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ontario basketball presents u11 atom boys ontario cup burlington April 5-7 Letter from Ontario Basketball Letter from Burlington Mayor - Rick Goldring Letter from Ontario Premier - Kathleen Wynne Letter from Burlington Hoops Basketball Club Editorial - Play 3x3 Ontario Basketball Awards Division 1 - Schedule Division 1 - Roster Division 2 - Schedule Division 2 - Roster Division 3 - Schedule Division 3 - Roster Division 4 - Schedule Division 4 - Roster Ontario Basketball Merchandise Burlington Map Division 5 - Schedule Division 5 - Roster Division 6 - Schedule Division 6 - Roster Division 7 - Schedule Division 7 - Roster Ontario Basketball Regional Stakeholders Network Editorial - Club Excellence Editorial - Canadian Sport for Life Talent Identification & Development Program OUA Player Profile - Sukhpreet Singh (Queen’s Gaels)

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Printed by Medallion Press About Ontario Basketball Provincial Championships is owned and operated by Ontario Basketball, in collaboration with 18 host clubs throughout 12 Ontario communities. Over eight weekends each Spring, more than 16,000 athletes playing for nearly 1,200 club teams will compete for approximately 150 divisional provincial titles. Tournaments are held for both genders in all age categories between Under 10 through Under 19. In remaining dedicated to the Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) model, teams are grouped into eight-team divisions to ensure quality competition and a positive playing environment. Ontario Cup remains one of the largest basketball events in North America. For updated scores, standings, photos and more, visit www.basketball.on.ca or follow us on Twitter @OBANews and use #ItAllStartsHere.

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MESSAGE FROM

THE PRESIDENT AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

On behalf of the board of directors and staff, welcome to the 2013 Ontario Cup Provincial Championships. Ontario Cup represents the pinnacle of the season for many Ontario Basketball (OBA) teams, who under the guidance of dedicated coaches and passionate volunteers, arrived here with great preparation and leave with memories that will last a lifetime. This year, Ontario Cup is hosted in 12 communities representing all corners of the province. These communities offer a wealth of experiences that we encourage you to explore during your downtime. Thank you to the 20 Ontario Basketball member clubs who work extremely hard to ensure that Ontario Cup is an enjoyable experience for all. Please join us and take a moment to acknowledge the great work being done by the convenors, table officials, volunteers and those running concession and merchandise stands throughout the weekend. Most importantly, let us collectively acknowledge the achievement of more than 16,000 players on more than 1,150 teams who are participating at an Ontario Cup event this year. Let us all be reminded that this is a game in which we want to create a positive environment for all participants. Thank you to Ontario Basketball corporate partners and local sponsors for their enthusiasm and support of amateur basketball. Sport tourism is a growing business in Ontario and this event represents a significant impact on local economies. Members of the Ontario Basketball staff are available in all host cities. We welcome the opportunity to discuss the many programs and services available to you. Please enjoy yourself in this weekend of basketball celebration and competition. Yours in basketball,

Ken Urbach President

Michael T. Cvitkovic, ABC Executive Director


March 2013

Message from the Mayor of Burlington On behalf of the City of Burlington, I am pleased to extend a warm welcome to all the participants and visitors attending the 2013 Ontario Cup Provincial Championship taking place in Burlington from April 5 to 7. We are pleased to welcome athletes and their families from several communities in Ontario. I wish all of the teams the best of luck and much success in the spirit of good sportsmanship and encourage you all to ‘soar’ to new heights and strive to reach your full potential. I hope those of you visiting from out of town will have the opportunity to explore Burlington. I invite you to take the time to get to know our beautiful community. Located between the picturesque waters of Lake Ontario and the majestic Niagara Escarpment with a wonderful natural landscape to explore, Burlington also offers a dynamic downtown, including our Waterfront, fantastic dining establishments, unique boutiques and specialty shops, along with The Burlington Performing Arts Centre and the Burlington Art Centre. I would also like to extend my thanks to the volunteers, coaches, managers, and parents who provide their time, energy and support to all of the young athletes participating in the competition. Events such as this would not be possible without your dedication and commitment. Best wishes for a successful tournament!

Rick Goldring Mayor


Premier of Ontario - Première ministre de l’Ontario

March 22 – May 26, 2013

A PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM THE PREMIER On behalf of the Government of Ontario, I am delighted to extend warm greetings to everyone attending and competing in the 2013 Ontario Cup Provincial Championships, organized by Ontario Basketball. Ontario enjoys a special connection to basketball, given that James Naismith, a native of Ontario, organized the first competitions. With the game coming to Canada as early as 1892, it can be safely said that it is a sport of enduring popularity — clearly demonstrated by the 2013 championships which are taking place 121 years later. I commend all the young athletes who are participating in these championships — your dedication and hard work have brought you to this exciting event. And to the parents and coaches: thank you for supporting these young people in their quest to excel in the sport they so obviously love. I wish to acknowledge Ontario Basketball for giving Ontario youth the opportunity to participate in organized basketball and for raising awareness of the positive role this sport can play in young lives — from building self-confidence to enhancing physical well-being. Please accept my best championship games.

Kathleen Wynne Premier

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On behalf of the Burlington Hoops Basketball Club, I am very pleased to welcome you to the 2013 U11 Atom Boys Ontario Cup Provincial Championships. The Ontario Cup is a most prestigious tournament and it is an extreme honor for the Burlington Skyhawks to host the U11 Atom Boys for a second year. Our club is strongly united in delivering the highest quality programs to develop the fundamentals of team and individual play while emphasizing the values of sportsmanship and fair play. We are a not-for- profit club working hard to build a top rate basketball program as well as a strong brand and reputation in our city and across the province. This event would not be possible without the dedication of the strong volunteers that make up our 2013 Organizing Committee, who worked endlessly and tirelessly in bringing the tournament to life. I take this opportunity to thank each and every member of the committee for their devotion to the club and to this event. Thanks to our Skyhawks teams, both players and parents who have volunteered to oversee our gym operations and to convene every one of our 107 games! The OBA, The City of Burlington Recreation Department, Tourism Burlington and our local school boards have been great partners. Finally, a special thanks to all our sponsors who have been inspired by our vision to SOAR and have made significant contributions to make this weekend possible. I encourage all teams, parents and families who have travelled to Burlington to take the time to explore the beauty and hospitality of our wonderful City. Competition during the tournament will be fierce, with plenty of excitement for everyone. Please remember to always remain respectful to fellow players, coaches, spectators and game officials. Let’s all participate in Fair Play and enjoy the games. I wish each team the best of luck in this year’s Ontario Cup Provincial Championships. But, most of all enjoy the entire experience and have fun playing the great game of basketball. Peter Whiteman President, Burlington Skyhawks


