Age: 15 Age: 15 Height: 6-3 Height: 5-11 Hometown: Markham Hometown: Toronto School: Bill Crothers School: Bloor Collegiate Secondary School Club: Toronto Triple Threat Club: MUMBAHurst won back-to-back MVP awards with his club Jeremiah’s most memorable basketball moment isteam … Aspires to play NCAA basketball and then making the U15 Development Team … He aspiresplay professionally in the NBA or elsewhere … Has to play Division 1 NCAA basketball … Received anwon provincial bronze medals … Played AAAA MVP and Rookie of the Year award in the sameOFSAA with Bill Crothers S.S. … Named to the year … Finished fourth in the province with Torontohonour roll in elementary school … Favourite player Triple Threat … Favourite player is LeBron Jamesis Kevin Durant … Started playing basketball at the because Jeremiah feels he can do everything …age of six. Started playing basketball in grade 3. CAMERON RAMAGE HARRY RANGE Position: Guard Position: Guard/Forward Age: 13 Age: 14 Height: 5-11 Height: 6-0 Hometown: Ajax Hometown: Kanata School: St. Dominic Savio School: All Saints C.H.S. Club: Grassroots Club: Ottawa Next LevelRamage is playing on Team Ontario for the first Range aspires to play NCAA basketball and thentime this summer … Has played for the professional basketball … Favourite basketballScarborough Blues, Advantage Titans, East Side player is Chris Paul because of his court vision …Warriors and Grassroots … Named MVP twice Played in the 2011 National Capital All-Star Classicwhile playing for St. Dominic Savio … Named MVP … Won an athlete of the year award … Made thewith Scarborough Blues and Advantage Titans … honour roll with a 94 per cent average … StartedSister, Dakota Whyte, has played for Team Canada playing basketball in grade 3.and Team Ontario … Favourite player is KobeBryant because “his passion is ridiculous” … Wantsto study business in university and become aprofessional basketball player … Started playingbasketball at three years old.
2012 Boys U15 development Team athletes JORDAN SOBOT DONTAE THOMPSON Position: Guard/Forward Position: Guard Age: 14 Age: 15 Height: 6-0 Height: 5-11 Hometown: Burlington Hometown: Brampton School: Nelson High School School: St. Augustine Club: IBSA Academy Secondary School Club: Hamilton WarriorsSobot’s most memorable basketball moment is Thompson fondly remembers scoring 27 points at awhen he hit the buzzer-beater that won the OBA tournament in Chicago … His favourite player isDivision 2 championship for the Hamilton Wildcats Derrick Rose because he takes the game seriouslyin 2011 … He aspires to get a scholarship for and works hard … Won Athlete of the Year at hisplaying basketball … Has won a mathematics school in grade 8.award as well as hustle award … Won the HaltonChampionship with the John T. Tuck Cougars in2011 … Won an NBA 3-on-3 competition in Londonin 2007. DARIUS THORNE WILLIAM TRAN Position: Guard/Forward Position: Guard Age: 14 Age: 14 Height: 6-2 Height: 6-2 Hometown: Toronto Hometown: Markham School: Vaughan School: Richmond Green Road Academy Secondary School Club: Grassroots Club: Vaughan PanthersThorne is a first time member of Team Ontario … Tran captured two consecutive OBA championshipsHe won MVP at a Durham City Basketball with the Vaughan Panthers … He aspires to playAssociation tournament … His most memorable professional basketball … Most memorablebasketball moment is when he dunked for the first basketball moment is making Team Ontario …time … Aspires to play Division 1 basketball for Started playing in grade 2 … Favourite basketballDuke or Kentucky … Favourite player is Kevin player is Kevin Durant … Honour roll student.Durant because he is clutch.
2012 Boys U17 Team profileKemar Alleyne, Connor Gilmore, Marcus Lewis, ChrisMcComber, and Mackenzie Morrison just want to doit again. They were on the U17 Team Ontario Boyssquad that won gold at Humber College in Toronto in2011. They remember former Team Ontario playerand current San Antonio Spur draftee Cory Josephtalking to them before they beat Nova Scotia in theFinals. That win avenged their loss in the 2010 goldmedal game against Quebec.This summer in Sherbrooke, Quebec, they’ll bejoined by numerous players who won gold with theU15 boys last summer, including First-Team All-StarsDevonte Campbell and Brody Clarke. Five of theboys — Oakville’s Jake Babic and Anthony Pate,Toronto’s Malcolm Duvivier and Tyrell Green andNepean’s McComber — will be coming off a taste ofcompetition on the international stage. They were onCanada’s National Cadet Team this year, the groupthat competed at the FIBA U17 World Championshipin Kaunas, Lithuania.Head coach Chris Cheng and assistantcoach Fatih Akser are back on the sideline CHRIS CHENGfor the third straight year, joined by Sherwyn HEAD COACHBenn who returned after a couple of yearsaway from the provincial stream. They all Cheng won a gold medal athave the same goal in mind: sweep the Nationals as the head coach of U17 Team Ontariotournament again. in 2011 and won a silver medal in 2010 … As assistant coach of U17 Team Ontario, he won bronze medals at the Nationals in 2008 and the Canada Summer Games in 2009 … NCCP Level 3 certified coach and learning facilitator … 2011 OBA Elite Male Coach of the Year … A coach at the Centre For Performance for the past five years … Assistant coach of York University’s men’s basketball team … Won two provincial championships and made two quarter- final appearances at the National Championships as an assistant coach on the Humber College men’s varsity team from 2004-2008 … Head coach of Humber’s junior varsity team for two seasons, winning seven league tournaments and finishing with a record of 60-5.
