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    Post by thewayIseeit on Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:03 am

    With all this talk about Prep schools, NCAA, eligibility, etc I was thinking that people should start to compile a list of athletes who have gone to the NCAA (through PREP or Not), CIS, CCAA, etc and start looking at what they are doing now.

    Anyone?
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    Post by Mu2 on Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:25 am

    Do you mean after university/college?

    The 2 most obvious:

    Tristan Thompson and Cory Joseph
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    Post by realfacts on Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:46 am

    I think what he wants to know, which is a great question but will take far too long is what are these guys doing after basketball???? Do they have jobs? Did they get a degree? I'm not sure if it's fair to put kids names on here that may have come short of their goals...they probably already feel like a let down and we shouldn't kick them when they're down. I know where your going with this but I'd rather you comment about adults and programs than the kids.
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    Post by rerun on Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:02 am

    The Prep school issue and the honest/realistic pursuit of NCAA basketball scholarships by GTA basketball players is really complicated. There is intensive coverage and scrutiny about the whether to go Prep or remain here and play out your high school eligibility. Should a player pay for their schooling at a CIS school and probably get an opportunity to play more or accept an NCAA basketball scholarship and receive very few minutes. I will stand by my position: Prep schools aren't for everyone and the same goes for the NCAA.

    Tne mass exodus concerns me because most of the GTA players are seriously compromising their education and are not leaving for greener pastures. We have a lot of kids that are coming back empty handed and disappointed, however, we as a basketball community don't talk about those stories. Ideally, I would like to see a little more balance when we talk about prep schools and the awarding of NCAA Scholarships. I want elementary school and high school players who are reading this to know the good, the bad and the ugly about this whole process. There are many ways to get to the NCAA or play post secondary ball and we should make young people more aware of their options.

    Here is a list of some recent GTA players who stayed in the Toronto area for their high school years, managed to secure a NCAA basketball scholarship and are currently playing:

    2011
    Kevin Pangos (Denison) Gonzaga University-WA
    Justin Dennis (Anderson) University of Maine-ME
    Kevin Blake (Oakwood) Elon University-NC

    2010
    Matthew Wright (Martingrove) St. Bonaventure-NY
    Julian Clarke (Oakwood) University of Santa Clara-CA
    Stefan Nastic (Thornhill) Stanford University-CA
    Stevan Manojlovic (Martingrove) Drexel University-PA
    Manny Sahota (D'Youville) Cornell University-NY

    2009
    Alwayne Bigby (Eastern Commerce) Northeastern University-MA
    Jonathan Tull (Pickering) Central Connecticutt...transferred to Acadia University (NS)
    Rob Gagliardi (Pickering) Cansuis College....transferred to Centennial College

    2008
    Andrew Nicholson (Father Goetz) St. Bonaventure University-NY
    Keaton Cole (Eastern Commerce) Western Carolina University-NC
    Chuck Murray (Eastern Commerce) Wagner College-NY
    Devoe Joseph (Pickering) University of Minnesota-MN
    Alex Hill (Eastern Commerce) Cornell University....now at the University of Toronto

    The next two big signings out of the GTA for the 2011-2012 should be Dyshawn Pierre out of Anderson Collegiate in Whitby and Aguna Okolie out of Dennis O'Connor in Ajax. Agunwa is the best kept secret in GTA high school basketball history! My point is that it is not necessary for everyone to leave the GTA for prep school. There are plenty of recent success stories right here. I guess players have to ask themselves "the why question"...Why do you need to attend a prep school? Is it for the exposure?...in my opinion that is a poor reason in the internet era. Are you doing it for the sole purpose of exposure to better competition like Andrew Wiggins? That type of situation is rare. Are you doing it to get around the NCAA Clearinghouse???????

    Again, I just want to point out that we have a fair amount of players that have remained up here and managed to secure NCAA basketball scholarships without going to a Prep School. I think that needs to be mentioned and celebrated. If you're a talented player and have good grades, then you don't need to attend a prep school in the United States to obtain an athletic scholarship.



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    Post by tart11 on Sat Sep 17, 2011 1:19 pm

    Alex Hill and a kid from d'youville went to Cornell

    Alex is now at U of T.
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    Post by thewayIseeit on Sat Sep 17, 2011 1:48 pm

    MU 2

    Tristan Thompson and Corey Joseph were outstanding players before they went to the US. Their story is not typical of most players who go down to the US.

    Realfacts is right and we shouldn't kick kids when they are down, but those same kids should come back and tell there story. That could be some of the most valuable information for people to hear..... Good outcome or bad.

