Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Articles including Tor Star's Doug Smith on Wayne Parrish

Doug Smith of the Toronto Star provides more colour on yesterday's announcement that Wayne Parrish is taking on a role not directly associated with Canada Basketball. Headlines in other newspapers, which appear to be inaccurate, alluded to Parrish leaving Canada Basketball. Smith and others contacted highlight that Parrish will continue to have a strong mandate and leadership role within Canada Basketball, which, based on the spectacular progress he has led in the past 3 years, is very positive for our Nation's basketball future.

Parrish will keep hands in hoops

Wayne Parrish has a new job — and an old one.

Parrish is taking over as chief transformation officer of Postmedia Network but isn’t going to forsake his significant role with Canada Basketball after his contract with the group expires in September.

“We don’t know what the title will be, but essentially I’ll still be in a leadership position,” said Parrish, who is currently Canada Basketball’s executive director and chief executive officer.

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Local Belleville newspaper has a nice feature on Western Mustangs rising fourth-year guard Ryan Barbeau

Barbeau sets sights on title

Belleville native Ryan Barbeau can't wait to get back on the basketball court.

Fresh off an all-star season at the University of Western Ontario in London, Barbeau hopes to lead the Mustangs to a national title.

Barbeau was a big gun for the Mustangs last season.

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Former Saint Mary's Huskie Nate Phillipe , a native of Ottawa, has joined the coaching staff of the North Dakota Fighting Sioux (NCAA Division 1)

Men’s Basketball adds Philippe to coaching staff

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — University of North Dakota men’s basketball head coach Brian Jones announced the addition of Nate Philippe to his coaching staff on Wednesday. Philippe’s primary responsibilities as an assistant coach will be recruiting, opponent scouting, video exchange and working closely with UND post players.

Philippe brings more than 15 years of coaching and playing experience at the prep and university levels in Canada to the Fighting Sioux program. This past season, Philippe worked as an assistant coach at York University and was also the associate head coach at the Regional Elite Development Academy in Hamilton, Ontario.



UNB's Eric Garland tournament could have the best tournament field of the season with three probable pre-season Top 10 teams: Cape Breton, St. FX and Lakehead.

Strong field for UNB hoop tournaments

This year's version of the Accreon Helen Campbell and Eric Garland Basketball Tournament will feature very competitive lineups for both the men's and women's draws.

The event will be held on Thanksgiving weekend, Oct. 8-10, at the Aitken University Centre.

The Eric Garland men's draw will feature reigning AUS champion Cape Breton Capers and league runner-up St. Francis Xavier X-Men. The Lakehead Thunderwolves, a 2010 CIS Final 8 qualifier, will make the trek east to complete the four-team field.

These three teams all feature veteran lineups. UNB will return eight players from last year's team with four rookies rounding out this very young, but capable squad.


UBC Associate Head Coach Randy Nohr, a former CIS tournament MVP, All-Canadian and member of Canada's National team, continues to dominate when he runs, as chronicled in this article

Former Pacer hoop star still going strong

At the age of 35, Navi Sekhon continues to dominate at Dolphin Park Basketball Classic outdoor tournament

He has been a force on the basketball court for over 20 years and Navi Sekhon is showing no signs of slowing down.

Sekhon already enjoys legendary status at Delta secondary where he led the Pacers to an Agrodome appearance in 1993 and owns all kinds of team scoring records, including 61 points in a single game. He also has earned a similar reputation at Western Canada's premier outdoor summer tournament.

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