2012 Boys U17 Team coaching staff FATIH AKSER SHERWYN BENN ASSISTANT COACH ASSISTANT COACH Akser is entering his third Benn last was in Ontario year with U17 Team Ontario Basketball’s provincial as an assistant coach, coaching stream as an having won a gold medal at assistant coach with the Nationals in 2011 … U15 boys program in 2008- Certified NCCP Level 4 and 2009 … Head coach for the currently finishing his NCCP Senator O’Connor senior Level 5 certification training boys team in Toronto …… Head coach of Ontario Basketball’s Centre for Coached at all levels within Ontario Basketball’sPerformance in Toronto and Canada Basketball’s Elite Development Programs … Has been anTargeted Athlete Strategy (TAS) youth development assistant coach at the University of Toronto,program … Since 2010, worked with the coaching Humber College and George Brown College as wellstaff of the Canadian Senior Men’s National Team as having OCAA and CIS coaching experience.as a video coordinator … Worked at the 2010Junior Men’s World Cup America Qualifiers for theJunior Men’s National Team, winning a bronzemedal … Represented Canada at the 2010 SeniorMens World Championship and the Olympicqualifiers … Has served as an assistant coach atRyerson University for the past three years. 2012 Boys U17 Team athletes KEMAR ALLEYNE JAKE BABIC Position: Guard Position: Guard Age: 17 Age: 17 Height: 6-2 Height: 6-5 Hometown: Scarborough Hometown: Oakville School: Pope John School: Ignatius of Loyola Paul II C.S.S. Club: Oakville Vytis Club: Scarborough Blues, CIA BounceAlleyne won gold medals with U15 Team Ontario in Babic is a first-time member of Team Ontario …2010 and U17 Team Ontario in 2011 … Co-captain Also a member of Canada’s National Cadet Teamand Second Team All-Star with with U15 Team … Competed at U17 World Championships inOntario in 2010 … Invited to try out for National Lithuania … Scored 27 points in the final game atCadet Team in 2011 … Won four Division 1 gold the 2012 Silver Fox Tournament to give Loyola itsmedals in his OBA career, with two undefeated second straight tournament win … Won a goldseasons … Went 41-2 with Pope John Paul II in medal for the Central West Region at the Ontariograde 10 … Winner of various MVP awards Games in 2010 … Played in 2012 Hamiltonincluding the 2010 Double Blue Tip-Off tournament Spectator Classic All-Star Game … Made it to the… Wants to get a college education at a Division 1 OFSAA final with Loyola in 2011.school then play in the NBA … Favourite player isKobe Bryant because of his footwork, jump shotand mentality … Honour roll student in grade 9.
2012 Boys U17 Team athletes RUSSELL BAKER DEVONTE CAMPBELL Position: Guard Position: Forward Age: 16 Age: 16 Height: 6-0 Height: 6-5 Hometown: Toronto Hometown: Markham School: Oakwood School: Villanova College Club: Toronto Triple Threat Club: St. David’sBaker captured a gold medal in Division 1 at Campbell is a returning member of Team Ontario,Ontario Cup in 2012 ... A returning member of Team as he won a gold medal with the U15 team in 2011Ontario, having won gold with the U15 team last … First-team all-star at the Nationals last summersummer … His career highlights so far have been … Made the 2012 Cadet National Team trainingthat gold medal win and a silver medal with Toronto camp roster … Played at Ryerson’s Battle of theTriple Threat in 2011 … Made 2012 Pitt Jam Fest Boards all-star game in 2012 …Favourite player isAll-Tournament Team … Aspires to make it to the Dwyane Wade because of the way he creates forNBA … Favourite basketball player is Dwyane himself and gets to the basketball … Aims to playWade … Started playing basketball just four years Division 1 NCAA basketball and then play in theago with his brother … Received English award at NBA … Started playing basketball at the age ofschool. nine. BRODY CLARKE MALCOLM DUVIVIER Position: Forward Position: Guard Age: 16 Age: 17 Height: 6-6 Height: 6-1 Hometown: Toronto Hometown: Toronto School: Oakwood School: St. Michael’s Club: Toronto Triple Threat Club: CIA BounceClarke captured a gold medal in Division 1 at Duvivier won a bronze medal with the CanadianOntario Cup in 2012 ... A returning member of Team National Cadet Team at the 2011 FIBA AmericasOntario, having won a gold medal in Toronto with Tournament … Competed for Canada at the U17the U15 boys last year … Most memorable FIBA World Championships in Lithuania … Wonbasketball moment is winning a bronze medal last gold with U15 Team Ontario at the 2010 Nationalsummer as a member of the U16 Canadian Championships in Winnipeg and was named aNational Cadet Team at the FIBA Americas … Won First-Team All-Star … Scored 36 points againsta silver medal in 2011 with Toronto Triple Threat at Pine Ridge and lead his team to the finals of thethe U15 Ontario Cup … OBA Hall of Fame father, 2012 St. Michael’s Tournament … Scored 27 in theNorm, played on the 1988 Canadian National team championship game at the 2012 Ontario Catholicand coaches him at Oakwood and Toronto Triple Classic and was named to tournament All-StarThreat … Aspires to play NCAA Division 1 Team.basketball and then play professionally.
2012 Boys U17 Team athletes CALVIN EPISTOLA JAMAR ERGAS Position: Guard Position: Guard Age: 15 Age: 16 Height: 5-7 Height: 6-3 Hometown: Toronto Hometown: Scarborough School: Oakwood School: Montverde Club: Toronto Triple Threat Academy (Florida) Club: GrassrootsEpistola is a first-time member of Team Ontario … Ergas was named to 2012 Cadet Men’s NationalHe led his Toronto Triple Threat team to a U16 Team training camp roster … Won 2012 Phase 1Ontario Cup Division 1 gold medal with 23 points Rising Star Award … Co-MVP of the Under Armouragainst the Brampton Warriors in the 2012 I-95 Challenge All-Star Game … Won the dunkchampionship game … Won a silver medal in U15 contest at the 2010 Canadian Flight Games … HadOntario Cup Division 1 with Toronto Triple Threat … 38 points and 10 dunks in one game at the 2011Named to 2012 St. Michael’s tournament all-star Pitt Jam Fest … Has a 39-inch vertical leap …team … Played AAAA OFSAA in grade 9 … Attended John Lucas International Camp …Favourite basketball player is Kyrie Irving because Favourite player is LeBron James … Startedhe is smooth and confident … Started playing playing basketball at five years old.basketball at the age of five. CONNOR GILMORE TYRELL BELLOT-GREEN Position: Forward Position: Guard Age: 17 Age: 17 Height: 6-7 Height: 6-6 Hometown: Etobicoke Hometown: Toronto High School: School: Oakwood Martingrove CI Club: CIA Bounce Club: Northern Kings, Etobicoke Thunder EliteGilmore is a returning member of Team Ontario, Bellot-Green won a bronze medal at the U16 FIBAhaving won gold medals with the U15 team in 2010 Americas in Mexico in 2011 … Competed at theand the U17 team last summer … Made the Cadet 2012 Fiba U17 World Championships in LithuaniaNational Team Training Camp roster … Played in with Canada’s National Cadet Team … NamedRyerson University’s Battle of the Boards in 2011 MVP of 2010 Nationals when he led U15 Teamand 2012 … Named an All-Star in various Ontario to a gold medal … All-Star at 2011 Humbertournaments, including the 2011 Rimrocker Classic … Son of streetball legend Shawn ‘Biggs’tournament where he scored 19 points in the Green.championship game to lead his team to victory …Won a bronze medal in AAA OFSAA withMartingrove C.I. … Aspires to be a professionalbasketball player or a construction manager …Always wears two pairs of socks when playing …Favourite basketball player is Dirk Nowitzki.
