Friday, 22 December 2006

UCFV in Idaho II; Rye Hires; HoopLife.Ca relaunch

For the second consecutive night, University College of Fraser Valley (UCFV) from Canada West was soundly defeated 100-61 by Lewis-Clark State College Warriors, an NAIA Division 1 team (Frontier Conference) from Lewiston, Idaho. Kyle Graves had 18 points and 8 boards for the Cascades who trailed by 18 at halftime. LCSC Men roll over Fraser Valley and Box Score

Ryerson has hired another assistant coach with deep ties into the Toronto basketball community. Michael Kennedy, a native of Kingston, Jamaica, who played at San Diego State in the mid-80's and then had numerous stints with pro teams in Europe, even attending some NBA camps, will join the Rams staff immediately. His latest stint was as player/coach of the Jamaican National Team which captured the 2006 FIBA Caribbean championship. No doubt this will continue to help Ryerson recruit top Toronto-area talent and add to an already-impressive array of young talent. Ryerson is a program on the rise and another potentially strong team in the talented OUA East.

Inspired primarily by that new Angelina Jolie, Robert DeNero and Matt Damon movie on the CIA, Wass Blog's team of covert detectives was able to uncover the top secret location of the Carleton Men's team's whereabouts during the holiday season. Good luck to all the CIS teams playing over the holidays including the Ravens who will participate in a tournament at Broward Community College in Fort Lauderdale, Florida BCC Tournament Schedule

Congratulations to which recently relaunched their web site touted as Canada’s Number 1 basketball source. It is a creatively-constructed site with photos and some multi-media and covers pro (mainly Raptors), NCAA with a Canadian emphasis, college, university and high school. It is an ambitious site that draws content from across the country but only from what I could tell appears to have its main site managers in B.C. and Ottawa. With the fragmentation of information on Canadian basketball the way it is, any effort to centralize things must be applauded and hopefully this site will continue to produce the type of content that will make it a long-term success. A solid site well worth bookmarking. The site can be accessed here A couple of nice articles that caught my eye were the CanWest Mid-Term report by David Larkins David Larkins' CanWest Mid-Term Report and an article on the new Eastern Commerce Prep school and their basketball team coached by Canadian Jr. National Team coach Greg Francis Eastern Commerce Prep Finally, Howard Tsumura’s solid article on 6’10” Robert Sacre, who made an early pledge to Gonzaga and is touted as the top high school player in B.C. since Steve Nash, is available in full on the site Robert Sacre Article

The Eastern Commerce Holiday Classic completed Day One and Ottawa St.Patrick's scored what some consider an upset with a five point win over Toronto Vaughan Road. The great Toronto-based site Hooptown GTA has the details here

Finally, best wishes to everyone for the holidays; may they be safe, happy and healthy.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is probably wise that that the Ryerson men's team would hire an assistant with Toronto roots and also a guy with a lot of high level basketball experience.

However, why teams make these moves mid year is always a puzzling. It reminds me of the Raptors decision to bring in Gene Keady around Christmas time last year.

It would seem preferable to have the entire coaching staff in place at the beginning of training camp rather than fiddling with the staff mid year.