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Happy Canada people!!! Today we have the Junior Men's Team bringing home a Bronze medal, a look at the U17 Cadet Team, lots of high school news featuring Myck, Kyle and the Bhullars, the All Canada Game mix, Edmonton Energy, Halifax Rainmen and more in today's edition of Canadian Content ...
First off, let us say a big congratulations to the Men's Junior National Team for coming up big in their last game at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship in San Antonio last night. A big rebound by Myck Kabongo which led to the eventual three by Kyle "The Heartbreaker" Wiltjer was the biggest play of the tournament for the team that played well. Check out the game summaries right here - FIBA AMERICAS ... the boxscore - FIBA AMERICAS ... and here are some game pics - Game #19 ARG vs CAN - a set on Flickr
And Canada Basketball's look at the win here ... Canada Basketball | CANADA
Here is a news bit from the Lithuanian side that may have repercussions for Canada ... FIBA.com - 2010 FIBA U17 World Championship for Men Latest news. Remember that the Senior Men are taking on China August 10 in Vancouver and then take on France in Toronto on August 12 and 13. The Senior Women will be having a four game series between Chile and Sweden July 17-29 in Richmond and Abbotsford, BC. Check out more info at Canada Basketball's website.
Here is my look at the Canadian Men's Cadet team heading over to Hamburg. I hope I did the team justice. Big shout to Christophe Ney at EuropeanProspects.com for the look ... U17 World Championship Preview: Canada – EuropeanProspects.com
Here are a couple of stories of ballers reppin' Canada for the U17 events ... durhamregion.com | Two Durham basketball players off to Germany ... BCLocalNews.com - Der at national tryout
And now for some high school stories ...
First we have the latest Rivals.com rankings and we have three Canucks on the list with two in the top 25 ... Yahoo Sports: Rivals.com Ranking - Rivals150 for the class of 2011
Now we have to give a big shout to our boy Nolan Shulman and the good people at Flagrant Fouls.com for putting together this crazy mix of the All Canada Game. It may have happened a little while ago but you just can't get enough of great ball ... VIDEO: 2010 All-Canada Classic Mix | Flagrant Fouls
Myck Kabongo is blowing up yet again ... Scout.com: Kabongo a Leader
Here is a look at Wiltjer's great tournament by our SB Nation colleagues The Slipper Still Fits ... Wiltjer blows up in San Antonio, leads Canada to bronze at the FIBA U18 - The Slipper Still Fits
This may have been posted a little while ago but Julian Clarke's big 14 pts in the Bronze game warrants a post of this interview with his new school come fall ... Santa Clara University Athletics
Here is a look at Matthew Wright who is heading to St Bonaventure thanks to our colleagues at Crown Magazine. Big shout to all the Filipino Canadians in the house! ... St. Bonaventure Is The Wright Fit For Martingrove’s Sharpshooter | Crown Magazine
Thre are some great mentions of our Canadian girls in this one ... HoopGurlz: FIBA Americas U18 Championships show off international talent - ESPN
Here is an IBL story on the reason why Edmonton will not be in the Play Offs this year ... High costs of Energy KOs playoffs
And here is a great look at Halifax Rainmen guard Gary Ervin by the New York Post ... Going north of the border helps Ervin get on right track - NYPOST.com
Finally, here is a great story on a Canadian doing his basketball thing overseas ... Back in action - Local News - Sport - Basketball - Collie Mail