NPH Platform Upperclassmen Rosters Released

The Third Annual @NorthPoleHoops Platform is right around the corner,  with just about two weeks until tip off!

The nation’s top prospects will meet in Toronto at the Mattamy Athletic Centre to form two playing fields – the underclassmen (2016) and upperclassmen (2014, 2015) games.

Depth in the Canadian class of 2016 will be on full display as the game will feature many cadet national team players, mixed in with prospects that we have tracked throughout the year–all deserving of a spot, as you will see.

The upperclassmen game brings in a combination of proven players at high levels, with under the radar prospects that we have identified who have not had an opportunity to perform on a big stage.

Below you will find both rosters, and they will be followed with match ups and previews next week! Names will be made, no doubt about that. For many prospects, it would be their first time competing in an environment with such depth in talent.

As a result, this experience will be a key piece for their psychological development. If they ‘show out’, The Platform will serve as a major confidence boost. On the flip side, if the prospect struggles, it will serve as a wake up call.

Regardless, December 26 will be the ultimate measuring stick for some of the country’s top talent. The in-season chatter that goes on throughout the year is put to rest, at least momentarily.


Tickets are on sale online at, by phone with Ticketmaster at 1-855-985-5000, at all Ticketmaster Retail Outlets, and at the Mattamy Athletic Centre Box Office.


NPH Platform Schedule

  • Game 1: 5:00 PM – Underclassmen
  • Game 2: 7:00 PM – Upperclassmen

Upperclassmen Rosters


Team White

Name Class Height Position School City
DamiAnn Prehay 2015 6’5 F D’Youville Brampton, ON
Kadeem Smithen 2014 6’3 G Thornlea Thornhill, ON
Rashawn Browne 2014 6’2 PG Bill Crothers Toronto, ON
Kareem South 2015 6’2 PG Senator O’Connor Ajax, ON
Juwan Miller 2014 5’11 PG Athlete Institute Kitchener, ON
Marcos Clennon 2014 6’7 F Father Goetz Mississauga, ON
Jake Babic 2014 6’5 G Kiski (via Loyola) Oakville, ON
Gene Spagonolu 2015 6’3 G Villanova King City, ON
Chase Vassell 2015 6’3 SG Pineridge Pickering, ON
Cassidy Ryan (Canisius Commit) 2015 6’7 F Mount Carmel Mississauga, ON
Andrew Sergi (Cardinal Newman)  Hamilton, ON
Jeff Joseph (Cardinal Newman)  Hamilton, ON

Team Black

Name Class Height Position School City
Obi Okolie 2014 6’5 W Denis O’Connor Ajax, ON
Anthony Pate 2014 6’3 G New Hampton (via Holy Trinity) Oakville, ON
David McCullouch 2014 6’2 PG Cardinal Newman Hamilton, ON
Trae Bell Haynes 2014 6’2 PG Bill Crothers Markham, ON
Calvin Epistola 2015 5’10 PG Oakwood Toronto, ON
Connor Gilmore 2014 6’7 F Cushing Academy (via Martingrove) Toronto, ON
Corey Johnson 2015 6’4 SG West Carleton Ottawa, ON
Russell Baker 2015 6’3 SG Oakwood Toronto, ON
Devonte Campbell 2015 6’5 G Culver (via Villanova) King City, ON
Shaq Harris 2015 6’6 F West Hill Toronto, ON
Omar Miles (Campion)  Brampton, ON
Shane James (Thornlea)  Thornhill, ON

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