The NPA has announced BEAST Performance Basketball as the final expansion program joining for the 2017-2018 season.
BPB, out of Hamilton, ON (Jean De Brebeuf), will be led by head coach Greg Robitaille and the wealth of coaching experience he brings with him.
Robitaille has over 17 years of coaching experience including championship pedigree. In 2008, he helped bring a title to Delta Secondary School. At the club level he has won the Motown Showdown Tournament in Michigan and The Chicago Best Buy tournament.
“I will be providing the team with skill development and strength and conditioning training. I will also be putting the team in front of the coaches to give them the opportunities to play basketball at the next level,” said Robitaille
Now with BPB, Robitaille is ready to compete against the top programs in Canada.
“The transition into NPA will be smooth. Our coaches have been around a long time and our players have played at high levels for years, we are excited for this.” Robitaille continued to say, “I believe in what the NPA is doing. I know this is where the best basketball is going to be and I want to be part of this and help NPA grow.”
BPB will be competing in the ultra competitive Southwest Division with heavyweights GTA Prep, London Basketball Academy and fellow expansion team St. John’s-Kilmarnock.
With the challenge of battling against top players in Canada, each program must have horses to compete. That’s exactly what BPB brings to to table.
Matthew Green is a 2019 point guard that is expected to lead BEAST. The younger brother of Martin Dixon-Green (Canisius / NCAA D1), shoots the ball with very good efficiency and has a very high basketball IQ.
BPB will have length on their roster heading into the season with forwards Anthony Bradshaw and Jervon Davis both standing at 6’7. The guard play of Green and Prosper Moriardy will also be a great combination to watch.
With good length and athleticism in his lineup, Robitaille says, “this years team will be fast paced, a grind for other teams to compete against and tough on the defensive end.”
Coach Robitaille has strong belief in his players and wants them to compete until the final buzzer.
“I expect my team to play at the highest level and never stop playing. We will be looking to make a deep run at the National Championship,” said Robitaille.
BEAST Performance Basketball will open their season in Kitchener-Waterloo on Nov. 17 against St. John’s-Kilmarnock.
NPA Season Two is just around the corner!
Season Two tips off on Oct. 28 with a massive East Coast battle between Rothesay Netherwood and new boys Halifax Prep at J.L. Ilsley High School in Halifax.
Stay tuned on NPH for more expansion new coming soon, as progams will be announced from across the country.
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