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ontario basketball presents u19 junior men ontario cup Kitchener and Waterloo may 24-26 Letter from Ontario Basketball Letter from Kitchener Mayor - Carl Zehr Waterloo Mayor - Brenda Halloran Letter from Ontario Premier - Kathleen Wynne Letter from KW Vipers Ontario Basketball Awards Editorial - AAU and Ontario Basketball Editorial - Club Excellence 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 Kitchener and Waterloo Map Division 5 - Schedule Division 5 - Roster Division 6 - Schedule Division 6 - Roster Division 7 - Schedule Division 7 - Roster Division 8 - Schedule Division 8 - Roster Editorial - Play 3x3 Editorial - Canadian Sport for Life 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


MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR Welcome everyone to the 2013 Ontario Cup Provincial Championships, taking place in Kitchener on the weekends of April 26-28, May 3-5 and May 24-26, 2013. On behalf of members of council and the citizens of the City of Kitchener, it is my pleasure to invite each of you to personally experience the many attractions and outstanding hospitality for which our community has become so well known. During this tournament, U10-U19 boys and girls can look forward to the opportunity to experience elite competition and to showcase the skills that they have worked so hard to develop throughout the season. I trust all the participants will have the opportunity to spend time with teammates, get to know members of the competing teams and form friendships that will last a lifetime. Thank you to all of the hard working volunteers and dedicated supports, including family members and friends, for your encouragement of these athletes and your commitment to basketball. You are excellent role models for our young athletes! Good luck and enjoy the tournament! Sincerely, Carl Zehr ~Mayor~ City of Kitchener


February 27, 2013 On behalf of the City of Waterloo, I would like to welcome you to the 2013 Ontario Cup Provincial Championships. We’re delighted that this tournament is coming to Waterloo. This community embraces sports, fitness and recreation, and is pleased these basketball championships will be held here. While you’re in Waterloo, I encourage you to explore all that this great city has to offer. There is so much to see and do here between games thanks to our recreational facilities, vibrant uptown, trails, parks, heritage elements, public art and much more. Whether you’re here as an athlete, a coach or a spectator, I truly hope you enjoy your time in Waterloo and at the tournament. Good luck!

Mayor Brenda Halloran City of Waterloo


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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Kitchener-Waterloo Youth Basketball Association May 24-26, 2013 Welcome to the 2013 U19 Junior Men’s Ontario Cup Provincial Championships! The K-W Youth Basketball Association and their “Viper” teams are proud to be hosting all the Junior Men’s teams and their families in the Twin Cities again this year. This region has long been a hotbed of basketball talent and many of the area’s players have gone on to higher levels of the game including Provincial and National teams. The YBA is very proud of any part that they play in developing players both on and off the court from Novice right through to the rest of their life. Since being named the OBA “Club of the Year’ for 2012, the KW YBA has tried to improve all aspects of our organization and want this to be the best Ontario Cup ever. We would like to thank the Cities of Kitchener and Waterloo, the Waterloo Region District School Board, the Waterloo Catholic District School Board and the KW Basketball Officials Association for their support of this tournament. The pink whistles that you see on the referees this weekend are part of their campaign to raise money for cancer research ($1 of their game fee for all Provincial Cup games is being donated to this cause). We would also like to thank all the members of the YBA and Vipers as well as the other groups who have volunteered to assist this weekend as Site Convenors, scorers, timers, shot clock operators and in other capacities to make sure that these Championships run smoothly. We hope that you enjoy your stay this weekend and that all your time, hard work, and dedication from this season will be showcased. Even though only one team will win the ultimate prize, every one of you is already a champion for coming this far. Do your best and make the most of each moment. Make your parents, your coaches, your team, your club, and, most of all, yourself proud. Remember to take a moment this weekend to thank your coaches for their time and effort, your team mates for their friendship and your parents for their support for the 2013 season. Best of luck to all the teams! John Illingworth President, KW YBA

