(4-11-17) Oh Canada! They love their boys high school basketball. Last night at the University of Toronto,  the 3rd Annual BioSteel All Canadian game was played.  A national TV audience, lots of media and the best high school boys basketball players Canada has to offer. The US has the McDonald’s All-American game and Canada now has the BioSteel All Canadian game.

In an offensive shoot-out, Team Red beat Team White 153-135. Co-MVP’s from both teams were named, leading the Red Team to the win was 6’5 Luguentz Dort, who plays at Conrad Academy (Florida), who had 30 points, 12-16 FGs and 2 rebounds.  Orangeville Preps 6’8 Ignas Brazdeikis added 27 points on 12-20 FGs and 6 rebounds, Vermont Academy’s 6’9 Simi Shittu added 21 points 7-9 FGs  and 11 rebounds.

 

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Leading the White Team was 6’10 Australian-born Matur Maker, who plays at the The Tech Academy (Ontario),  who had a team high 25 points. Maker was also the MVP for Team Grey in the Nike BioSteel Future All-Canadians Game held on Sunday, Team Black won that game 110-101.

Jonathan Givony, founder of DraftExpress told sportsnet.ca:

“The novelty is gone. Everyone knows Canadians can really play, it’s been proven over and over again, and there’s a lot more coming.

“[We sent] a scout to the BioSteel … we have to scout Canada just a strongly as we scout the U.S. That’s where it’s at.”

The All-Canadian High School Basketball Player of the Year was announced, 6’9 Oshae Brissett who played for Athlete Institute Prep (Ontario) and is a Syracuse commit.

Highlights of the Week

Shamiel Stevenson-BMO Slam Dunk Competition

Howard Washington Jr.-3-Point Shootout Champion

Surprise Visit

Futures Game

Addison Patterson MVP of Team Black-Nike BioSteel Future All-Canadians Game

Makur Maker MVP-Nike BioSteel Future All-Canadians Game

Boys High School basketball continues to grow and thrive in Canada, including many players yearly heading to the States to play for some of the top high schools and than making a big impact at D1.

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