Canadians feature in NBA draft

Canadians feature in NBA draft

Cаnаdіаnѕ Bеnnеdісt Mаthurіn аnd Shaedon Shаrре tооk very dіffеrеnt раthѕ to thе NBA, but their рrо dreams wеrе realized just mіnutеѕ apart lаѕt Thurѕdау. Mаthurіn, a 20-уеаr-оld from Mоntrеаl whо ѕtаrrеd аt the Unіvеrѕіtу of Arіzоnа, wаѕ ѕеlесtеd ѕіxth by thе Indіаnа Pасеrѕ. Moments lаtеr the Blazers tооk a сhаnсе оn Sharpe, a 19-year-old frоm […]

Scarborough Shooting Stars signs American rapper J. Cole

Scarborough Shooting Stars signs American rapper J. Cole

  Former NBA all-star Jamaal Magloire joins hometown Scarborough Shooting Stars The CEBL last Thursday that the 6’3″ guard, born Jermaine Cole, has signed a deal with the Scarborough Shooting Stars to continue his professional basketball career. Cole, 37, is set to begin his second consecutive pro basketball stint after playing with the Rwanda-based Patriots […]

WNBA star Brittney Griner arrested in Russia on drug charges

WNBA star Brittney Griner arrested in Russia on drug charges

  Griner arrested in February at a Moscow airport after Russian authorities said her luggage contained vape cartridges. US basketball authorities have said that an American star basketball player being held in Moscow on narcotics charges is two-time Olympic champion Brittney Griner. The arrest came as tensions between Moscow and the West have soared over […]

Indigenous father speaks of his Haitian adopted son

Indigenous father speaks of his Haitian adopted son

Josiah Wilson was adopted as a baby in Haiti and raised in an Indigenous family in Calgary, Alberta. In 2016, at 21, Josiah was refused the right to play in an Indigenous basketball tournament Sharing our family’s story — after my son, Josiah, was barred from playing at the All Native Basketball Tournament in 2016 […]

Mississaugan NBA player Joshua Primo gives his hometown a lot of love  

Mississaugan NBA player Joshua Primo gives his hometown a lot of love   

  The youngest player in the NBA made a splash last during his first professional game on Canadian soil against his hometown Toronto Raptors. Born in Mississauga, Joshua Primo — who just turned 19 years old on Christmas Eve — scored a career-high 15 points for the San Antonio Spurs. And although the Raptors would […]

Fred VanVleet sponsors scholarship for Black or Indigenous students

Fred VanVleet sponsors scholarship for Black or Indigenous students

Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet has partnered with the University of Toronto’s Rotman Commerce business program to launch a new scholarship to support a Black or Indigenous student through their undergraduate degree. The Fred VanVleet Scholarship will provide four years of tuition and books, based on financial need, with preference to a student focused on […]

Andrew Wiggins relents and takes the COVID-19 vaccine

Andrew Wiggins relents and takes the COVID-19 vaccine

Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins has received his COVID-19 vaccine and will be eligible to play in all games. The Warriors said coach Steve Kerr made the announcement to reporters last Sunday after practice before the team traveled to Portland to play its first pre-season game. Wiggins faced the possibility of not being allowed […]

Mississauga gets four new basketball courts compliments of superfan Nav Bhatia

Mississauga gets four new basketball courts compliments of superfan Nav Bhatia

On Saturday, September 25, the City of Mississauga and the Nav Bhatia Superfan Foundation unveiled four new basketball courts located at Malton’s Paul Coffey Park. “The addition of these courts brings something extra special to the Malton community and to Mississauga as a whole. Basketball lovers from across the city will come here to play, […]

Guyana will be highest-ranked team in El Salvador at FIBA World Cup Pre-Qualifiers

Guyana will be highest-ranked team in El Salvador at FIBA World Cup  Pre-Qualifiers

The Guyana men’s senior basketball team will be the highest ranked unit participating in the opening round of the FIBA Basketball World Cup – Americas Pre-Qualifier in El Salvador to be held April 14-18. The competition schedule has been adjusted to allow for the completion of the FIBA Basketball Champions League Americas (BCLA) and to […]