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    Canada Basketball vs. Prep School

    Coach Mauro

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    Registration date : 2009-04-28

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    Post by Coach Mauro on Thu Jun 18, 2009 5:02 pm

    This is a great topic by the way. To Public Enemy and The Scout (thanks for the kind words by the way); fellas, its just my opinion. I'm a proponent of "building" a better talent base and keeping the players here. As well, our organization takes teams to many quality US tournaments every year. We definitely want to get our kids exposure at the college and university level. There are enough summer travel organizations such as, Grassroots, CIA/Bounce, St David etc etc that are doing their due diligence in bringing these players to the "better" tournaments for exposure. If given the right circumstances and direction (with no strings attached) a good portion of our GTA kids can get D1,2 or 3 tickets.

    I still think that there are a few exceptions that should go down to prep-school, which I stated in an earlier post. Guys..................its just my opinion! If a kid really wants to go down to prep-school, for whatever reason, we as coaches must support them and do whatever we can to assist them.

    There is no right or wrong answer to this topic. As long as we do what we can to help these kids, thats the bottom line.


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    Registration date : 2009-02-25

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    Post by slamdunk on Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:30 pm

    I can tell you that a number of current recruits turned down D1 for CIS. They did not play AAU but got their exposure through high school and mainly OBA. Scoutes are at the OBA tournaments. If you have elite bball skills they will find you.
    What I still don't understand is the JuCo route.

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    Registration date : 2009-01-26

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    Post by BAisdoodoo on Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:16 pm

    who turned down D1?

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