Johnny Berhane Dominating in Estonia, Robbie Sihota Moves up to Germany


The month of February was all about the All-star festivities, and it wasn’t just the NBA being in Toronto.

 As you will see, several Canadian professionals overseas were named all-stars in their respective leagues.  

 Canadian All-Star Selections

  • Dejan Kravic (London, ON) – Den Bosch (Holland) – Allstar Game (Most votes) + Dunk Competition
  • Tyson Hinz (Sherbrooke, QC) – Zwolle (Holland) – Allstar Game + 3point Competition
  • Ross Bekkering (Taber, AB) – Groningen (Holland) – Allstar Game
  • Ryan Wright (Mississauga, ON) – Falco KC (Hungary)  – Allstar Game
  • Johnny Berhanemeskel (Ottawa, ON) TLU/Kalev (Estonia)  – First Team Selection
  • Srdjan Pejicic (Waterloo, ON) – IMOLA/Grifo Basket (Italy) – Allstar Game + 3point Competition
  • Khem Birch (Montreal, QB) USAK – (Turkey) –Allstar Game + Dunk Competition
  • Andy Rautins (Syracuse, NY) – Royal Hali (Turkey) – 3point Competition


More signings, more action, more big games, more news, and for all announcements please follow us at @Pro_NPH on twitter. There are constant updates for all Canadian players overseas.


MVP – February

Johnny Berhanemeskel (Ottawa, ON) TLU/Kalev (Estonia)

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Welcome back Mr. Berhanesmeskel to the top. After playing around with Most Improved and some big single game performances its only fitting that Mr. Canada Basketball wins this award. We have to point out that all season Johnny has been excelling. It hasn’t just been this month. He has 22 consecutive games in the double digits and is shooting 50% from the field and shooting 90% from the foul line.

Specifically this month he has been putting up stats like he has been his whole career at Ottawa U. Berhane’s previous three games has been something to talk about. Let us break it down. He is averaging 30.67 ppg, 4 rpg, 2.8 apg while shooting 66% from the field and hitting a crazy 4.67 3s a game. Those numbers don’t come easy, especially for a fourth place team currently in the playoffs. He leads his team and the entire league in scoring and his PER is a staggering 35.26.

Last game was Johnny’s way of showing he is the best player in Estonia and deserves to be not overlooked in any country. He picked up Estonia’s Weekly MVP Honours after having 39 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists going 6/11 from inside the arch and 7/10 from 3s.

Honorable Mention: Sefton Barrett (Brampton, ON) – KTP Basket (Finland)


Best Single Game Performance

Robbie Sihota (Calgary, AB) – MAFC (Hungary)/ Bremerhaven (Germany)

32 points, 15 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 threes made and perfect from the foul line 

He put up 32 points, that’s not uncommon for Robbie. He picked up 6 assists, and went perfect from the line.  But 15 boards? Now that’s hard work and hustle.

What more can we say about this assassin? He gets the job done on both ends of the floor. He puts up big numbers and now he showed us he gets after the boards this time too. But something big has changed. Other leagues have noticed Mr. Sihota and he recently signed with Eisbaren Bremerhaven out in Germany. This change will give Robbie more exposure on a bigger scale and open more doors in the future. We expect Robbie to put up big numbers even in this stronger league.

Honorable Mention: Srdjan Pejicic (Waterloo, ON) – IMOLA/Grifo Basket (Italy) – 32 points, 8 rebounds, 6 threes on 83% shooting


Most Improved Player


This month has been crazy with multiple players improving their overall stats. Actually out of the 55 Canadians playing overseas 35 have improved their statistics. This does not just include scoring more or rebounding more but better percentages from the field as well as getting to the line more and hitting more shots.


This month’s “Most Improved” is the state of Canadian basketball overseas

We believe that Canadians everywhere are showing what they are capable of. From dominating their leagues to making all-star teams and first team selections, we are showing that basketball is serious and needs to be respected worldwide. Player wise we see that Phil Scrubb (Vancouver, BC) – Fraport SKY (Germany) has found a home in Germany and playing extremely well for his team through multiple games.

Jahmal Jones (Mississauga, ON) – Svitavy (Czech) is a PG machine putting consistent numbers of 15+ ppg, 4+ rpg, 6+ apg all on 50% shooting.

Ross Bekkering (Taber, AB) – Groningen (Holland) beasting in the post putting up 4 straight double-doubles. During this time he is averaging 16ppg, 11.75 rpg, 2.3 apg while shooting 64% from the field.

Ryan Wright (Mississauga, ON) – Falco KC (Hungary)  showing he is a man among boys getting his ninth double-double of the season and grabbing a season high 16 rebounds last game.

Robbie Sihota (Calgary, AB) – MAFC (Hungary) dominating last game with 32 points, 15 rebounds, 6 assists going perfect from the line with 4 three pointers. 

In Italy we have Srdjan Pejicic (Waterloo, ON) – IMOLA/Grifo Basket (Italy) pouring in 32 points, 8 rebounds with 6 threes on 83% shooting.

Brady Heslip (Oakville, ON) – Cantu (Italy) on a scoring tear putting up 15+ ppg with 4+ threes a game on 50% shooting.

Marc Trasolini (Vancouver, BC) – Agropoli (Italy) doing what he does, putting in work inside with that smooth jumper on the outside. Having 31 points, 9 rebounds on 68% shooting then following that game with a 16 point and 13 rebound game.

