***All scores and team records are up to date as of December 20th, 9am EST.***
1. Orangeville Prep (Orangeville, Ontario)
Last Week Ranking: 1 Ranking Change: None League Record: 8-1 Overall Record: 16-4 Week 7 Wins: Capital Christian (MD) (94-47) Week 7 Losses: Our Savior Lutheran (61-59)
— Ballers Bridge (@BallersBridge) December 16, 2018
2. CanadaTopflight Academy (Ottawa, Ontario)
Last Week Ranking: 2 Ranking Change: None League Record: 4-0 Overall Record: 13-2 Week 7 Wins: None Week 7 Losses: None
Topflight holds steady at number two, they will be at the Sun Youth Tournament in Montreal this upcoming weekend. This will be a particularly challenging weekend for CTA without their top defender Moun Reath, but their leading scorer Enoch Kalambay will be ready to go.
3. Ridley College (St. Catherines, Ontario)
Last Week Ranking: 4 Ranking Change: Up 1 League Record: 7-2 Overall Record: 16-6 Week 7 Wins: Winchendon (MA) (85-64) Week 7 Losses: None
Thankful to receive an offer from Binghamton University! pic.twitter.com/yLhTodoIm5
— Malcolm Bailey (@Mbailey_22) December 18, 2018
No league games in week 7 for Ridley College, but they will have their hands full this upcoming weekend, as they will be taking part in the second edition of Basketbull in Massachusetts, getting off on the right foot with an 85-64 win over Winchendon yesterday. Off of the court, starting Forward Malcolm Bailey was given an official NCAA Division 1 offer from Binghamton University.
4. RISE Prep (Brantford, Ontario)
Last Week Ranking: 3 Ranking Change: Down 1 League Record: 8-4 Overall Record: 21-9 Week 7 Wins: Nepsac Opponent Lee Academy (103-96) Week 7 Losses: Woodstock Academy (98-60), St. Thomas More (73-53), Thornlea (102-78)
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#RPMBB defeats Nepsac Opponent Lee Academy 103-96 at the 2018 @Basketbull Showcase in Springfield, MA. Miguel Tomley @Migueltomley10 received the #Hoopsfest @playsight player of the game award as he netted 33 points and shot 6-7 from 3pt range. Fellow 2019 Senior Rahmir Moore @iso_mirmoore had himself a stellar game as well with 20 points, 5 Assist 1 steals and shooting 3-4 from 3. Asare Otchere @Asare.Otchere recorded a 10 points and 10 rebounds double double, his 6th of the season. Dawson John @Dawsy_J had a perfect shooting night going 4-4 from the field with 3 3PT Good for 11 points. Thomas Chilton @thomas_chilton and Josh Noton @CBG.Noton helped secure the win with clutch buckets and key steals down the stretch. Rise Prep is back in action Thursday vs St Thomas Moore at the @Basketbull Showcase 12:00PM game time. HC #RPMBB @coachkayeye | RISE-Realize Individual Success Everyday #TRCWBB #TRCMBB #RPMBB #TRChockey | 411 Elgin St, Brantford, Ontario, Canada, N3S-7P5 www.theRISEcentre.com @theRISEcentre | TRC IG: @TRCacademy | TRC Twitter: @TRCwolfpack | Thank You Sponsors: @aerialpromotions @snpolytechnic @ansperformance #LancaContracting @cowaninsurancegroup @jumpman23 @nikebasketball @playtruehockey @college_source @sjceagles #WolfpackPride
RISE had an uncharacteristically rough week that finished with them 1-3 overall. First, they went 1-2 at the Basketbull Showcase in Springfield, Massachusetts, and followed that up with a surprising 24 point loss to Thornlea. Coach Jeremie Kayeye lamented that the team will have plenty to take away from such a tough week, and should be back to form before the end of 2018.
5. Thornlea (Thornhill, Ontario)
Last Week Ranking: 5 Ranking Change: None League Record: 7-5 Overall Record: 11-6 Week 7 Wins: St. Thomas More (71-50), RISE Prep (102-78) Week 7 Losses: King’s Christian (70-60), Northfield Mount Hermon (99-91)
Thornlea continues their Jackal/Hyde streak in week 7, but remains in the top 5 after a dominant performance over St. Thomas More over the weekend, and RISE Prep Tuesday night. When this team is firing on all cylinders, they’ve proven they could reach as high as number one in the country, but consistency will remain a key factor for them going into 2019. Luckily for the Thunder, they have one last chance at a very stacked Sun Youth Tournament in Montreal this weekend to prove once and for all that they can get there before 2018 is out.