2012 Boys U17 Teamathletes COREY JOHNSON MARCUS LEWIS Position: Guard Position: Forward Age: 16 Age: 17 Height: 6-1 Height: 6-4 Hometown: Ottawa Hometown: Brampton School: West School: Central Carleton Secondary Peel Secondary Club: Goulbourn Hornets Club: Brampton WarriorsJohnson was invited to try out for the National Lewis is a two-time member of Team Ontario, as heCadet Team in 2012 ... A returning member of Team brought home a gold medal last year with the U17Ontario, as he won gold with the U15 Boys one team … Captured U17 and U16 Division 1 OBAyear ago in Toronto … Most memorable basketball championships with the Brampton Warriors …moment aside from the gold medal was when he Aspires to play Division 1 NCAA basketball andscored 44 points in a quarter-final game against then play in the NBA … Favourite player is LeBronWest Carleton … … Played in National Capital All- James because of how hard he plays at bothStar Classic in 2011 … Aspires to play professional ends… Started playing basketball at the age ofbasketball … Favourite players are Kevin Durant eight but only started playing competitively in gradeand Derrick Rose … Started playing basketball at 6.the age of three. CHRIS MCCOMBER JUWAN MILLER Position: Forward Position: Guard Age: 17 Age: 17 Height: 6-5 Height: 5-11 Hometown: Nepean Hometown: Kitchener School: John McCrae School: Huron Secondary School Heights Secondary Club: Ottawa Next Level Club: Waterloo WildhawksMcComber competed on the 2012 Canadian Miller is a first-time member of Team Ontario …National Cadet team at the FIBA U17 World Won WCSSAA championship in 2012 with hisChampionships in Lithuania ... Is a three-time school … Won various MVP, defensive playermember of Team Ontario, winning gold medals in awards and been named to tournament all-star2010 with the U15 Team in Winnipeg and in 2011 teams … Favourite player is Rudy Gay because hewith the U17 squad in Toronto … Captured bronze is versatile and underrated … Wants to play in thewith the Canadian National Cadet Team at the FIBA NBA or be a computer engineer … Started playingAmericas in 2011 ... Played in 2009 National basketball at the age of six.Capital All-Star Classic … Favourite NBA player isDeron Williams … Honour roll student … Playedhockey and lacrosse when he was younger,seriously took up basketball in grade 5.
2012 Boys U17 Team athletes MACKENZIE MORRISON OBI OKOLIE Position: Forward Position: Guard Age: 17 Age: 16 Height: 6-6 Height: 6-3 Hometown: Barrie Hometown: Ajax School: Barrie Central School: Denis O’Connor Club: CIA Bounce Club: St. David’s BluesMorrison is a returning member of Team Ontario; Okolie was an alternate on 2011 U15 Team Ontariohaving won a gold medal with the U17 team in 2011 … Won a bronze medal at the 2011 Division 1… Scored 50 points in the GBSSA Finals game … OBA’s … Won MVP for the junior boys basketballWon an AAU championship with CIA Bounce … He team with Denis O’Connor …Aspires to playaspires to get a degree in general engineering … basketball at a Division 1 or Ivy League school …Favourite player is LeBron James because of his Most memorable basketball moment is scoring 45work ethic and competitive spirit … Won an MVP points against Christian College in high school …award in grade 10 … Won a Rookie of the Year Favourite player is Deron Williams … Honour rollaward in grade 11 … Started playing basketball in student … Started playing basketball at four yearsgrade 4 … Honour student. old. ANTHONY PATE CASSIDY RYAN Position: Guard Position: Forward Age: 17 Age: 17 Height: 6-3 Height: 6-6 Hometown: Oakville Hometown: Mississauga School: Long Island School: Lutheran (New York) La Lumiere (Indiana) Club: Grassroots Canada Club: CIA BouncePate competed at the U17 World Championships in Ryan was invited to try out for Cadet National TeamLithuania with the Canadian Cadet National Team in 2011 and 2012 …Is a returning member of Team... Captured a bronze medal for the Canadian Ontario, having won gold at the Nationals inCadet National Team at the FIBA Americas in 2011 Winnipeg with the U15 team in 2010 … Won Mr.… Hit a last-second three to give his Long Island Peel Basketball award in 2011 … Went undefeatedLutheran team a one-point victory in the New York with Our Lady of Mount Carmel in 2011, winningState Federation Class A championship game in ROPSSAA and playing at AAAA OFSAA … ScoredMarch … Won a gold medal at the Ontario Games a game-high 25 points in the 2011 ROPSSAA Topin 2010 … Took Holy Trinity to AAAA OFSAA in 20 game … Favourite player is Kobe Bryant …grade 10 … Aspires to earn a scholarship to play Honour roll student … Would love to become aDivision 1 NCAA basketball, then play in the NBA or teacher … Started playing basketball at the age ofbecome an English teacher. 12.
