HSBC Basketball Classic Preview (Calgary)

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2010-2011 Champions- Western Canada

PHOTO COURTESY: CEDO KUCINAR

CALGARY,AB–The HSBC Higher Hoops Classic is a major pre-season tournament in Canada based out of Alberta, and will feature some of the top teams and players in the province.

The week-long tourney (December 5-10) kicks off the Calgary High School basketball season for players, fans and coaches. It will bring together 64 high school basketball teams and 1,000 student athletes to compete for six divisional championships and thousands of dollars in scholarships.

These scholarships will be awarded to individuals participating in the tournament who demonstrate an outstanding combination of citizenship, leadership and academic proficiency.

More than 35 team members will be selected to receive $1,000 scholarships for post-secondary schooling.

The following are team rankings as well as a list of players that are currently on the NPH Prospect Watch:

Teams (Ranking from 1-16)

1. Bishop Grandin
2. Bishop O’Byrne
3. Notre Dame
4. Western Canada
5. Bishop Mcnally
6. St. Francis
7. Henry Wise Wood
8. Sir Winston Churchill
9. St. Marys
10. Fr. Lacombe
11. Bowness
12. Centennial
13. Lester B Pearson
14. Lord Beaverbrook
15. John G. Diefenbaker
16. Crescent Heights

NPH Prospect Watch 

John “LJ” Hegwood 6’5″ 2012 (Bishop Grandin)
Deiter Posein 6’9″ 2012 (Bishop Grandin)
-Matt Johnson 5’9″ 2012 (Bishop Grandin)
George Jackson 6’5″ 2013 (Bishop Grandin)
-Matt Matear 6’5″ 2012 (Bishop O’Byrne)
Kingsley Robert-Ezenta 6’3″ 2014 (Notre Dame)
Emmanuel Joshua 6’5″ 2012 (Notre Dame)
Kirubel Tesfagiorgis 5’8″ 2014 (Notre Dame)
Tethloach Thokbum 6’9″ 2012 (Western)
Lim Thokbum 6’4″ 2014 (Western)
Ryan Sandhu 6’4″ 2012 (Western)
-Cordell Minifee 6’1″ 2012 (Western) 
DJ Morrison 5’9″ 2012 (Mcnally)
Mark Fernandes 5’10” 2012 (Mcnally)
-Alex Auer 6’6″ 2012 (St. Francis)
-Dallas Karch 6’7″ 2012 (HWW)
Adonis Montfort-Palomino 5’8″ 2015 (SWC)
Emmett Cook 6’5″ 2013 (SWC)
Matthew Guinto 5’6″ 2014 (SWC)
Nicholas Molina 5’10” 2013 (St. Marys)
Sheldon Pittman 6’5″ 2014 (St. Marys)
OJ Ojulla 6’7″ 2012 (Fr. Lacombe)
-Cash Tucker 5’9″ 2012 (Fr. Lacombe) 

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