LAS VEGAS, NV–In the first official AAU season for the Northern Kings program based out of Toronto, Ontario, they managed to capture the U16 Gold Division championship at the prestigous FAB 48 tournament in Las Vegas.

“The way everyone came together, it was really special,” said U16 Head Coach, Gyasi Moffett.

Standout performers included 2013 stud, James Sylvester, 2014 Connor Gilmore, 2015 Miles Steward, 2014 Jamal Thomas, 2014 Rashawn Browne & 2013 Kahleek Bakare-Whyte.

This group was under the radar entering the summer circuit, however this has certainly changed as they impressed opposing teams and fans alike with a spectacular performance in Vegas. The squad steam-rolled through the competition with multiple convincing wins including a 20+ demolition in the championship game.

When the team is locked in on the defensive end, it is extremely difficult to execute against these pack of wolves; almost as if hunting for prey.

It was quite refereshing to witness the Northern Kings on the circuit as they represented everything that a team should stand for: brotherhood, passion, and support for one another, whether a player was in the game or on the bench.

Congratulations Northern Kings, you are now on the map!


Northern Kings U16 Roster

Kahleek Bakare-Whyte | 2013 | 6’1 | G | Oakwood

James Sylvester | 2013 | 6’1 | G | Eastern Commerce

Jamal Thomas | 2014 | 6’2 | G | Eastern Commerce

Rashawn Browne | 2014 | 6’2 | G | Eastern Commerce

Adam Elhereich | 2013 | 6’5 | SF| Father Goetz

Mohamed Camara | 2013 | 5’9 | PG | Eastern Commerce

Tayo Shittu | 2013 | 6’5 | W | Corpus Christie

Michael Quinn | 2014 | 6’11 | C | Louis-Riel

Jabari Craig | 2014 | 6’11 | C | New Birth Christian Academy

Gavin Pearce | 2014 | 6’4 | SG | Pope John Paul

Connor Gilmore | 2014 | 6’7 | SF | Martingrove

Miles Steward | 2015 | 6’2 | PG | New Birth Christian Academy

Djordje Basta | 2013 | 6’6 | SF | Martin Grove

Tariq Sbiet

Written by Tariq Sbiet

NPH National Scout, tracking Canada's TOP prospects from high school to the NBA. With a genuine passion for the game, you will find Sbiet in the bleachers of most major tournaments and events across Canada & the United States -- Discovering talent from coast-to-coast, while absorbing knowledge at every opportunity. Sbiet has covered the game at every level, combining a basketball and media background with a degree in Media & Journalism from the University of Guelph-Humber. *Inspiration is the spark plug to success*


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