WHO ARE THE 24 BEST CANADIAN HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL PLAYERS?

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2020 GIRLS SELECTION COMMITTEE

Linh has been coaching basketball for over 10 years. She has coached with Oakville Vytis and University of Guelph. Linh spent the last 3 and half years as Coordinator of High Performance at Ontario Basketball and was League Commissioner of the OSBA for the first three years since its inception.

LINH NGUYEN

SELECTION COMMITTEE CHAIR

Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, Michelle is an Assistant Coach with Carleton University and

Assistant Coach with Team Ontario U15. She has gained extensive experience coaching over the years with Blessed Sacrament's JUEL program and Mohawk College. In addition she has run Ontario Basketball’s Centre for Performance Development Program for the last five years.

MICHELLE ABELLA

CARLETON UNIVERSITY

Yaw has over 15 years of experience evaluating girls' basketball. He is the Director and Co-Founder of A Game Hoops. Yaw is a member of JUEL's League and Integrity Committee. Yaw works with Crown Scout Hoops evaluating and helping Canadian girls high school basketball players.

YAW AFFUL

A GAME HOOPS

Agunbiade is currently working with the Raptors 905 as the Junior Coach and Program Director for Make it WHoop. Agunbiade, originally from Pickering played post-secondary NCAA Division I basketball at Duquesne University followed by 3 seasons professionally in Europe. Two seasons on the bench at the University of Pittsburgh as the Graduate Assistant Coach on the women's basketball team broadened her reach in the NCAA which eventually lead her back home. Agunbiade is now dedicated to continued growth within the game of basketball as well as building bridges between Canadian young women and with those who can help them achieve their goals.

WUMI AGUNBIADE

RAPTORS 905

Dan Becker played high school ball for Fort Richmond Collegiate and then went on to play NCAA Division I basketball at the University of Colorado. After graduation, Dan played for 12 years all over the globe. Currently, Dan is the Head Coach of the Canada Basketball Centre for Performance Program. He is also the U17 male Provincial Team Head Coach, High Performance Coach for Basketball Manitoba, and a Learning Facilitator in the new NCCP coaching education program.

DAN BECKER

BASKETBALL MANITOBA

Involved with the Canada Basketball since 2000, Mireille is a former Assistant Coach for the Junior and Cadette programs (2005-2010). She is currently involved in player identification and evaluation for the National program. Mireille is also a member of the Youth Advisory Council. She was the CCAA Women’s Basketball Convenor from 2008-2015. Her coaching experiences includes coaching at McGill University (1988-1992), Vanier College (1992-2002), Centre Provincial d’Excellence du Québec (2002-2007) as well as many years for the Quebec Provincial teams and the Francophonie Games (2001, 2005 and 2009)

MIREILLE BELAND

CANADA BASKETBALL

Agnes Borg is currently the technical lead for Ontario Basketball and Manager of Youth Player Development for Canada Basketball. As an athlete, she played professional basketball in France for 8 years as well as for the French National team. With twenty years of European experience as a coaching professional, evaluator of coaches for their diploma certification and sports director (Toulouse, Istres), she led her teams as a coach, to two Euro Cups. Since her arrival in Canada, she has shared her expertise as assistant coach of Ryerson University (2007-2008) and as the assistant coach with the Cadet National Team.

AGNES BORG

CANADA BASKETBALL / ONTARIO BASKETBALL

Marlo Davis played Division I basketball for the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Davis began his career coaching men's basketball at NCAA DII East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. While coaching, Davis completed a Master's Degree in Education. After a two-year stint in Oklahoma, Davis returned to Toronto where he began working in the community. He began coaching a girls AAU team, Sisters Keeper, which would become one of the premiere programs in North America. After two seasons with the club, Davis and several of his players ventured to Crestwood Preparatory College where they have become arguably the best girls high school program in Canada.

MARLO DAVIS

CRESTWOOD PREPARATORY COLLEGE

Born in Ottawa and presently residing in Georgetown, Everett has been involved in OBA, OSBA and provincial team programming for the past 12 years.  During this time, he has been heavily involved with BDP/MDP/OSDP, the Centre for Performance (CP), Targeted Athlete Strategy (TAS), and Team Ontario U14 and U15 girls programming.  Everett is also a previous recipient of the OBA Elite Coach of the Year award.  He is currently the head coach of the Caledon Basketball Academy women's program at Humberview Secondary School in Bolton.

