Canadian Squads Representing In Vegas
LAS VEGAS, NV–It will be an absolute zoo in Vegas once the NPH team touches down and gets to business. There is a great deal of Canadian representation in Vegas with teams from across the country participating in various tournaments.
Beginning with the FAB 48 Tournament, Canadian teams include:
-Grassroots Canada (Ontario)
GRC will have bother U17 & U16 squads in action at the FAB 48. This program currently features some of Canada’s top prospects through various classes, including Mikyle McIntosh (injured), Kaza Keane, Agunwa Okolie, Henry Tan, Jamal Reynolds, Jamar Ergas, Christopher Egi + many more. The 16’s are fresh off a championship in Minnesota. Can they keep up with their winning ways as they have become accustomed to doing? We shall see. The program is run by long time coach, Ro Russell.
-CYDC Elite (Alberta)
CYDC will be the only squad representing the West Coast in the FAB 48. The most notable prospect to come out of this program is Kansas Commit, Braeden Anderson. Other notable players include Strahinja Kucinar, John Hegwood and Jalen Gardener, to name a few. NPH is extremely excited to catch the Panthers in action in Vegas! The program is run by San Diego Alumni (NCAA), John Hegwood.
-Northern Kings (Ontario)
The Kings will also have two teams in Vegas that will include NPH nationally-ranked prospects such as Emmanuel Diressa, James Sylvester, Jabari Craig & Emmanuel Owootoah to name a few. This is the second year for NK on the AAU circuit, and they are looking to go out with a bang! The program is run by former Canadian National Team Captain, Vidal Massiah.
Las Vegas Live Tournament
This tournament presented by Big Foot Hoops & Hal Pastner will have several Western Canadian teams in attendance. Four teams from British Columbia, one from Alberta.
–Drive Basketball (British Columbia)
Both the U17 & U15 teams will be in Vegas. Drive is a powerhouse club program within the province and a few standout prospects that NPH will be paying careful attention to include: Manroop Clair, Kenny George, Abu Khan, Tristan Etienne, Jadon Cohee, Corey Hauck & Mindy Minhas.
-Basketball BC (British Columbia)
This Basketball BC squad is the provincial team that NPH will also witness in action during the National Championships in August. The team features the two trees, in 6’11 Braxton Bunce & 6’11 Cameron Smythe. BC will also put standout PG Mitch Goodwin on display, who is fresh off sinking seven three=pointers in previous play.
-Swoosh Canada (Alberta)
NPH is very interested in learning more about this program and it’s players in Vegas. It will be the first time that we will witness the team in action.
AthElite (British Columbia)
There are two specific players on this squad that we would like to see more of, last time witnessing them at the NPH BC Showcase and they are Reng Deng & Chad Payne. We will find out how much work each player has been putting in the lab from our last encounter.
One Pass Ahead (British Columbia)
We are also looking forward to learn more about this BC club during our time in Las Vegas.
GOOD LUCK TO ALL TEAMS PARTICIPATING, SAFE TRAVELS, SEE YOU IN VEGAS!