2011 Boys Team results CANADIAN BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS HUMBER COLLEGE - TORONTO, ON U15 Boys U17 BoysGame 1: August 1, 2011 Game 1: August 2, 2011Final Score: Ontario 83, Manitoba 49 Final score: Ontario 88, Newfoundland 52Player of the game: Devonte Campbell Player of the game: Duane Notice(14 points, 13 rebounds) (22 points, 6 steals)Leading scorer: Jalen Poyser, 15 Leading scorer: Duane Notice, 22Leading rebounder: Devonte Campbell, 13 Leading rebounder: Kaza Keane, 8Game 2: August 2, 2011 Game 2: August 3, 2011Final Score: Ontario 72, British Columbia 41 Final score: Ontario 96, Alberta 56Player of the game: Brody Clarke Player of the game: Marko Pirovic(13 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals) (15 points, 10 rebounds, 6-for-7 FG)Leading scorer: Brody Clarke, 13 Leading scorer: Duane Notice, 19Leading rebounder: Devonte Campbell, 8 Leading rebounder: Marko Pirovic, 10Game 3: August 4, 2011 Game 3: August 4, 2011Final Score: Ontario 99, Nova Scotia 51 Final score: Ontario 95, Saskatchewan 46Player of the game: Jalen Poyser Player of the game: Henry Tan(14 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals) (19 points, 4 steals)Leading scorer: Jalen Poyser, 14 Leading scorer: Henry Tan, 19Leading rebounder: Brody Clarke, 11 Leading rebounder: Kemar Alleyne, 5Game 4: August 5, 2011 (Semi-Finals) Game 4: August 5, 2011 (Semi-Finals)Final Score: Ontario 77, Quebec 52 Final score: Ontario 89, British Columbia 44Player of the game: Chris Egi Player of the game: Agunwa Okolie(14 points, 4 blocks) Leading scorer: Duane Notice, 19Leading scorer: Chris Egi, 14 Leading rebounder: Marko Pirovic, 11Leading rebounder: Devonte Campbell, 7 Game 5: August 6, 2011 (Finals)Game 5: August 6, 2011 (Finals) Final score: Ontario 82, Nova Scotia 68Final Score: Ontario 71, British Columbia 44 Leading scorer: Agunwa Okolie, 17Leading scorer: Chris Egi, 15 Leading rebounder: Marko Pirovic, 25Leading rebounder: Nolan Narrain, 9 Tournament MVP:Tournament MVP: Duane NoticeChris Egi First-Team All-Stars:First Team All-Stars: Kaza Keane, Marko PirovicDevonte Campbell, Brody Clarke
2012 team ontario Boysroad to gold July 2-5: Georgian College U15, U15 Development: Training Camp July 3-9: Humber College U17: Training Camp July 10-14: Orlando, FloridaU15, U15 Development: Grade 10 Super Showcase at ESPN Wide World of Sports July 15-17: Humber College U17: Training Camp July 17-21: Orlando, Florida U15, U15 Development: Grade 9 Super Showcase at ESPN Wide World of Sports July 22-24: Humber College U17: Training Camp July 26-28: University of Toronto U15, U15 Development: Training Camp July 29: Humber College U17: Training Camp July 31-August 5: Sherbrooke, Quebec U15, U17: Canadian National Championships
2012 team ontario girlsroad to gold June 30-July 5: University of Toronto/Bill Crothers S.S. U17: Training Camp July 5-7: University of Toronto U15, U15 Development: Training Camp July 10-15: Chicago, Illinois U15, U15 Development and U17: Nike Tournament of Champions July 18-20: Bill Crothers S.S. U17: Training Camp July 19-21: University of Toronto U15: Training Camp July 21-24: Mount Pleasant, Michigan U15 Development: Classic in the North July 21-25: Washington, D.C. U17: U.S. Junior Nationals July 23-28: Washington, D.C. U15: U.S. Junior Nationals August 1-4: University of Toronto U17: Training Camp August 2-4: University of Toronto U15: Training Camp August 6-11: Fredericton, New Brunswick U15, U17: Canadian National Championships
2011 girls Team results CANADIAN BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS university of manitoba - winnipeg, mb U15 girls U17 gIRLSGame 1: August 1, 2011 Game 1: August 1, 2011Final score: Ontario 68, Alberta 34 Final score: Ontario 103, Prince Edward Island 36Player of the game: Kia Nurse Player of the game: Danielle Boiago(19 points, 5 steals) (16 points, 7-for-7 FG, 4 assists)Leading scorer: Kia Nurse, 19 Leading scorer: Danielle Boiago, 16Leading rebounder: Caroline Hummell, 7 Leading rebounders: Kaili Lukan and Cheyanne Roger, 7Game 2: August 2, 2011Final score: Ontario 75, British Columbia 55 Game 2: August 2, 2011 Final score: Ontario 86, Alberta 41Player of the game: Kia Nurse(20 points, 6 rebounds, 8 steals) Player of the game: Dakota WhyteLeading scorer: Kia Nurse, 20 (14 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals)Leading rebounder: Mikalah Mulrain, 9 Leading scorer: Dakota Whyte, 14 Leading rebounder: Abigail Fogg, 8Game 3: August 3, 2011Final score: Ontario 75, Quebec 69 Game 3: August 4, 2011 Final score: Ontario 86, Manitoba 44Leading scorer: Kia Nurse, 16Leading rebounder: Bridget Carleton, 10 Player of the game: Katie Polischuk (18 points, 4 rebounds)Game 4: August 5, 2011 (Semi-Finals) Leading scorers: Katie Polischuk andFinal score: Ontario 65, British Columbia 53 Dakota Whyte, 18 Leading rebounder: Jenna Bugiardini, 7Player of the game: Mikalah Mulrain(13 points, 9 rebounds, 2 steals) Game 4: August 5, 2011 (Semi-Finals)Leading scorer: Mikalah Mulrain, 13 Final score: Ontario 73, Quebec 42Leading rebounders: Mikalah Mulrain andKia Nurse, 9 Player of the game: Dakota Whyte (14 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals)Game 5: August 6, 2011 (Finals) Leading scorers: Dakota Whyte andFinal score: Ontario 76, Quebec 59 Katie Polischuk, 14 Leading rebounder: Cheyanne Roger, 9Player of the game: Mikalah Mulrain(17 points, 19 rebounds) Game 5: August 6, 2011 (Finals)Leading scorers: Mikalah Mulrain and Final score: Ontario 80, British Columbia 41Kia Nurse, 17Learing rebounder: Mikalah Mulrain, 19 Player of the game: Katie Polischuk (16 points, 6-for-10 FG)Tournament MVP: Kia Nurse Leading scorer: Katie Polischuk, 16First Team All-Star: Christina Buttenham Leading rebounder: Taijah Campbell, 12Second Team All-Star: Mikalah Mulrain Tournament MVP: Dakota Whyte First Team All-Star: Katie Polischuk