Mike Quigley Tournament Convenor


OABO Ontario Association of Basketball Officials


Winners will be honoured at the annual oba awards gala


ONTARIO BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION AND AAU The basketball landscape in this province, and the country, has changed significantly over the past few years. While Ontario Basketball (OBA) attempts to provide services and programming to all elements of the game, it is through collaboration and the strength of its member clubs that the mission is delivered. These clubs also provide OBA with the necessary knowledge and trends in the game to help shape its direction. The origin of clubs in Ontario stemmed mostly to provide concentrated basketball programming that complemented the high school season. Clubs would run teams after OFSAA finished and everyone would take the summer off. A chosen few would make Team Ontario while the many enjoyed “summer sports,” while others enjoyed an "off season" of rest and recovery. Things have changed significantly over the past few years. Today, many clubs run for an entire 12-month period - the good ones, who understand periodization - also understand the significant importance of rest and recovery periods to create optimal performance. While the less informed clubs simply run summer teams that, at times, can fragment the existing club system and overuse the athletes. In this day and age, it seems the best recruiters win the best athletes instead of clubs that understand the long-term development of an athlete. We need to help OBA member clubs do both; provide a pathway for athletes to develop their skills through international competition and opportunities for exposure. As the governing body for the sport of basketball in Ontario, it is vital for OBA to strengthen and protect its clubs and at the same time, educate parents and coaches about all the stakeholders in the game. In a study taken during the 2012 OBA season, more than half of the responding clubs indicated at least one of its teams play summer ball. As a result, OBA developed a three-year partnership with the Amateur Athletic Union of the United States (AAU). Some OBA clubs with AAU experience understand the wide range of good and bad events that exist in the USA, no different than tournaments within Canada. This partnership will help teams who wish to travel with the education of recommended events. Through partnerships with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and AVIS-Budget car rental, the OBA is attempting to make summer travel easier for its members as well. The foundation of Ontario Basketball (OBA) remains its more than 200 member clubs that represent the game from Windsor to Ottawa; from Niagara to Thunder Bay; and everywhere in between. How, when, where and why they play the game is different than even just five years ago. The partnership with the AAU isn’t going to solve recruiting challenges or eliminate “rogue” clubs, but it will hopefully send the message that OBA recognizes it needs to address the challenges that face its member clubs and create a better environment for its members to flourish – whatever their basketball pathway might be. Above: Scarborough Basketball’s U16 Major Midget girls pose following their 2012 provincial championship in Kitchener-Waterloo.

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When James Parker, AAU Director of Sport, attended the announcement last year in Toronto, he indicated that OBA should become the focal point of AAU in the province and can also see the association coordinate AAU events within Canada. Beginning at these 2013 Ontario Cup Provincial Championships, the winners of Division One in U13-17 age categories will automatically qualify for the AAU National Championships. Many of these championship events are staged at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Zone in Orlando, Florida. OBA will cover the registration fees while teams will be required to fundraise in order to have the necessary fees for travel and accommodations. Some have confused AAU Above: Toronto Triple Threat celebrate their Division One title at the 2012 with NCAA exposure. While there are events Ontario Cup Provincial Championships in Ottawa. that may generate significant recruiting opportunities with college coaches, as an executive from NCAA indicated to the OBA membership at the Annual Meeting of the Members last year, “if you are good enough, they will find you in Canada.” The AAU summer circuit, for the most part, is simply additional competition for players and coaches who wish to develop over the summer months. That being said, there are major events that demand significant exposure opportunities for athletes. There is no reason why Team Ontario or OBA clubs cannot experience this side to the game. It does not exist for a chosen few who claim to have all the answers. The opportunities are endless for Ontario athletes to pursue a high performance basketball pathway. With increased quality of programming on home soil, OUA, CIS, OCAA is now a viable option. For those wishing to pursue NCAA basketball, and many have with great success, there needs to be increased education on the road to college scholarships. Because for every Anthony Bennett, Natalie Achonwa, Kevin Pangos and Dakota Whyte (all OBA and Team Ontario alumni), there are thousands who do not have a positive experience and we are all collectively to blame.

Above: Oakville Vytis claim the U14 Major Bantam Division One Championship following a hard-fought win over Brantford CYO in our nation’s capital.

A partnership with the AAU and an education partnership with NCAA are two ways OBA is attempting to serve its members. There is a long way to go before a true balance of power exists, but with the collective approach of 200 member clubs, OBA will get there – one dribble at a time.

2013 AAU Boys and Girls Basketball National Championships - Schedule Boys 6th Grade: July 22-28, 2013 in Hampton, Virginia. 7th Grade: June 23-30, 2013 in Memphis, Tennessee. 8th Grade: July 11-17, 2013 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida. 9th Grade: July 9-14, 2013 in Little Rock, Arkansas. 10th Grade: July 22-28, 2013 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida.. Girls 6th Grade: June 23-28, 2013 in Hampton, Virginia. 7th Grade: July 12-17, 2013 in Kings Island, Ohio. 8th Grade: July 8-13, 2013 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida. 9th Grade: July 8-13, 2013 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida. 10th Grade: July 8-13, 2013 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida.


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

kjohnston@cces.ca

WWW.CLUBEXCELLENCE.COM


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.


U19

Junior

WLU

4:30PM

Blessed Sacrament Nation

men DIVISION 1

Blessed - Nation Oakville Vytis

WLU

6:00PM

Mississauga Monarchs

Kingston Impact

WLU

Waterloo Wolverines

WLU

7:30PM

London Ramblers

9:00PM

Etobicoke Thunder

WLU

Mississauga Monarchs

Wildhawk

Mississauga Monarchs Charvis

Oakville Vytis Kingston Impact #1

WLU

9:00AM

Waterloo Wolverines

Wildhawk London Ramblers #1 Etobicoke Thunder

WLU

Blessed - Nation Kingston Impact

Waterloo Wolverines

12:00PM Etobicoke Thunder

WLU

Blessed - Nation

10:30AM Oakville Vytis

WLU

1:30PM

WLU

3:00PM

Mississauga Monarchs

4:30PM

WLU

Waterloo Wolverines

WLU

6:00PM

Wildhawk

Wilfrid

7:30PM

Wildhawk London Ramblers Oakville Vytis Kingston Impact

London Ramblers Etobicoke Thunder

Laurier

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U19 junior men DIVISION 1 Blessed Sacrament Nation Brown, Tyler Corrigan, Colin Cunningham-Gillen, Phillip

