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2nd Annual College Court Report Season Awards

Wisconsin big man Frank Kaminsky was arguably the best player in the NCAA this season, and is the CCR Player of the Year for the 2014-15 season. (Source: NY Times)
Wisconsin big man Frank Kaminsky was arguably the best player in the NCAA this season, and is the CCR Player of the Year for the 2014-15 season. (Source: NY Times)

With the break in between the Round of 32 and the Sweet 16, we felt that it was the best time to hand out the 2nd Annual College Court Report Season Awards. We based our decisions solely on the performances of the individuals in the regular season, and did not factor in their respective playoff performances when we made our decisions.

We looked at the traditional awards, like Coach of the Year, Freshman of the Year, and Player of the Year. However, we went off the beaten path a bit with some new awards for the 2014-15 season. We used the results from the CCR Mid-Major Player of the Year and Mid-Major Freshman of the Year contests to hand out fan voted awards. We also looked at some of the top Canadians from the 2014-15 season, and awarded five freshmen for their strong seasons that you may not have heard much about.

This is the second year that we have done these awards, and the goals are still the same. We use these awards to raise awareness on some of the nation’s best players, and bring awareness to some mid-major players who may get snubbed from award discussions on a larger scale. If any player, or school, would like a copy of a certificate to commemorate a specified award, send us a message either on Facebook or Twitter and we will respond as quickly as possible.

Let us know what you think of our selections by joining the conversation on our Facebook page!

– T.B. Continue reading 2nd Annual College Court Report Season Awards

Recapping the BioSteel All-Canadian Basketball Game

24 of the best high school basketball players from across Canada came together for the inaugural BioSteel All-Canadian Basketball Game in Toronto, ON. (Source: BioSteel All-Canadian)
24 of the best high school basketball players from across Canada came together for the inaugural BioSteel All-Canadian Basketball Game in Toronto, ON. (Source: BioSteel All-Canadian)

Mattamy Athletic Center – Toronto, ON

With the recent success of Canadian stars in the NBA, it’s time to showcase the up-and-coming talent to the rest of the world.

Tuesday night marks the inaugural BioSteel All-Canadian Basketball Game in Toronto, Ontario at the Mattamy Athletic Center. The event brings together 24 of the best high school ball players from across the country. While all eyes were on the likes of Thon Maker and Jamal Murray, there was plenty of talent on the floor that shows Canada has a very bright future in the game of basketball.

The opening few minutes were a feeling-out process, as most players acclimated themselves with playing on a big stage in front of national television. Team White raced out to an early 13 – 9 lead behind some strong drives to the lane from top prospect Jamal Murray.  Continue reading Recapping the BioSteel All-Canadian Basketball Game

Previewing the BioSteel All-Canadian Basketball Game

At the 1st Annual BioSteel All-Canadian Showcase, the likes of Thon Maker and other top basketball players from Canada will display their talents in Toronto, ON on April 13 - 14. (Source: Vancouver Basketball)
At the 1st Annual BioSteel All-Canadian Showcase, the likes of Thon Maker and other top basketball players from Canada will display their talents in Toronto, ON on April 13 – 14. (Source: Vancouver Basketball)

The McDonald’s All-American game showcases the best talent that the US has to offer when it comes to high school prospects. The event draws a large audience, both in the arena and on television, and Canada Basketball is hoping to reap the same benefits.

Monday marks the start of the 1st Annual BioSteel All-Canadian Basketball Game in Toronto, ON, and some of the best talent that Canada has to offer will be on display. The event brings 24 of the best players from Canadian high schools together under one roof for two days of exciting basketball. Monday night sees the skills portion of the event take place, with the BioSteel Future All-Canadians game, the Sport Chek 3-Point Contest, and the BMO Dunk Contest.

The BioSteel Future All-Canadians game features some of the best high school players in either grade 9 or 10 from around the country. They tip off at 6pm on Monday, with the three point contest and the dunk contest to follow.

Tuesday night marks the inaugural BioSteel All-Canadian Basketball Game, which will be broadcast on TSN at 10pm EST, following the completion of the Toronto Raptors – Boston Celtics game. All eyes will be on the likes of Jamal Murray and Thon Maker, but there are plenty of other players who are worthy of your attention, and who are looking to make some noise on the national stage.

We have taken a look at 12 of the top prospects in the game to try and provide some insight into the talent that you will see on the floor over the next two days. Continue reading Previewing the BioSteel All-Canadian Basketball Game

Blue Dominates White in the Futures BioSteel All-Canadian Game

Monday night's festivities opened up with the Futures BioSteel All-Canadian Game, featuring some of the best talents from grades 9 and 10 around Canada. (Source: BioSteel All-Canadian)
Monday night’s festivities opened up with the Futures BioSteel All-Canadian Game, featuring some of the best talents from grades 9 and 10 around Canada. (Source: BioSteel All-Canadian)
Mono, ON – FUTURES BIOSTEEL ALL-CANADIAN GAME

With the recent success of Andrew Wiggins and Andrew Bennett at the collegiate level, and in the NBA Draft, Canada Basketball is bigger and better than ever. Throw in the likes of Tristan Thompson, Nik Stauskas, and Tyler Ennis, among others, and it’s evident that Canada is here to stay in the world of basketball.

On Monday night, some of the best and brightest that Canada has to offer put their talents on display in the Futures BioSteel All-Canadian Game at the Athletic Institute Basketball Academy. The players are in either grade nine or ten, and are considered as some of the top up-and-coming players that the Great White North has to offer.

Early on in the first half, it was more of a feeling-out process for both teams. Neither team could gain any separation, as each team had an answer on the offensive end. The White Team, coached by Kovan Pedayachee of Orangeville District High School, struggled from the free throw line in the opening 8 minutes of the game.  After eight minutes, the white team held a slim 1 point lead.

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