CIA Bounce captures Jane and Finch Championships

CIA Bounce captures Jane and Finch Championships

TORONTO,ON–Jamal Murray has officially earned his stripes. The 2016 6’3 PG lead CIA Bounce to a 79-52 victory over PHASE 1, while collecting MVP honours in the process. The young talent hails from Kitchener, however proved to the Toronto basketball community that he is the real deal.

Murray showed the total package, he did everything on the floor making it tough to spot a weakness in his game; good vision, polished offensive moves, athleticism, size for position, very good dribbling ability and the list goes on.

Jamal Murray NPH #2-ranked Canadian prospect in 2016

This was not the first time seeing Murray in action as we first discovered him at the Tri City Top 40 in June, where he immediately caught our attention and entered the NPH National rankings at #5 for 2016. Following his performance at the Jane & Finch tournament this past weekend, he has moved up the ladder, now ranked at #2 in the nation, behind only Justin Jackson.

Another prospect that really stood out was Jelani Mofford (2015 6’4  SF) who displayed his shooting ability from both mid-range and behind the arch. Mofford possesses great size, length and versatility making him an intriguing prospect to track, as he will be splashing into the NPH National rankings.

For PHASE 1, Kevin Hamlet (2016 6’5 F) was active on the glass and showed some good footwork. Another interesting prospect among many at the Jane and Finch tournament.

The event organizers did a great job of compiling the city’s elite talent with age groups starting at U13 all the way to men & women’s division.

However, in the U15 age group, the weekend belonged to Kitchener’s Jamal Murray who had fans, coaches and players  in awe as he hit defenders with step back jumpers, crossover pull ups and dropping kids like they’re on ice. Jamal Murray has cemented his name among the elite.

Enough said.

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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4 thoughts on “Jamal Murray Earns Respect in Toronto, CIA Bounce Capture U15 Jane & Finch Championship!

  1. GREAT article, on a great kid… Keep up the excellent work!!! #NPH

  2. New school coming up, nothing but respect for the up and comers!

  3. Sonny B says:

    Did y’all connect Murray with Bounce? A talent and total domination like that, the masses wanna know who is credited for hi development?? These are the real stories a leader in Canadian basketball should be reporting……

    jamaal atta boy, work hard and put the 519 on the map!!

  4. Tariq keep soon your job which is to push out what Canadian basketball brings to the table. I don’t what that dudes issue is with you…..or the relationship Jamal has with our program. No one has taken credit for he has done over the time he has put in the 519 area code. I can tell you the 519 is not challenging enough for Jamal which is why he found himself something that can keep him challenged and motivated while he isn’t in school. Good job on the reporting Tariq and shame on you whoever is trying to put down what Canadian basketball needs, more daily exposure!

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