    Ok what about the older guys who went to the states??
    What about guys like Phil Dixon, Martin Keene, Rowan Barrett, etc, etc What are they doing now?
    Anyone?
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    Post by Mu2 on Sat Sep 17, 2011 3:02 pm

    add to the list Blake from Oakwood (Isn't he in University as well?)
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    Post by thewayIseeit on Sat Sep 17, 2011 4:52 pm

    I think it's great that we are listing the kids who stayed in Canada and made it to the NCAA. But what I really want to know is where are the guys that went down (early or not) and what are they doing now.

    and yes Blake is at ELON University in North Carolina.
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    Post by rerun on Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:08 pm

    Here is a list of most of the players that have gone down to prep schools and what they are currently doing. I may have made a mistake here or there. These are more or less the success stories....most of them have managed to find something suitable after the years they have spent in the U.S. Prep system. Personally, I more concerned about the list of players that go down and come back home because their schooling situation and basketball experience were far from ideal. However, we won't go there.

    Here it is:

    The Obvious

    Tristan Thompson (D'Youville-Brampton) Findlay Prep Cleveland Cavaliers
    Corey Joseph (Pickering-Pickering) Findlay Prep San Antonio Spurs

    The Pioneers

    Junior Cadougan (Eastern-Toronto) Christian Life Center Marquette Univ.
    Olu Ashalu (Toronto) Christian Life Center Academy (TX) University of Oregon
    Jason Calliste (Pope-Toronto) Quality Education Academy Univ. of Detroit
    (interesting note on him....he didn't participate during the 2009-2010 season because he was enrolled at a school that did not meet NCAA requirements)

    Recent Transfers

    Negus Webster Chan (Pope) Huntington Prep (West Virginia) University of Missouri
    Brandon Bos (Markham District) Kiski Prep Academy Univ. of South Dakota
    Ashton Khan (Mother Teresa) Brewster Academy Cansuis College (NY)
    Maurice Walker (Mother Teresa) Brewster Academy Univ. of Minnesota
    Sim Bhullar (Henry Carr) Huntington Prep New Mexico State Univ.
    Renaldo Dixon (Central Tech) Christian Faith New Mexico State Univ.
    Dylan Ennis (Henry Carr) Lake Forest Academy Rice University (Texas)
    JP Kambola (Eastern) St. Benedicts Prep Marshall University (West Virginia)

    Junior College Transfers

    Marvin Binney (Eastern) Progressive Christian New Mexico Junior College
    Libban Hassan (Pickering) New Creations Acad. Southeastern Illinois C.C.
    Jameel Williamson (Pickering) Wings Academy St. Clair College
    Damal Donaldson (Notre Dame-Ajax) Christian Faith Acad. Odessa C.C. (TX)
    Allister Christholm (Sandalwood) Not sure Hagerstown Junior College (MD)

    Other Notables

    Stefan Jankovic (St. Francis Xavier) Huntington Prep (West Virginia) Univ. of Missouri
    Myck Kabongo (Eastern) Findlay Prep (NV) University of Texas
    Christian Kabongo (Msgnr Charbonnel) God's Academy New Mexico State University
    Melvin Ejim (Dyouville) Brewster Academy Iowa State University
    Kadeem Green (Vaughn S.S.) United Faith Academy University of Missouri
    Jabs Newby (Dyouville) Mountain State Academy Eastern Kentucky Univ.
    Dwight Powell(Toronto) IMG Academy Stanford University (California)
    Nick Stauskas (Loyola-Mississauga) St. Mark's School University of Michigan
    Kevin Thomas (Brampton) Proctor Academy(NH) Fairfield University (Connecticutt)
    Richard Peters (Jean Vanier) Upper Sagemont School (FL) University of Oklahoma
    Grandy Glaze (Dyouville) Notre Dame Prep. Academy (MASS) University of St. Louis
    Khem Birch (Dunbarton) Notre Dame Prep. Academy (MASS) University of Pittsburgh
    (LOL....It's a stretch but he was there for six weeks then he went south)

    Anticipated Signings

    Jermaine Myers (Pickering) Culver Academy (Indiana)
    Tyler Ennis (Henry Carr) St. Benedicts Prep (New Jersey)
    Isiah Watkins (Oakwood) St. Benedicts Prep. (New Jersey)
    Anthony Bennett (Braithwaite) Findlay Prep (Nevada)
    Martin Dixon Green (Pope John Paul) Mountain State Academy(West Virginia)
    Jonathan Alexander(Not sure) Mountain State Academy (West Virginia)




    If I made any mistakes or if people can fill in some of the gaps, then let me know. This is a pretty good starting list.









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    Post by Xavier Rimrocker on Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:18 pm

    Nick Stauskas was at Loyola (Mississauga) before going to the US. Stefan Jankovic was at Xavier (Mississauga).


