Canadian Content - Weekend Roundup

Today we have Canada rounds out at the first FIBA 3x3 Youth World Championships, more Nash-klash, Andrew Wiggins, Leo and Wayne on the FAN, UBC's Nathan Yu, some NBL news and a lot more in this weekend roundup edition of Canadian Content ...

 

First we start off with some National Team news ...

We want to give a big shout to both the boys and girls that played in this past weekends inaugural FIBA 3x3 Youth Championships.  The showings were great and this looks like an event that can help build the game here in Canada ...

Canada Basketball | DAY ONE RECAP AT FIBA 3x3 YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Canada Basketball | BOYS INTO QUARTERS GIRLS PULL OF UPSET AT FIBA 3x3 YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

Canada Basketball | GIRLS IN TOUGH BOYS FINISH STRONG IN FINAL DAY OF FIBA 3x3 YOUTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

 

And here is a nice look from our boy Tariq from Northpole Hoops on the Senior Women ... Canadian Women Make Final Preparations Prior to FIBA Americas - Northpolehoops.com

UPDATE:  Canada Basketball | ALLISON McNEILL CHATS WITH DAVID GROSSMAN Audio from the Fan590

 

And if you missed these radio clips last week well here they are ...

Canada Basketball | PARRISH RAUTINS SPEAK WITH ERIC SMITH BOB MCCOWN Audio from FAN590

Canada Basketball | MAURIZIO GHERARDINI ON THE JEFF BLAIR SHOW Audio from FAN590

 

Leo Rautins steps down as coach of Canada’s men’s basketball team - The Washington Post

This was a very good read on the situation that Leo walked into when he said yes to coach the SMNT a few years back.  Big shout to Tim Chisolm ... Chisholm: Rautins not given fair shake as head coach

A tale of two leaders | Other Sports | Sports | Edmonton Sun

Doug Smith's Toronto Raptors blog

 

Here are some assorted stories on the (state of the) National Program ...

FIBA flop shows Canada needs its top players

telegraphjournal.com - What is it with Canada's hoops program? | TOM GALLAGHER - Breaking News, New Brunswick, Canada

SLAM ONLINE | " Bright Future For Canada Basketball

And more Nash-klash ...

This was actually pretty good.  Our SB Nation partners over at Bright Side of the Sun had some pretty interesting Tweet captures that Nash had posted recently and whether you believe, don't believe or are on the fence, Nash does shed some light on some lingering questions (though doesn't really get into it heavy) ... Angry Canadians Question Steve Nash's Decision to "Snub" National Team, Nash Responds - Bright Side Of The Sun

Nash Ripped By Media | Times Colonist Blogs

Is it Steve Nash’s fault that Canada’s hoops team won’t be in the Olympics? - Ball Don't Lie - NBA Blog - Yahoo! Sports

Canadian media slams Steve Nash for skipping Olympic qualifiers - NBA - Sporting News

 

Maple Dreams | Hardwood Paroxysm

UPDATE:  Nash getting key to the city | Home | Winnipeg Sun 

 

And now for some pro news ...

Storm signs Canadian draft pick - Sports - The Journal Pioneer

timestranscript.com - Miracles coach lands in Moncton next week | by neil hodge - Breaking News, New Brunswick, Canada

telegraphjournal.com - Mill Rat veterans sign one-year deals | Telegraph-Journal - Breaking News, New Brunswick, Canada

 

And here is a nice little NC-Double-Eh from our people at Northpole Hoops ... Out of North Preston, Nova Scotia...6-5 Guard, Christopher Johnson! - Northpolehoops.com

 

Next we have some high school stuff ...

Notes: Busy weekend for Huntington

Future Lettermen: Top Recruit Andrew Wiggins, 16, Leaves Canada for West Virginia H.S. | LostLettermen.com

Sade Iriah Verbally Commits to Northeastern | Crown Magazine

 

And last but not least we have some CIS news ...

Huskies 2011-12 season preview: Basketball | The Sheaf

UBC basketballer courted by China

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