Team Ontario Basketball

Team Ontario U17 captures back-to-back national championships

U17 MVP- Malcolm Duvivier – Ontario

U17 First Team All-Canadians 

  • Alex Hart- British Columbia
  • Richardson Maitre- Quebec
  • Marcus Lewis- Ontario
  • Tyrell Bellot-Green- Ontario
  • Junior Sesay- Manitoba

U17 Second Team All-Canadians

  • Ben Miller- Manitoba
  • Noah Daoust- Quebec
  • Erik Nissen- New Brunswick
  • Travis Adams- Nova Scotia
  • Juwan Miller- Ontario

SHERBROOKE, QC–Was there ever any doubt?  Very little.

Team Ontario ran through the competition for the second straight year, taking no prisoners. It seemed as if every game was personal; no complacency, complete determination and as a result, complete dominance.

“Like in life, we are faced with new challenges and how we respond to those challenges will determine the outcome we want,” explained Ontario Head Coach, Chris Cheng.

“This year’s team displayed positive character, attitude, determination and togetherness from beginning t end.”

The depth on this roster was overwhelming for teams as Coach Cheng would sub off one cadet national team player for another. In total. this team featured four cadet national team members which included Malcolm Duvivier (MVP), Tyrell Bellot-Green (First team), Chris McComber and Jake Babic.

In addition, there were players on the roster who used nationals as an opportunity to build their player stock. Among those players were Juwan Miller, Marcus Lewis, Brody Clarke and Calvin Epistola.

Connor Gilmore, Mackenzie Morrison, Kemar Alleyne, Devonte Campbell rounded out the roster and provided the aformentioned depth on this Team Ontario team.

The Opponent would hang in for a quarter of play, some times two. However, the waves of talent would eventually hit the opposition and drain them.

Malcolm Duvivier (MVP) in attack mode

Malcolm Duvivier (MVP) in attack mode

Against Manitoba in the championship, the same holds true. Although MB put up a valiant effort particularly in the first half, the second half was a microcosm of the entire tournament.

Marcus Lewis and Tyrell Bellot-Green lead the way with 16 points apiece, while Juwan Miller and Malcolm Duvivier added 15 and 12 point respectively. Once again alluding to the depth, Brody Clarke, Kemar Alleyne, Chris McComber and Calvin Epistola chipped in with 8,8,8 and 7.

For Manitoba, it was all-Canadian Junior Sesay that  lead his team with a game-high 18 points, while Ayob Ayob and Justus Alleyne also had strong games, registering 16 apiece.


It was a historical run for Manitoba which should certainly be outlined as it was the first time ever in the provinces history that they reach the championship game and finish second at the Canadian national championships. Congratulations Toba!

Basketball Manitoba

Manitoba reaches the national championship game for the first time in province’s history!

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*


One thought on “Ontario U17’s Repeat as Canadian National Champions, Malcolm Duvivier Grabs MVP!

  1. But of course! Smiling and doing the Happy Dance! I am very proud of my son and all the boys on Team Ontario! Thanks for the great coverage of the National Championships!!!

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