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Hill Basketball Inc. was established in 2014 and a final four contender in the inaugural boys season of the OSBA. Hill Basketball competed in 6 tournaments/showcases across North America: The Tarkanian Classic-Las Vegas, Don Bosco Classic-Chicago, Huntington Invitational-West Virginia, National Prep Invitational-Rhode Island and Pinky Lewis-Hamilton. A competitive schedule, flexible court time with shooting machine, certified trainers, elite strength & conditioning are all facilitated through The RISE Centre.

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The Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association (OSBA) men’s league is pleased to announce its expansion to include one additional team for the 2017-18 season.

RISE Prep, a second team run through TRC Academy in Brantford, has been accepted into the league.

This past season, RISE Prep competed in exhibition games and tournaments across Ontario and the United States.

Jeremie Kayeye, who coached both RISE Prep and the TRC Academy women’s team last season, will relinquish his role with the women’s team to focus on coaching RISE Prep in their first season in the OSBA.

"We at RISE Prep are very excited and appreciative of the opportunity that the OSBA has given us. We look forward to compete against some of the best prep teams in Canada," Kayeye commented.

RISE Prep joins TRC Academy and the other 10 returning programs: Athlete Institute Prep (Orangeville), Bill Crothers (Markham), Father Henry Carr (Toronto), King’s Christian Collegiate (Oakville), Lincoln Prep (Hamilton), Orangeville Prep, Ridley College (St. Catharines), Southwest Academy (London), Thornlea (Thornhill), and Vaughan.

The next season will kick off in Fall 2017.

For more information about the OSBA, visit www.ontariosba.ca.


About Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association
The Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association (OSBA) is the premier high school prep basketball league in Ontario. The league provides a new elite competition model that allows Canada’s top athletes to train and compete at home, in Canada, to enhance their development for post-secondary, national and international competition. For more information, please visit www.ontariosba.ca.
 

Media Contact:
Carmelo Mallia
Commissioner (Men’s)
Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association
416-477-8075 ext. 207
cmallia@basketball.on.ca

In the most fitting finale, the top seeded Orangeville Prep faced off against the number 2 TRC Academy. Both teams finished the regular season with a 18-2 record and the only thing separating them was a mere point differential. They split their regular season meetings and the gap in talent was slim to none. With a matchup of two incredibly evenly matched teams, the 2nd Annual OSBA Men’s Championship game was sure to exceed everyone’s expectations.

Jim Wilson