OABO Ontario Association of Basketball Officials


FROM THE PLAYGROUND TO THE PODIUM, IT’S RESHAPING OUR GAME The international governing body for basketball (FIBA) has invested a tremendous amount of resources to fully develop the 3x3 game. FIBA introduced the 3x3, half-court version of basketball to a global audience at the 2010 Youth Olympics in Singapore, where it was regarded as the most popular sport throughout the Games. Last summer, Ontario Basketball (OBA) hosted one of three Canadian qualifiers for the 3x3 World Tour Championships. FIBA states that with more than 250 million players worldwide and among the most played recreational sports in the world, 3x3 will help the growth of basketball. Combine these initiatives with FIBA submitting an application for 3x3 to become an Olympic sport, and the once playground-only game is now becoming a world phenomenon. In addition to its high performance programming, FIBA, Canada Basketball and OBA have identified the significant impact the 3x3 game can have on skill development for active youth. There are tremendous benefits to having young children learn the game through 3x3 before being introduced to a full-court, five-on-five competition. BENEFIT 1: MORE TOUCHES In five-on-five games, one or two players can go an entire game rarely touching the ball. This especially happens in youth basketball where you have one or two dominant players who are by far the best ball handlers on the team. The team tends to get the ball into those players’ hands and those players tend to take the ball to the basket. The problem with this is that other players are not developing their skills when they don’t get to touch the ball, and the team isn’t developing as a whole.

Above: Eventual U13 Champions, SBA Blues taking on Kings Court at the inaugural OBA Challenge at Rexall Centre in July 2012.

In 3x3, it’s really difficult for two players to monopolize the ball and still play well. The third player gets involved almost by necessity. All players get to handle the ball and handle it a lot. This allows all players to develop their skills in live game play.

BENEFIT 2: MORE SPACING Even with the smaller bodies of young players, five-on-five games can be crowded affairs. Youth basketball isn’t the best time or place for a kid to learn to fight through double teams or pass into multiple coverage. 3x3 games loosen everything up and give young players more room to operate. This allows them to practice their basketball skills without overcrowding. Once the basic basketball skills of dribbling, passing, rebounding, shot selection, etc. are learned and mastered, then they can advance to learn to beat double teams and making passes into tight areas. BENEFIT 3: REMOVE PRESSES & ZONE DEFENCES 3x3 games remove the issue of presses and zone defences. They are strictly person-to-person. This again allows young players to learn and master the basics before moving on to more complex game play.

Above: KW Selects represented Toronto, Ontario at the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Masters Competition in New York City on August 18-19, 2012

There soon may be structured provincial and national teams for 3x3 competition. There are countless 3x3 adult leagues throughout the province. More importantly, OBA and its stakeholders must strategize the most effective way to implement the 3x3 game in youth basketball since it serves as the best way for our children to increase skill development, confidence, enjoyment and the desire to play the game for life. With editorial from Canada Basketball.


Winners will be honoured at the annual oba awards gala


U11 Atom Boys

DIVISION 1

Tansley 6:00PM

Notre Dame Milton Stags

4:30PM

SBA – Braithwaite

Notre Dame YAAACE

Milton Stags

6:00PM

Vaughan Panthers Blessed Sacrament #1

Notre Dame Brampton Warriors

7:30PM

Oakville Venom

South Windsor Warriors

YAAACE SBA – Braithwaite Oakville Venom

Notre Dame Milton Stags

9:00AM

Brampton Warriors Vaughan Panthers South Windsor Warriors

Blessed Sacrament #1

Oakville Venom

Notre Dame Brampton Warriors

Notre Dame YAAACE

10:30AM SBA – Braithwaite

Notre Dame Vaughan Panthers

12:00PM Blessed Sacrament #1 Notre Dame Milton Stags

3:00PM

South Windsor Warriors

Notre Dame SBA – Braithwaite

YAAACE

Notre Dame Brampton Warriors

6:00PM

1:30PM

4:30PM

Oakville Venom

Notre Dame South Windsor Warriors

Vaughan Panthers

Notre dame

7:30PM

Blessed Sacrament #1


U11 Atom Boys DIVISION 1 Blessed Sacrament Yellow Jackets #1

Adam Baldin Anthony Venneri Carson Barnard Daren Clarke Dylan Ovando Joshua Bellavia Mitchell Mazza Nolan Ormerod Owen Vernon Rahmir Rowley Skyler Rajasingham Thomas Matsell Tristan Braker

HC - Junior Clarke AC - Peter Matsell M - David Ormerod

Scarborough Blues Brandon Greaves Camron Radam-Verzola Chris Hylton Dante Forchione-Walker Edward Lancaster Ewaen Osunde Joshua John Khane Simon-Caesar Raeshaun Ambris Robert Vavaroutsos Shane Reyes Tayvaughn Shead-Charles Tre Campbell

HC - Ed Brathwaite

Brampton Warriors

Milton Stags

Oakville Venom

Courage Ogbeide David Usuomon Deshaun Nugent Ethan Aziz Jalen Shirley Joshua Marquez Katrel Johnson Kion Stewart Kyle Latchman Malachi Johnson Xavier Fearon Zachary Lyle

Adrian Husic Ayden Millar Caleb Houstan Elijah Anderson Elliot Dimaculangan Jaden Juvon Jones Jaheim Hodgson Jomel Puno Joshua Bascoe Malik Grant Marcus Ottay Nana Owusu-Anane

Andrei Adam Christian Hines Fletcher Lorenzo Jaden Reyes Jan Gielazewski Khelan Dhindsa Makhail Griffiths Manuel Bustamante Mateo Mayne Owen Parney Ronan Heath Tyler Garcia

HC - Gregory Shirley AC - Haughton Nugent AC - Mohamed Aziz M - Annette Shirley

HC - Shane Bascoe AC - Mike Millar

HC - David Wilson AC - Claude Heath

South Windsor Warriors

Vaughan Panthers

Aboudi Hijazi Desmond McRae-Moses Galdo Tutu Kyle Fazekas Kyle Szeen Marc Galipeau Matteo Palumbo Mazin Tiea Nithin Muthukumar Rodi Mazloum Ryan Ngo Sartaj Sidhu