Murphy Burnatowski (Waterloo, ON) – StarWings(Switzerland) in his last 4 averaging 22.75ppg, 5.25 rpg, 2.25 apg on 55% shooting with 2.5 3s a game.

As you can see Canadians are showing out and in a big way. We are excited to see how the season plays out and teams do in rankings and playoffs. Keep grinding, basketball doesn’t sleep!


Top 3 in each Statistical Category




Marc Trasolini (Vancouver, BC) – Agropoli (Italy) – 23.00 ppg

Johnny Berhanemeskel (Ottawa, ON) – TLU/Kalev (Estonia) – 20.32 ppg

Murphy Burnatowski (Waterloo, ON) – StarWings(Switzerland) – 19.68 ppg



Dejan Kravic (London, ON) – Den Bosch (Holland) – 9.35 rpg

Ryan Wright (Mississauga, ON) – Falco KC (Hungary)  – 9.32 rpg

Yannick Anzuluni (Ottawa, ON) – UMEA (Sweden) – 8.90 rpg



Jahmal Jones (Mississauga, ON) – Svitavy (Czech) – 5.53 apg

Hernst Laroche (Montreal, QC) – Sopron KC (Hungary) – 5.26 apg

Simon Farine (Toronto, ON) – Ironi K-A (Israel) – 4.59 apg


3s Made per Game

Brady Heslip (Oakville, ON) – Cantu (Italy) – 3.97 made per game

Srdjan Pejicic (Waterloo, ON) – IMOLA/Grifo Basket (Italy) – 3.61 made per game

Andy Rautins (Syracuse, NY) – Royal Hali (Turkey) – 3.57 made per game


Field Goal Percentage

Marc Trasolini (Vancouver, BC) – Agropoli (Italy) – 61%

Ryan Wright (Mississauga, ON) – Falco KC (Hungary)  – 61%

Ross Bekkering (Taber, AB) – Groningen (Holland) – 59%



Top Scorers

(>10 ppg, min of 10 games played)


Marc Trasolini (Vancouver, BC) – Agropoli (Italy) – 23.00 ppg

Johnny Berhanemeskel (Ottawa, ON)  – TLU/Kalev (Estonia) – 20.32 ppg

Murphy Burnatowski (Waterloo, ON) – StarWings (Switzerland) – 19.68 ppg

Robbie Sihota (Calgary, AB) –MAFC(Hungary)/Bremerhaven (Germany) – 17.65 ppg

Yannick Anzuluni (Ottawa, ON) – UMEA (Sweden) – 17.15 ppg

Jordan Baker (Edmonton, AB) – Galitos Tley (Portugal) – 16.93 ppg

Brady Heslip (Oakville, ON) – Cantu (Italy) – 16.87 ppg

Srdjan Pejicic (Waterloo, ON) – IMOLA/Grifo Basket (Italy) – 16.28 ppg

Dejan Kravic (London, ON) – Den Bosch (Holland) – 15.95 ppg

Sefton Barrett (Brampton, ON) – KTP Basket (Finland) – 15.78 ppg

Sean Denison (Trail, BC) – SOCAR Petkim (Turkey) – 15.27 ppg

Tyson Hinz (Sherbrooke, QC) – Zwolle (Holland) – 15.11 ppg

Jahmal Jones (Mississauga, ON) – Svitavy (Czech) – 15.00 ppg

Hernst Laroche (Montreal, QC) – Sopron KC (Hungary) – 14.78 ppg

Andy Rautins (Syracuse, NY) – Royal Hali (Turkey) – 14.57 ppg

Evaldas Zabas (Oakville, ON) – TU/ROCK (Estonia) – 14.50 ppg

Diego Kapelan (Vancouver, BC) – Ourense (Spain)  – 14.39 ppg

Nick Lewis (Scarborough, ON) – London Lions (UK) – 14.37 ppg

Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson (Winnipeg, MB) – Galitos Tley (Portugal) – 14.22 ppg

Simon Farine (Toronto, ON) – Ironi K-A (Israel) – 13.76 ppg

Kenny Chery (Montreal, QC) – Alba (Hungary) – 13.71 ppg 

Ryan Wright (Mississauga, ON) – Falco KC (Hungary)  – 12.95 ppg

Ross Bekkering (Taber, AB) – Groningen (Holland) – 12.78 ppg

Jason Calliste (Scarborough, ON) – Baron Riga (Latvia)- 12.69 ppg

Kevin Pangos  (Holland Landing) – Gran Canaria (Spain) – 12.44 ppg

Kyle Landry (Calgary, AB) – Zenit Saint Petersburg (Russia) – 12.06 ppg

Thomas Scrubb (Vancouver, ON) – Kataja Basket (Finland)– 11.76 ppg

Chris McLaughlin (Oakville, ON) Gmunden – (Austria)– 11.48 ppg

Aaron Doornekamp (Napanee, ON) – Fraport Sky (Germany) – 10.74 ppg

Marek Klassin (Vancouver, BC) Leeds Force – (UK) – 10.57 ppg

Riley Barker  (Surrey, BC) – Svitavy (Czech) – 10.56 ppg

Khem Birch (Montreal, QB) USAK – (Turkey) – 10.06 ppg

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