Dawson, Spencer Dzierzawski, Daniel Lufile, Abendigo McCulloch, David Mercanti, Anthony Rakas, Dimitri Randall, Mackenzie Rocca, Mike Wood, Mitchell

HC - Furtado, Manny AC - Gunter, Justin AC - Joseph, Jeff AC - Raso, Victor

Mississauga Monarchs Charvis

Antoine, Julius Borlongan, Michael Carter, Denver Charvis, Myles Del Gobbo, Alessio Devera, Grant Goin-Bailey, Brandon Kozai, Doran Magnaye, Jaiden Roberts, Jaylen Rogers, Tyrell Salomon, Aaron Slaven, Devante

HC - Charvis, Gary AC - Rogers, Ann-Marie AC - Rogers, Trevor

Etobicoke Thunder

Kingston Impact #1

London Ramblers #1

Agyeman, James Beckett, Sebastian Bukovec, Matthew Ernest, Nick Friesen, Michael Ivaniukas, Regis Luciani, Gianmarco Nettey, Nerquaye Petronis, Alex Reid, Reilly Simmons, Jack Sterne, Erik Vande Kemp, Kristian Walford, Drew

Boag, Robertson Boers, Taylor Culbreath, Nathan Graham, Jesse Graham, Tanner Grew, Adrian Maracle, Brody Maschi, Carter Mellon, Jonathan Poulain, Connor Steele, Calum Taylor, Matt Treitz, Josh

Adkin, Nolan Austerhoff, Hayden Carter, Mitchell Hawke, Jason Makoi, Akim Morris, Cam Pham, Khoi Rybka, Matthew Sehovac, Srdjan Shantz, Benjamin Shelley, Jack Therrien, Connor

HC - Malic, Sasha M - Street, Ann

HC - Doornekamp, Nate AC - Morrow, Chris

HC - Tweedie, Matt AC - Paron, Alan

Oakville Vytis Amihere, Benson Babic, Jake Coulthard, Owen Diankulu, Lewis Dubois, Dillon Duncan, Dante Gilmore, Connor Grant, Jordan MacKenzie, Nolan Thompson, Matthew

HC - Coulhard, Theresa AC - Thompson, Rohan

Waterloo Wolverines Bankazo, Henry Bercy, Kevin Brennan, Jake Kwofie, Emmanuel Large, Garrett McGlynn, Patric Miller, Juwan Murawsky, Matthew Simon, Teslots Skylar, Timothy Sutton, Avery Teny, Chuder Thompson, Jason Turner, Quinn HC - McPherson, Chad AC - Harris, Brian

Wildhawks Basketball Dmitrovic, Vedran Elgadi, Dani Johnson, Josh Kendall, Jesse Kenning, Cory Masters, Javon Music, Filip Piazza, Malcolm Samuel, Sean Voll, Adam

HC - Tomlin, Aaron AC - Reynolds, Scott M - Peterson, Mark


U19

Junior

TTT - Kate Blessed Sacrament

RIM Park #1

RIM Park #1 The Northern Kings 7:30PM York North Avengers

RIM Park #1

RIM Park #1

4:30PM

Toronto Triple Threat Kate

men DIVISION 2

6:00PM

9:00PM

KYBA Next Level Niagara Thunder IEM Spartans Elite YAAACE

KYBA Ottawa Next Level

Blessed Sacrament Doornick

Niagara Thunder

RIM Park #1

9:00AM

The Northern Kings IEM Spartans Elite York North Avengers

YAAACE

TTT - Kate Niagara Thunder

RIM Park #1 The Northern Kings

12:00PM

RIM Park #1

3:00PM

YAAACE TTT - Kate KYBA Next Level

RIM Park #1 The Northern Kings

6:00PM

IEM Spartans Elite

RIM

KYBA Next Level 10:30AM Blessed Sacrament

RIM Park #1

RIM Park #1

IEM Spartans Elite

1:30PM

York North Avengers

RIM Park #1 Blessed Sacrament

4:30PM

Niagara Thunder

RIM Park #1 York North Avengers

7:30PM

Park

#1

YAAACE


U19 junior men DIVISION 2 Blessed Sacrament Doornick Cramm, Morgan Crocker, Connor Doornick, Ryan Grahovac, Marko Greenway, Jaegar Hagen, Jake Hare, Ryan Harrison, Robert Hyrski, Brian Nelson, Jordan Vujadinovic, Filip

