National Preparatory Association Announces The Tech Academy Titans as Sixth Member




The National Preparatory Association is proud to announce its sixth official member, The Tech Academy Titans out of Sault Ste Marie, Ontario.

The program is run by Director of Basketball Operations Anthony Otto, also known as “Huggy” within Canadian basketball circles. Huggy has worked with most of the household names in Canadian basketball you watch on television today, and has been a staple in the Toronto basketball community for the past 20 years.

Corey Joseph, Tristan Thompson, Dwight Powell, Brady Heslip, Nik Stauskas, Myck Kabongo, to name a few, are names that Otto has coached over the last decade.

“Throughout the years, I would always coach the club teams like Mississauga Monarchs, and teams in Vaughan, and I would send my top players to play for Ro Russell at Grassroots. Eventually I made my way over to Grassroots, and was always dealing with the highest level of talent in the city.”

The Tech, an Academy of Arts, Athletics and Trades, started up in 2015, and was looking to develop a high performance basketball program.


This fall will be the teams inaugural season, and Otto has been tracking and evaluating a lot of top tier talent from around the world, and will fill their roster with Canadian, European, African, and South American talent.

In addition to the NPA schedule, the Titans will also compete in “The Grind Session” the top prep circuit in America.

Out of the top 25 ranked players in America, 17 of them played on the Grind Session circuit, which will put The Tech up against the type of competition Otto wants for his players.

“I think we are going to be a perfect fit for the NPA, considering we are from the Soo, we are going to fit in with exactly what the NPA stands for, which is a National Prep Association,” explains Otto.

“We are really covering the entire country, East to West and North to South. There aren’t really any weak spots in this league, and there’s going to be a lot of talent. I think it’s going to be a competition every game.”


The Tech joins New Brunswick’s Rothesay Netherwood, Quebec’s Thetford Academy and Toronto’s St Mike’s and TBA, along with Ottawa’s Canada Topflight Academy.

Welcome to the National Preparatory Association–A Nation Inspired. #NPA 


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