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Today we have the NBA possibly returning to Vancouver, Tristan Thompson, Khem Birch, what scouts think of three Canadians who could be Drafted, high school, CIS, CCAA and a whole lot more in this edition of Canadian Content ...


First we start off with some pro news ...

Suns’ Nash launched his basketball career in Utah | The Salt Lake Tribune

And a special salute goes to Captain Canada for passing Gary Payton on the all time assist list.  We'll post a story as it becomes available.

UPDATE:  Courtesy of our peeps at Brighter Side of the Sun, here is something on Stevie climbing that all time assist ladder ... Steve Nash Passes Gary Payton On Assist Leader Board, Moves Into Seventh Place - Desert Dirt - SB Nation Arizona

Could there possibly be two NBA teams in Canada again ... Vancouver group interested in acquiring NBA team: Stern

UPDATE:  Here's Andy Rautins at a Knicks event mic'd up.  He's needs to work on his bowling game though ... Knicks Now – Andy Rautins Unplugged: Knicks Bowl 12


We have National Team member Jermaine Bucknor signing a new pro contract here ...


UPDATE:  And we have Scott Morrison being released yesterday and picked up today ... 

UPDATE:  Big congrats to Stefany Skrba for winning Player of the Week honors in teh Greek A1 League ... Greek Basketball, Teams, Scores, Stats, News, Standings - EUROBASKET - Mill Rats shoot for third straight | Randy O'Donnell - Breaking News, New Brunswick, Canada - FUSION teams up with Mill Rats - Breaking News, New Brunswick, Canada

Halifax Rainmen Basketball - MERCER DEPARTS FROM RAINMEN - mike mercer


Now for some NCAA news ...

If you missed it yesterday, Tristan Thompson was named Big 12 Conference Rookie of the Week for the fourth time ... Marcus Morris, Thompson Earn Men

There are some Canadians in this NBA Draft prospect piece ... NBA scouts offer opinions on Perry Jones, Jared Sullinger, others - Seth Davis -

Tougher Manigat making progress -

Janelle Bekkering Earns Academic All-District Honors - GONZAGA OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE

Three Jayhawks Named To Academic All-Big 12 Women's Basketball Team - KANSAS OFFICIAL ATHLETIC SITE

And here is our Simon Fraser watch ... News ... News ... News


And now for some high school stories ...

Now a look at Montreal's Khem Birch ... Khem Birch has come a long way - ESPN

Big shout to our peeps Nolan Shulman and Barry Hayes for getting these looks together ... "Luyken Good" for UBC | Flagrant Fouls ... Justin Edwards Begins to Evaluate His Options|Flagrant Fouls

TheSpec - Marauders land four prize high school recruits

Jewish Tribune - Thornhill point guard

Northern schools in tough at provincials | Other Sports | Sports | Edmonton Sun

UPDATE:  Eastern Commerce preps for another OFSAA chase - TownSPORTS - - the online home of Toronto's Town Crier Group of Community Newspapers

UPDATE:  The Next Generation of Raptors? - Torontoist 


And now for some CIS stuff ...

Here is the CIS Top Ten ...

The CIS Blog: Men's basketball recap, bottom-of-the-top-10 edition

And remember to check out our colleague Mark Wacyk at for news and views also.

Big shout to our boy Drew Ebanks for getting this interview together on the two Ryerson seniors ... YouTube - RYERSON RAMS STEVE WILLIAMS AND RYAN MCNEILLY INTERVIEW BY DREW EBANKS FEB 11TH, 2011

Varsity Reds Sweep Double Headers | Quarter, Upei, Game, Reds, Varsity, Lead, Points | | Halifax, Nova Scotia - Thompson assuming leadership role | BY CHRIS FOX - Breaking News, New Brunswick, Canada - TWU basketball: Spartans set new wins mark

Cascades playoff bound

BramptonGuardian Article: Malcolm helps Gryphons to win

Sportstream Athlete Profile: Simon Farine | Basketball, Game, Player, Farine, Best, Sports, Year | | Halifax, Nova

UPDATE:  The CIS Blog: Women's Basketball: What Break?

UPDATE:  The Brunswickan | Split leaves Reds on brink of playoffs

UPDATE:  The Brunswickan | Women’s basketball move into top spot in AUS

UPDATE:  Metro - AUS history hangs in the balance 

UPDATE:  YouTube - VIKES BASKETBALL: Trio of Vikes women to be honoured Feb. 19

A big thank you to our colleague in Quebec Francis Jette for breaking this story out of the CEGEP ... Max Paulhus ne sera pas de retour avec les Cavaliers De Champlain | L'agent 007, les rumeurs du basketball québécois


And now for some CCAA news ...

Here are the Top 15 Men's Basketball Rankings and Women's Basketball Rankings

Replay: MSVU 70, St Thomas 61 - Feb 12 2011 | Sports, February, Sportstream, Replay, Msvu, Rainmen, Weekly | | Hal

St. Clair duo to take record to new heights 

Kelowna Capital News - Third spot now in UBCO Heat’s hands

Rustlers make it six wins in a row - Lloydminster Meridian Booster - Alberta, CA


And last but not least we have some Canada Winter Games stuff from the Wheelchair Basketball front ...

Manitoba on mission without hospitalized player - Front -

Wheelchair basketball team in playoff round

Saskatoon shooters land province first gold medal in Games

UPDATE:  Sask. wheelchair basketball team in playoff round

UPDATE:  Island player has deep thirst for basketball - Sports - The Guardian