The first Canadian player EVER to go from a Canadian university to the NBA in the modern era, Will Njoku has confirmed that he will be coaching and speaking to campers at the NPH East Coast Showcase in Halifax, Nova Scotia at Saint Mary’s University from May 8-10. Njoku will be joined by North Preston’s pride, Chris Johnson who is coming off of a terrific professional year in Germany.
North Pole Hoops is honoured to have Njoku and Johnson as camp instructors. They bring forth a wealth of experience from two different journeys that got them to their respective highest levels of basketball.
Although exposure, by nature is a big part of what North Pole Hoops does; at the same time the Showcase Circuit is meant to serve as a learning environment for players across Canada who are working to get to the next level. The best way to learn is by absorbing information and instruction from players and coaches who have “been there, done that.”
Njoku was a star in the CIS, was named an All-Canadian and received the Mike Moser award for Most Outstanding Player while at Saint Mary’s University before entering the NBA draft in 1994 with names like Jason Kidd, Grant Hill and Jalen Rose and being selected 41st pick to the Indiana Pacers.
He is now a motivational speaker under his own brand [Will 2 Win]. At the East Coast Showcase camp, Njoku will speak on key characteristics and a lifestyle that will help student athletes reach their goals.
North Preston, Nova Scotia to Eastern Commerce, to St. Bonaventure for a strong NCAA career in the A10 conference before heading to the pros. Chris Johnson has been another of the Atlantic’s finest in influencing the next crop.
He’s back home in Nova Scotia after finishing his season with En-Baskets Schwelm in Germany, where he was the leagues 7th leading scorer with 18.5 points per game.
“Seeing kids in the same situation that I was in, and the distractions around them, that’s tough to get away from. I like seeing young people get ahead in life and living their dreams. Hopefully, by being involved with camp I can have an influence on them.”
Johnson is back in his home province for the time being and wants to make sure he’s doing what he can to help kids reach their goals before going back to his professional life.
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