HC - Brad Small AC - Kyle Smith M - Meniyas Tutu

Jaden Levene Kayden Campbell Keshav Sharma Matteo D'Amico Nicholas Morin Nikola Pucnin Omarion Gregory Quentin Hassell Riley Plant Ryan Nembhard Siddhant Nayak Victor Opinca

AC - Claude Nembhard HC - Gad Perlmutter

YAAACE Adre Fisher Christian Johnson DĂ€ndre Junior Deandre Francis Dejuan Mahoney Demarlee Smith Hajari Issac Jacob Villamil Javier Gilgeous-Glasgow Kyle Duke Navaro Guthrie-Ellis Shayeann Day-Wilson Tramell Sutherland Tye Martin-Nedd

HC - Corey Niles


U11 Atom Boys

DIVISION 2

BHCC Toronto JCC 4:30PM Mississauga Knights

Toronto JCC

MM Robinson

6:00PM

SBA - Gipson York South Silver Knights

BHCC 6:00PM

Team Breakdown Toronto Triple Threat

MM Robinson DC Bulldogs - Central

7:30PM Mississauga Monarchs

SBA - Gipson Mississauga Knights York South Silver Knights

MM Robinson

9:00AM

DC Bulldogs - Central

Team Breakdown

York South Silver Knights

MM Robinson

SBA - Gipson

10:30AM Mississauga Knights

MM Robinson DC Bulldogs - Central

MM Robinson

Team Breakdown

12:00PM Toronto Triple Threat

1:30PM

Mississauga Monarchs

Mississauga Monarchs MM Robinson

Toronto Triple Threat

Toronto JCC

3:00PM

Toronto JCC SBA - Gipson

MM Robinson DC Bulldogs - Central

6:00PM

Team Breakdown

MM Robinson

Mississauga Knights

4:30PM

York South Silver Knights

MM Robinson Mississauga Monarchs

7:30PM

MM Robinson

Toronto Triple Threat


U11 Atom boys DIVISION 2 Durham City Bulldogs Central

Mississauga Knights

Alijah Hunter Bishop Beeston Deven Randhawa Elijah Slater Jaden Robinson Jahlil Scott Jaylen Allen Ellis Justin O’Dae Hall Kye Grimaldo Lucus Persaud Sam Alamuto Wesim Ferid

Ashley Fernandes Calleb Atewe Deine Ernest Cruz Dorile Jackson Emmanuel Maranan Jabez Magno Jasmine Onate Jeremy Coria Joshua Park Paolo Rivera Patrick Rivera Zachary Adutwum

Andrius Kruzyk Aryan Khan Connor Hanson Delano Minott Hayden Burski Ishaan Thandi Jacob McKee Keenan Lp Pearce Damota-Becker Pedro Costa Shoumik Bhattacharjee Umarà Hayat

HC - Richard Scott AC - Hugh Robinson

HC - Gaelan Sydney AC - Billy Delfin AC - Gerry Coria M - Jan Michael Magno

HC - Christopher Richardson AC - Nathaniel Kerr HC - Robert Gipson M - Winston Hanson AC - Kevin Parent

Team Breakdown - O.Y.I.A

Christian Rachner Dimron Phillips Jalen Pierre Jashua Sonny Jevaughn Boothe Kevonte Marksman Raheen Wilson Samuel Adeosun Teshawn Shaw Triston Crawford Yohann-Axel Sam

HC - Desmond Evans M - Priscilla Ng

Toronto Triple Threat Akir Brathwaite Alex Kayser Gabriel Loubert Jasser Mayali Jelani Diseko Justin Azubalis Mete Gonel Michael Simunec Noah Hurl-Kohn Robert Gonzales Shea McNamee Tunch Gonel Yusef Jones

HC - Marla Gladstone AC - Patrik Simunec

Mississauga Monarchs

Toronto JCC Eagles

Scarborough Blues Dan Grigorayeb Dylan Lewis Jacob Gipson Jayden Prazdi Keon Cockfield Kristian Pascua Lachlan Maudsley Malik Palmer Nicqwan Sheriffe Theo Parent Tyai King Xavier Cortez

York South Silver Knight

Adam Cohen Brandon Lewis Christopher Gratsas Jaden Gregory Jonah Bachtiar Lucas Green Marvin Abines Matthew Goldstein Nathan Swartz Nigel Hylton Sebastian Campbell Xaivian Lee

Austin Noble Brandon Toivis Dante Crescenzi Erwin Huang Ethan Chang Jaden Fong Jalen Nelson Kaeleb Rainford Kristian Marc Porcincula Matthew Isip Matthew Li Ryan John

HC - Mitchell Goldstein AC - Trevor Gregory

HC - Emile John AC - Charles Scott AC - Jeff Fong M - Massimo Crescenzi


U11 Atom Boys

Nelson 6:00PM

Kanata Cavaliers

DIVISION 3

MUMBA Etobicoke Thunder

Nelson Cambridge Centaurs 7:30PM Wildhawk

Central 6:00PM

Kanata Cavaliers Brantford Rep

Central DC Bulldogs - West 7:30PM St. Catharines CYO #1

MUMBA - Mavros Brantford Rep Etobicoke Thunder

Nelson Kanata Cavaliers 9:00AM Etobicoke Thunder

Cambridge Centaurs

Nelson Cambridge Centaurs 12:00PM St. Catharines CYO #1

DC Bulldogs - West Wildhawk Basketball St. Catharines CYO #1

Nelson 3:00PM

Kanata Cavaliers MUMBA

Nelson Cambridge Centaurs 6:00PM DC Bulldogs - West

Nelson

Nelson MUMBA 10:30AM Brantford Rep

DC Bulldogs - West

Nelson 1:30PM

Wildhawk

Nelson 4:30PM

Brantford Rep Etobicoke Thunder

Nelson 7:30PM

Wildhawk St. Catharines CYO #1


U11 Atom boys DIVISION 3

Brantford Rep Aidan Vachon Brayden Copeman Christopher Martin Christopher Rewutzky Ethan Dobrowolski Jonathan Lindley Josiah Terejko Marcus Cohoon Nash Evans Nathan Martin Owen Marcos Tanner Fronchak

