Five Canada West Players on National Development Team
Led by the U. Alberta’s Head Coach, Barnaby Craddock, the Canada Basketball Development Team of 12 CIS players, will include 5 from Canada West including UVic’s Chris McLaughlin, the 2015 League MVP. The other 4 Western reps include 5-9 guard, Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson (Calgary Dinos), 6-7 wing man, Mamadou Gueye (U of A Golden Bears) , 6-6 forward Tommy Nixon (UBC Thunderbirds), and 6-9 forward, Josh Wolfram (Thompson Rivers Wolfpack).
The team will represent Canada in the FISU Games tournament in Gwangju, South Korea, from July 4 – 13. They will have a pre-tournament training camp at the University of Kansas from June 19-29. More in this news release from Canada Basketball.
Sihota Continues Successful Pro Career
From the Indian basketball website – Ekalavyas, writer Vishnu Ravi Shankar …
Sihota, who played for Coach Dan Vanhooren’s Dinos from 2006-2010, played his high school ‘ball at Lester Pearson HS, Calgary under Coach Bill Mitchell. His pro career has seen him play in The Netherlands, first with Rotterdam, where he was the Dutch League’s top rebounder, then in Nijmegen, and a year in Luxembourg. Robbie has just finished his 1st season in Fribourg, Switzerland, where he led the team in rebounding (8.5 rpg), and was 2nd in scoring (15.2 ppg). (Thanks to our good friend, Art Unsworth, out there in Western Saskatchewan, who tipped us off to this story.)
Canada West Recruiting Update –
The latest signees in Canada West include 6-5 guard, Sebastian Eliasen ( Denmark) who transfers to Trinity Western from Yuba Jr. College (California), and to UNBC we have Austin Chandler, a 6-7 transfer from Wenatchee, WA Jr. College.