6. TRC Academy (Brantford, Ontario)
Last Week Ranking: 7 Ranking Change: Up 1 League Record: 8-0 Overall Record: 14-5 Week 7 Wins: Springfield Commonwealth (77-62), Loomis Chaffee-Connecticut (77-68) Week 7 Losses: New Hampton (79-75)
TRC Academy had the strongest showing of a Canadian program at the first Basketbull Showcase this past weekend going 2-1, and as a result move up a spot for week 7. They then followed that up with an 82-72 win over King’s Christian in league play, right after King’s had upset number 5 ranked Thornlea earlier in the week. Few expected the defending champs to be undefeated at this point in the season, but they have shown time and again just how deep their roster is, a factor that can mean almost everything at this level of basketball. This has also been a master class of coaching so far this season by head coach Tyrell Vernon, plain and simple.
7. Crestwood Prep (North York, Ontario)
Last Week Ranking: 6 Ranking Change: Down 1 League Record: 7-2 Overall Record: 15-4 Week 7 Wins: Metro Prep Week 7 Losses: None
A blowout win over Metro Prep keeps Crestwood in the top 10 for week 7. Their schedule will ramp back up in 2019 as the prep roster enjoys their Christmas break.
8. Father Henry Carr (Rexdale, Ontario)
Last Week Ranking: 8 Ranking Change: None League Record:7-2 Overall Record: 13-6 Week 7 Wins: None Week 7 Losses: Woodstock Prep (79-76), West Nottingham Prep (99-85)
Despite an 0-2 record at the St. Andrew’s Holiday Classic in Rhode Island, FHC managed to rep Canada well on their road trip. Kobe Lam had two 20+ games in front of a number of NCAA scouts, and has begun to hit his offensive stride going into 2019.
9. Rothesay Netherwood (Rothesay, New Brunswick)
Last Week Ranking: 9 Ranking Change:Up 1 League Record: 7-3 Overall Record: 17-5 Week 7 Wins: Leo Hayes, BMHS (116-66), Kennebecasis Valley High School (123-46), BMHS (105-66) Week 7 Losses: None
— RNS Basketball (@RNS_Hoops) December 17, 2018
Rothesay went 4-0 in the Rick Cotter Classic in a dominant performance this past weekend to hold on to their 9 spot in the rankings. Caleb Sooley and Mathew Penner had 24 and 20 respectively in their opening round matchup against Leo Hayes, while Kellen Tynes picked up Tournament MVP honours.
10. Southwest Academy (London, Ontario)
Last Week Ranking: 10 Ranking Change: Down 1 League Record: 5-2 Overall Record: 11-6 Week 7 Wins: Don Bosco Prep (105-96) Week 7 Losses: South Suburban
Southwest went .500 in Chicago over the weekend, with Kobe Elvis specifically continuing to boost his recruiting value over that trip. Elvis truly has been a breakout performer in the OSBA this season, and along with a scrappy roster that can knock down big shots, is the reason Southwest gets to enjoy the shine they’ve earned through the first half of the season.
11. King’s Christian (Oakville, Ontario)
Last Week Ranking: 13 Ranking Change: Up 2 League Record: 8-6 Overall Record: 11-7 Week 7 Wins: Thornlea (70-60) Week 7 Losses: TRC Academy (82-72)
A 10 point loss to TRC last night may have been disappointing, but King’s Christian has still earned a move up in the rankings after a considerable upset win earlier in the week over Thornlea. King’s will get one more crack at a top 10 spot before 2018 is out when they begin their schedule at the Sun Youth Holiday Classic later this morning.
12. Vaughan (Vaughan, Ontario)
Last Week Ranking: 11 Ranking Change: Down 1 League Record: 4-6 Overall Record: 10-14 Week 7 Wins: Week 7 Losses: Orangeville Prep (117-87)
After climbing up the rankings with some impressive wins, Vaughan was unable to climb back to .500 in league play against top ranked Orangeville Prep. Wazir Latiff had 32 in the loss while Ryan Brooks had 20. Vaughan will have a quick turnaround, however, and are off to the Sun Youth Tournament this coming week where they, like a few other programs on this list, have a chance to make a considerable jump in the rankings before 2018 is out.