HC - Marc Cohoon M - Steve Evans

Kanata Cavaliers Colin Desjardins Darius DeAveiro Devaughn Blackwood Dylan Crooks Isaac Wong Jaden Kirkwood Jayden Saikaley Jessner Thelemaque Nicolas Ciccolini Oliver Polak Ray Hao Vladimir Kovacina

HC - Jayson Saikaley AC - John Thelemague AC - Ratko Kovacina

Cambridge Centaurs Denzel Ashley Jason VanIersel Jaxson Davis Jaylen Ackie Kyle Rizzo Logan Straatman Matteo Insalaco Michael Agoston Mitchell VanIersel Rafael Llorin Ramir Headley Trent Johnson

HC - Brandon Ming AC - Shawn Rosario AC - Chris Johnson

MUMBA Alex Tang Andrew Gocheco Arjun Thayaparran Dennis Li Derek Yu Jerry Xu Jevaughan Sukhai Joshua Chang Paul Ramotar Petros Mavros Sneakan Jeyacoomar Usman Rasool Vishal Chib Zhong Jie (James) Gao

HC - Dimitri Mavros AC - Sony Hsu AC - Oliver Yu AC - Rowin Gocheco

Durham City Bulldogs West Ajay John Alexander Sioutis Benjamin Snider Davion Jones Jayden Grange Kadean Chung Keneil Green Kurt Euraj Nahshon Pettigrue Quentin Watson Shane James-Fearon Tisam Ahmed Tyler Fernandes

HC - Kirk Fearon AC - Chris Sioutis

St. Catharines CYO #1

Etobicoke Thunder Cameron Naidoo David Piazza Jackson MacPhie Joaquin Mallo Joel Hagerman Davis Jonathan Cohen Juliano Odorico Matthew Swan Nicholas Firmani Nikola Micic Owen Gilles-Smith Raekwon Anderson Tyler Chau

HC - Pat Piazza AC - John Swan AC - Tai Chau M - Lisa Swan

Wildhawk

Ashton Nieuwets Brendan Barker Colin Kwiatkowski Connor Johnston Dylan McMahon Evan Christie Jonathan Kort Marshall Barker Michael Conlon Michael Craig Peter Pilling Trevor Hilberdink

Aiden Clare Andrew Stephen Bradley Stephen Brock Newton Evan Roth John Andrei Sapiter Kyle Maloney Luke Sinclair Michael Radocchia Parker Merlihan Riley Boug Tyrone Barbosa

HC - John Pilling AC - Randy Conlon AC - John Kwiatkowski

HC - Roger Barbosa AC - Janelle Barbosa


U11 Atom Boys

Burlington Skyhawks

DIVISION 4

East York Caswell Cyrus

Corpus Burlington Skyhawks 4:30PM Caledon Cougars

Tansley 7:30PM

Corpus Chatham-Kent Wildcats 6:00PM Tecumseh Saints

Corpus MUMBA 7:30PM Milton Stags #2

Chatham-Kent Wildcats

Caledon Cougars Tecumseh Saints

Corpus Burlington Skyhawks 9:00AM Tecumseh Saints

MUMBA - Marriott

Corpus MUMBA 12:00PM Caswell Cyrus

East York Basketball Milton Stags #2 Caswell Cyrus

Corpus Chatham-Kent Wildcats 10:30AM Caledon Cougars

Corpus 1:30PM

East York Milton Stags #2

Corpus Burlington Skyhawks 3:00PM Chatham-Kent Wildcats

Corpus 4:30PM

Caledon Cougars Tecumseh Saints

Corpus 6:00PM

Corpus 7:30PM

Milton Stags #2 Caswell Cyrus

MUMBA East York

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U11 Atom Boys DIVISION 4

Burlington Skyhawks

Caledon Cougars

Chatham-Kent Wildcats

Caswell Cyrus

Aidan Innes Aidan Scowen Evan Mowder Gurshawn Gill Kayleb McLaughlin Luke DeGannes Marcus Hoegle Micheal Thomson Myles McArthur Nathan Ha Robert Leishman Theo Dare

Bavake Sihota Cameron Holtom Cody Mullarkey Dillon Lewis Franco Casciaro Jalen Solomon Jordan Amparado Jorge Toro Julian Ieraci Manraj Gill Nicholas Genchi Sujay Sahi

Bennet Schaffer Drew Aarssen Ethan Jordan Evan Torres Hunter Blommers Jackson Moon James Dunlop Jason Jacques Luke Smolders Stefan Borovicanin Tanner Hoorelbeck Tyler Smeenk

Alex Ramsamooj Damon Melito Dante Smith Daventay Keynon Jacob Calderon Jamal Bailey Jordan Dayes KeyShawn Layne Nathaniel Bowen Rashawn Cameron Tajuan Dacres

HC - Rob Mowder AC - Rob Leishman AC - Glen Inness

HC - Terry Solomon AC - Jamie holtom M - Suniel Sahi

HC - Selwyn Jordan AC - Cesar Torres

HC - Kevin Layne AC - Nathaniel Peters

East York Aeleni Reid Brendan McCarthy Degen Noble Dylan Jarvis Jaidon Martin Julius Tynes Keith Strapp Miles Anderson Nahjae Brooks Noah Linton Stefan Riola Tyreese Weatherall

HC - Jon Jarvis AC - Stacy Reid

Milton Stags #2

MUMBA

Aaron Laranang Alexander Hudson Areeb Shaikh Brayden Davis Christopher Mitchell Darius Stewart-Guthrie David McGregor Jayven Ramlakhan John Ikerodah Julien Lemon Olu Nwoko Tristan Miller Tyler White

Aiteka Ukonga Benjamin Marriott Christain Drikos Eric Ramkaran Jared Robb Khaleel Paul-Green Micah Chu Mikaeel Shams Bijan Nimal Virdee Romari Smith Tristan Paguirigan T'Sehai Wilson Wlliam Selucky Xavier Edwards

HC - Vidal Ramlakhan AC - Steve White

HC - Richard Marriott AC - Kenneth Szeto

Tecumseh Saints Jacob Grainger Jacob Ray Jagroop Bhangoo John Broderick Joshua O'Neil Joshua Schweyer Julian McLittle Kaidyn Blair Marcus Huggins Parker Munro Prasanna Mohile Sean Omoseni

