The Third Annual @NorthPoleHoops Platform is right around the corner, with just about two weeks until tip off!
The nation’s top prospects will meet in Toronto at the Mattamy Athletic Centre to form two playing fields – the underclassmen (2016) and upperclassmen (2014, 2015) games.
Depth in the Canadian class of 2016 will be on full display as the game will feature many cadet national team players, mixed in with prospects that we have tracked throughout the year–all deserving of a spot, as you will see.
The upperclassmen game brings in a combination of proven players at high levels, with under the radar prospects that we have identified who have not had an opportunity to perform on a big stage.
Below you will find both rosters, and they will be followed with match ups and previews next week! Names will be made, no doubt about that. For many prospects, it would be their first time competing in an environment with such depth in talent.
As a result, this experience will be a key piece for their psychological development. If they ‘show out’, The Platform will serve as a major confidence boost. On the flip side, if the prospect struggles, it will serve as a wake up call.
Regardless, December 26 will be the ultimate measuring stick for some of the country’s top talent. The in-season chatter that goes on throughout the year is put to rest, at least momentarily.
NPH Platform Schedule
- Game 1: 5:00 PM – Underclassmen
- Game 2: 7:00 PM – Upperclassmen
|DamiAnn Prehay||2015||6’5||F||D’Youville||Brampton, ON|
|Kadeem Smithen||2014||6’3||G||Thornlea||Thornhill, ON|
|Rashawn Browne||2014||6’2||PG||Bill Crothers||Toronto, ON|
|Kareem South||2015||6’2||PG||Senator O’Connor||Ajax, ON|
|Juwan Miller||2014||5’11||PG||Athlete Institute||Kitchener, ON|
|Marcos Clennon||2014||6’7||F||Father Goetz||Mississauga, ON|
|Jake Babic||2014||6’5||G||Kiski (via Loyola)||Oakville, ON|
|Gene Spagonolu||2015||6’3||G||Villanova||King City, ON|
|Chase Vassell||2015||6’3||SG||Pineridge||Pickering, ON|
|Cassidy Ryan (Canisius Commit)||2015||6’7||F||Mount Carmel||Mississauga, ON|
|Andrew Sergi (Cardinal Newman)||Hamilton, ON|
|Jeff Joseph (Cardinal Newman)||Hamilton, ON|
|Obi Okolie||2014||6’5||W||Denis O’Connor||Ajax, ON|
|Anthony Pate||2014||6’3||G||New Hampton (via Holy Trinity)||Oakville, ON|
|David McCullouch||2014||6’2||PG||Cardinal Newman||Hamilton, ON|
|Trae Bell Haynes||2014||6’2||PG||Bill Crothers||Markham, ON|
|Calvin Epistola||2015||5’10||PG||Oakwood||Toronto, ON|
|Connor Gilmore||2014||6’7||F||Cushing Academy (via Martingrove)||Toronto, ON|
|Corey Johnson||2015||6’4||SG||West Carleton||Ottawa, ON|
|Russell Baker||2015||6’3||SG||Oakwood||Toronto, ON|
|Devonte Campbell||2015||6’5||G||Culver (via Villanova)||King City, ON|
|Shaq Harris||2015||6’6||F||West Hill||Toronto, ON|
|Omar Miles (Campion)||Brampton, ON|
|Shane James (Thornlea)||Thornhill, ON|