13. Halifax Prep (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Last Week Ranking: 12 Ranking Change: Down 1 League Record: 7-3 Overall Record: 9-3 Week 7 Wins: None Week 7 Losses: None
Halifax Prep is on the way to wrap up our 2018 year in Montreal!! Happy Holidays 👊🏾🎅🏿 pic.twitter.com/EP9widyWol
— Marcus Eaton (@CoachEatonn) December 19, 2018
Halifax Prep will have one more legitimate shot at getting themselves back into the top 10 in 2018 as they head to the Sun Youth in Montreal, where they will be taking on some of the other top programs in the NPH rankings.
14. Edge School (Calgary, Alberta)
Last Week Ranking: 14 Ranking Change: None League Record: 5-3 Overall Record: 5-4 Week 7 Wins: None Week 7 Losses: Findlay Prep (41-39)
FINAL: Pilots 41 | Edge 39
Next game: Tomorrow vs Trinity at 3:10pm at Bishop Gorman High School.#BelieveTheHype
— Findlay Prep (@FindlayPrep) December 20, 2018
It’s Tarkanian time again! And this time around Edge School out of Calgary made their first ever appearance, and what a debut it was, as they were matched up against the world renowned Findlay Prep out of Las Vegas.Edge nearly came away with the win to top it off, losing a 41-39 nail biter in the process.
15. GTA Prep (Brampton, Ontario)
Last Week Ranking:15 Ranking Change: None League Record: 5-5 Overall Record: 5-10 Week 7 Wins: None Week 7 Losses: None
From The Workhouse: 6’3 Elite 2021 PG with 6’6 wingspan and still growing @daren_clarke6 considering a re-class. Starting to get a lot of D1 interest and is playing on another level! #gtaprep #weworkwewin #npa #anationinspired #darenclarke #nextup #elitepg #canada #WeTheNorth🇨🇦 pic.twitter.com/WHvaaXK94R
— GTA PREP (@gta_prep) December 19, 2018
GTA Prep is idle for the week, and remain at the 15 spot. A week of time in the gym has allowed Darren Clarke and company to work on their game before as they get set for the back half of the season in 2019.
16. Toronto Basketball Academy (Toronto, Ontario)
Last Week Ranking: 16 Ranking Change: League Record: 4-3 Overall Record: 6-7 Week 7 Wins: None Week 7 Losses: Putnam Science Varsity (76-69)
A loss to Putnam’s Varsity team at the beginning of the second week of the Basketbull Showcase in Springfield was not how TBA would’ve liked to begin their schedule, but it still isn’t enough to knock them down from 16. Up next for them is a game against Woodstock Blue later this morning at 11am.
17. Lincoln Prep (Hamilton, Ontario)
Last Week Ranking: 17 Ranking Change:None League Record: 5-5 Overall Record: 5-12 Week 7 Wins: None Week 7 Losses: None
Lincoln Prep is home until after Christmas, and as a result remain 17th on the rankings list.
18. Pine Ridge (Pickering, Ontario)
Last Week Ranking: 18 Ranking Change: None League Record: 4-0 Overall Record: 18-4 Week 7 Wins: J. Clarke Richardson (78-59), Donald A. Wilson S.S. (100-44) Week 7 Losses: None
— Nikolaus Zefi (@NikZefi_NPH) December 19, 2018
Pine Ridge went 2-0 in LOSSA play this week, enough to keep them in the hunt for a top 15 spot before the end of the 2018 calendar year. Drazen Jerkovic recorded a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds in the Puma’s win over Wilson. Pine Ridge has a date with Pickering in league play on January 10th.
19. Saskatoon Basketball Academy (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)
Last Week Ranking: 19 Ranking Change: Down 2 League Record: 4-4 Overall Record: 4-4 Week 7 Wins: None Week 7 Losses: None
Saskatoon holds steady at 19 after a week of training, they’re next scheduled game will be January 5th against Lakeland College.
20. Central Tech (Toronto, Ontario)
Last Week Ranking: 20 Ranking Change: None League Record: 3-8 Overall Record: 12-13 Week 7 Wins: None Week 7 Losses: None
— Central Tech Blues (@CTS_Blues) December 8, 2018
Central Tech is off until after Christmas, and as a result remain at the 20 spot for another week.