HC - Greg Huggins AC - Steve Ray M - Rod Munro


2013 Ontario Cup T-Shirt Youth Medium to XX-Large Price: $20.00 OBA Zip-Hooded Sweatshirt Small to XX-Large Price: $60.00 Ontario Basketball Shorts Large to XX-Large Price: $20.00 OBA Long Sleeve Shirt Small to XX-Large Price: $30.00

OBA Golf Shirt Small to XX-Large Price: $45.00 Ontario Basketball Hat Adjustable Price: $20.00 Team Ontario Jersey Small to XX-Large Price: $60.00

Tansley Woods Community Centre Friday: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Aldershot High School & Nelson High School Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Robert Batemen High School & Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School Saturday: 3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


gym and hotel locations

Notre Dame C.S.S. 2333 Headon Forest Dr. (L7M 3X6)

St Elizabeth Seton C.E.S.C. 5070 Dryden Ave. (L7L 6Y3)

Tansley Woods C.C. 1996 Itabashi Way (L7M 4J8)

Lester B. Pearson H.S. 1433 Headon Rd. (L7M 1V7)

M.M. Robinson H.S. 2425 Upper Middle Rd. (L7P 3N9)

Robert Bateman H.S. 5151 New Street (L7L 1V3)

Nelson High School 4181 New St. (L7L 1T3)

Holiday Inn Oakville at Bronte 2525 Wyecroft Road (L6L 6P8)

Corpus Christi S.S. 5150 Upper Middle Road (L7L 0E5)

Staybridge Suites OakvilleBurlington 2511 Wyecroft Road (L6L 6P8)

Brant Hills C.C. 2255 Brant St. (L7P 4L5) Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & C.C. 3063 South Service Rd (L7N 3E9) Burlington Christian Academy 521 N Service Rd (L7R 3X4) Burlington Central H.S. 1433 Baldwin St. (L7S 1K4) Aldershot High School 50 Fairwood Place West (L7T 1E5)

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U11 Atom Boys

IEM Newmarket

DIVISION 5

Bateman Hamilton Wildcats #1 6:00PM Welland Warriors

BCA 6:00PM

IEM Newmarket KW Vipers

Bateman Barrie Royals 7:30PM Ancaster Magic

BCA 7:30PM

North Toronto Huskies

Guelph Phoenix

Hamilton Wildcats #1

KW Vipers Welland Warriors

Bateman IEM Newmarket 9:00AM Welland Warriors

Bateman Hamilton Wildcats #1 10:30AM KW Vipers

Barrie Royals

Bateman Barrie Royals 12:00PM Guelph Phoenix

Bateman North Toronto Huskies 1:30PM Ancaster Magic

Bateman IEM Newmarket 3:00PM Hamilton Wildcats #1

Bateman KW Vipers 4:30PM Welland Warriors

Bateman Barrie Royals 6:00PM North Toronto Huskies

Bateman Ancaster Magic 7:30PM Guelph Phoenix

North Toronto Huskies

Ancaster Magic Guelph Phoenix

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U11 Atom boys DIVISION 5

Ancaster Magic Ares Culley-Bremner Barry Khan Ben Cooper Carter Hawkins Cristian Craciun Cristian Giardino Evan Cadman Jahdiel Chipembere Masud Nesibu Nathan MacKay Nicklas Doan Sam Mills Zamar Brooks

HC - Steve Brooks AC - Seth Bremmer

IEM Newmarket

Barrie Royals

Guelph Phoenix

Adam Simpson Alex Ward Brady Swain Ethan Laronde Griffen Armstrong Hunter Poole James Kurs Matthew Young Peter Joseph Chiodo Ryan Wagner Ryan Winn

Calvin Newbery Jack Viveiros Joshua Romero Kevin Martinez Lazar Stojanovic Mason Reid Matthew MacEachern Noel Warywoda Rubab Jassal Sean Murdock Yash Pandya

HC - Scott Young AC - Rob Armstrong AC - Tim Swain

HC - Mark Warywoda AC - Trevor Reid AC - Timothy Newbery M - Winnie Warywoda

KW Vipers

North Toronto Huskies

Hamilton Wildcats #1 Adam Jahan Brendan Morris Chris Jiang Deemetrius Masuka Elijah Mullin Isaac Graham Ivan Panovski Jameson Kovar Jibril Naleie Karanvir Sidhu Luca Jones Marcus Rilling

HC - Ted Wierda AC - Barry Hutton

Welland Warriors

Anton Mlynczyk Carmen Ciciretto Ethan Giroux Evan DeFelice Gavin Bailey Jayden Chowbay Liam Evans Lucas Greaves Markus Law-Heese Maximus Copsey Owen Patten Ryan Sadati

Aaron Brush Ben Lu Carson Botelho Damien Nath Ethan Czako Ethan Izzard Goanaer Kang John Matsias Nikola Svrdlin Stephen Irwin Theo Dan Tomisin Banjoko Tyler Latendresse Tyshawn Matthews Zion Williams-Farrell

Andrew Ng Carter Quimpo Charles Sheiner Daniel Fanone Dov Kahn Ethan Gill Ethan Tanenbaum Jackson Partridge Jake Storfer Marc Goldthorp Stuart Cunningham Troy Boydell

Andrew Zezella Brandon Markowski Callum MacKay Carter Teal Cross Carbonara David Jones Mateo Dave Matthew DiEgidio Neil Pouiot Ryan Fitzgerald Ryan Humble Samuel Beifuss

HC - Mark Copsey AC - Scott Chambers AC - Jack Prue

HC - Mike Quigley AC - Jody Brown AC - Andrew MacKay

HC - Michael Boydell AC - Michael Patridge

HC - Brady Fitzgerald AC - Orazio Carbonara M - Jana Watson


U11 Atom Boys

Pearson 6:00PM

Riverside Falcons

Pearson 7:30PM

DIVISION 6

Grimsby Grizzlies Collingwood Trailblazers

BC Troyka Whitby Wildcats

Seton 6:00PM

Riverside Falcons Oakville Vytis

Seton Crazy Catz 7:30PM Orangeville Hawks

Grimsby Grizzlies Oakville Vytis Collingwood Trailblazers

Pearson Riverside Falcons 9:00AM Collingwood Trailblazers

Pearson Grimsby Grizzlies 10:30AM Oakville Vytis

BC Troyka

Pearson BC Troyka 12:00PM Orangeville Hawks

Pearson Crazy Catz 1:30PM Whitby Wildcats

Pearson Riverside Falcons 3:00PM Grimsby Grizzlies

Pearson Oakville Vytis 4:30PM Collingwood Trailblazers

North Region Crazy Catz

Whitby Wildcats Orangeville Hawks

Pearson 6:00PM

BC Troyka Crazy Catz

pearson

Pearson 7:30PM

Whitby Wildcats Orangeville Hawks


U11 Atom boys DIVISION 6

BC Troyka

Collingwood Trailblazers

Grimsby Grizzlies

North Region Crazy Catz

Anthony Derevyanko Dejan Milidragovic Dina Lojpur Filip Malesevic Gordan Cekalov Ivan Kovacevic Jeremy Critoph Majda Lojpur Marko Burazor Marko Dostic Sara Acimovic Theodor Rotundu

