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Third annual BioSteel All-Canadian Basketball Game set to showcase Canada’s brightest stars

The third annual BioSteel All-Canadian Basketball Game tips off Monday night inside the University of Toronto’s Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport. (Source: TSN.com)

TORONTO, Ont. — The third time is the charm.

After a successful first two years, Pretty River Sports and Entertainment, Canada Basketball, and BioSteel are hoping that the third annual BioSteel All-Canadian Basketball Game is their best one yet.

With the talent that will be on display on the hardwood over the two days this year, two things are for certain.

The first is that this year’s event will be one that fans won’t want to miss. Several players in Monday’s showcase are top recruits in the NCAA, and have committed to play for some of the biggest programs across the country.

The second is that the talent level for Canada Basketball continues to rise. Fans in attendance will get a great look at the future of Canada Basketball, before they take the next steps in their respective careers.

Here’s a look at the rosters for both the Nike BioSteel Futures All-Canadian Game, which takes place on Sunday, and the BioSteel All-Canadian Basketball Game, which tips off Monday night. Continue reading Third annual BioSteel All-Canadian Basketball Game set to showcase Canada’s brightest stars

RECAP: Team White Fights Back for 120-118 Victory over Team Red in 2016 BioSteel All-Canadian Basketball Game

24 of Canadas best basketball players put their talents on display on Monday night at the 2016 BioSteel All-Canadian Basketball Game. Source: College Court Report)
24 of Canada’s best basketball players put their talents on display on Monday night at the 2016 BioSteel All-Canadian Basketball Game. (Source: College Court Report)

Last year, the inaugural BioSteel All-Canadian Basketball Game was the start of a big summer for Jamal Murray. The co-MVP of the game put together quite the performance in the game, and it started what was his ascent to stardom leading up to his freshman year with the Kentucky Wildcats.

Who would step up this year?

With star players like Justin Jackson (injury) and Thon Maker (NBA Draft prep) not playing, the opportunity was there for any one of the other 22 players to step up and leave their mark on the 2016 edition of the game.

Several of the players have already committed to universities for the 2016-17 season, but others were looking to leave a lasting impression as they work towards taking their game to the next level.

Nobody left their mark more than Team White guard Jahvon Blair. Despite his team trailing for most of the game, Blair led his team on a ferocious comeback in the second half.

He scored 24 of his game-high 31 points in the second half, en route to earning Team White MVP honours and bringing his team all the way back for the 120-118 win over Team Red. Continue reading RECAP: Team White Fights Back for 120-118 Victory over Team Red in 2016 BioSteel All-Canadian Basketball Game

Justin Jackson, Thon and Matur Maker Headline 2016 BioSteel All-Canadian Basketball Game

All eyes will be on Thon Maker on Monday night, as the NBA Draft hopeful puts his talents on display at the 2016 BioSteel All-Canadian Basketball Game. (Source: Scout.com)
All eyes will be on Thon Maker on Monday night, as the NBA Draft hopeful puts his talents on display at the 2016 BioSteel All-Canadian Basketball Game. (Source: Scout.com)

Last year, the likes of Jamal MurrayJalen Poyser, and Thon Maker put their talents on display inside the Mattamy Athletic Centre at the inaugural BioSteel All-Canadian Basketball Game. It was a big step for Canada Basketball, and it was a huge success.

On the heels of last year’s success, the game is back and the hype surrounding the event has been outstanding. The 24-player roster is loaded with talent from all over the country, and has a few top recruits in the next couple of years.

The one player that fans will have their eyes on will be Maker. The big man declared for the NBA Draft without having played a single game in the NCAA, so the NBA has some deliberating to do in determining his eligibility.

He has a unique skill set for a player of his size. He can shoot the ball from three point range, and he can also dominate in the paint on both ends of the floor.

Outside of Maker, there are other talented players people need to be aware of on Monday night inside the Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport.

Here are three other players you will want to keep an eye on: Continue reading Justin Jackson, Thon and Matur Maker Headline 2016 BioSteel All-Canadian Basketball Game

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

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