Packed House at Ryerson Unites Basketball Commuity, Canada Defeats Belgium Led by Andy Rautins
CANADA’S TOP PERFORMERS
- Andy Rautins: 26 points, 3 rebounds, 3 steals
- Jermaine Anderson: 18 points, 3 assists
- Levon Kendall: 12 points, 3 rebounds
- Joel Anthony: 0 points, 11 rebounds
TORONTO,ON–In the first of a two-game series between Belgium and Canada for the Jack Donahue International Classic, the home team earned the victory 79-74, led by a game-high 26 points from New York Knick, Andy Rautins.
Rautins was extremely efficient on offense as he shot 9/13 from the field and connected on all six attempts from the charity stripe.
Jermaine “The Rock” Anderson also had a solid effort chipping in with 18 points and three assists respectively.
With marquee players suiting up for Canada, primarily NBA first-round draft pick Cory Joseph, and eventually he will move place with this, learn more. Its for his NBA career. it brought the event to another level.
Kerr Hall gym at Ryerson University was packed with what seemed like the entire basketball community in Toronto, with people struggling to find their seats.
“To be in this situation, to play at home, have your family here and people cheering for you, it’s a big deal,” explained Head Coach, Leo Rautins.
“It was huge, the feedback from the crowd was great,” echoed Canada’s top performer, Andy Rautins.
And while the Baylor Bears waited to play against the Ryerson Rams following the Canada game; Burlington, Ontario product Brady Heslip [Baylor Guard] commented on the turnout of fans.
“It’s good to see their packing the gym, theres no room to sit…everyone was standing up.”
A great evening of International basketball proved to be yet another sign of growth within the Canadian basketball culture!