BRAMPTON, ON–Tristan Thompson (D’Youville) Andrew Nicholson (Father Goetz), Nik Stauskas (Loyola), Anthony Bennett (Harold Brathwaite), Naz long (Father Goetz) and the list goes on. Major names have come out of the Peel Region–an overlooked and underrated area in the grand scheme of things, with what seems to be an endless amount of athletes.
The talent pool in Peel is deep, and it is evidenced every year by the Peel All-Star Game, organized by Louis Pahis of Brampton Centennial. In it’s fifth year, this event has seen names in attendance such as the aforementioned Anthony Bennett (NBA prospect), Manny Sahota (Cornell), Jahmal Jones (Ryerson), Cassidy Ryan (Canisius commit), Donnavan Hastings (Long Beach St commit) Matthew Taylor (NMSU commit) and the highflying Terrell Bramwell to name a few.
“What stands out in my mind is that there is a lot of representation from a lot of different schools. It’s a good thing to see there is talent all over the place,” Pahis told NPH, following the game.
A total of 22 schools were represented last night between two games.
“Ten years down the line they will remember playing here…imagine the kids that played against Anthony Bennett. It’s about providing an experience, and having families come out to watch.”
In the 2012-2013 edition, the Peel All-Star festivities featured two games–one for the seniors (upper classmen) and another highlighted by the top underclassmen who will carry the torch for the next wave.
To kick off the night, it was Michael Asemota (Notre Dame) and Keshon Montague (D’Youville) who stole the show, leading Team White over Black 109-83. Asemota and Montague were named game all-stars en route to 27 and 24 points for their team, while Devonte Daniels (Campion) and Dontae Thompson (St. Augustine) added 15 and 12 respectively.
For Team Black, Omar Shiddo and Delano Brown were named all-stars for their production.
Following the junior game, the older cats hit the floor.
James Agyeman of D’Youville was named Mr. Peel basketball, an award that encompasses more than just production; leadership, character and everything that represents what a student-athlete should look like. After five years as a Panther, Agyeman was as consistent as they come and helped keep the program among the best in Canada, including an NPH national ranking as high as #4.
Kedar Wright and Josiah Riley were fittingly named game all-stars after posting 17 and 15 points for the North Team in the 128-99 blowout over South. These two have been among the best on the high school scene with their ability to play both sides of the ball at a high level.
David Armoloran lead the team with 18 points, while DamiAnn Prehay added 16.
For South, it was Mount Carmel’s Tyrell Rogers (17 points) and Central Peel’s Tristan Coley (10 points) who were named game all-stars. A new name in 6’5 Lewis Diankulu was also solid with 16 points in the loss.
Below full rosters can be found featuring Peel Region’s top talent.
Peel All-Star Rosters
TOP 24 SENIOR SOUTH TEAM
Lewis Diankulu, Ste Famille
Jayvon Lake, Brampton Centennial
Daniel Passley, St Martin
Markus Adams, Woodlands
Nicholas Campbell, Brampton Centennial
Jemol Edwards, Brampton Centennial
Reilly Reid, Lorne Park
Tristan Coley, Central Peel
Tyrell Rogers, Mt Carmel
Jason Lodenquai, Mt Carmel
Jermaine Hall, Ascension
Michael Kayeye, Ascension
TOP 24 SENIOR NORTH TEAM
Ceejay Bennett, Suzuki
Carlos Blake, Fletcher’s Meadow
David Aromoloran, Campion
Damiann Prehay, Bramalea
James Agyeman, Dyouville
Josiah Riley, Dyouville
Alonzo Walker, St Augustine
Rayon Miller, Dyouville
Denzil Abrams, Fletcher’s Meadow
Trevon Mollison, Notre Dame
Kedar Wright, Campion
Addy Ogunye, Dyouville
TOP 20 JUNIOR TEAM BLACK
Delano Brown, St. Thomas Aquinas
Cameron Green, Cardinal Ambrozic
Owolabby Azeez, Notre Dame
Marcus Mcintosh, Castlebrooke
Kayode Fakomi, Castlebrooke
Omar Shiddo, Castlebrooke
Romar Subban, St.Roch
Jonathan Kasongo, St.Roch
Emmanuel Ansah, St. Francis Xavier
David El Sabawy, St. Joseph
Rasheed Weekes, Woodlands
TOP 20 JUNIOR TEAM WHITE
Devonte Daniels, Campion
Marcus Anderson, Campion
Michael Asemota, Notre Dame
Keshon Montague, D’youville
Nassier Wharton, D’youville
Emmanuel Nketiah, D’youville
Dontae Thompson, St. Augustine
Eric Hackett, St. Augustine
Ishan Virdi, Brampton Centennial
Gabriel Gyamfi, Cardinal Leger