NPH Top Performers
- Cassidy Ryan– 25 points (Mr Peel Basketball)
- Kingslee D’Silva- 20 points
- David Aromoloran- 19 points
- Donnavan Hastings– 16 points
BRAMPTON,ON–Sheridan College was the meeting ground for the 2012 Peel All-Star game which saw the region’s top prospects in one gym, regardless of age group. The event opened up with a Top 40 game, followed by the Top 20 players taking the floor.
In the Top 40 game, Peel South picked up the victory over North 108-100 with Gagan Chana (St Augustine) and Kevin Ramos (D`Youville) picking up player of the game honours. Kelvin Oteng (Turner Fenton) lead South with 21 points, while Notre Dame`s D`Shaun Denton posted a game-high 29 points. Denton showcased his big time athleticism, with the ability to throw down massive dunks, all at 5’9.
Moving to the Top 20 game, it took four overtime sessions to settle the game and crown a winner, with South defeating North 120-117!
Cassidy Ryan, who was awarded “Mr Peel basketball” lead all scorers with 25 points, while recent Guelph University commt, Kingslee D’Silva chipped in with 20.
David Aromoloran (Edmund Campion) lead North with 19 points, and Donnovan Hastings (Notre Dame) added 16.
It was a great opportunity to gage some unknown names that don’t necessarily play for the traditionally stronger high school programs.
“It’s really important for me to come to events like this and get my name out there,” explained Guelph Commit Kingslee D’Silva.
The first time witnessing the 6’6 forward in action was at the Battle of the Boards where he impressed with his high activity level on both ends of the floor. In addition, his strength and athleticism will serve well for the Gryphons next season in the CIS.
Other new faces that impressed included; Tristan Cole (6’3 W/ Central Peel) who showed the ability to hit the three as well as penetrate, finishing above the rim and Shacier Locker (6’5 F/ John Cabot) who provides energy to the team, and showed the ability to shoot the 15-footer.
Baljyot Judge (2012 6’5 SF) was rock solid once again after a good first impression at BOB. Judge shot the ball with efficiency from deep and took smart shots throughout.
2015 rising PG Reece Brooks showed poise playing against older competition, and did a fantastic job of setting up teammates and hitting big three-point shots. If you have been following along, you would already be familiar with the name; If not, get familiar!