Canadian Content

After a great holiday weekend and then some, we have the latest installments of the video series Findlay College Prep that feature Tristan Thompson and Cory Joseph, the weekend tilts between the Edmonton Energy and the BC Titans, the Bhullar brothers as well as high school and CIS news here for you in this edition of Canadian Content ...

First of all, we hope you all had a great Victoria Day long weekend.  Hopefully you had great weather in your neck of the woods or bundled up (like our peeps in Edmonton) if you didn't.  Check out some of the stuff that happened over the last few days ...

 

For all of you in the Toronto area in the next few weeks, remember that there are two great events happening ...

Canada Basketball | ALL CANADA CLASSIC MOVES TO AIR CANADA CENTRE

All Star Charity Shootout | CLASH OF THE CHARITIES

 

Canada, more specifically Toronto, lost the bid to host the 2011 FIBA Americas Tournament to Argentina (supposedly due to them having more money to throw at the event) Saturday.  We can try again for another tournament but in the meantime here are a couple of stories on it.  Find some of Doug Smith's jewels on the situation midway through his blog ...

Canada Basketball loses bid to host Olympic qualification tournament - thestar.com

Doug Smith's Toronto Raptors blog

We can all mourn Canada's failed hoops bid 

Canada Basketball | NO FIBA AMERICAS CHAMPIONSHIP IN TORONTO BUT CANADA STAYS UPBEAT

 

BC wins it's fourth straight National Wheelchair Basketball title ... Domestic News : Wheelchair Basketball Canada ... B.C. hot shots in wheelchair basketball ... B.C. wheelchair basketball team champs four years in a row 

 

Being the classy guy that he is, Captain Canada can now add patron of the arts to his resume ... Steve Nash lends piece to the AGO | Pop Art | torontolife.com 

 

High School

Here are the two episodes of the Findlay College Prep series that feature Canadians Tristan Thompson and Cory Joseph.  Big shouts to Flagrant Fouls' Nolan Shulman and the director extraordinaire Donnie Seals for the great work on this series ... YouTube - Findlay College Prep: SEASON 2 -Episode #12 "Oh, Canada!" Part 1 ... VIDEO: Findlay Prep – The Season "Oh Canada" (part two) | Flagrant Fouls

Here are some great highlight vids from our colleagues at Flagrant Fouls.  Again a big shout to Nolan Shulman for the hookup ... VIDEO: Melvin Ejim Mixtape  | Flagrant Fouls ... VIDEO: Dylan Ennis @ Spiece & Nike Spring Classic | Flagrant Fouls

Rivals High - 7-foot brothers stand out in a crowd ... and a look at the older of the two ... Sim Bhullar Hearing From High Majors | Flagrant Fouls

Here's a short video clip of Andrew Wiggins, one of the best under-15 players in North America ... VIDEO: Andrew Wiggins Mixtape | Flagrant Fouls

Here is a video clip of Champlain College guard and recent St Francis (NY) commit Adam Chmielewski.  Until we can find an official link from the school, check him out here ... YouTube - Adam Chmielewski - Champlain Cavaliers (Coachs Cut)

And here is a clip form the Drew Gooden Soldiers.  It has some great shots of 2011 player Kyle Wiltjer who is a Top 50 player in his class ... YouTube - Drew Gooden Soldiers at Houston-EYBL MIxtape

Youngsters Show Off | Crown Magazine 

 

NCAA

Quebecer hits tops in U.S. hoops

 

In IBL news, both the Canadian teams were in action this holiday weekend against each other with the Energy taking two of three from the Titans ...

Energy was flowing | Basketball | Sports | Edmonton Sun

Visiting team finaly breaks through

Energy trounce Titans | Basketball | Sports | Edmonton Sun

 

Here are some CIS stories ...

A great interview with SFU alum and current Raptors head coach Jay Triano ... News

Looks like CIS basketball finals returning to Ottawa in '13

New TRU coach ready to face challenge | Local Sports | Kamloops Daily News

St FX's women's basketball team has announced it's recruiting class for the coming season ... StFX

Mac hires a new head men's basketball coach ... http://www-athrec.mcmaster.ca/athletics/teams/basketball/mball_news/2010/connolly-announcement-may25.htm

Coaching clinic brings big names to teach the game - Basketball - Sports - The Cape Breton Post

 

And last but not least we have the CCAA 'Chip heading north for the next season ... Sault Ste. Marie Wins Hosting Rights To Major Basketball Championship

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