Friday, 20 April 2007

Canada Basketball's 2nd Annual "Be One" Weekend

LATE ADDITION: The latest edition of the Thomas Report, authored by Jim Thomas, long-time publisher of All-Ontario Scouting Service, has been released and is available on the web site run out of the Hamilton area by clicking here

Canada Basketball recently announced the 2nd Annual "Be One All-Canadian Weekend" between May 3rd and 5th at Humber College North Campus (Finch & Highway 27 just north of Woodbine Race Track) in Toronto. The event culminates in the women's and men's All-Canadian games on Saturday, May 5th (women's at noon; men's at 2 PM). The three-day event includes coaching clinics and sessions with National team alumni. The rosters are made up of CIS and CCAA stars from across the country and teams are divided into Canada Red and Canada White. Among the stars scheduled to appear in the men's game: two-time Mike Moser Award winner Osvaldo Jeanty (Carleton), two-time CIS All-Canadian Casey Archibald (UBC), CIS Defensive Player-of-the-Year Martin Ajayi (McMaster) and Quebec conference Player-of-the-Year Patrick Perrotte (Concordia). The rosters will be led by coaches from both leagues to be announced shortly. In last season's inaugural men's game held at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada White, led by 16 points and 12 rebounds from Cape Breton's Paul Blake, defeated Canada Red 89-74 despite a game-high 21 points and 11 rebounds from Laval's J.P. Morin. For those in Southern Ontario and especially the GTA, this promises to be a tremendous all-star event pitting the top players in Canadian post-secondary basketball programs from the past season. For more information visit the Canada Basketball web site

An article in the Hamilton Spectator about another Canada Basketball initiative, National Elite Development Academy for young men. Former Canadian National team member via Toronto Oakwood Collegiate and Fairfield University (NCAA D1) Greg Francis will be the head coach of a group of young men stationed in Hamilton at McMaster University next season. Larry Moko as always does a wonderful job of reporting on this story Elite Boys coming to Hamilton

The McGill Reporter has a story announcing incoming Athletic Director Drew Love Love tapped for top Athletics job

Acadia's Les Berry has been spending time working camps and clinics this spring and reports on one such event Dreaming of Acadia

Finally, a tremendous profile on McGill's hard working Sports Information Director, Earl Zukerman in today's McGill Reporter Pearl of a sports scribe

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Somebody should inform Mr. Thomas that there is no "GPAC" anymore....Brandon is a part of the CW conference in Great Plains division, as is Manitoba, Regina and Winnipeg.
Also, Carleton loses ONE key player...with apologies to Shawn Mccleery.