Champions were named within the many divisions of the Manitoba Magic’s Invitational Tournament that took place thanksgiving weekend and overall there was one big winner within the entire event – Winnipeg.

Within the structure of three of the most high class venues within the province over 105 teams went to battle in what was an electrifying setting, the like of which are hard to come by within any province.

“This feels like we are down south in North Dakota,” one parent explained, “The competition and just vast amount of teams is a special environment.”

 

“This feels like we are down south in North Dakota,” one parent explained, “The competition and just vast amount of teams is a special environment.”

For years teams from Manitoba have had to look outside of the provinces boarder for this type of event much less recognition on a national scale. After being apart of such a historic event, what was the main take away – togetherness.

All clubs within the region came together, as one, to deliver a dynamic atmosphere, with high level players and tons of competition to better the growth of basketball within the province.

And, as always, there were players that rose to the occasion and captured the big moments like 2020/21 Jonam Kazadi. A 6’4 hybrid forward, Kazadi dunked everything, showed a lethal open court game, and was very deliberate in his approach.

2020/21 Kyshawn Ramnauth and 2022/2023 Mekhi Lisan also ran rapid throughout the competition, both dominating the point guard position.

Ramnauth is extremely shifty and very deceptive with his hand, going through defences at will. Lisan is a lighting quick leaf guard with a lot of torque and power in his crossovers who loves to get physical. 

It was an honour and privilege to be around such a great basketball community who’s effort, love and passion for the game is second to none.

New players have been added into the national database, and now will continue to be tracked throughout their seasons.

All the winners from each division can be found on the Manitoba Magic’ instagram page here, follow them for the latest.

NPH will also be back in Winnipeg Manitoba on May 4th to 5th for our annual NPH Showcase, confirm your spot here and we continue to find and evaluate the provinces best.

Nik Zefi

Written by Nik Zefi

Nik Zefi is a @NorthPoleHoops correspondent providing Canadian basketball coverage on the high school, CIS & NCAA levels.

Website: http://www.NorthPoleHoops.com

One thought on “Culture Building through Manitoba Magic Tournament

  1. lebron james says:

    2025 John Mallari performed pretty well last weekend!

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