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    January 1, 2017

    17U Male - 2017 Provincial Team Profiles


    Basketball Manitoba is proud to present the Manitoba Provincial Team program which identifies, trains and develops the top basketball players in the province.  Get to know the current team members below.  Click or tap on an image to view it in full size.







    Manitoba Provincial Team



    TEAM 17U Male
    NAME Emmanuel Thomas
    POSITION Forward
    HEIGHT 6' 5"
    PRESENT GRADE Grade 11
    PRESENT AGE 16
    HOMETOWN Winnipeg
    YEARS IN BASKETBALL 7 years
    SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING Glenlawn Collegiate
    SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL Glenlawn Collegiate
    BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Winnipeg Wolves
    FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Kwame Brown and the Spurs are my favorite team
    SUMMER GOALS Get playing time
    BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS Be the greatest men's league player
    FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Dunking on my coach
    BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE Family
    AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Play for the Winnipeg Goldeyes
    WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Run own business
    TEAM 17U Male
    NAME Emmanuel Adesida
    POSITION Forward
    HEIGHT 6' 4"
    PRESENT GRADE Grade 11
    PRESENT AGE 16
    HOMETOWN Winnipeg
    YEARS IN BASKETBALL 4 years
    SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING Fort Richmond Collegiate
    SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL Fort Richmond Collegiate
    BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Winnipeg Blizzards
    FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Lebron James & Cavaliers.
    SUMMER GOALS Develop and fine tune my game to get ready for the next level.
    BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS Push myself to be be the best player I can be and see where the game I love will take me.
    FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Connecting and making new bonds with teammates, as well as having fun with the game.
    BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE Lebron James
    AFTER HIGH SCHOOL I'd like to earn a scholarship to a top post secondary basketball program to help pay for my education in medicine.
    WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Give back to my community in whatever way I can, by mentoring the young athletes in their skill development and helping them become the future leaders of tomorrow.
    TEAM 17U Male
    NAME Ivan  Mugisha
    POSITION Guard
    HEIGHT 5' 10"
    PRESENT GRADE Grade 11
    PRESENT AGE 16
    HOMETOWN Winnipeg
    YEARS IN BASKETBALL 12 years
    SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING Oak Park High School
    SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL Oak Park High School
    BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Grizzlies
    FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Ivan Mugisha, OKC
    SUMMER GOALS To get a Gold medal
    BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS Working hard
    FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Winning provincials
    BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE Jon Lundgren, Dallas Bosco
    AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Play CIS
    WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Start a family and have basketball team of my own
    TEAM 17U Male
    NAME Shawn Maranan
    POSITION Guard
    HEIGHT 5' 9"
    PRESENT GRADE Grade 11
    PRESENT AGE 17
    HOMETOWN Winnipeg
    YEARS IN BASKETBALL 12 years
    SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING Sisler High School
    SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL Sisler High School
    BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Winnipeg Blizzards
    FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Toronto Raptors
    SUMMER GOALS Win Gold
    BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS Pro basketball
    FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Experiencing Nationals in Halifax
    BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE Family
    AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Continue to play basketball
    WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Coach
    TEAM 17U Male
    NAME Didi Deng
    POSITION Guard
    HEIGHT 6' 1"
    PRESENT GRADE Grade 10
    PRESENT AGE 15
    HOMETOWN Winnipeg
    YEARS IN BASKETBALL 4 years
    SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING Kelvin High School
    SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL Kelvin High School
    BASKETBALL CLUB NAME The Academy
    FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Russell Westbrook and the OKC thunder
    SUMMER GOALS To win a gold medal
    BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS Go as far as I can with basketball as I can
    FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Winning provincials this year
    BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE My club coach
    AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Division 1
    WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Settle down with my family
    TEAM 17U Male
    NAME Malachi Alexander
    POSITION Guard
    HEIGHT 6' 1"
    PRESENT GRADE Grade 10
    PRESENT AGE 16
    HOMETOWN Winnipeg
    YEARS IN BASKETBALL 8 years
    SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING Sisler High School
    SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL Sisler
    FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM LeBron James and the Cavs
    SUMMER GOALS Get better and win a medal
    BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS Make it to a good college and see what happens from there
    FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Being able to do left hand layups..
    BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE LeBron James
    AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Go D1
    WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Hopefully I become a commentator because I talk a lot
    TEAM 17U Male
    NAME Mark Tachie
    POSITION Guard
    HEIGHT 5' 11"
    PRESENT GRADE Grade 11
    PRESENT AGE 17
    HOMETOWN Winnipeg
    YEARS IN BASKETBALL 7 years
    SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING St. Paul's High School
    SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL St.Paul's High School
    BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Junior Bisons
    FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Russell Westbrook, Los Angeles Lakers
    SUMMER GOALS Win gold at the Canada Games
    BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS Play college basketball.
    FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Scoring 38 points against FRC in the final four this year.
    BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE My little brother Kevin
    AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Enter either engineering or the Faculty of Sciences while also playing college basketball.
    WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Be either an engineer or a dentist and live in a big house with an indoor pool.
    TEAM 17U Male
    NAME Tyson Jensen
    POSITION Guard
    HEIGHT 6' 3"
    PRESENT GRADE Grade 11
    PRESENT AGE 16
    HOMETOWN Headingley
    YEARS IN BASKETBALL 8 years
    SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
    SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
    BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Junior Bisons
    FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Steve Nash and whatever team Lebron is on
    SUMMER GOALS Soak in the experience, improve my athleticism, hit a lot of threes at the Canada Games
    BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS Play uni/college ball
    FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Winning provincial championship for school ball and being named MVP
    BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE My Gigi
    AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Pursue my education at Asper School of Business
    WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER To have a nice family and have a great job that I love and makes me a lot of money and to stay involved in basketball through my kids by coaching
    TEAM 17U Male
    NAME Matthew Fedak
    POSITION Forward
    HEIGHT 6' 7"
    PRESENT GRADE Grade 11
    PRESENT AGE 17
    HOMETOWN Winnipeg
    YEARS IN BASKETBALL 5 years
    SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
    SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
    BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Junior Bisons
    FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Toronto Raptors
    SUMMER GOALS Grow as a basketball player and help my team win a gold medal.
    BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS Win gold at Canada games, and win varsity provincial championships.
    FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Winning JV provincial championships.
    BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE My parents.
    AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Go to university and continue playing basketball.
    WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Have a job that pays a lot of money and be involved with basketball still.
    TEAM 17U Male
    NAME Noah Dornn
    POSITION Forward
    HEIGHT 6' 4"
    PRESENT GRADE Grade 11
    PRESENT AGE 17
    HOMETOWN Winnipeg
    YEARS IN BASKETBALL 9 years
    SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING St. Paul's High School
    SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL St. Paul's High School
    BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Junior Bisons
    FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Lebron James - Cleveland Cavaliers
    SUMMER GOALS Get better and win a medal at the Canada Games
    BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS Play university basketball
    FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Playing in the provincial finals
    BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE Brother and current and past coaches
    AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Play university basketball
    WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Stay involved in the game in some form
    TEAM 17U Male
    NAME Kyler Filewich
    POSITION Forward
    HEIGHT 6' 8"
    PRESENT GRADE Grade 10
    PRESENT AGE 15
    HOMETOWN Winnipeg
    YEARS IN BASKETBALL 6 years
    SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING Vincent Massey Collegiate
    SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL Vincent Massey Collegiate
    BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Canada Elite
    FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM LeBron James / Los Angeles Lakers
    SUMMER GOALS Win gold at Canada Games
    BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS Play D1
    FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Winning Junior High provincials or playing in the Under Armour Association.
    BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE My parents
    AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Continue to play basketball in university
    WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Coach basketball, and go into medicine
    TEAM 17U Male
    NAME Marcus  Foreman
    POSITION Forward
    HEIGHT 6' 8"
    PRESENT GRADE Grade 10
    PRESENT AGE 16
    HOMETOWN East Selkirk
    YEARS IN BASKETBALL 5 years
    SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING Dakota Collegiate
    SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL Dakota Collegiate
    BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Winnipeg Wolves
    FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Kevin Love
    SUMMER GOALS Win a gold for Manitoba
    BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS Play on Canadian National Team
    FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Meeting Steve Nash
    BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE My Parents
    AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Play University Basketball and get a degree
    WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Become a Police Officer
    TEAM 17U Male
    NAME Donald Stewart
    POSITION Forward
    HEIGHT 6' 7"
    PRESENT GRADE Grade 10
    PRESENT AGE 16
    HOMETOWN Winnipeg
    YEARS IN BASKETBALL 8 years
    SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING Vincent Massey Collegiate
    SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL Vincent Massey Collegiate
    BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Junior Bisons
    FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Kawhi Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs
    SUMMER GOALS Work on my post game.
    BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS Play in University.
    FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Nationals last year
    BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE All of my coaches
    AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Attend University and get a degree.
    WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Give back to all the programs and teams that helped me in my career.
    TEAM 17U Male
    NAME Lamont Everd
    POSITION Guard
    HEIGHT 5' 10"
    PRESENT GRADE Grade 10
    PRESENT AGE 16
    HOMETOWN Winnipeg
    YEARS IN BASKETBALL 9 years
    SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING Kelvin High School
    SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL Kelvin High School
    BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Academy Basketball
    FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM De'Aaron Fox, Lakers
    SUMMER GOALS To get Manitoba a gold medal
    BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS Work hard
    FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Winning back two back provincial basketball championships
    BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE Big brother
    AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Play NCAA
    WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Have my own brand
    TEAM 17U Male
    NAME Terrel Jordan
    POSITION Guard
    HEIGHT 6' 1"
    PRESENT GRADE Grade 10
    PRESENT AGE 15
    HOMETOWN Winnipeg
    YEARS IN BASKETBALL 4 years
    SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING Vincent Massey Collegiate
    SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL Vincent Massey Collegiate
    BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Winnipeg Wolves
    FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Luke Klusa - VMC Trojans
    SUMMER GOALS To improve and grow as a player
    BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS Play University Basketball
    FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL 2016 Canadian Basketball Nationals
    BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE Parents
    AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Play University Basketball
    WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Coach High School Basketball

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