Thursday, 10 May 2007

In the News: Recruiting, Thomas Report & FIBA News

UBC Thunderbirds are enjoying another solid year on the recruiting trail, bringing in at least three highly-regarded prospects including 6’2” combo guard Nathan Yu (Vancouver, BC/Vancouver College also B.C. Provincial team), 6’5” forward Graham Bath (Langley, BC/Brookswood also B.C. Provincial team) and 6’8” centre Nick Adair (Courtenay, BC/GP Vanier). Unfortunately for UBC, Canada West and the CIS, one of the T-Birds top targets, 6'2" point guard Denny Dumas has opted to move south of the border after recently making a committment to attend the University of North Dakota and play for the Fighting Sioux, currently an NCAA Division 2 school with plans of moving into NCAA Division 1 in the coming seasons. L.A. Lakers head coach Phil Jackson is an alumnus of North Dakota. Here is an article from the Burnaby NewsLeader summarizing Dumas decision Dumas to play for Fighting Sioux

The most recent Jim Thomas Report has been published on Hamilton-based basketball web site "The" Thomas Report May 10, 2007

MORE FIBA NEWS: FIBA Americas have launched their web site for the upcoming Olympic qualifying tournament in Las Vegas and there is already plenty of information on the site including tournament schedule, news items, articles, interviews and ticket information among other things. While the Canadian roster is obviously not yet set, there is some Canadiana on the site already as Quebec's Mike Homsy has been identified as one of the referees for the tournament. Congratulations to Mike and best of luck in the tournament. FIBA Americas Olympic qualifying web site

A follow-up to yesterday's news item on Carlos Defino and an apparent conflict in the Argentine camp as one of Argentina's top officials has announced their desire to have Delfino part of this summer's team Vaccaro: Delfino part of Argentina's plans

Three Canadian referees will be honoured for their career achievements on May 25th Referees to be honoured

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