GORD EVERETT

CALEDON BASKETBALL ACADEMY

Jodi is a Head Coach and teacher at Bill Crothers Secondary School. She is a former Performance Analyst, Assistant Coach and Head Coach of U17 Women's National Team (1 gold, 3 silvers, 2 bronze at FIBA level). Jodia is also a former Team Ontario Head Coach, who went undefeated in 4 years at National Championships.

JODI GRAM

BILL CROTHERS SECONDARY SCHOOL

As an analyst, writer and photographer, Michael Henry has been onboard with CROWN Scout from its early foundation with their physical magazines through to its current online presence, since 2006. He has witnessed first hand, the coming of age with the game of basketball at the high school level, by routinely travelling across Canada and the United States to cover Canadian girls playing the game at its highest levels. His focus is creating opportunities for high-level Canadian basketball players, by helping them connect them with Canadian and American colleges and universities.

MICHAEL HENRY

CROWN SCOUT GIRLS

Daniel has quite an impressive resume including, Varsity Girls’ Basketball coach at St-Laurent heading into his 17th season, School Manager at St-Laurent for 6 years, U17 Team Quebec Provincial Team Head Coach 2016-2019 with a graduation rate of 100% of the last 19 years. He has also won 10 provincials Championships with the Girls Varsity team at St-Laurent. Also adding 1st Place at Canada Games in 2017, 1st Place at U17 National Championship in 2019, 2nd Place at National Championship in 2016 & 2018 and Coach of the year in RSEQ - 2015-2017-2018 to his basketball resume. Has also had the chance to coach 6 National Team players, 6 NCAA players and 14 U Sports players.

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DANIEL LACASSE

ÉCOLE SECONDAIRE ST-LAURENT

Currently Director of Women's High Performance for Basketball BC. as well as Director of Provincial Coach Education. Shaun is in his 11th season as the Assistant Coach with UBC Women's Basketball. As head coach for Basketball BC has won three National Championships along with three silver medals. Shaun is a Canada Basketball Mentor Coach, NCCP Master Coach Develope, and recepient of 3M National Coaching Excellence Award and Basketball BC Coaching Award of Excellence.

SHAUN MCGUINNESS

UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

Originally from Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, he is currently in his 20th season as head coach of the Cape Breton women’s team, he has been named AUS Coach of the Year six times as well as CIS National Coach of the year once. He has also been coaching with Canada Basketball for the past 11 years, including the role of Head Coach of the Development team.

FABIAN MCKENZIE

CANADA BASKETBALL / CAPE BRETON UNIVERSITY

Nate McKibbon is in his first year at Western University after serving as Head Coach of Women's Basketball at Mount Royal University for the past four years.  Before becoming a U Sports Head Coach, Nate spent eighteen years involved at the high school and club levels while also serving as a University Assistant Coach for seven years. Coach McKibbon has been fortunate enough to be involved with the Cadet, Junior and Development National Team programs with Canada Basketball as well as provincial teams in Ontario and Alberta.

NATHAN MCKIBBON

WESTERN UNIVERSITY

Jessica is currently Assistant Coach of the Ryerson Rams Women's Basketball Team. She is a former U14 Girls Team Ontario Head Coach (2019) and U17 Girls Team Ontario Assistant Coach (2017). Mississauga native, Toronto resident, Jessica played NCAA Division I Basketball at Cleveland State University (2006-2010).

JESSICA ROQUE

RYERSON UNIVERSITY

Zelimir is the Founder and President of the International Basketball and Sports Academy (IBSA). Z is a former professional basketball player with more than 20 years of basketball experience both in the US and in Europe. His basketball career began in Serbia and continued at the University of Pittsburgh before he held professional contracts in France, Italy, and Cyprus. He is currently the head coach of King’s Christian's women's team and was recently named the president of the Canada Elite women’s program.

ZELIMIR STEVANOVIC

IBSA / KINGS CHRISTIAN / CANADA ELITE