Major news broke out in the Canadian AAU world, as Thon and Matur Maker have joined Canada Elite, one of the top club teams in the nation, who kick off Under Armour Session #3 in New York this weekend.

Thon joins UNLV commit Justin Jackson, a 6’7 swiss army knife with size, skill and a beautiful feel for the game, which should be a nice formula for success between the two. Other key pieces include floor general Godwin Boahen & high flyer Marcus Ottey

The talent does not stop there for the U17 group- Jordan Holness, Amidou Bamba, Moshe Wadley, Quinton Hamilton, Michael Asemota all provide a different element to the game.

Matur Maker, Jonathan Kabongo Added to U16 Canada Elite

Lets be clear here. Canada Elite was already LOADED without Matur, but the addition undoubtedly takes them to new heights…as in hovering around the TOP of the AAU world, both sides of the border.

Canada Elite 16s could be the best AAU team in North America…only on paper though; they still have to go out there, compete with passion and ultimately produce.

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“We are versatile, feeling more confident and I’m just as excited as the kids, to see how this team plays; the kids are feeling confident as well,” Head Coach Shane James told North Pole Hoops.

Matur in the mix, adds so much fire power on both ends, to join arguably the Top 2017 PG in the country in Jordan Henry, along with Nickeil Alexander-Walker, currently the top shooting guard in the class.

Maker will be used at the three spot, but could also assist at the four–relentless on the glass with high energy and mobility.

Jonathan KabongoJonathan Kabongo is another big addition for Canada Elite, as he is one of the top PG’s in 2018, along with his new teammate Raheem Sulilvan. Kabongo already has offers from Virginia Tech and Indiana.

Although Coach James is thrilled about the amount of talent, he understands it won’t be an easy task from a coaching stand point.”

“I’m treating this as a challenge to be able to manage these high caliber players, manage minutes, how they play and how they gel together.|

“It’s going to be interesting.”


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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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