HC - Doornick, Joseph AC - Croft, Robert AC - Hagen, Paul M - Crocker, Ian

The Northern Kings Ayisi, Sammy Cadougan, John Camara, Mohamed Gayle, Ravaughn Girmay, Simon Lee, Cusean Stephenson Miller, Rayon Okyere, Bernard Peterkin, Michael Polan-Couillard, Simon Simonetta, Michael Smith, Malcolm Stone, Tyler Sylvester, James Usher, Sage HC - Musah, Sharif AC - Morrison, Steve M - Simonetta, Michael

IEM Spartans Elite Chevannes, Brendon Flynn, Robert Jabbarian, Amir Kokko, Tevaun Levene, Jaquan Nwakwesi, Xavier Omorogbe, Abraham Russell, Ophniel Smallings, Daniel Tawia, Osei Watts, Romario

HC - Galloway, Rohan

Toronto Triple Threat Kate Chevers-Forrester, Alonzo Clarke-Riley, Terique Dorge, Rigdor Halstead, O'Neil Hannant-Minchel, John Harper, Samuel McDonald, Mathew McIntosh, Nikyle McMonagle, Galen Moses, Jevon Poblete, Serville Ratz, Dominik Szczurko, David Tram, Kevin Williams, Malik HC - McPherson, Kate AC - Ratz, Ed AC - Troje, Corwin M - Szczurko, Ava

KYBA Ottawa Next Level Gojkovic, Demijtri Itskovich, Idan Kabuya, Jordan Naidu, Sujit Ngandu, Jean Jacques Su, Shadra

HC - DeAveiro, David AC - Verrecchia, Wendy AC - Harper, Glen

YAAACE Alaghodaho, Favour Brown, Adrean Brown, Chevon Brown, Kaion Brown, Jameel Clovis, Edmond Duru, Micheal Hall, Tyvon Kalonji, Veron Kazumba, Girece Miller, Glenford Rose, Jordon Roye, Michael Samra, Jason HC - Brown, David AC - Lawson, Candley AC - James, Jason

Niagara Thunder Dottine, Maxwell Goodman, Jessi Kwinecki, James Lalonde, Thomas Macisaac, Connor Pollock, Jordon Rao, Christopher Sohal, Arjun Starc, Hayden Topic, Garrett Whitty, Ben

HC - Grantis, Tom M - Topic, Ned

York North Basketball Bush, Josh Chao, Michael Dhalla, Karamdeep Gulam, Milad Hasse-Kollarits, Markus Ibrahim, Nabil Jandu, Brandan Kinck, Tyler Marshall, Alex Moloughney, Philip Munyakazi, Jonathan Solomon, Nate

HC - Bannister, David AC - Condarcuri, Luch


U19

Junior

men DIVISION 3

Blessed - Ravida Caledon Cougars

RIM Park #2

6:00PM

Brampton Warriors

RIM Park #2

7:30PM

Capital Xelles #1 Simcoe Suns

DCBA United Blessed - Browne

Brampton Warriors Christopher

RIM Park #2

Blessed - Ravida

RIM Park #2

Capital Xelles #1

RIM Park #2

RIM Park #2

4:30PM

Blessed Sacrament Ravida

RIM Park #2

9:00PM

Whitby Wildcats

Whitby Wildcats Caledon Cougars

DCBA United Simcoe Suns Blessed Sacrament Browne

9:00AM

Whitby Wildcats 10:30AM Caledon Cougars

Brampton Warriors

Capital Xelles #1 12:00PM Blessed - Browne

RIM Park #2

3:00PM

RIM Park #2

6:00PM

RIM Park #2

1:30PM

Blessed - Ravida Whitby Wildcats

RIM Park #2

Capital Xelles #1 DCBA United

RIM Park #2

RIM

DCBA United Simcoe Suns

Caledon Cougars

4:30PM Brampton Warriors

7:30PM

Park

#2

Simcoe Suns Blessed - Browne


U19 junior men DIVISION 3 Blessed Sacrament Browne

Blessed Sacrament Ravida

Al-Nabhan, Mohamed Bromfield, Tristan Browne, Adrian Catterson, Sam Ciardullo, Eddie Licursi, Luke Mensah, Shamar Phillips, Dylan Polena, John Wojcik, Maciek

Gadsby, Benjamin Goldson, Juwon Hamilton, Eric Manguerra, Joseph Ogundokun, Dele Ratcliffe, Deion Ravida, Matthew Shaban, Zach Watson, Othel Worden, Michael

HC - Browne, Less AC - Callender, Selena

HC - Ravida, Sam

Capital Xelles #1 Ahmed, Afi Azangi-Mbutu, Jeremy Bakal, Gibril Bekkedam, Jason Jean-Baptiste, Harley-Pascal

Kazadi, Francis Linton, Kenton Malik, Faraz Mangan, Sebastian McFarland, Thomas Mouaga, Deonte Riche, Raphael Wakefield, Mack

