NCAA Live Period in July for Canadians tips off with the Canadian National Invitational (CNIT) in Niagara Falls, Ontario. About 80% of the top tier Canadian teams are confirmed and ready to go after National Supremacy.

There are several names that will not be mentioned here, as these are the headliners for their respective programs. Many not on this list, are included in our scouting reports which only post-secondary coaches have access to for optimal recruiting.

There is an abundance of talent in the tournament that will go on to receive attention from post-secondary programs and some that will be offered a scholarship directly after the tournament. After all, the teams are there to crown a National Champion, but asides from going after National supremacy, scholarships are on the membrane.

Stay tuned…

Abu Kigab

Abu Kigab at NBA Basketball Without Borders

Featured Prospects

Abu Kigab, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Quincy Guerrier are all National Team members with the Junior Men’s and Cadet Men’s respectively. All are very high level players that we will see in the NCAA in the future.

Kigab – A Niagara native, wide open in his recruitment and has a list of over 30 schools that are seeking his services. Abu Kigab has slimmed down and increased his mobility and overall lateral speed. He is a weapon from anywhere on the floor as a result of his improved perimeter shooting and better ability to put it on hte deck. Currently with the Junior Men’s National Team.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander – 

Verbally Committed to Florida. He has made tremendous strides over the course of one year. Most noticeable is the lower body strength and explosiveness, Shai is finishing above the rim more often.
Quincy Guerrier – The youngest star in this tournament. A gem that coaches are just starting to learn about. Some NCAA coaches are in Spain right now watching him with the Cadet National Team. He has incredible range and is getting more equipped moves off the dribble. 

Biggest Sleeper

In my opinion Shakwon Barrett is the most under the radar PG of all Canadians. His time at Findlay helped him develop his game but he did not get much burn as there was older McDonald’s All-American prospects ahead. Nonetheless, Barrett is using this summer to get his exposure and already has to some degree after coming off an MVP performance at CYBL Championships. Speedy, crafty, strong passing and play making abilities and can pull the trigger. Just waiting on an NCAA coach to pull the trigger and offer.

 

Nike UPlay Canada

Abu Kigab | 2017 | 6’7 | Wing | Nike UPlay Canada

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander | 2017 | 6’5 | PG | Nike UPlay Canada

Therren Shelton-Szmidt | 2017 | 6’5 | SG | Nike UPlay Canada

Grassroots Canada

Shakwon Barrett

Shakwon Barrett

Shakwon Barrett | 2017 | 6’2 | PG | Grassroots Canada

Gabriel Osabuohien | 2017 | 6’6 | SF | Grassroots Canada

Jevon Brown | 2017 | 6’4 | SG | Grassroots Canada

Jordan Fullerton | 2017 | 6’2 | Grassroots Canada

Thetford

Quincy Guerrier | 2019 | 6’6 | SG | Thetford

Alain Louis | 2017 | 6’0 | PG | Thetford

Tidjane Keita | 2018 | 6’10 | PF | Thetford

Lock Lam | 2017 | 6’8 | F | Thetford

Bigger Than Basketball

Cordell Veira | 2017 | 6’3 | PG | BTB

Jace Colley | 2017 | 6’6 | SF | BTB

Lascel Tyndale | 2017 | 6’4 | SF | BTB

Jamal Mayali | 2017 | 6’2 | PG | BTB

Zubair Sayed | 2017 | 6’0 | PG | BTB

Waterloo Wolverines

All three guys in this trio are committed to the University of Waterloo.

Nedim Hodzic | 2016 | 6’5 | SF/PF | Waterloo Wolverines

Simon Petrov | 2016 | 6’3 | PG | Waterloo Wolverines

Justin Hardy | 2016 | 6’3  | SG | Waterloo Wolverines

Advantage Titans

Eugene Omoruyi | 2016 | 6’5 | SF/PF | Advantage Titans

3 Kings

Isaiah Byrd | 2017 | 6’1 | PG | 3 Kings

Patrick Bowes | 2017 | 6’6 | PF | 3 Kings

-high academics

Dallas Akins | 2017 | 6’4 | Wing | 3 Kings

Hoops Canada

Omar Shiddo | 2016 | 6’1 | PG | Hoops Canada

Sean Fasoyiro | 2016 | 6’3 | PG/SG | Hoops Canada

-43 inch vertical

Dyrel Johnson | 2016 | 6’0 | PG | Hoops Canada

Red Rush

James Jean-Marie

James Jean-Marie of Red Rush

James Jean-Marie | 2018 | 6’7 | SF | Red Rush

Elijah Ifejeh | 2018 | 6’6 | SF | Red Rush

Motion West

Elijah Lufile | 2016 | 6’8 | PF/C | Motion West

Veron Kelonji | 2016 | 6’9 | PF/C | Motion West 

Kris Rotterman | 2016 | 6’0 | PG | Motion West

Mississauga Monarchs

Adnan Begovic | 2017 | 6’6 | SG/SF | Misissauga Monarchs

Rasheed Weekes | 2017 | 6’5 | SF | Mississauga Monarchs

Gators Elite

Michael Nuga | 2016 | 6’2 | PG/SG | Gators Elite

John Nwosu | 2016 | 6’2 | SG | Gators Elite

Ottawa Next Level

Bigus Bangoura

Zerious Loney

Ameer El-Badry

Southwest Summer 16

Owen Henderson | 2018 | 6’4 | SG | Southwest Summer 16

Josh Massela | 2017 | 6’3 | Guard  |Southwest Summer 16

The Program Elite

Rob Birstonas | 2017 | 6’5 | PG | The Program Elite

Gareth Baugh | 2017 | 6’4 | Wing | The Program Elite

Helgi Jacobsen | 2017 | 6’0 | PG/SG | The Program Elite

Next Level United

Brendan Lyver | 2016 | 6’4 | SF | Next Level United

Elias Sbiet

Written by Elias Sbiet

Elias is the National Recruiting Analyst at NPH, keeping you up to date with Canadian basketball news on Canada's top prospects. You will find Elias at events across North America providing coverage and evaluating talent. He has been involved in the game as a scout, servicing NCAA, CIS and NBA teams for nearly a decade.

Website: http://www.twitter.com/Elias_NPH

One thought on “Top Prospects at 17U CNIT – Headliners

  1. john wujcik says:

    where are games being played?
    In Niagara Falls ont- but where?

    Schedule?

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