Friday, 15 December 2006

Recent News from Across the Country

There are a number of noteable high school tournaments going on coast-to-coast as well as some recent and not so recent CIS news stories that caught my interest. The debate about FIBA rules in the CIS rages on and I'm collecting my thoughts around this combustible debate that I'll share later on.

CIS News

A pair of freshmen from Coquitlam’s Gleneagle Secondary dubbed the Talon Twins are fitting right in to Trinity Western’s program Talon Twins at Trinity Western

Most CIS assistants coach for the love of the game and do so strictly as volunteers with minimal or no pay. It is tremendous therefore that Rob Vanstone of the Regina Leader-Post produced this article on Steve Burrows, one of James Hillis' assistant coaches at Regina. Steve Burrows article

Finally for today, I found this gem of an article on our old friend Mike Katz, one of Canada's most distinguished and successful coaches. It is about a year old but still worthy of posting because it embodies 30+ years of coaching Article on Coach Mike Katz


Sam Ashaolu returns to Toronto after weeks in hospital after shooting incident on Duquesne campus in Pittsburgh and will host the Sam Ashaolu Charity Prep Showcase at York Memorial in Toronto (Keele & Eglinton) (multiple stories)
Globe & Mail article by Michael Grange
The Sam Ashaolu Story from Sportsnet
Frank Zicarelli's article

High School

Howard Tsumura’s story on the HSBC Classic one of the top high school tournaments in BC that featured Robert Sacre, an early commit to Gonzaga and dubbed BC’s best high school baler since Steve Nash. Howard does an incredible job covering the BC basketball scene as you will no doubt understand after reading this and his plethora of other articles on high school and university basketball.
HSBC Classic Story

Basketball BC also has a very good web site dedicated to BC high school basketball which includes Howard Tsumura’s exclusively web-based articles and news Howard Tsumura's B.C. High School Site

Edmonton Sun reports on the first day of the REB high school tournament in Edmonton where former Brandon Bobcat Tex Phillips team lost a close one to Toronto Silverthorn REB High School tournament in Edmonton

Southern Ontario Shootout Invitational (SOSI) H.S. Tournament in Hamilton from last weekend SOSI Article 1 and SOSI Article 2

Former Guelph Gryphon Cam Nekkers, now a coach at Pickering Pine Ridge H.S., takes a stand against Pickering H.S. Toronto Star's David Grossman reports

Kitchener-Waterloo Girls All-Star teams article

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