Adam Milsap Adnan Sejdinovic Aidan Cullip Akiva Shannon Benton Wansbrough Charles Sinclair Ethan Cornelisse Finn Ready Jackson Aikens Matthew Hammond Tomas Nodwell Tyler Wansbrough Zach Hyland

Ben Cooney Ben Shipley Carter Donegan Cole Arnold Dillon Jain Griffin Rohner Hayden Steele Jacob Baker Jimmy Hillyard Kash Khounviseth Logan Nagy Noah Monteforte

Adam Iannetta Alexander Nguyen Andrew Furlan Daniel Naranjo Jacob Conforzi Jacob Spence Jason Conferido Michael Canonaco Rohan Reid Salvatore Giannone Udi Glinauer Vincent Marraffino

HC - Sladjan Lojpur AC - Aleksandar Milidragovic

HC - Shannon Aikens

HC - Kip Donegan AC - Todd Cooney

HC - Joel Wood AC - John Conforzi

Riverside Falcons

Oakville Vytis

Orangeville Hawks

Andrew Hargot Andrew Horvath Calvin Kett Gabriel Rosete Jack Moceri Kayleb Vichith Mathew Charbonneau Nicholas Metcalfe Noah Nasser Raymond Otmar-Cowpar Simon Edmondson

Aaron Rhooms Adam Ammor Alex Stephenson Colden Reay Daniel Rhooms Keegan Merner Mitchell Adams Nicholas Byj Nolan Kopecky-Duff Oscar Bruno Sean Tousaw Tyler Milford Victor Yatsenko

Aidan Ellacott Alexander Horvath Brandon Hughes Isaac Heslinga Jastaj Khaira Lucas Horvath Mathew Kocialek Matthew Dean Rowan Steele Ryan Runtas T.J. Walkinshaw

HC - Dave Horvath

HC - Stephen Merner

HC - Rory Steele

Whitby Wildcats Autrey Dawkins Brandon Cole Clayton Cotter Cody Hefford Connor Heard Derrick Menzie Gregory Taylor Jacob Creeden Joshua Miehm Kyle Travis Kylea Dobson Marco Costa Nolan Nukkala Spencer Gustafson Tristan Soudek-Williams

HC - Wayne Menzie AC - John Gustafson


U11 Atom Boys

DIVISION 7

Aldershot Guelph CYO 6:00PM Burlington Panthers

Guelph CYO

Aldershot Hamilton Wildcats 7:30PM Flamborough Fire

London Ramblers Burlington Panthers Aldershot London Ramblers 10:00AM Burlington Panthers

Hamilton Wildcats Niagara Falls Red Raiders

Flamborough Fire

Aldershot Niagara Falls Red Raiders 11:30AM Flamborough Fire Aldershot Guelph CYO 1:30PM London Ramblers Aldershot Hamilton Wildcats 3:00PM Niagara Falls Red Raiders

Aldershot


U11 Atom Boys DIVISION 7

Burlington Panthers

Flamborough Fire

Guelph CYO Knights

Dillon MacDougall Ethan Brogly Ethan Mancini Jack Wilson James Gabriele Liam Iaquinto Nathan Leslie Ryan Nelson Ryley Woodcock Shad Annandsingh Tyson Lama Zane McRoberts

Aidan Salvucci Carter Sabourin Christopher Hanse Ethan Lang Graden Hodgins Jack Beckett Jacob Rudolph Keaghan Paterson Nicholas Stys Stephen Morgunov William Oliver

Adam Cunningham Bryce Sukhdeo Dave Simpson Gary Yates James Martin Jayden Felipe Liam Peet Luca Desando Noah Pacheco Rhys Blake Thomas Vancanwenberghe

HC - Richard Woodcok AC - Rich Leslie

HC - Jeff Miller AC - Patti Beam

HC - Aaron Franklin AC - Bernie Felipe

Hamilton Wildcats #2

London Ramblers

Niagara Falls Red Raiders

Adamo Ashley Ayub Nurhussien Cristian Dionisio Dacquarn Stewart Danny Radinovic Dante Campanella Elon Curri Kevin Xiong Liam Magee Nikola Radinovic Nima Malek Raymond Chen Sal Campanella Samiel Ashley

Alexander Gyenis Avery Mellor David Kamandali Jack Richards Jovan Macar Justin Riley Luka Macar Malik Young Robert Brunet Stuart McGorman Tommy Hunter William Brunet William May

Alex Wang Hunter Jackman Jason Vong Jeffery Dai Jerwyn Tutanes Joe McNamara Joshua Lennox Keagan Thompson Nicholas Rigon Nick Brunet Ray Huang Sam Meade Vegas Evans

HC - Sue Tkachuk AC - Barry Hutton

HC - Christopher Brandl AC - Peter Richards

HC - Josh Lennox


OABO

GET INTO THE GAME...

Ontario Association of Basketball Officials

WE ARE LOOKING FOR OFFICIALS ACROSS THE PROVINCE.

Go one step further than the best seat in the house...get in the game. Enjoy the sport you love from the floor while: 路 staying active. 路 subsidizing your income. 路 acting as a community leader in sports. 路 developing your decision-making and communication skills.