HC - Wakefield, Chris AC - Wakefield, Tanya AC - Wong, Shane

DCBA United

Brampton Warriors Christopher Benes, Michael Bogle, Raheim Ebanks, Derall Frazer, Joshua Gyamfi, Solomon Johnson, Preston King, Oneil Loundja, Horby Mohamed, Jaaved Mohamed, Jamaal Munaku, Emmanuel Robinson, Adrian Romain, Anthony Tubbs, Jesse Williams, Justice HC - Christopher, Ivor AC - King, Vance

Simcoe Suns

Addo, Anthony Bailey, Jovan Brown, Elijah Campbell, Shukur De Guzman, Arjay Miller, Thulani Quarry, Tristan Simmonds, Jamall Spencer, Steele Wilson, Kendell

Bradshaw, Chimary Buchan, Jacob Buchan, Zach Clendinning, Jacob Clendinning, Sean Creighton, Raheim Graham, Jamar Inkumsah, Nicholas Keough, Zack Lafrance, Dan Lemmon, Geoff Quesnel, Alex Slack, Tyrelle

HC - Adams, Nkosi AC - Clayton, Ervin

HC - Toole, Jeff M - Parkes, Heather

Caledon Cougars Archer, Kemel Benjamin, Jahmell Clennon, Marcos Francis, Anthony Ghamman, Zubair Johal, Amtoj Maaytah, Omar Sahil, Zirvi Singh, Harvir McConnell, Spencer Stackhouse, Wesley Thompson, Deysean

HC - Maaytah, Adam

Whitby Wildcts Barrett, Brandon Daniel, Myles Elliott, Cameron Gordon, Dan Hall, Achidi Jones, Sheldon Jovcevski, Mario Miller, Brendon Moore-McDonald, Malik Ranich, Ryan Walters, Jon-Ross White, Jahvon

HC - Hutchcroft, Dean AC - Levy, Garth AC - Ranich, Stephen


U19

Junior

men DIVISION 4

Macdonald Burlington Skyhawks

4:30PM

Ottawa Guardsmen

Macdonald Orangeville Hawks

Burlington Skyhawks

7:30PM

Penetang-Midland

Macdonald

6:00PM

Macdonald

9:00PM

Grimsby Elite Steel City Slam Toronto Five-O YSSK

Grimsby Elite Ottawa Guardsmen Steel City Slam

Macdonald Burlington Skyhawks

9:00AM

Orangeville Hawks Toronto Five-O Penetang-Midland York South Silver Knights

Steel City Slam

Macdonald Orangeville Hawks

12:00PM YSSK

Grimsby Elite

Macdonald Orangeville Hawks

6:00PM

Toronto Five-O

Grimsby Elite

10:30AM Ottawa Guardsmen

Macdonald

1:30PM

Macdonald Burlington Skyhawks

3:00PM

Macdonald

Toronto Five-O Penetang-Midland

Macdonald Ottawa Guardsmen

4:30PM

Steel City Slam

Macdonald Penetang-Midland

7:30PM

Macdonald

SS

YSSK


U19 junior men

Burlington Skyhawks Angellini, Jeremy Berc, Josh Carlin, James Clementino, Cole Dooley, Daniel Elcock, Mathew Liptrot, Jeff Marion, Spencer Mclarty, Hugh Mullins, Mike Reid, Harrison Scott, Jordan

HC - Newton, Greg AC - Newton, Jenn

Penetand-Midland

Grimsby Basketball Elite Capostagno, Joey Dikau, Joshua Dougan, Tim Fehrman, Mark Gramigna, Jacob Haslam, Corey Kayitaba, Charlie Pilato, Pat St. Pierre, Gideon St. Pierre, Levi Terdik, Brandon Toepp, Steven Van Landschoot, Lucas HC - Naccarato, Jerry AC - Aitchison, Rock AC - St. Pierre, Jake M - St. Pierre, Patrick

Steel City Slam

Alize-Minty, Zachary Fike, Zackary Hall, Matthew Hayley, Stephen Leadbeater, Robert Marchildon, Zachary McDonald, Curtis Mink, Alexander Orr, Blair Sheppard, Mitchell Simonett, Austin Tavernier, Jedson Weber, Timothy West, Jackson

Mazzuca, Mitchell Bruni, Anthony ivey, Anthony Naus, Aidan Moffatt, Lars Naus, Kieran Iacoe, Anthony Dubreuil, Justin Sidock, Jonathan Fogg, Jonah Ivey, Sam Williams, Tevon

HC - Minty, John AC - Bouchard, Dan AC - Mink, Dave

HC - Giovanatti, Jeff AC - Jackman, Michael AC - Richards, Aaron

DIVISION 4

Orangeville Hawks

Ottawa Guardsmen

Bauman, Justin Bennett, Giordan Costanzo, Douglas Holmes, Kyle Humphrey, David Patel, Dhruv Pflance, Matthew Reed, David Schroeder, Ryan Speer, Matthew Zanette, Carlo Zanette, Marco

Enikanolaiye, Akinsola Maidah, Ali Basha Baker, Andrew Wilkinson, Braeden Badin, Camille Anderson, Chris