21. Saint Laurent (Montreal, Quebec)
Last Week Ranking: 24 Ranking Change: Up 3 League Record: 1-3 Overall Record: 3-3 Week 7 Wins: Jeane Mance, Dorval Jean Week 7 Losses: None
A couple of wins has St. Laurent climbing a couple spots in the rankings this week. St. Laurent will also get a chance to make a huge leap up the rankings should they perform well against some of the top programs in the country this week at the Sun Youth in their hometown of Montreal.
22. London Basketball Academy (London, Ontario)
Last Week Ranking: 22 Ranking Change: None League Record: 2-2 Overall Record: 7-6 Week 7 Wins: None Week 7 Losses: None
London stays steady at 22 after a quiet week, they are back in action after Christmas.
23. Oakville Prep (Oakville, Ontario)
Last Week Ranking: 23 Ranking Change: None League Record: 1-4 Overall Record: 2-6 Week 7 Wins: None Week 7 Losses: None
No games for Oakville this week as they look to be active again after the Christmas break with a trip to Ohio.
24. St. Marcellinus (Mississauga, Ontario)
Last Week Ranking: None Ranking Change:N/A League Record: 6-1 Overall Record: 16-5 Week 7 Wins: d’Youville (71-60), Holy Trinity (67-58), St. Joseph S.S. (83-67), Brampton Centennial (51-46), St. Martin (80-73) Week 7 Losses: None
2018 Senior Xavier Rimrocker gold medalists, St. Marcellinus. pic.twitter.com/m6DlWsX87N
— Xavier Rimrocker (@XavierRimrocker) December 17, 2018
St. Marcellinus had one of the most impressive weeks of any public school so far this season. How impressive? Every single one of their five wins in the past seven days came against either a team on our bubble list, or were ranked in the top 25 at some point throughout the season. They managed to take home the Rimrocker crown this past week, the largest tournament in the region of Peel , led by the scoring of Latrelle Gonzales. Marcy’s has hit their stride going into the Christmas break, and will be looking to remain in the top 25 moving forward.
25. St. Francis Xavier (Mississauga, Ontario)
Last Week Ranking: 21 Ranking Change: Down 4 League Record: 5-0 Overall Record: 18-4 Week 7 Wins: Holy Trinity (60-58), Chingcousy (85-52), Richview, Applewood (102-49) Week 7 Losses: Brampton Centennial (60-57)
TJ Vickers (Xavier) named to the senior Xavier Rimrocker all-star team. pic.twitter.com/ArbtJoVh6w
— Xavier Rimrocker (@XavierRimrocker) December 17, 2018
St. Francis has still managed to stay undefeated in ROPSSAA play, while managing to make a semifinal appearance in their host tournament the Rimrocker. Tyrell Vickers managed to get an All Star nod in the Rimrocker after an impressive shooting performance throughout the tournament. Next up for Xavier in league play is Ascension out of Brampton later today.
Have Your Say…Who Should be in the Top 25?
On the bubble:
- Brampton Centennial S.S. (Brampton, ON)
- Central Toronto Academy (Toronto, ON)
- Northstar Prep (Winnipeg, MB)
- St. Thomas Aquinas (Oakville, ON)
- St. Benedict (Cambridge, ON)
- St. Joseph S.S. (Mississauga, ON)
- Brebeuf (Hamilton, ON)
- St. Patrick’s (Ottawa, ON)
- Luthor Lions (Regina, Saskatchewan)
- B.C. Christian (Port Coquitlam)
- Jeanne Mance (Montreal, QC)
- Henri-Bourassa (Montreal, QC)
- Middlefield Collegiate (Markham, Ontario)
- Burnaby South Rebels (Burnaby, British Columbia)
- Holy Cross Crusaders (Surrey, British Columbia)
- Kennedy HS (Windsor, ON)
- St. John Paul II (Scarborough, ON)
- Oakwood CI (Toronto, ON)
- Holy Trinity (Oakville, ON)
- St. Martin S.S. (Mississauga, ON)
- Eastwood (Waterloo, ON)
- Lord Tweedsmuir (Surrey, BC)
- North Park (Brantford, ON)
- Holy Name (Windsor, ON)
- Herman (Windsor, ON)