Contacts: Don Thorne donthorne@sympatico.ca Tim Laurain tlaurain@basketball.on.ca

www.oabo.ca


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ONTARIO BASKETBALL LAUNCHES CLUB EXCELLENCE

Club Excellence is a program built to support any sport, is third party operated, using fair and transparent methods to deliver a national certification program. It was developed by a group of likeminded organizations (Gymnastics Canada, Swimming Canada, CanoeKayak Canada, Athletics Canada, and Speed Skating Canada) who came together around the development and delivery of a national, workshop-based program designed to help sport clubs provide quality programming and effective club management practices. The certification program recognizes clubs and associations that invest in building capacity to meet and exceed a basic set of operating principles. The six core areas of Club Excellence are program delivery, coaching, people management, governance, financial accountability, and marketing, recruitment and revenue generation. Great sport organizations are those that develop strategies on the field and off. Club Excellence can help. Best of all, your club or association will be recognized for the investment made in establishing policies and processes to meet your day-to-day challenges.

CLUB EXCELLENCE WORKSHOP McBain Community Centre 7150 Montrose Rd. Niagara Falls, ON L2H 3N3 Saturday, June 1st 2013 9:00am – 5:00pm $25.00 per participant (plus applicable tax) Maximum two participants per member club Includes coffee, lunch and materials REGISTER ONLINE http://clubexcellencensc2.eventbrite.ca (613) 521-3340 ext.3226

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IS YOUR CLUB EXCELLENT? Participation in sport and recreation is more than just finding a club that wins a lot of basketball games. Throughout amateur sport in Canada, there exists an increased focus on accountability to parents and their children, risk management assessment, development programming, quality coaches and administrators, and fiscal transparency. It is for these reasons that Ontario Basketball (OBA) recently announced its partnership with the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, True Sport Foundation and the Club Excellence Cooperative (CEC) to launch a basketball club excellence strategy throughout province. “We are proud of the more than 200 member clubs within Ontario Basketball that represent our sport in communities across Ontario. Most of these clubs are administered by dedicated local volunteers. The launch of Club Excellence will strengthen the capacity of our clubs and provide invaluable resources, enabling them to deliver the sport with excellence to the thousands of members who rely on our professionalism and quality standards,” said Ken Urbach, president, Ontario Basketball. “We share an incredible responsibility with our clubs to ensure our members enjoy a safe and rewarding basketball experience. OBA looks forward to working with the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport and continue to strengthen our existing member clubs.” OBA has joined leading national sport organizations in embracing the Club Excellence program which is helping to build a network of healthy, strong and sustainable sport clubs across Canada. As an Associate Member, OBA now enjoys access to a range of customized tools and resources to improve club programs. Targeted workshops will help member clubs become Club Excellence certified, building capacity in a number of critical areas including coaching, people management, governance, recruitment, financial accountability, marketing, and revenue generation. OBA will be working with its Regional Stakeholders Network and member clubs to identify the sport-specific categories required in addition to the Club Excellence mandated standards. The Club Excellence Cooperative (CEC) was created in 2007 with common goals to identify a stable and supportive environment for coaches, improve implementation of Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) at the community level, and ensure quality club programming. The Club Excellence program was then created to help build a network of healthy, strong and sustainable sport clubs and sport organizations, across Canada. Based on 30 standards, Club Excellence can help in building capacity within program delivery, coaching, people management, governance, financial accountability, and marketing, recruitment and revenue generation. Founding Members of the Club Excellence Cooperative (CEC) include Swimming Canada, Speedskating Canada, CanoeKayak Canada, Athletics Canada, Gymnastics Canada, and the True Sport Foundation. “OBA is the first major team sport organization to join Club Excellence. They clearly see the opportunity to apply the Club Excellence certification program to raise the quality of the sport at the grassroots level. We look forward to their contribution to our campaign to improve sport delivery at the local club level,” said John Edwards, Chair of Club Excellence Cooperative. Through the Associate Membership paid for by OBA, the Club Excellence program will be available to Ontario Basketball member clubs in good standing, focusing on all the characteristics of strong, sound clubs, from management to governance and program delivery. It will also allow OBA to provide discounts to their member clubs on Club Excellence services, and gives them a voice in the stewardship of this innovative, standards-based certification program. “Club Excellence represents a significant financial investment from OBA to its member clubs,” said Michael Cvitkovic, executive director, Ontario Basketball. “We believe this investment aligns our clubs more closely, provides strong risk management and continues our commitment to Canadian Sport for Life principles. OBA clubs are the foundation of our organization and so it is imperative that we provide them with the necessary resources to succeed. No matter where our parents and athletes live, they should expect the same services from their local clubs.” For more information, visit www.clubexcellence.com.


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WHY CAN’T WE? By: Michael T. Cvitkovic Most sports have recognized the issue. Children should not be playing an adult game. Baseball has had T-ball, Rookie Ball and other modified games for years. Soccer nets and fields are significantly smaller than professional standards all across the world. Tennis legend Roger Federer learned his craft with mini tennis - a smaller racquet, net and court with lighter tennis balls to encourage proper technique. We’ve all seen Sidney Crosby and those Timbit Hockey TV commercials. Yet a majority of our basketball youth can still be found attempting to shoot a NBA-sized ball on a 10-foot net from a 15-foot free throw line in full-court, five-on-five competition. It’s time we take a good look in the mirror. There is a large movement across the country called Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) or the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model. It’s been around for years and Ontario Basketball (OBA) has taken some steps to properly adapt. OBA has strong alignment with CS4L in the Train to Train (Girls 11-15 years; Boys 12-16 years) stage with programs such as Talent Identification and Development Program (TIDP) and the successful Team Ontario Under 14, 15 and 17 teams, however there exists a tremendous gap in earlier stages such as FUNdamentals (Girls 6-8 years; Boys 6-9 years) and Learn to Train (Girls 8-11 years; Boys 9-12 years). Teaching children physical literacy and investing quality gym time to catch, throw, jump, pivot, and balance must be a priority. So is creating a fun, inclusive environment that promotes skill development before competition and recognizes the social, emotional and psychological growth of young people. More practices, less games. It’s scientifically proven that children will become attracted or disinterested in a particular sport by the age of 12. That puts a lot of pressure on early childhood sport development, volunteer coaches, clubs, officials and parents. It is vital that all support networks for children, especially parents, understand the significance of developing the athlete in the child before the basketball player. Over the course of the next few months, Ontario Basketball will be participating in an in-depth CS4L review of the programs and services it currently offers. With its Regional Stakeholders Network and other basketball experts, OBA will formulize a long-term strategic plan to chart how it should address existing gaps. This will include a complete competition review. Change is challenging, but when it comes to our kids, isn’t it worth it? It’s time for basketball to step up and lead again. Together, let’s enjoy this significant transformation. If other popular sports can properly adjust their programming to ensure children are receiving age, stage and skill appropriate development, why can’t we? To learn more, visit www.CS4L.ca. Cvitkovic is the executive director of Ontario Basketball, having previously held sports management positions with York University, the Toronto Raptors Basketball Club and Tennis Canada.