HC - Zanette, John

HC – House, Tony

Toronto Five-O

Abraham Mundele, Claude

Penman, Cole Salah, Hamza Ruzindana, Igor Millar, Joshua Saleh, Mahmood Quinn, Michael Jordan, Nicholas

York South Silver Knights

Abass, Omar Amofah, Collins Bashiruddin, Zaki Beard, Devante Brown, Ishan Burton, Traveine Cooper, Tevin Hazell, Alex Honore, Mario Lee, Markus Mohamed, Ayoub Sarkodie, Kevin Vassell, Deshaun Zuber, Mahir

Abdali, Mohib Abdi, Artan Braham, Jeremiah Brown, Jamaal Dai, Alex Kugathasan, Keerthanan Lee, Edmond Mamaev, Dima Mohamoud, Imraan Shepherd, Emanuel Yeung, Eric

HC - Simkus, Vic AC - Graham, Candy

HC - Spineto, Joe M - Humphrey, Al


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

RIM Park (Headquarters) Friday: 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Wilfred Laurier University Friday: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Preston H.S. & Sir. John A. MacDonald S.S. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Forest Heights CI & Huron Heights Saturday: 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.


U19

Junior

Cambridge Centaurs

4:30PM

Making Hoops

6:00PM

Kanata Youth BA Fire Basketball

Preston

Oakville Venom Brantford Rep

Preston

Brampton Warriors

Preston

Cambridge Centaurs

men DIVISION 5

7:30PM

Preston

9:00PM

Sudbury Selects

Kanata Youth BA Making Hoops Fire Basketball

Preston

9:00AM

Oakville Venom Brampton Warriors Bassaragh

Brantford Rep Sudbury Selects

Cambridge Centaurs

Fire Basketball

Oakville Venom Preston 12:00PM Sudbury Selects

Kanata Youth BA 10:30AM Making Hoops Preston

Preston

1:30PM

Preston

Cambridge Centaurs

Preston

3:00PM

Kanata Youth BA

4:30PM

Preston

Oakville Venom Brampton Warriors

6:00PM

Preston

Preston

7:30PM

Brampton Warriors Brantford Rep

Making Hoops Fire Basketball

Brantford Rep Sudbury Selects


U19 junior men DIVISION 5 Brampton Warriors Bassaragh

Bassaragh, Craig Blake, Carlos Campbell, Dejon Dhami, Bobby Hall, Jermaine Lopez, Kean Ramnauth, Ravi Santos, Jordan Sebastian, Matthew Singh, Simranjit Tosomba, Jacob Townsend, Corey Velez-Chua, Eric Williams, Christian

HC - Bassaragh, Courtney

Making Hoops Basketball Balfour, Nicholas Barnett, Corey Downey, Shaqeem D'souza, Lawrence Edwards, Isaiah Headley, Rico Howell, Tyrell Huggins, Dondre Li, Ang (George) Singh, Nico Smith, Dorrian Webster, Ruan Zhang, Kevin

HC - Daniel, Kenneth AC - Lake, Richard AC - Whitfield, Claude

Brantford Rep

Cambridge Basketball

Brar, Vishal Candy, Bennett Dawson, TIm Dulmage, Jon McIvor, Brodie Minutillo, Nicholas Peters, Adam Post, Cameron Smith, Dylan Terejko, James

Davidson, Sean Dutton, Sean Filipopoulos, Larry Gavirneni, Pranav Jovkovic, Milos Khan, Afraz Marsden, Lucas Matovic, Vladimir Moulton, Tyler Threndyle, Ryan Walsh, Nathan Wame, Erist

HC - Leyzer, Tyler AC - MacKinnon, Elliot M - Graham, Dave

HC - Lopez, Eddie AC - Crosby, Kevin AC - Richards, Chris

KYBA Amaebi-Okoro, Ebitimi Boucher, Matthew Chasse, Malik Dervisevic, Almin Elstone, Alex Herzi, Zakari Hollbach, Kevan John, Evan Kreller, Keenan Maltby, Cody Onukagha, Trust Otoo, Michael Sparks, Darian Wright, Jared

HC - John, Francis AC - Wilson, Bryce

Oakville Venom

Fire Basketball Arcuri, Lucas Gittens - Griffith, Tirez McDonald-Barkhouse, Terrell

Moussaoui, Karim Padachey, Keveshan Rae, Jake Rahbar-Adl, Parham Rovman, Michael Searles-Johnson, Jemai Su, Danny

HC - Lee, Dexter AC - Arias, Fernando

Sudbury Selects

Bhachu, Sam Brough, Josh Caetano, Cameron Geronimo, Matthew Henriksen, Jacob Mollison, Trevon Parkinson-Roberts, Jamar Parkinson Roberts, Jaylen Prempen, Junior Taylor, Jordan Tedesco, Joseph Xu, Dennis Zubilewich, Zachary

