Second annual Biosteel showcase upped the ante in 2016

TORONTO – The second annual Biosteel All Canadian men’s high school basketball showcase was held this past Monday night at the University of Toronto’s Varsity Centre. There have been notable players to play in the game in the past, including Jamal Murray, Thon Maker, and Jahvon Blair, to name a few. The 2015 game featured […]

Brampton native shines in Team White win at 2016 Biosteel All Canadian Game

TORONTO – Jahvon Blair scored 31 points as Team White defeated Team Red 120-118 in the 2016 Biosteel All Canadian Basketball Game on Monday. Blair, a native of Brampton, scored a remarkable 18 fourth quarter points to lead the White squad’s comeback. The class of 2017 guard was appropriately awarded the game’s MVP honours. Matur […]

Parents the biggest influence on Sim Bhullar

Sim Bhullar showed promise on the ice growing up, winning several hockey awards until his progress came to an unexpected halt. “They didn’t make skates my size so I had to stop playing,” he says. Instead, Bhullar turned his focus to basketball, and last season he became the first player of Indian descent to appear […]

USF Pep Band helps lead team to 1st-round at AAC tourney

ORLANDO, Fla.– There were several recognizable faces within the University of Southern Florida Bulls men’s basketball entourage last Thursday. Assistant coach and NBA all star Rod Strickland was there, as was DeMarcus Cousins’ brother, Jaleel, and former Kentucky assistant coach and Harlem Globetrotter Orlando Antiguam, now the Bulls’ head coach. But the University of Southern […]

East Carolina struggles in absence of top scorer

ORLANDO, Fla. – East Carolina Pirates missed the outside shooting of starter Caleb White on Thursday, and it cost them. Without the team’s best three-point shooter, ECU went down  71-66 to the University of South Florida Bulls in the first round of the AAC Championship at the Amway Center. “We didn’t have Caleb tonight and […]

East Carolina falls to South Florida in AAC basketball opener

ORLANDO, Fla. – Angel Nunez’s 19 points and 11 rebounds for the No. 9 seed University of South Florida were enough for a 71-66 victory to end the season for the East Carolina Panthers on Thursday afternoon at the AAC Championship in the Amway Centre. East Carolina (12-19, 4-13 in the conference) was led in […]

Ryerson Rams practice

Ryerson Rams on verge of unlikely transformation

Canadian basketball was on the cusp of something special back in 2008. Cory Joseph and Tristan Thompson – years away from their NBA debuts – silently pioneered a youth movement to one of best prep schools in the U.S., opening the doors for their fellow countrymen. The high school talent was exploding with two basketball titans – Eastern Commerce and Pickering High – taking centre stage and showcasing a record number of future National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Canadian ballers. And an off-season deal for the hotly touted Hedo Turkoglu had the Toronto Raptors’ fanbase delirious for the upcoming season. But in the middle of it all the Ryerson Rams basketball program stood oddly still.