Saturday, 16 June 2007

Canada Basketball Tryouts: First Day Notes

Canada Basketball began their four-day tryout camp at Durham College in Oshawa yesterday and there were a couple of surprises on Day One as 6'2" Jermaine Anderson, who played his high school ball at Toronto's Eastern Commerce before moving on to Fordham University, was a no-show at the camp. Anderson, who spent this past season playing professionally in Poland, was expected to battle for a spot in the rotation at point guard for our Senior Men's team this summer. One of the stronger efforts on Day One of the Senior Men's workouts came from St. FX's athletic 6'3" wing Garry Gallimore, who works on his game and conditioning as hard as or harder than anyone during the off-season and again was prepared to take on all comers yesterday. Gallimore, who just completed his fourth year at X and has graduated from his undergraduate program on time, is still deciding his career path for next season and a big summer could secure him a professional contract. The Junior Men's National team, which will represent Canada at the FIBA U19 games in mid-July in Serbia, also worked out and some of the top performers on Day One of the Junior camp included 5'11" Tremaine Fraser (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia), who is headed to Cape Breton U. next season, 6'1" point guard Alex Murphy, who just completed his freshman season at UBC playing in CIS Canada West and 6'8" Aaron Chapman (freshman-to-be at Carleton from Belleville Moira). Stay tuned for more information as it becomes avaiable.

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