The Talent Identification and Development Program (TID) is a systematic revision of the Player Development Program (PDP) that provides a clear pathway for athletes and coaches in the high performance stream. The outcomes of this restructuring include a downward shift in the ages of athletes that OBA high performance programs target and better alignment with the appropriate age categories as per the principles of Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD). More athletes with high performance potential will be identified and provided the right training. Ontario Basketball is pleased to announce the dates and locations for the 2013 Talent Identification and Development Program as follows: Georgian College U12 Boys Centralized Camp: July 2 - 5 U12 Girls Centralized Camp: July 6 - 9 U14 Boys Centralized Camp: July 17 - 20 U14 Girls Centralized Camp: July 21 - 24 Abilities Centre / Durham College U16 Boys Centralized Camp: August 16 - 18 U16 Girls Centralized Camp: August 16 - 18 Georgian College U12 Identification Camp: August 21 - 23

Regional Tryouts ($25.00): April - May · Athletes receive a TID Nike / OBA Tshirt. Regional Training ($300.00): May - July · 360 selected athletes receive 30 hours of LTAD age / stage appropriate training. Centralized Camp ($350.00): July · 288 athletes receive an additional 35 hours of high performance training alongside the best players in Ontario. · Off-court strength and conditioning training. · Educational sessions (ie. Canada Basketball, NCAA, CIS, AAU). · Meals and accommodations (four days / three nights). · Special guest coaches. · Personal athlete evaluations. · Opportunity to be identified and selected for additional high performance development programs (ie. Centre for Performance, Team Ontario). · Nike / OBA shorts and reversible jersey. · Spalding composite basketball.

Regional Tryouts (Free): April - May Regional Training ($300.00): May - July · 720 athletes receive 30 hours of LTAD age / stage appropriate training. · Nike / OBA reversible jersey. Centralized Camp ($350.00): July · 240 athletes are chosen from regional training sessions. · Athletes receive an additional 35 hours of high performance training alongside the best players in Ontario. · Off-court strength and conditioning training. · Educational sessions (ie. Canada Basketball, NCAA, CIS, AAU). · Meals and accommodations (four days / three nights). · Special guest coaches. · Personal athlete evaluations. · Opportunity to be identified and selected to compete against the top 20 athletes in Ontario at the U12 Identification Camp in August. · Nike / OBA shorts. · Spalding composite basketball.

Regional Tryouts ($25.00): May - June · Athletes receive a TID Nike / OBA Tshirt. Regional Training ($300.00): June - August · 360 athletes receive 30 hours of LTAD age and stage appropriate training. Centralized Camp ($350.00): August · 288 athletes receive an additional 35 hours of high performance training alongside the best players in Ontario. · Tournament style competition. · Off-court strength and conditioning training. · Educational sessions (ie. Canada Basketball, NCAA, CIS, AAU). · Opportunity to be identified and selected for additional high performance development programs (ie. Centre for Performance, Team Ontario). · Meals and accommodations (four days / three nights). · Special guest coaches. · Personal athlete evaluations. · Nike / OBA shorts and reversible jersey. · Spalding composite basketball.


SINGH TAKES EXPERIENCE AND DEVELOPMENT FROM ETOBICOKE BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION TO QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY 2012-13 OUA East men’s basketball rookie of the year Sukhpreet Singh of the Queen’s Gaels gained infamy in basketball circles for his accomplishments as a high school player with the Martingrove Bears, but the roots of his success can be traced to his development within the Ontario Basketball Association club system, as a player in the Etobicoke Basketball Association system. Singh rose through the ranks of the EBA system to reach the elite level, ultimately suiting up for the Etobicoke Thunder Elite program in the U19 Junior level.

Photo credit: Blair Hough

Arguably the biggest accomplishments for the Toronto native came in his high school days where as an eleventh grader and a rookie on the squad, Singh helped lift his Martingrove Bears team to an OFSAA AAA championship. After that season, the lanky guard was key to the Martingrove attack for the remainder of his high school career, while competing with the Etobicoke Thunder Elite program outside of the school-boy season. The transition from high school and OBA junior programs can be tough for some, but Singh’s performance in his debut OUA season with the Queen’s Gaels made it clear that he was comfortable with the jump to University ball. The Gaels were a team in flux this year, turning over a large portion of their roster and bringing in a great deal of talented freshman. With a young team comes an opportunity for playing time, and Singh seized that chance. He put up 12.2 points and 3.8 assists per game, the latter good enough to finish tied for sixth in the OUA. Singh accomplished all of this while averaging 29 minutes per contest as a rookie. Sukhpreet Singh is a shining example of hard work paying off. He used his time in the Etobicoke Basketball Association system and with the EBA’s Thunder Elite team to propel himself to accolades in his debut season in Ontario University Athletics. Singh fans, from Kingston to Etobicoke and all across the province, hope he can take what he learned as a player in the OBA and keep putting up great seasons. To follow Sukhpreet’s basketball career with the Queen’s Gaels visit http://www.gogaelsgo.com. Article by: Ontario University Athletics Ontario University Athletics (OUA) is the provincial voice for interuniversity sport, and a recognized leader and contributor to the Canadian Sport System, forging partnerships with Ontario universities and sport organizations to deliver a diversified sport model that achieves excellence in competition, fair play, ethical leadership, equitable opportunities and high quality student-athlete experiences within an educational environment.


WELCOME TO A FAIR PLAY FACILITY IN THE SPIRIT OF FAIR PLAY, ONTARIO BASKETBALL WOULD LIKE YOU TO... CHEER AS MUCH AS YOU WANT. SUPPORT OUR COACHES, ATHLETES, OFFICIALS AND OTHER SPECTATORS. HAVE FUN AND ENJOY OURSELVES. ENJOY THE SPORT AND THE COMPETITION. ...BUT IF YOU DISRESPECT THE SPIRIT OF FAIR PLAY YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE FACILITY. Olympia Sports Camp is an official partner of Ontario Basketball and the proud sponsor of Ontario Basketball's Fair Play Program.


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