2012 girls U15 Team profileHaving won each nationalchampionship since 2005, TeamOntario is riding a 40-game winningstreak heading into Fredericton thissummer. Last summer, they dominatedthe Nationals, beating Quebec 76-59 inthe final game of a tournament thatsaw them without a lead at the end ofa quarter just once.This year in Fredericton, it will beabout continuing that dominance with amostly new cast of characters. Tenplayers from last year’s squadgraduated to the U17 team. Returningare forward Bridget Carleton(Chatham) and guard Yasmyne Salhia-Bernales (Toronto). While the remaining membersof Ontario don’t have experience at the Nationals, this team isn’t short on talent. This U15team is loaded with players who have experience in the Ontario Cup and OFSAA, withmost being very familiar with tournament MVP awards.The coaching staff has seen some changes since the U15’s most recent gold medal, withNate McKibbon taking over as head coach after winning gold as an assistant with the U17team a year ago. With him are three assistants making their first appearances behind a Team Ontario bench, but they all bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in coaching basketball in this province. With a quality training camp and AAU warm-up events, all are poised to keep the streak alive.
2012 girls U15 Team coaching staff NATE MCKIBBON KAREN BREMNER HEAD COACH ASSISTANT COACH McKibbon is a gold medal Bremner is a first time winner after spending last coach for Team Ontario but summer as an assistant represented the province with U17 Team Ontario … twice in her playing career NCCP Level 3 Certified … … Coaches an AAU team Women’s technical lead for and head coach of Bishop Ontario Basketball’s Centre Macdonell CSS in Guelph for Performance … Since … Assistant coach of KW2009, has been the head coach of Transway Lightning Girls Bantam-Major Midget team …Basketball’s Major Bantam Girls and the assistant Played at University of Western Ontario before ancoach with St Marys Catholic Secondary Girls, injury forced her to retire.winning the OFSAA Championship in 2010 ...Coached with many organizations in Ontario,including Ontario Basketball’s Bantam and MidgetDevelopment Programs, the Toronto Lords, JarvisCollegiate, Westdale Secondary School, DalewoodMiddle School, Leo Hayes Secondary and RegionalTraining Centres … Runs clinics for teams fromSwitzerland and Cuba … Coached at EuroleagueBasketball Institute and has been the assistantcoach of Ontario’s CP Girls since 2008 … Co-Chairof the Juvenile Development Program from 2009 to2010. MARG MULDER AMANDA LAUZON ASSISTANT COACH ASSISTANT COACH Mulder is the head coach of Lauzon has coached every the Barrie Royals JUEL level of the Elite team … Won 2011 JUEL Development Program … Coach of the Year award … Assistant coach with the NCCP Level 2 certified … Centre for Performance in Represented Canada as a Toronto … Was an assistant player and won Nationals coach for a Regional MVP two years in a row … Training Centre in thePlayed for York University and the University of Niagara Region … Was an assistant coach withWinnipeg, where she was a three-time First Team JDP Central East … Was a BDP capital regionAll-Conference player. head coach … NCCP Level 3 trained … A CIS athlete with the University of Toronto Varsity Blues … As a high school player, named Senior Athlete of the Year at A.N. Myer.
2012 girls U15 Team athletes BRIDGET CARLETON JULIA CHANDLER Position: Forward Position: Forward Age: 15 Age: 15 Height: 6-2 Height: 6-2 Hometown: Chatham Hometown: Toronto School: John McGregor School: Northern Secondary School Club: Oakville Venom Club: Chatham-Kent WildcatsCarleton played for the U15 Team Ontario squad Chandler is a first time member of Team Ontario …that won the National Championships in Winnipeg Her most memorable basketball moments arein 2011 … Won Division 2 gold with the Chatham- making this team and making the JUEL league withKent Wildcats in 2011 and 2012, leading the team the Oakville Venom … She went to OFSAA within scoring with 14 points in the championship game Northern Secondary School in grade 9 … Aspiresin 2012 and hitting the game-winning buzzer-beater to play university basketball and then playin 2011 … Won Female Athletic Award in professionally in the WNBA or overseas … Wantselementary school … Wants to play at the to play on the Cadette National Team … Favouriteuniversity level and play for Canada … Role model players are Sue Bird and Lauren Jackson of theis her mother, Carrie, who was an accomplished Seattle Storm … Won MVP at a tournament inNCAA basketball player and coaches at John Ottawa … Started playing basketball in grade 6.McGregor S.S. … Started playing basketball at theage of eight. MYRIAM FONTAINE LAUREN HANDY Position: Forward Position: Forward Age: 15 Age: 14 Height: 6-0 Height: 6-2 Hometown: Cornwall Hometown: Sarnia School: La Citadelle School: Northern Collegiate Club: Cornwall Lions Club: Sarnia ValhallaFontaine is making her first appearance on Team Handy is making her first appearance on TeamOntario … Her most memorable basketball moment Ontario … She won bronze in the U17 Division 1was when her Cornwall Lions team was invited to OBA Championship with Sarnia Valhalla with onlyplay at the Eastern Canadian National six players on the team including U17 TeamChampionships in St. John’s, Newfoundland … Ontario’s Cassidy Crowe … Aspires to play NCAAEarned a silver medal and made the tournament Division 1 basketball and wants to play for theall-star team, recording 20 points and 13 rebounds Canadian national team … Finished fourth inin the championship game … Won an Ontario Cup OFSAA AAAA with the Northern Vikings in 2011 …gold medal in Division 2 with the Cornwall Lions in Won the LSSAA senior girls championship in 20112011 and a bronze in Division 1 in 2012 … Aspires … Started playing basketball in grade 6.to get a scholarship to play university basketballand play for the Canadian national team …Favourite player is Michael Jordan.
