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    Post by Shadow23 on Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:53 pm

    Toronto, Ontario, CANADA. December 15, 2012.

    PHASE 1, Inc. one of Canada’s most historic leaders in Basketball Training, Development and Exposure, announces it will postpone its current Events and Programs in order to asses them for re-launch in 2013.

    For over a decade PHASE 1 has brought to the Canadian Basketball Community major events such as the All Canada Classic, Rising Stars Showcase and the All Canada Prospect camp and pioneered numerous developmental programs including PHASE 1’s Toronto based Basketball Academy, Elite 1’s Leagues and the National Prep School Athletic Association (NPSAA). PHASE 1 programs and events have housed hundreds of NCAA D1 players including Myck Kabongo – U. Texas, Wumi Agunbiade – Duquesne U., Anthony Bennett – UNLV, Nathalie Achonwa – Notre Dame U., National team players, Jevohn Shepherd, Jermaine Anderson, Olympians Kyle Johnson – Britain, Pops Mensah Bonsu – Britain and Alisha and Tamara Tatham – Canada, and at an early age put on an international stage NBA draft picks Andrew Nicholson – Orlando Magic, Kris Joseph – Boston Celtics, Tristan Thompson – Cleveland Cavaliers , Corey Joseph – San Antonio Spurs and Denham Brown - Seattle Supersonics, plus numerous male and female European professionals.

    All programming is under review in order to ensure highest standards of operation are upheld. Wayne Dawkins, Founder of PHASE 1 stated, “The history of PHASE 1 speaks to its hard work and perseverance, and upholding its history as a leader is a great responsibility and privilege that we don’t take lightly. We look forward to examining and reevaluating our programs closely in order to introduce new partnerships and re-launch in 2013. These things coupled, will make for a greater impact in Canadian Basketball around the world.”

    In light of recent decisions to suspend programming, most recently PHASE 1’s Basketball Academy; PHASE 1 has already assisted with the transition of current athletes into new teams. Athletes have been transitioned into the formation of two new great programs such as “TAP (Top Athletic Potential)“ and “B. Miller Academy” and we will continue to make great efforts to ensure no athletes are missed.

    The NPSAA will be turned over into the hands of its members and continue running with independent schedules. This collaboration of members will provide a great championship for our NPSAA athletes hosted at ACTS Facility in Orangeville Ontario, March 7-9, 2013.

    Despite the difficult landscape of the Canadian basketball community, PHASE 1 is proud to be part of the many organizations that are successfully creating opportunities for Canadian Athletes. We look forward to continuing to serve Canadian Athletes in our 2013 re-launch.

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