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    Post by acie earl 55 on Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:29 pm

    Add I. Watkins (Oakwood) Now St. Benedicts - Nice story here.

    http://fivestarbasketball.com/articles/09-16-2011-watkins-latest-big-man-to-draw-interest-at-st-benedict-s-1
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    Post by Alwaysthetruth on Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:34 pm

    Just surfing and came upon this clip.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amR81vv-0O0&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    E:60 on O.J. Mayo

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    Post by ciabounceaau on Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:08 am

    Anticipated Signings 12/13

    Negus Webster Chan (Pope) Huntington Prep (West Virginia)
    Tyler Ennis (Henry Carr) St. Benedicts Prep (New Jersey)
    Stefan Jankovic (St. Francis Xavier) Huntington Prep (West Virginia)
    Isiah Watkins (Oakwood) St. Benedicts Prep. (New Jersey)
    Anthony Bennett (Braithwaite) Findlay Prep (Nevada)
    Martin Dixon Green (Pope John Paul) Mountain State Academy(West Virginia)
    Jonathan Alexander Mountain State Academy (West Virginia)
    Nazareth Long Findlay Prep (Nevada)
    Xavier Rathan Mayes (Huntington Prep WV)
    Tevin Findlay (Quality Education NC)
    Nick Madray (Findlay Prep NV)
    Nick Lewis (Our Saviour NY)
    Denzel Taylor (St Benedicts NJ)
    Richard Peters (Westwind Prep)
    Jordan Robinson (14) (Quality Education NC)
    Jarryn Skeete (Bridgton Academy)
    More to follow.
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    Post by tart11 on Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:40 pm

    Naz Long is at St Martins. the powerhouse in peel
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    Post by tart11 on Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:13 pm

    Its now official. Jamar Ergas (6'3, 2015 SG, Grassroots Canada) has enrolled at Montverde Academy in Montverde, FL
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    Post by tart11 on Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:51 pm

    Murher Mirza from Joan of Arc and Denny McDonald who attended Joan of Arc, went prep and played JUCO are both at Sheridan College.
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    Post by tart11 on Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:34 pm

    Negus goes to Missouri

    http://www.flagrantfouls.com/2011/10/negus-webster-chan-has-tiger-blood/
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    Post by Mu2 on Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:09 am

    [quote="tart11"]Murher Mirza from Joan of Arc and Denny McDonald who attended Joan of Arc, went prep and played JUCO are both at Sheridan College.[/quote]

    I think in the next couple of years we are going to see a TON of this. Non-elite players going to prep and coming back to play canadian college/university. (no offense to these two gentlemen who I do not know)
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    Post by tart11 on Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:11 am

    Denny is a very athletic 6'6" or so small forward..he should be very good in the college game
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    Post by tart11 on Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:35 pm

    MONTREAL -- Kris Joseph of Montreal and Andrew Nicholson of Mississauga, Ont., were named Monday to the pre-season Wooden Award list that honours early frontrunners for the college basketball player of the year.

    Joseph (Syracuse University) and Nicholson (St. Bonaventure University), were selected to the sport's most prestigious top 50 list in a pre-season poll of college basketball journalists.

    Nicholson, a 6-foot-9 centre, was one of the dominant big men in the country last season for St. Bonaventure, a small Catholic school in western New York state.

    He averaged 20.8 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game and was named to the All-Atlantic 10 conference first team.

    Joseph is an athletic 6-foot-7 wing who emerged last season as one of the top players in the Big East, the nation's top basketball conference.

    He led the Syracuse Orange in scoring at 14.3 points per game and placed second in rebounding (5.2) and steals (1.5). He was named to the All-Big East third team, the first Canadian to be so honoured in more than 25 years.

    Joseph is a second cousin of Cory Joseph of Pickering, Ont., who was a first-round draft pick of the NBA's San Antonio Spurs in June.

    Some pro scouting sites believe that Nicholson and Kris Joseph will be selected in the 2012 NBA draft. They're among a bumper crop of young talent that has fans hoping for a breakthrough this decade by the Canadian men's basketball team.

    The Wooden Award All American Team will include the top 10 players in NCAA Division I basketball. It will be announced during the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament in late March 2012.
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    Post by cantstopwontstop on Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:46 am

    tart11 wrote:Negus goes to Missouri

    http://www.flagrantfouls.com/2011/10/negus-webster-chan-has-tiger-blood/
    you have it wrong he is a missouri COMMIT for next tears ncaa season he is currently playing at Hunington prep with
    Andrew wiggins
    Xavier Mayes(think I splet it wrong) and
    Tanveer
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    Post by ballhard41 on Mon Oct 10, 2011 12:17 pm

    does anyone know where Braedan Anderson and Kevin Thomas ended up?
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    Post by Coach Dougall on Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:01 pm

    Jovain Wilson (Dunbarton) went to Fleming finished his 3year program then went to Carlton and this year is playing for Algoma U while finishing a degree in Psychology.
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    Post by tart11 on Sun Oct 23, 2011 1:31 pm

    Kevin Pangos...

    http://www.swxrightnow.com/story/15787322/bulldogs-delight-kraziness-in-the-kennel-crowd-of-6000
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    Post by rerun on Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:44 pm

    Ballhard41,

    Kevin Thomas is at Palm Beach State Community College in Florida. He's officially listed on their 2011-2012 roster. I'm not sure about Braeden Anderson. I heard he's at Fresno State but I can't verify that.

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