2012 girls U15 Team athletes ALANNA HENDRICKS KATE HILL Position: Guard Position: Guard Age: 14 Age: 14 Height: 5-4 Height: 5’6 Hometown: Pickering Hometown: Toronto School: Pickering High School: Eastern Commerce Club: Scarborough Blues Club: Scarborough BluesHendricks is a first-time member of Team Ontario Hill is a first-time member of Team Ontario … Most… She won two championships in a row with her memorable basketball moment is winning gold atScarborough Blues rep team … Won MVP at a OBA provincial championships … Aspires to playtournament in Caledon … Went to OFSAA for basketball for Duke University and then play in thebasketball and track and field … Started to play WNBA, preferably for the Chicago Sky … Favouritebasketball at seven years old on an Ajax Lions boys basketball players are Derrick Rose and Mayateam … Drinks chocolate milk before every game. Moore … Played on the Eastern Commerce senior team in her first year and made it to OFSAA … Comes from a basketball family, with brothers Alex and Jake, and sister Sammy all playing for Eastern Commerce … Honour roll student … Started playing basketball at the age of five. KATHARINA HOLT JAELYNE KIRKPATRICK Position: Forward Position: Guard Age: 15 Age: 14 Height: 6-0 Height: 5-6 Hometown: Perkinsfield Hometown: Oakville School: Penetang S.S. School: Loyola Oakville Club: Barrie Royals Club: Oakville VenomHolt won an OBA Division 1 gold medal in 2011 Kirkpatrick is a first-time member of Team Ontariowith the Barrie Royals Midget U15 squad this … She went undefeated for an entire OBA seasonspring … Won 2012 Junior Girls Athlete of the Year with the Oakville Venom and won provincials …award at Penetang Secondary School … Went to MVP of Caledon tournament …Aspires to playOFSAA quaterfinals with Penetang in 2011 … Division 1 NCAA basketball, make the WNBA andParticipated in OBA’s BDP Mega Camp in 2009 … become a coach … Favourite player is Cheryl MillerWon Sportsmanship award and Most Involved because she reminds her that girls can be just asStudent award … Aspires to play for the Canadian good as boys on the court … Honour student …national team, play university basketball and play Biggest inspiration is her father, Scott … Madeprofessionally overseas … Favourite basketball Team Ontario for soccer … Started playingplayer is Theresa Gabriel because of her work basketball at the age of nine for the North Torontoethic, perseverance, determination, leadership and Huskies.skill … Started playing basketball at the age of 7.
2012 girls U15 Team athletes MICHAELA KEYIRA PARKES NIEUWENHUIZEN Position: Guard Age: 14 Age: 14 Position: Forward Height: 5-4 Height: 6-3 Hometown: Scarborough Hometown: Strathroy School: Blessed Pope John School: Strathroy D.C.I. Paul II Club: London Ramblers Club: Scarborough BluesNieuwenhuizen is a first-time member of Team Parkes is a first-time member of Team Ontario …Ontario … She has played OBA for the last eight She won gold medals at the Provincials two yearsyears … Aspires to play for the Canadian national in a row with the Scarborough Blues … MVP of theteam and get a university degree … Her favourite 2010 Top Gun Tournament … Was an All-Star at anplayer is her sister, Emma, who has played for Eastern Commerce basketball tournament … WonTeam Ontario U15, U17, the 2008 Cadette national MVP at her first basketball camp, Jamaalteam and currently the Western Mustangs … Magloire’s camp … Aspires to study medicine atStarted playing in grade 2 with her sister and her Duke and play in the WNBA, preferably for the L.A.father. Sparks … Favourite basketball players are Kobe Bryant, Candace Parker and Austin Rivers … Started playing basketball at the age of seven. NADEZA RADONJIC YASMYNE Position: Forward SALHIA-BERNALES Age: 15 Position: Guard Height: 6-0 Age: 14 Hometown: Toronto Height: 5-9 School: Zion Heights Hometown: Toronto Junior High School: Bill Crothers S.S. Club: Scarborough Blues Club: York South Silver KnightsRadonjic is a first-time member of Team Ontario … Salhia-Bernales is a returning member of Team2011 GTA All-Star … 2009 Athlete of the Year at her Ontario, having won Nationals with the U15 Girls inschool … Most memorable basketball moments are 2011 … Stepfather Greg Grant has coached hermaking Team Ontario and attending CP centralized with the Barrie Royals and the York South Silversessions and working with Team Canada coach Knights … Twice named MVP of the Barrie RoyalsAllison McNeill … Aspires to play for Team Canada … Featured as CTV’s athlete of the week inin the Olympics and make the WNBA … Favourite October 2011 … Wants to play basketball forplayer is Seimone Augustus of the Minnesota Lynx Stanford University and then play professionally …because of her consistency and athleticism … Won Also aspires to be a teacher … Idolizes hera city/conference championship with her school in favourite player, Skylar Diggins … Won thegrade 8 and a regional championship in grade 9 … Academic Award in grade 8 … Won a Principal’sStarted playing basketball in grade 3. Award … Lists her parents as her role models … Started playing basketball at nine years of age.
