CNIT U14 Division Announced – Most COMPETITIVE Division Yet?
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The U14 division is one of the most competitive and most unpredictable of the CNIT.
The division boasts a strong draw, with many of the teams having great success throughout the 2015 season.
Feature Canadian Prospects (2019)
- Cal Hager (6’4 SG | Tri County Canada)
- Parker Combdon (6’5 F-C | Team Newfoundland)
- Jacob Jiminez (5’8 PG | S-Elite)
- Preston Harrison (5’10 G/F | DC United Canada)
- Denzel Cummins (5 ‘6, PG | Markham Gators)
Xaiver McLaughlin and his Canada Elite team have one thing in mind, to win the CNIT. The squad had just been put together recently as the merger of the division one and two teams was conducted. This new version of the team brings some strong size to the table. Look for this team to go about ten men deep, apply man-to-man pressure on the ball, and expose people on offense with some talented ball handlers.
DC United Canada
Looking for his young team to benefit from the exposure and competition at the CNIT, coach Adams bring a heady DC United team to the forefront. Relying on good passing, making open shots, and playing the fundamental way, DC United also has a ton of size that they use to their advantage on both ends of the floor. Pressure defense is also something we will see from this Durham squad.
The Guardsmen have very high hopes for the CNIT after being ranked #1 in division one of the 2015 OBA season for a majority of the time. Although injuries eventually slowed down the Guardsmen in the OBA, expect nothing less but full effort from Marko Juricic’s squad. Leaning on their solid half court execution, outside shooting, and read and react offense, the Guardsmen are going to be a tough go for any team in the CNIT U14 division.
Always one of the top Canadian programs, Grassroots and coach Wayne Brooks will be looking to come home with some hardware. Historically, Grassroots record speaks for itself thus expect nothing but the best, including learning some of the top prospects that are funneling through this program.
It’s been a real busy summer for the u14s at Hoops Canada as the program has been in countless tournaments and also played in the CYBL. The CNIT should prove to be a great challenge for a team that has had a good amount of games and time to gel as a team.
Great ball movement, and player movement, along with a splash of three point shooting is the Gators recipe to success.Denzel Cummins PG 5 ‘ 6, Joshua Inkumsah, F 6’ 4, Don Kazadi F 6’ 4 bring versatility and some much needed size to the court. These Gators are a relatively new squad who see the CNIT as a chance to get some exposure and also compete and come together in time for their upcoming AAU schedule.
As the only team hailing from eastern Canada at the CNIT, Blair White and team Newfoundland have some players with intriguing size. NLBA Pronvical team member Parker Combdon F 6’5, Devin O’Leary PG 6’0, and Ben Clouter Gergen G 6’0 lead this group.
“Through playing the correct, tough, smart defense, we hope to win games at the CNIT against some of the top teams in the country. We expect to start down the road of a winning culture.”
After a strong showing at the CYBL, Ottawa Elite looks prime for a strong weekend in Burlington.
Expect a sound offensive game plan with good shooting and solid sets. Representing the nation’s capital, Ottawa Elite enters an environment with some unfamiliar competition…this program has proven to be able to rise to the occasion in the past.
CNIT will be a big platform for these boys to measure up!
This Milton team will be ready to compete at the CNIT but, as always, they are focused on doing it the Milton way. This means on offense it will be a controlled an balanced attack with multiple options. Ethan Santos SG 5’9, Edric Boateng PF 6’2, and Jacob Jiminez PG 5’8, an alumni of the NPH Toronto showcase, are hungry and ready to lead their team.
“Bringing the chip home but more importantly compete in a high level with a focus on showcasing our brand of basketball – the S-Elite Brand!”
Tri-County Canada is stock loaded with this talent, as head coach Andrew Todd has formulated the team as an AAU club made up of top players from the Brantford Hawks (2015 OBA D1 Champions & 2015 ABS League Champions) and the K/W Vipers (2015 OBA D1 Finalists). Tri-City Top40 Camp All-Star Cal Hager SG 6’4, Ethan Andrew G 5’11, and Dragan Stajic G 6’0 lead the attack for Tri County.
“Expect us to be very competitive and raise a few eyebrows over the course of the tournament.”
This is a very confident YAAACE squad that has tons of chemistry on its side, seeing as the players have been together since the atom division (5 years). This athletic team plays tough, pressuring defense, especially through its half court trapping play. When they aren’t scoring off of turnovers, they run strong pick and roll sets, with effective slashing to the nets combined with great ball movement. Coming of off back-to-back tournament wins (Grand Nationals in Ohio, and Top Gun Tournament at Centennial College) coach Carlos Wadley only has one mission for his boys for the CNIT:
“Every tournament we go into, we are looking to WIN, not just compete.”