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Background

Bill Crothers Secondary School Athletics Department primary objective is to maximize participation in co-curricular healthy active living & sport. This is done through aligning with the principles of Canadian Sport For Life’s Long and the Long term Athlete Development model. Programs and teams are aligned into one of three streams; High Performance, Competitive for Life and Active for Life.​ ​​

High Performance
This stream of programming is designed for the athlete who has serious aspirations to train and compete at the next level, i.e. National Team or University. This competition structure is typically differentiated from typical high school sport in that the season may be longer and practices may be more in-depth and incorporate regular strength and conditioning sessions. Only some sports are able to fit into this model based on the length and intensity of the athletes’ out of school sport commitment.

News

OSBA Athletes Well Represented on U16 Men’s National Team Roster

By OBA Communications 06/08/2017, 2:45pm EDT

Seven OSBA athletes to compete with the team at FIBA U16 Americas Championship in June.

Canada Basketball announced the 14 men selected to the U16 Men’s National Team that will represent the nation at the FIBA U16 Americas Championship in Formosa, Argentina beginning June 14. Of the nine athletes selected from Ontario, seven are from the Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association (OSBA). 

The seven OSBA athletes selected to represent the nation are listed below:

Name

Position

Height

Hometown

School

Cashius McNeilly

SG

6’5

Scarborough

Thornlea S.S.

Malachi Ndur

SF/PF

6’6

St. Thomas

Southwest Academy

Alexander Nwagha

C

6’7

Toronto

King’s Christian Collegiate

Shemar Rathan-Mayes

PG

5’8

Toronto

Orangeville Prep

Luka Sakota

PG

6’4

Etobicoke

King’s Christian Collegiate

Paris Shand

PF

6’6

Toronto

Bill Crothers

Taryn Todd

PG/SG

6’1

Vaughan

Vaughan S.S.

 

These seven players join fellow Ontario athletes Charles Bediako and Matteus Case.

The team will continue training in Toronto until June 9. They will then head to Argentina for pre-tournament training prior to tipping off the tournament against the host nation on June 14. The tournament runs from June 14-18.

Canada is currently ranked third in the FIBA Men’s Youth Rankings. The team will look to qualify for its fifth consecutive U17 FIBA World Championship. 

Check out the full team roster, and stay up to date with the latest news about the team by visiting the Canada Basketball website.

 

Eight OSBA Athletes Invited to U16 Men’s National Team Training Camp

By OBA Communications 06/05/2017, 4:45pm EDT

More than half of the athletes from Ontario invited to U16 National Team camp compete in the OSBA.

Canada Basketball announced the 17 men invited to the U16 Men’s National Team tryouts and training camp this summer. Of the 10 athletes selected from Ontario, eight are from the Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association (OSBA). 

The eight  OSBA athletes invited to U16 national team training camp are listed below:

Name

Position

Height

Hometown

School

Cashius McNeilly

SG

6’5

Scarborough

Thornlea Secondary

Malachi Ndur

SF/PF

6’6

St. Thomas

Southwest Academy

Alexander Nwagha

C

6’7

Toronto

King’s Christian Collegiate

Shemar Rathan-Mayes

PG

5’8

Toronto

Orangeville Prep

Luke Sakota

PG

6’4

Etobicoke

King’s Christian Collegiate

Paris Shand

PF

6’6

Toronto

Bill Crothers

Sam Thomson

PF

6’6

Halton Hills

King’s Christian Collegiate

Taryn Todd

PG/SG

6’1

Vaughan

Vaughan Secondary

 

These eight players join fellow Ontario athletes Charles Bediako and Matteus Case. 

The training camp will run from June 3–9 at Humber College’s Lakeshore Campus. Following training camp, a 12-person roster will be selected to represent Canada at the FIBA U16 Americas Championship in Formosa, Argentina. The tournament begins June 14 and will serve as an opportunity for player development as Canada looks to qualify for the U17 World Championships next year. 

Canada is currently ranked third in the FIBA Men’s Youth Rankings. 

Check out the full list of training camp invitees, and stay up to date with the latest news about the team by visiting the Canada Basketball website.

Charles Hantoumakos