What to Expect? Toronto NPH Showcase – Most improved, Uncommitted & Potential Break Outs
The Toronto NPH Showcase, set for June 23-25 is the biggest camp of the year and has the highest competition level on the National circuit.
UofT has been a partner to the NPH Showcase for the past four years–we look forward to be back in this beautiful facility at Gold Ring Centre and working with Coach John Campbell and Michael DeGiorgio.
Camp will shed light on the depth of talent; some of which are unidentified, under recruited, or looking to build upon their player stock. Student-athletes are making their way into Toronto from all over Ontario and from as far as Nova Scotia and Quebec to test themselves in the mecca of Canadian basketball. This camp is open to prospects from the ninth grade all the way to seniors and post-grads still looking for a home in September.
Registration for camp, in or around your city, can be found at Showcase.NorthPoleHoops.com
Prep, College and University coaches from all over Canada (USports, CCAA) & the U.S (JUCO) will be in attendance watching from a bird’s eye view at the Gold Ring Centre of High Performance at University of Toronto.
JUCO National Champion Hutchinson will be in attendance recruiting, along with JUCO finalist Eastern Florida, who have had much success recruiting Canada.
Over 30 NCAA DI programs and several DII schools have confirmed they will be watching the Top Prospect game online come Sunday, June 25.
The Top Prospects Game is the grand finale for the weekend. After a Friday and Saturday’s evaluations, through games, skill development, biometric testing and biomotor testing, the top upper and underclassmen prospects will compete in two separate games as the cream rises to the top.
Zubair Seyed is fresh off of being selected to participate at the Powerade All-American Camp, as the 1st half of the AAU circuit with BTB came to an end in May.
At OFSAA he carried his team to a 2nd place finish and had a remarkable championship game, recording 52 points and leaving nothing left in the tank.
While the majority of Canadian Universities would love to have him stay home and choose one of them, the dream stays alive as Seyed gains interest from NCAA programs.
According to NPH National Rankings Seyed is the top uncommitted player yet there will be others in the mix looking for the same scholarship opportunity.
Keshaun Saunders has been playing with a chip on his shoulder for the past few months on the AAU circuit. A sense of relentlessness and a higher competitive edge has him producing efficiently.
He made it to the Top Prospect game on last summer’s circuit, yet that wasn’t enough. Nothing is etched yet on the MVP hardware, but this 2018 Canadian has the goods to get it done.
With drastic improvement in his three point shooting, he is proving to be of high value to NCAA programs.
David Muenkat also makes his return and is going after the same thing. Muenkat a small forward with good size for position, length and athleticism. He will look to display an improved skill set off the wing.
Most Improved Prospects
Viktor Nausedas | 2019 | 6’5 | SF/SG | St. Marcellinus via Port Credit
Nausedas is climbing towards his zenith. The improvements made over the last two years with regards to his body and leaping ability have been astounding. During a high school game this past season, between Port Credit and Cardinal Leger he rose on a defender out of nowhere and dunked on him. That was the first time we saw Nausedas’ explosiveness at that level.
The trifecta has long been a part of his package and still is a lethal part of his game. It would not be wise for defenders to give him space. Expect big things from Nausedas at camp.
Shyheim Malcolm | 2019 | 6’5 | G | Rise Prep | Markham Gators
Shyheim Malcolm was first spotted at Hamilton camp where he showed a relentless competitive edge and a raw skill set. Defensively he was already in check. He’s spent a lot of time developing his ball handling skills and shooting. Today the 6’5 guard can lock up and give defenders trouble on the other end, while playing both guard positions. The upside remains high due to his mental state as a developing prospect…Malcolm enters Toronto with something to prove.
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Godwin Illimoka | 2020 | 6’4 | PG | Jean Vanier | UPlay
Hungry to get his name out there and be recognised as a top guard in the 2020 class. Brings good size for position and a dynamic skill set that allows him to score and distribute.
Illimoka competes at a high level at all times and has the intangibles that will take him far in this game.