By now you’ve heard, Nova Scotia’s Lindell Wigginton has entered his name into the NBA Draft after a tremendous freshman season at Iowa State. Without signing to an agent, this allows for flexibility to return to the Cyclones after testing the waters with the NBA.
At the North Atlantic waters is where Wigginton was first seen and put onto the National radar and patterns show that there is more to come from Nova Scotia.
For this reason North Pole Hoops will be making it’s seventh trip to Nova Scotia in search of the next crop of Canadian talent out of the East. Prospects from this camp, on the boys and girls side, will undoubtedly move on to play post-secondary and some even professionally.
The NPH Showcase is also in it’s seventh year and has been a key part of the process in talent identification and exposure across Canada.
The Nova Scotia exposure camp will be open to Boy and Girl’s from the junior levels all the way to seniors in high school. At camp, prospects will be divided into their respective age groups and then battle tested and evaluated in front of the watchful eyes of National Recruiting Analyst, Elias Sbiet and NPH’s East Coast Analyst, Deon Wilson.
There have been substantial changes in the industry since 2011 with the emergence of the prep and club programs making their way out of the province and even the country in search of a competitive playing field and exposure.
As a province of under 1,000,000 people, Nova Scotia sometimes has to get creative in providing maximum exposure.
North Pole Hoops’ first visit to the province was in 2011, when 3WYA club program director, Colter Simmonds welcomed the Showcase Circuit and brought in a 12 year old Lindell Wigginton; among many other top prospects from the region who ended up moving on to various post-secondary levels.
Simmonds makes a return to the Showcase in a lead instructor role, which he has excelled at for decades within in his community. Simmonds has been deeply ingrained in Nova Scotia’s basketball community as program director, provincial team coach and high school coach; his ties to the community are woven tight.
He will be joined by several from Acadia University men’s basketball program.
Marcus Eaton, Halifax Prep Head Coach will also be providing guidance to prospects from the sidelines.
With the ever changing landscape in the country and province, and in such a small population of Nova Scotia, its vital that we bring influential members from across the community together for the benefit of these young prospects.
With a blueprint and a plan, Nova Scotia Showcase prospects will walk away with a blueprint towards their goals and will have identified their strengths and weaknesses.
We’re not travelling out East for the next NCAA talent out of Nova Scotia, rather the next wave of NCAA, USports, CCAA and JUCO talent from the region.
Exposure starts here!