Beange, Austin Bond, Jake Cashmore, Matthew Cyr, Pascal Gareau, Alexandre Jakelski, Nicholas Lozier, Tyler Malley, Douglas McQuarrie, Michael Moroz, Carter Schroeder, Brandon St Denis, Tyler Yanchuk, Caleb

HC - Fowler, Jason AC - Geronimo, Ralph M - Tedesco, Joe

HC - King, Ken AC - Lozier, Wayne AC - Wabano, Byron


U19

Junior

Huron

4:30PM

Huron Collingwood Trailblazers

7:30PM

men DIVISION 6

Collingwood Kingston Impact

Huron

6:00PM

East York KW Vipers #1

Hamilton Wildcats Lindsay Wildcats

9:00PM

Collingwood KW Vipers #1

East York 10:30AM Kingston Impact

Huron

IEM Newmarket Motion

East York Kingston Impact #2 KW Vipers #1

Huron

9:00AM

Hamilton Wildcats IEM Newmarket Lindsay Wildcats Motion

Hamilton Wildcats Huron 12:00PM Motion

Huron

3:00PM

Huron

6:00PM

Collingwood East York

Hamilton Wildcats IEM Newmarket

Huron

Huron

Huron

1:30PM

Huron

4:30PM

Huron

7:30PM

Heights

IEM Newmarket Lindsay Wildcats Kingston Impact KW Vipers #1

Lindsay Wildcats Motion


U19 junior men DIVISION 6 Collingwood Trailblazers Curry, Nate Doner, Morey Giles, Emerson Halos, Dan Hirst, Sam Niermann, Bradley Perry, Jared Rintoul, Lukas Thacker, Kahler Thompson, Jeff Thomson, Devon Voelker, Ian

East York Basketball Bennett, Terrell Bishop, Liam Burdu-Kamara, Alim Galati, Luke Green, Aaron Lalchan, Raja MacLean, John Masood, Arqam Paul, Darnell Pissaris, Nick Rae, Anthony Riendeau, Josh Sayers, Tyler Tarin, Rammy

Hamilton Wildcats Covert, Sheldon DeJonge, Shane Ferracuti, Christian Fisher-Shotton, Rowan Idehen, Henry King, Matthew Maraj, Munesh Medakovic, Nikola Pejic, Filip Rodgers, Kyle Sabolsky, Paul Sober, Peter Tonin, Brett Willie, Marquel

HC - Bishop, Leo HC - Hirst, Bob AC - Halos, Joe

Kingston Impact #2 Cavanaugh, Brody Costa, Tashaun Coughtrey, Christiaan Donnelly, Owen Gravesande, Jordan Hartley, Tyler Kenehan, Mason Laird, Wesley Onion, Turner Pendergast, Jeremy Reddick, Taylor Shi, Terry Taylor, Adam

HC - Whitfield, Richard AC - Donnelly, Terry

AC - Baumgartner, Steven

AC - Pissaris, John

KW Vipers #1

HC - Covert, Barry AC - Sober, Edward

Lindsay Wildcats

Edwards, Tevon Elgadi, Sirin Ellis, Alphonso Ellis, Nathaniel Gilbert, Jacob Holness, Zachary Kirin, Abdull Moi, Anothony Mutware, Shofi Russel, Adrian Schneider, Adam Stephenson, Khalil

Brown, Sid Brown, Spencer Cruikshanks, James Hughes, Harry Kuypers, Theo Lockhart, Zachary Lockhart, Jacob Mackay, Tyler Marchen, Derek McDonald, Cameron Mudge, Zach Shauf, William Wierenga, Lorne

HC - MacKay, Andrew AC - Campbell, Jamie AC - Claxton, Andre

HC - McInnis, Ronald AC - Creeden, Leslie AC - Ward, Adam

IEM Newmarket Bassett, Daniel Brooks, Shawn Brooks, Troy Davis, Jared Davis-Locke, Kamau Delmar, Ryan Mughal, Ahmed Palmer, Mickel Rombis, Ty Tatham, Charlie Vicari, MacKenzie

HC - Cornwall, Glynn AC - Hylton, Craig AC - Hylton, Floyd

Motion Basketball Anderson, David Eisenbarg, Heinrich Heptbourne, Malcolm Johnson, D``Shawn Osei-Bonsu, Samuel Shepherd, Adamskee Smith, Jadan

HC - Burton, Dwayne AC - Campbell, Chris


U19 junior men DIVISION 7

Cameron Grimsby Collective Heights 4:30PM Woodstock Chill

Grimsby Collective

Cameron Toronto Triple Threat Heights 6:30PM Stratford Optimist

Huntsville Hurricane

Woodstock Chill Cameron Huntsville Hurricane Heights 10:00AM Woodstock Chill Toronto Triple Threat

West Ferris Spartans Stratford Optimist

Cameron West Ferris Spartans Heights 11:30AM Stratford Optimist Cameron Grimsby Collective Heights 1:30PM Huntsville Hurricane Cameron Toronto Triple Threat Heights 3:00PM West Ferris Spartans