2012 girls U15 development Team coaching staff ANNEMARIE SSEMANDA HEATHER ANGUS HEAD COACH ASSISTANT COACH Ssemanda won gold Angus is an assistant coach medals as an assistant with the defending CIS coach on the U15 Team in Champion University of 2010 and 2011 … She is Windsor Lady Lancers … working toward becoming NCCP Level 1 certified … NCCP Level 3 certified … Developmental coach with Coaches at the Centre for Transway basketball … Performance … Coached Coach at Olympia Sportswithin OBA’s Elite Development Program … Camp … Former Team Ontario athlete … Three-Coached at Regional Training Centres … Head time OFSAA Champion with Hamilton’s St. Mary’scoach of the senior girls team at Cathedral High High School … CIS National Champion … Two-School in Hamilton, where she played her high time OUA Champion.school basketball … Teaches Science and Religion… Played for the University of Guelph Gryphons,named a OUA rookie All-Star and an academic All-Canadian … Won an OUA championship with theGryphons … Earned an Honours Bio-MedicalScience degree from Guelph and a Bachelor ofEducation from York University. ROB ANGIONE ASSISTANT COACH Angione is an Ontario Basketball Centre for Performance coach … Head coach and teacher at Regina Mundi Catholic College … Head Coach of U16 London Ramblers, coached the Ramblers forseven years … NCCP Level 2 certified.
2012 girls U15 development Team athletes HALLE BOVELL HAILEY BROWN Position: Guard/Forward Position: Forward Age: 14 Age: 12 Height: 5-8 Height: 6-2 Hometown: Hamilton Hometown: Hamilton School: St. Mary School: Lawfield Club: Hamilton Transway Elementary Club: Newman Youth CardinalsBovell is a first-time member of Team Ontario … Brown is on Team Ontario for the first time … WasShe won an OBA championship in grade 5 … Won in the Centre for Performance (CP) in Hamilton’sthree MVP awards and a defensive player of the regional pod … Most memorable basketballyear award … Favourite player is Steve Nash … moment was winning MVP at a tournament …Both her parents played basketball and encouraged Aspires to play NCAA basketball … Won Ontarioher to start playing in grade 2. Cup bronze medal with the Newman Youth Cardinals at Division 1 in 2011 … Favourite basketball players are Dwyane Wade and Maya Moore … Started playing basketball in grade 5. ELLA CHILTON SARAH COULTHARD Position: Guard-Forward Position: Forward Age: 14 Age: 13 Height: 5-4 Height: 5-8 Hometown: Barrie Hometown: London School: Eastview School: Kensal Park Secondary School Club: London Ramblers Club: Barrie RoyalsChilton is a first-time member of Team Ontario … Coulthard is making her first appearance on TeamShe has played OBA since 2009 and her most Ontario … The highlight of her OBA Division 1memorable basketball moment is her first OBA career so far was making it to the championshipcompetition … Won MVP for the Barrie Royals … game against Brantford CYO in grade 6 … ComesHas won Most Improved Player and Fair Play from a “basketball-crazy” family … Started playingawards … Played with U15 Ontario teammate basketball in grade 5… Favourite player is RayKatharina Holt with the Barrie Royals … Started Allen because of his attitude and how he just playsplaying competitive basketball at the age of 10 the game and doesn’t get caught up in the drama.when she was encouraged to try out for the localThunderhoops team, stuck with it because sheliked it better than dance … Favourite basketballplayer is Steve Nash.
2012 girls U15 development Team athletes TARA DEBOER OKSANA Position: Forward GOUCHIE-PROVENCHER Age: 14 Position: Forward Height: 6-1 Age: 14 Hometown: Kitchener Height: 6-3 School: Grand River Hometown: Hawkesbury Collegiate School: Ecole Secondaire Club: KW Lightning Catholique Regionale De Hawkesbury Club: Hawkesbury SelectsDeBoer makes her first appearance on Team Gouchie-Provencher is a first-time member of TeamOntario … Her most memorable basketball moment Ontario and making the team is her mostwas the first shot she made in her first year, a memorable basketball moment… Won bronze atbuzzer-beater … She aspires to play NCAA provincials with ESCRH … She aspires to play atbasketball and be a teacher … Sisters all play the NCAA level … Her favourite player is Chrisbasketball, at one time there were four DeBoer Bosh … Started playing basketball at age 9, startedsisters playing for four different KW Lightning teams playing competitively at age 11 with her club… Father Ronald coaches the KW Lightning … Has team… Also plays volleyball, track and field,won Most Improved, MVP, Learning Skills and football and golf.Victoria Book awards … Favourite basketball playeris Brittney Griner. Honour roll student … Startedplaying basketball in grade 3. HANNA HALL CARMEN HANDY Position: Guard Position: Age: 13 Age: 12 Height: 5-4 Height: 6-0 Hometown: Hometown: Sarnia School: Canadian School: St. Francois Xavier Martyrs’ School Club: Sarnia Valhalla Club: Hamilton TranswayHall is making her first appearance on Team Handy is making her first appearance on TeamOntario … Her most memorable moment was Ontario … She won a Division 2 Ontario Cup goldwinning her fourth OBA Division 1 Championship in medal with the Sarnia Valhalla U13 team inWindsor this spring with U13 Hamilton Transway, Windsor this past Spring … Lists that championshipscoring 35 points and making five threes in the final and making Team Ontario as her most memorablegame … That win qualified Transway for the basketball moments … Aspires to get a scholarshipEastern Canadian Championships in to play Division 1 NCAA basketball … Won gold atCharlottetown, P.E.I. … Wants to play Division 1 the Lambton County Science Fair … ReceivedNCAA basketball and play for the Canadian “most athletic” award at school … Started playingnational team … Favourite basketball player is basketball in grade 4.Derrick Rose …Won a Health and Phys. Ed awardat school … Started playing basketball and soccerin grade 2, was invited to the Ontario U14 soccerteam but chose basketball instead.
