Thon Maker Highlights Final Roster for 2016 BioSteel All-Canadian Basketball Game

NBA Draft hopeful Thon Maker headlines the 2nd annual BioSteel All-Canadian Basketball Game, where 24 of the top basketball players from Canada will display their talents in Toronto, ON on April 10-11. (Source: Vancouver Basketball)
NBA Draft hopeful Thon Maker headlines the 2nd annual BioSteel All-Canadian Basketball Game, where 24 of the top basketball players from Canada will display their talents in Toronto, ON on April 10-11. (Source: Vancouver Basketball)

Basketball in Canada has been on a steady rise over the last few years, and that trend looks like it will continue for some time.

The 2nd Annual BioSteel All-Canadian Basketball Game takes place on April 10th and 11th in the Greater Toronto Area, showcasing some of the best talent that Canada has to offer on the hardwood.

On the heels of last year’ successful launch of the showcase, fans can expect another talent-packed couple of days. It’s another big step for Canada Basketball.

In light of recent events, top prospect Thon Maker will undoubtedly be the one player that most will come to see. With his recent announcement to declare for the 2016 NBA Draft without playing a game in college, all eyes will be on the big man to see what he can do.

But, there are talented players all over the game this season. Justin Jackson, who will play for the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels next season, will be back, along with Matur Maker.

Back in February, the preliminary roster was released for the event. Take a look at the old, and compare with the new, so see who is coming to this year’s event!

Featuring two teams, coached by Dave DeAveiro (McGill University) and James Derouin (University of Ottawa), the 2016 BIOSTEEL ALL-CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAME showcases 24 of the top high school basketball players from across the country.

The players on the game’s final roster are as follows:

NAME SCHOOL HOMETOWN
Emmanuel Akot Wasatch Academy (Utah) Winnipeg, Man.
Nickeil Alexander-Walker Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (Ten.) Scarborough, Ont.
Jahvon Blair Orangeville Prep Brampton, Ont.
Godwin Boahen The Hill Academy Toronto, Ont.
Ignas Brazdeikis Orangeville Prep Oakville, Ont.
O’Shae Brissett Findlay Prep (Nev.) Mississauga, Ont.
Nate Darling DeMatha Catholic High School Bedford, N.S.
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 (Ten.) Hamilton, Ont.
Justin Jackson The Hill Academy Ajax, Ont.
Jaelin Llewellyn Orangeville Prep Mississauga, Ont.
Anthony Longpré 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.
Isaiah Mike Trinity International Prep (Nev.) Toronto, Ont.
Andrew Nembhard Vaughan Secondary School Vaughan, Ont.
Grant Shephard Kelowna Secondary School Kelowna, B.C.
Aher Uguak Harry Ainlay Edmonton, Alta.
Howard Washington Jr. Montverde Academy (Fla.) Buffalo, N.Y.
Kalif Young Orangeville Prep Vaughan, Ont.

A selection of players on the final roster will compete in the 2016 BioSteel All-Canadian Skills Competition, featuring the BMO Slam Dunk Contest and Sport Chek 3 Point Shoot-out on Sunday, April 10 at the Athlete Institute in Orangeville, Ont.

– T.B.