24-Player Roster for 2nd Annual BioSteel All-Canadian Game Released

The 24 players selected for the 2nd Annual BioSteel All-Canadian Basketball Game were released, and the list is talent-packed from top to bottom. (Source: North Pole Hoops)
The 24 players selected for the 2nd Annual BioSteel All-Canadian Basketball Game were released, and the list is talent-packed from top to bottom. (Source: North Pole Hoops)

TORONTO (February 24, 2016) – Basketball’s future champions live on TSN, as BioSteel, Pretty River Sports + Entertainment, and TSN 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 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN, live from the University of Toronto’s Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport.

Last season, Canada put the world on notice with the amount of up-and-coming talent from coast to coast. The inaugural edition of the BioSteel All-Canadian Basketball Game was a success, and year two promises to be even more exciting.

Re-live year one of the event right here.

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:

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.

NOTE: Lindell Wigginton, of North Preston, N.S., was selected to appear in the game but is unable to participate due to academic obligations.

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 theBioSteel Future All-Canadians Game, which takes place as part of the same event, will be announced in the coming weeks.

For ticket info for the BIOSTEEL ALL-CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAME, fans can visit the game’s official website at BioSteelAllCanadian.com.

– T.B.