2012 girls U15 development Team athletes ANJA MARINKOVIC AIDEN RAINFORD Position: Guard Position: Forward Age: 13 Age: 13 Height: 5-8 Height: 6-0 Hometown: Toronto Hometown: Toronto School: Northern School: Pope Paul VI C.H.S Club: Toronto Triple Threat Club: Toronto Triple ThreatMarinkovic is a first-time member of Team Ontario Rainford is a first time member of Team Ontario… Was in the Centre for Performance (CP) and making the team counts as her mostprogram in Toronto’s regional pod … Her most memorable basketball moment … She has justmemorable basketball moment is making Team returned from Charlottetown, P.E.I., where sheOntario … She has won an MVP award and Athlete competed at the Eastern Canadian Championshipsof the Year … Aspiration is to make the WNBA … with the U13 Toronto Triple Threat team … AspiresFavourite player is Michael Jordan because she to play NCAA basketball and then be a basketballconsiders him the is the best of the best. coach… Favourite player is Dwyane Wade … Started playing basketball at the age of nine. MACKENZIE TRPCIC KENDRA VANLEEUWEN Position: Guard Position: Guard Age: 13 Age: 13 Height: 5-5 Height: 5-8 Hometown: Hamilton Hometown: Brantford School: Ra. Riddell School: St. John’s Club: Hamilton Transway Club: Brantford CYOTrpcic is making her first appearance on U15 Team Her most memorable basketball moment is hittingOntario … Her most memorable basketball memory the game-winning free throw with no time on theis winning the Division 1 AAA OBA novice girls title clock to give the Brantford CYO bantam girls thein grade 3 with the Hamilton Blessed Sacrament OBA Division 1 Championship in 2011 … Aspires toYellow Jackets and being named MVP of the play university basketball … Favourite player istournament … Won the Basketball Ontario Hustle Steve Nash … Has also played track and field,Award in 2007 … Goals are to play basketball in soccer and swimming competitively … Won theuniversity and then professionally … Her favorite Hustle Award at the Provincial Championships inplayer is Steve Nash because he is tough, 2007 with her Brantford CYO Novice team …hardworking and unselfish … Started playing Started playing basketball in grade 3.basketball in grade 1 … Honour student.
2012 girls U17 Team profileLast summer in Winnipeg, the U17 TeamOntario girls, coached by Janine Day, won goldat the Nationals rather convincingly. The goldmedal game was a rematch of the 2010 finalversus British Columbia when Ontario droppeda heart-breaker in double overtime. This timearound, revenge was sweet with an 80-41dominating performance over B.C.Those U17 girls relied heavily on their guardplay from Dakota Whyte (Ajax) and KatiePolischuk (Brantford). Whyte was namedTournament MVP and Polischuk was a FirstTeam All-Star. This year, the squad has adifferent look but has lots of Team Ontarioexperience. Forwards Cheyanne Roger andSam Cooper return, joined by most of lastsummer’s gold medal-winning U15 girls team— 10 players — including the MVP of the 2011Nationals, Kia Nurse, and two All-Stars,Christina Buttenham and Mikalah Mulrain,made the leap from U15 to U17.U15 alumni should feel right at home, JODI GRAMthough, as head coach Jodi Gram, who led HEAD COACHthem to their gold medal in Winnipeg, now Gram won gold medals theleads this U17 squad. She brought assistant past two summers as theLindsay Walsh with her, too. In Fredericton, head coach of U15 Teamthey’ll try to duplicate their success. Ontario … She has coached with Ontario Basketball’s Midget and Juvenile Development Programs and is the current chair of the Juvenile Development Program … Regional Head Coach at the Centre for Performance … Health and Physical Education teacher at Bill Crothers SS, where she led her Senior Girls basketball team to the York Region Championship in 2010 … Fully certified Level 3 NCCP as well as a Master Learning Facilitator (Introduction to Competition) and a Learning Facilitator and Community Coach (Basketball and Fundamental Movement Skills) … Apprentice Coach and Team Manager of the Cadette National Team last June, winning bronze at the FIBA Americas … Coach with Canada’s Basketball’s Targeted Athlete Strategy.
2012 girls U17 Team coaching staff LINDSAY WALSH CHRISTA ENIOJUKAN ASSISTANT COACH ASSISTANT COACH Walsh won a gold medal as Eniojukan is a fully certified an assistant coach for U15 Level 2 coach … Coach of Team Ontario in 2011 … Canada Basketball’s youth NCCP Level 2 Certified … women’s 3 on 3 team in Coached in Canada 2011 … Was the head Basketball’s Centre for coach of the Advantage Performance … Coached Titans JUEL program … for Ontario Basketball’s Coaches within CanadaElite Development Program … Head coach for Basketball’s Targeted Athlete Strategy program …Windsor Valiants since 2008 … Serves in a full-time Involved with the Centre for Performance programrole as Director, Basketball Development for … 2006 Development Team assistant coach …Ontario Basketball … Played for Team Nova Scotia Teacher at Rockcliffe Middle School.… Won a silver medal with University of Alberta inher rookie year and won Canada West Rookie ofthe Year honours… Made National Finals with theUniversity of New Brunswick in 2006 … Certifiedreferee … OUA panel official … Three-time CISacademic All-Canadian. 2012 girls U17 Team athletes BRIDGET ATKINSON CHRISTINA BUTTENHAM Position: Guard Position: Guard/Forward Age: 15 Age: 15 Height: 5-7 Height: 5-11 Hometown: Welland Hometown: Hamilton School: Welland Centennial School: St. Mary’s Club: St. Catharines Club: Hamilton Transway CYO RebelsAtkinson is making her first appearance on Team Buttenham played for U15 Team Ontario the pastOntario … Finding out she made the team is the two years, winning the Nationals both times andmost memorable moment of her career … Played earning First Team All Star honours in 2011 … Thisin the Niagara All-Star Classic in 2011 … First spring, she netted 27 points in the final to leadTeam All-Star in the 2011 Tribune Girls Basketball Hamilton’s Transway U19 rep team to a fifthTournament … MVP of Welland Invitational consecutive OBA Division 1 Championship …Tournament in 2008 … Favorite basketball player is Teammates with Team Ontario’s Kia Nurse andMichael Jordan because of his talent and drive for Hilary Hanaka on Hamilton Transway, played withsuccess … Wants to play basketball in university Hanaka at St. Mary’s … Named MVP of the 2012and become a teacher … Honour roll student … As Toronto Lords Tournament and MVP of the St.well as starring for the Centennial Cougars in Mary’s Classic Tip-Off Tournament in 2011 …basketball, she played on the soccer team. Hopes to play at an NCAA Division 1 school and study to become a veterinarian.