Cameron

Heights


U19 junior men DIVISION 7

Grimsby Collective Agyemang, Emannuel Akhigbe, Eromsele Ali, Garrad Samuels, Tevon Thavaraj, Gobi Coleman, Aj Khan, Arbaz Cooper, Shakiyl Lue-Hue, Mark Miller, Patrick Pranjga, Amar

HC - Lue-Hue, Matthew

Toronto Triple Threat Mike Bailey, Jordan Blissett, Paul Cadena, Luis Gabriel, Shumar Lampreia, Nathaniel Montague, Deshawn Noble, Tevon Perrault, Julian Rollit, Harris Salmon, Frankie Tat, Kiet

HC -Marino, Mike AC -Pleet, Jordan

Huntsville Hurricanes Chapman, Aaron Connolly, Jason Connolly, Jordon Dellandrea, Justin Donevan, Liam Hazelwood, Spencer Hiscox, Cody Honderich, Eli Kirkby, Ryan Main, Josh Pepper, Matthew Rea, Ryan Ross, Cederik Simonett, Austin Stilwell, David Swift, Logan

Stratford Optimist Gee, Daniel Horne, Justin Horne, Andrew McConkey, Jordan McConkey, Ben Nafziger, Michael O'Malley, Andrew Scott, Cameron Vercruyssen, Ron Watt, Cameron

HC - Stewart, Greg AC - Simonett, Michael

HC - Doherty, Tim AC - Blaine, Doug

West Ferris Spartans

Woodstock Chill

Bodroghy, Justin Bowman, Eric Christian, Will Hatherley, Garrett Hegyi, Jim Kraft, Timothy Loxton, Mitchell Owca, Tanner Parfitt, Sam Pledge, Jesse Roberts, Jordan Roelcke, Ryan Villeneuve, Zacharie

Creasey, Ryan Dayman, Brad Labana, Navrose Leger, Jacob Masters, Jacob Rupoli, Nick Smith, Jerome Tomlinson, Cameron Van Iperen, Lex Walda, Jacob Wilks, Paul Wilson, Jordan

HC - Tougas, Larry AC - Gore, John AC - Rodgers, Greg

HC - Raj, Jaq AC - Thomas, Duane AC - Small, Brian


U19

Junior

Forest

4:30PM

Forest

GladiatorS

8:30PM

men Division

GladiatorS CW Celtics

Forest

6:30PM

8

BC Troyka ABC Magic

CW Celtics IEM - East Gwillimbury

BC Troyka CW Celtics ABC Magic IEM - East Gwillimbury

Forest

GladiatorS

10:30AM ABC Magic

Forest

2:00PM

ABC Magic CW Celtics

5:30PM

CW Celtics BC Troyka

Forest

ABC Magic

Forest

9:00AM

IEM - East Gwillimbury

Forest

Forest

IEM - East Gwillimbury

12:30PM BC Troyka

Forest

4:00PM

GladiatorS IEM - East Gwillimbury

Forest GladiatorS 10:30AM BC Troyka

Heights


U19

junior

ABC Magic

men BC Troyka

Agnew-Gerl, Zachary Bahht, Sajeed Barlas, Justin Blanchette, Christopher Fisher-Jhirad, Isaac Matukala, Tom Taggart, Charlie Waters, Scott Wilson, Mitchell Wu, Spencer

HC - McGilvery, Dennis AC - Young, Bill

8

CW Celtics Ballantyne, Brendan Chapman, Andrew Guidotti, Michael Hewitt-Smith, Isaac Hopkins, Jonah MacDonald, Josh Newman, Ian Raab, Max Roche, Kevin Roussel, Jacob Uhrig, Zack Vidler, Eric von Massow, Marcus Waind, Arthur

Colakovic, Ognjen Djogo, Gligor Fenenko, Vladimir Garic, Petar Juric , Nikola Niknejad, Sina Pejic, Filip Perendija, Marko Petrovic, Mihailo Popovic, Nikola Vukovic, Petar Vulovic, Djordje Zivkovic, Vasilije

HC - Kalabic, Marko AC - Pejic, Miroslav AC - Djogo, Djordie

GladiatorS Basketball

DIVISION

HC - Smith, Paul

IEM East Gwillimbury

Alexander, Aaron Cummings, Kyle Gamarra, Marlon Glasgow, Steven Jugueta, Marielle King, Shaquille Lindo, Justin Masson, Benjamin Montero, Keith Pacson, Kyle Pelley, Malcom Rajaratnam, Samuel Tian, Andrew Yang, Andrew Ylagan, Kyle

Baligad, Aryan Chambers, Michael Coborn, Nicholas Donaldson, Trey Grieve, Tyler Hodge, Neil Judges, Liam Norris, Blake Sarellas, Peter Thomas, Addison Tobin-Campbell, Lucas

HC - Pacson, Rowell AC - Juqueta, Melvin M - Pacson, Cecilia

HC - Tadros, Nabil AC - Chambers, Scott M - Prue, Jack


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


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.


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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.


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