Underpinned by unique and hugely successful development programs, Canada is now the number one international source of talent for the NBA, with more athletes from the Great White North entering the draft than ever before.
What is becoming clear, is that Canadian basketball is at a tipping point. Rather than hoping for a player to change our national team’s fortunes, we now have bonafide stars in our midst and major international tournament success under our belt. As Barrett, Amihere and Nurse follow in the footsteps of Wiggins and Joseph, the path to super-hero status is becoming clearer to every young baller in Canada. With the right partnerships and opportunities for athletes and coaches, Canadian basketball will become a powerhouse in itself and those Olympic Medals will follow.
With a record tally of medals this calendar year, Canada Basketball is poised for certain success and is looking to partner with like-minded brands along the road to the World Cup and the Olympics, through highly visible platforms like jersey branding, FIBA World Cup Americas Qualifiers and Steve Nash Youth Basketball
It has been a huge week for Canadian basketball and a massive Friday for RJ Barret. Canada Basketball’s hottest talent and Tournament MVP of the recent u19’s World Championship gold medal winning side, is off to college.
To see which college team RJ’s chosen click here!
Choosing your school is a tough decision for any young person, but as one of, if not the, brightest basketball prospect to ever emerge from Canada and a hot favorite for the 2019 NBA Draft, Barrett has had been afforded the luxury of having the very best of Division 1, clambering for his signature.
Laeticia Amihere, at the tender age of 16, has set the world of women’s basketball on fire. After creating history as the first Canadian women to dunk a basketball last year, her stock has risen beyond all expectations. Amihere now sits at the consensus No.2 prospect for the Class of 2019, when she makes the college decisions of her own. Vice Sports recently caught up with Amihere as one of there “16 athletes to watch” on their way to success.
Nurse was a pivotal fixture in Canada’s appearance at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and will be an important leader on the road to Tokyo. On the school front, the UConn Huskies is a dominant force and is the favourite for this year.
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