Friday, 23 July 2010

Clark looks south for new recruit

The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s basketball team has had American players on its roster before, but never in the team’s five-year history have they had one from Georgia.

That will change in 2010-11 as head coach Scott Clark officially announced the signing of 21-year-old guard Justin Riggins of Atlanta.

Riggins is a six-foot-four guard who redshirted last season with the Columbia College Claim Jumpers of Sonora, Calif, a U.S. junior college.

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Belated congratulations to the players and coaching staff of Canada's Bronze medal winning entry at the FIBA Under 17 Men's world championships in Hamburg, Germany earlier this month. Canada scored the final six points in the final minute of the third-place game to nip Lithuania and capture Canada's first medal in a significant world basketball event in many years. There was a significant CIS component to the team with the entire coaching staff including Head Coach Roy Rana (Ryerson) and Assistants Kirby Schepp (Manitoba) & Nathan Schellenberg (Saskatchewan) all leading or working on CIS programs. Great to see some of our young coaches lead our country to a degree of success in international play.


Canada's men's development team is in the middle of their tour of Europe and thus far has gone 2-2, splitting a pair of games each in Belgium and London, England. Canada has 4 more games in the next week including a pair in Holland today and tomorrow plus a pair in Spain next weekend. 6'4" Ryan Bell , former Carleton Raven, has started every game at the point, averaging 30 minutes per game while turning it over only 6 times in 4 games. Bell continues to show off his steady, intelligent decision making and ball hawking abilities at arguably the most important position on the floor. 6'4" shooting guard Casey Archibald, an All-Canadian earlier this decade at UBC, exploded for 18 points including 4-6 3's as Canada came from 18 points down to defeat a Great Britain team in London. 6'7" Jordan Baker, Canada West Freshman of the Year, had 8 points in 22 minutes during yesterday's loss to Finland while the fourth member of the team with CIS ties, 6'8" Troy Gottselig, had his best effort against the Belgian Tigers in a nine-point loss with 5 points in 16 minutes. Team Page including box scores


For fans in the Winnipeg area, the University of Manitoba will host the Midget and Juvenile (aged 15-17) Men's National Championships from August 2 to August 7. Some of them were even part of the Cadet Men's National Team who placed third at the 2010 World Championship (U17) in Germany.


Pool plays: August 2-4.
Quarter finals and classification games: August 5
Semi-finals and classification games: August 6
Classification and medal games: August 7.

Detailed schedule available here

All games will take place at the University of Manitoba Investors Group Athletic Centre.

Tournament web site

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