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Today we have Steve Nash and Jay Triano coming back to the Canadian National Program, Tristan Thompson getting tutelage from Big Z, lots of CIS and CCAA and high school play offs stories and more all right here in Canadian Content ...

First we start off with a couple of big news items about our National Program ...

CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Basketball - News: Triano next Capt. Canada?

Canada Basketball wants Steve Nash to lead national team

Steve Nash to be tapped as ‘overseer’ of Canada’s men’s basketball team

UPDATE: Nash, Triano to take roles with Canada Basketball - The Globe and Mail

Now for the pro news ...

Give Nash A Chance | isportsweb

Tristan Thompson eager for Big Z's wisdom on shooting: Cavaliers Insider |

Zydrunas Ilgauskas to Spend Offseason with Tristan Thompson | WaitingForNextYear

UPDATE: CAVALIERS: Growing Up ... Tristan Thompson

Basketball takes city by Storm in inaugural season - Sports - The Journal Pioneer

Oshawa Express

Lightning looking to zap competition on way to championship | London Community News

Saint John Mill Rats prepare for NBL playoffs - New Brunswick - CBC News

Lightning quick to downplay record | Morris Dalla Costa | Columnists | Sports | London Free Press

Storm already looking ahead to Year 2 - Sports - The Journal Pioneer

Big shout to pro baller Courtnay Pilypaitis for having her high school jersey retired ... Orleans Online | Local Sports

Next up is the NC-Double-Eh looks ...

Big shout to Montreal's Hernst Laroche, Toronto's Daniel Mullings and Quebec City's Djim Bandoumel who earned spots on the WAC Awards list ... WAC Announces Men's Basketball Postseason Honors -

Big shout to Kris Joseph who can now add USBWA All District team ... USBWA > News > 2011-12 Men's All-District Teams

Big shout also to Devoe Joseph who earned PAC-12 First Team all conference ... Devoe Joseph makes first team all-conference | KCBY CBS 11 - News, Weather and Sports - Coos Bay - North Pend, OR | - Coos Bay / North Bend, Oregon | Local Sports

Big shout to Regina's Taryn Wicijowski and Edmonton's Michelle Plouffe for earning conference nods also ... Women's Basketball Honors Announced > Pac12 > News

Does Kris Joseph transcend the basketball border? | Basketball | CBC Sports

Hoop women score first NCAA playoff basketball win

UPDATE: Big shout to Tecumseh, ON's Brittany Hedderson for earning First Team All MAC honors ... MAC Announces Women's Basketball Awards > MAC > News

UPDATE: The same for dual citizen Kaetlyn Murdoch ... Women's Basketball All-Conference Teams Announced -

UPDATE: Big shout to Brampton, ON's Dylan Ennis for earning All Rookie honors ... RICE'S ENNIS NAMED TO C-USA ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM - TheCypressTimes

Now for more high school play off action ...

Great effort, defense not enough at the Islands

Capping off hoop history in North Van

Strike won't stop Griz

Wildcats work overtime to grab third

Gators second in Valley

Langley Times - Gators fall in Fraser Valley final

Programs for young hoopsters offered in Burnaby

Richmond Review - Palmer a spot shy at district hoop championships

This is actually pretty funny, at least for us watching and not playing ... Video: Canadian High School Basketball Game Ends Double Court Storm : The Clubhouse

Mass finals tournaments considered | Other Sports | Sports | Edmonton Sun

Tough losses don’t slow Riverside’s current heading into B.C. girls championships | The Province

InsideHalton Article: Titans ousted early at OFSAA basketball

Crusaders ousted at OFSAA - The Whig Standard - Ontario, CA

Saints boys eliminated from OFSAA consolation play - Kenora Daily Miner and News - Ontario, CA

Saints open OFSAA with win, Knights out - The Sault Star - Ontario, CA

Saints boys suffer opening game loss at OFSAA - Kenora Daily Miner and News - Ontario, CA

Marial Shayok puts on show as St. Patrick’s Fighting Irish win opener

Crusaders pull off hoops upset at OFSAA - The Whig Standard - Ontario, CA

Muskies ousted | Fort Frances Times Online

YorkRegion Article: Voyageurs back in OFSAA quarter-finals

Saints OFSAA march over - The Sault Star - Ontario, CA

Mississauga Article: Hoops teams eliminated in Ottawa

Torchettes came a long way - School Sports - The Journal Pioneer

Skyhawks good as gold | Local Sports | St. Albert Gazette

Scona girls basketball team does itself proud - Edmonton Examiner - Alberta, CA

Killarney's basketball Tanabe coach of the year—really

Kelowna Capital News - Immaculata golden at provincials

Spartans on a roll going into provincials

Top Forward Juwon Grannum Pledges To Run With The Rams | Crown Magazine

UPDATE: Cougars add two forwards

UPDATE: Vikes Announce New Recruits for Women's Basketball

UPDATE: Rapids small but mighty talented

UPDATE: YorkRegion Article: Vaughan advances to hoops final

UPDATE: InsideHalton Article: Titans ousted early at OFSAA basketball

UPDATE: Web broadcaster's basketball coverage streaming to computer screen near you

UPDATE: For Rebelles, a golden effort

UPDATE: Barons drop semifinal, will play for OFSAA bronze - The North Bay Nugget - Ontario, CA

UPDATE: Hosting Zones - Strathmore Standard - Alberta, CA

UPDATE: Spartans on a roll going into provincials

And here are the CIS looks ...

The CIS Blog: Men's Basketball: The final tracker, looking at the Final 8 teams

Cascades miss the Midas touch

Mission City Record - UFV Cascade women fall in Canada West bronze medal match

Kamloops This Week - No three stooges

Stingers head to Prairies for must-win game | The Concordian

deWit off to Nationals - The Cornwall Standard Freeholder - Ontario, CA

Selectors ripped off Acadia with No. 8 seeding | The Chronicle Herald

Metro - CIS rule leaves Axemen with daunting matchup

Women finish 4th in West Still in the fight for nationals

Women’s Basketball captures OUA bronze - Sports - The Brock Press - Brock University

Stingers men best in Quebec | The Concordian

All business for Johnson | The Chronicle-Journal

Acadia sweeps Atlantic University Basketball Championships - Basketball - The Register/Advertiser

What a difference a day makes for U of R Cougars’ Alyssia Kajati

Kelowna Capital News - Darren Semeniuk steps aside as Heat coach

UPDATE: Carleton team to beat at Final 8

UPDATE: Kajati turned it around in Canada West final

UPDATE: Interesting story here on UBC ... UBC leading charge to rethink varsity sport in Canada - CUP Newswire

UPDATE: Huskies' Trulsrud fiery competitor

UPDATE: Stand up and cheer for Acadia - Basketball - The Register/Advertiser

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

Mountaineers rated in middle of the basketball pack

DurhamRegion Article: Durham takes home plenty of hardware at the OCAA basketball awards banquet

MacEwan stays perfect, wins ACAC women's basketball title - Edmonton Examiner - Alberta, CA

Prince George Free Press - Lady Timberwolves ranked third in Canada

Prince George Free Press - Men set sights on nationals

UPDATE: UBCO basketball coach steps down - Sports -

UPDATE: Prince George Free Press - Great way to end PacWest affiliation

UPDATE: Corina Bruni a star for Algoma University Thunderbirds - Sault This Week - Ontario, CA

UPDATE: Basketball Mounties complete 2012 season in championship semi-finals - Sports - The Sackville Tribune Post

UPDATE: Blues win bball bronze on home court

UPDATE: Locals fail to move on at college provincials

UPDATE: Douglas downed in B.C. hoops