Basketball's future champions live on TSN, as BioSteel, Pretty River Sports + Entertainment, and TSN today revealed the roster of players selected to participate in the second annual edition of the BIOSTEEL All-Canadian Basketball Game.
As announced earlier this month, TSN’s exclusive broadcast of the BIOSTEEL All-Canadian Basketball Game tips off on Monday, April 11 at 7:30pm et on TSN, live from the University of Toronto’s Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport.
The roster for the 2016 BIOSTEEL All-Canadian Basketball Game features the Top 24 high school basketball players from across the country. The 24 players on the roster are as follows:
2016 BIOSTEEL All-Canadian Basketball Game Participants
|Emmanuel Akot||Wasatch Academy (Utah)||Winnipeg, Man.|
|RJ Barrett||Montverde Academy (Fla.)||Mississauga, Ont.|
|Jahvon Blair||Orangeville Prep||Brampton, Ont.|
|Ignas Brazdeikis||Orangeville Prep||Oakville, Ont.|
|O’Shae Brissett||Findlay Prep (Nev.)||Mississauga, Ont.|
|Nate Darling||DeMatha Catholic High School||Bedford, N.S.|
|Christian David||Vermont Academy (Vt.)||Milton, Ont.|
|Jerome Desrosiers||Northfield Mount Hermon||Montréal, Que.|
|Nikola Djogo||Athlete Institute Prep||Stoney Creek, Ont.|
|Danilo Djuricic||St. Michael’s College School||Brampton, Ont.|
|Marquell Fraser||The Hill Academy||Hamilton, Ont.|
|Shai Gilgeous-Alexander||Hamilton Heights Christian Academy||Hamilton, Ont.|
|Justin Jackson||The Hill Academy||Ajax, Ont.|
|Abu Kigab||Prolific Prep (Calif.)||St. Catharines, Ont.|
|Jaelin Llewellyn||Orangeville Prep||Mississauga, Ont.|
|Anthony Longpre||Glenelg Country School (Md.)||Montréal, Que.|
|Matur Maker||Athlete Institute Prep||Perth, Western Australia|
|Thon Maker||Athlete Institute Prep||Perth, Western Australia|
|Koby McEwen||Wasatch Academy (Utah)||Toronto, Ont.|
|Grant Shephard||Kelowna Secondary School||Kelowna, B.C.|
|Simisola Shittu||Montverde Academy (Fla.)||Burlington, Ont.|
|Aher Uguak||Harry Ainlay||Edmonton, Alta.|
|Howard Washington Jr.||Montverde Academy (Fla.)||Buffalo, N.Y.|
|Kalif Young||Orangeville Prep||Vaughan, Ont.|
Lindell Wigginton of North Preston, N.S. was selected to appear in the game but is unable to participate due to academic obligations.
The roster of players selected to participate in the 2016 BIOSTEEL All-Canadian Basketball Game is being announced today in conjunction with Canada Basketball Day at the Air Canada Centre, as the Toronto Raptors host Team BioSteel’s Andrew Wiggins and the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight (Wednesday, Feb. 24) at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN4 and TSN5. Canada Basketball has once again signed on as a supporting partner of the 2016 BIOSTEEL All-Canadian Basketball Game.
All of the athletes selected to the roster of the 2016 BIOSTEEL All-Canadian Basketball Game have played prominent roles in top-level basketball programming, from AAU to representing Canada on the international stage.
The 24 players were chosen by a 10-person selection committee, overseen by Tony McIntyre, the BIOSTEEL All-Canadian Basketball Game Operations Director and Selection Committee Chair. The committee is comprised of a cross-section of Canadian basketball stakeholders, including provincial and territorial representatives, clubs, coaches, and scouts from across the country.
A selection of players featured on the roster will compete in the skills events surrounding the game, including the 3 Point Shootout and Slam Dunk Competition, on Sunday, April 10. Additional details, including the roster for the BioSteel Future All-Canadians Game, which takes place as part of the same event, will be announced in the coming weeks.