Another day of CNIT action is in the books for the U10-13 divisions. Here’s a look at the standings and top performers for Day 2.
U10 Group A Standings
|Brampton East Brade||3||0||6||+75|
U10 Group B Standings
|Brampton Warriors Terrone||0||3||0||-50|
U11 Group A standings
|Toronto City Elite||3||0||6||+53|
|Toronto Blues #1||1||2||2||-34|
|Brampton Warriors Peddie||0||3||0||-30|
U11 Group B Standings
|Toronto Blues #2||1||2||2||-29|
|Brampton Elite Lewis||0||3||0||-67|
U12 Group A Standings
|Toronto City Elite||3||0||6||+75|
|Brampton Elite Jack||1||2||2||-43|
U12 Group B Standings
|Waterloo Wolverines Elite||1||2||2||-9|
|Brampton Elite Szlapetis||0||3||0||-61|
U13 Group A Standings
|Grassroots Elite Wilton||3||0||6||+74|
U13 Group B Standings
|CIA Bounce Appiah||3||0||6||+65|
U13 Group C Standings
|Team Breakdown Bright||3||0||6||+59|
|Brampton Warriors Montague||2||1||4||+9|
|CIA Bounce West||0||3||0||-39|
U13 Group D Standings
|Grassroots Elite Red||2||1||4||+8|
|Eastern Ontario Elite||0||3||0||-72|
Top Players Of The Day
C/O 2023 Lorence Dela Cruz (Triumph 204)
This has been a coming out party for Lorence Dela Cruz. The Triumph 204 point guard has been showing off his handles for all to see after two days, coupled with a number of dazzling cross court passes to find his teammates for easy buckets. He continued his strong showing on Day 2 with a 21 point performance. The Manitoba product has definitely put himself on a few scouts radars going into high school.
C/O 2023 Vytas Nausedas (Key Hoops)
Despite being undersized at his position, Vytas has shown a number of impressive up fakes and power moves that have allowed him to get to the basket throughout the CNIT. Day 2 was an especially impressive performance for the eight grader.
C/O 2023 Dominic Kanter (Key Hoops)
At 6’5, Dominic has the makings of a top prospect at the forward position in his class. his ability to bruise his way to the basket for and one’s, coupled with his smooth shooting release from the corners and wings, has made him one of the top prospects to watch after a 21 point performance during Day 2.
C/O 2024 Colten Elwell (Niagara Tigers)
Colten was a force for the Tigers under the basket, finishing multiple times with defenders draped all over him. Colten also showed an ability to consistently move off of the ball around the perimeter, and always looked comfortbale when dribbling under pressure on fast breaks.He finished with 16 points and 7 rebounds in the win for the Tigers Day 2 win over Brampton Elite.
C/O 2024 Ethan Holness (UPLAY Collective)
Aside from having one of the highlights of the tournament so far with his game winning shot over the Mississauga Monarchs, Ethan delivered on the stat sheet as well. He led his team with 12 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 assists in their 34-31 win, while also showing off some great ball handling ability and of course, a killer instinct in the closing minutes.
C/O 2025 Joe Lippert (KW Vipers)
At 6’1, Joe is one of the biggest forwards in his class, finishing with 14 points and 10 rebounds against the Toronto Blues on Day 2. Joe brings more than just size to his repertoire though, with a silky smooth form at the free throw line, and spin move in the post that could be a welcome throwback to any team in need of quick buckets. His awareness in the passing game at the high post was also pivotal in setting up teammates for easy buckets, recording 3 assists for his efforts. If he can stay consistent with his body language and awareness in the defensive end, he could prove to be one of the best prospects to come out of this CNIT.
C/O 2025 Keon Fuller (UPLAY Collective)
Leading UPLAY Collective with 6 points and 7 rebounds over their win on Day 2. Keon Fuller is standing at an impressive 6’4 and weighing around 180 pounds, he’s a promising prospect in this class with very soft hands and great footwork inside. Toughness and his drop step over either shoulder has been something to watch so far in this CNIT.
C/O 2026 Drelyn David (Brampton Warriors)
Drelyn finished with two player of the game honours on Day 2, scoring 9 points and 2 assists in his second game. It was so much about how much Drelyn scored, but more how he scored, knocking down a three, scoring in the paint by driving to the game, and showing some great IQ on the floor with a couple nifty one-hand passes right into the hands of his forwards as they were cutting to the basket.
C/O 2026 Kahiem Bailey (Mississauga Monarchs)
Kahiem showed off his lightning quick first step, and ability to get to the rim early and often during Day 2. He finished with 6 points in his second game, but managed a number of impressive fast break assists, and kept his composure dribbling the ball at his top sprint, not an easy feat for someone playing in the U10 division. No matter what the stat sheet says, Kaheim’s potential is always showing for his age.