WATCH ALL GAMES LIVE ONLINE: Manitoba’s 15U Male & Female Provincial Teams are heading off to St. John's Newfoundland this weekend to represent the province at the 2013 Canada Basketball National Championships. All tournament games will be played over six days from August 4-11 and will feature the top provincial teams at these ages from each of Canada’s provinces and territories. Follow Manitoba's teams with the Live Video and Stat Webcasts. Starting Monday August 5, the Manitoba 15U Female team begins at 1:15 pm Manitoba time vs British Columbia in Pool 1 action and Tuesday August 6 sees the 15U Manitoba Male team taking on Ontario in Pool 1 play at 6:30 am (yes 6:30 am) Manitoba time.  For a full copy of the schedule, links to watch the live webcast stats and pictures and rosters of the Manitoba teams...


15U Canada Basketball National Championships


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Team Manitoba Provincial Team - 15U Male 

 5Colby Kyliuk5' 9"WinnipegDakota Collegiate
 4Daniel Sackey5' 5"WinnipegFaith Academy
 13Emmanuel Akot6' 4"WinnipegValley Gardens Jr. High
 8Eric Braganza6' 0"WinnipegMaples Collegiate
 11James Wagner6' 4"WinnipegJohn Taylor Collegiate
 10Josh Gandier6' 3"WinnipegJohn Taylor Collegiate
 15Manny Wood6' 4"WinnipegSt. John's Ravenscourt
 14Mason Foreman6' 4"SelkirkSelkirk Jr. High
 9Olavo Cordeiro6' 1"PortagePortage Collegiate
 7Sandeep Brar6' 0"WinnipegSt. John's Ravenscourt
 12Wyatt Tait6' 4"WinnipegCharleswood Jr. High
 6Zach Giesbrecht6' 0"WinnipegJohn Taylor Collegiate
PPGreg Piche-Wint6' 3"WinnipegHoly Cross School
PPRicky Zimbakov6' 1"WinnipegNess Middle School
PPShakur Harris5' 7"WinnipegViscount Alexander
Head CoachJon LundgrenWinnipeg
Asst CoachColten GrybaSteinbach
PP = Practice Player

Team Manitoba Provincial Team - 15U Female 

 11Adrianna Proulx5'10"ThompsonR.D. Parker Collegiate
 4Bettina Shylon5'5"WinnipegGeneral Wolfe School
 12Caitlin Fennell5'11"ThompsonR.D. Parker Collegiate
 15Faith Baiye5'10"WinnipegThe Kings School
 5Jasmine Fauni5'6"WinnipegSargent Park School
 8Jessica Marx-Houndle5'9"WinnipegWestwood Collegiate
 13Keylyn Filewich6'1"WinnipegAcadia Junior High
 9Lana Mackic5'10"WinnipegJohn Pritchard School
 10Lina Gordon5'9"NeepawaNeepawa Collegiate
 6Liyanah Serapio5'8"WinnipegSargent Park School
 7Tania Wallack5'7"WinnipegEcole Noel Ritchot
 14Taylor Heald6'0"WinnipegGrant Park High School
 PPAina RamosWinnipeg
Head CoachStacy HawashWinnipeg
Asst CoachDeanna HiebertWinnipeg
PP = Practice Player




The 15U Men’s and Women’s National Championships are set to take centre-stage in St. John’s, Newfoundland. The 2013 edition of the annual event will kick-off on August 5 with play on both the men’s and women’s sides.

The National Championships are a piece in the continued growth and development of the sport in Canada. The event serves as an opportunity for the best players in the 15-and-under age-group to compete against the talents of their Canadian peers. The experience gained in meaningful competition between the provinces and territories allows these young men and women to further hone their skill sets.

The tournament also provides coaches with the opportunity to gain insight into the different practices and techniques being used to educate players across the country. The chance to exchange information and see the practical application of different methodologies enhances the ways in which Canadians learn the game.

Michele O’Keefe, executive director of Canada Basketball, sees the National Championships as another opportunity for player development en route to possible participation in the national team program. “The young men and women gathered at this event represent their provinces and territories today; in the near future, through perseverance and hard work, they may represent their country.”

The two tournament MVPs from last year’s national championships went on to represent Team Canada this past season. Marcus Ottey of Ajax, Ont. captured the bronze medal at the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship for Men in Maldonado, Uruguay with the Cadet Men’s National Team. Tamara Farquhar of Cote St-Luc, Que. played a vital role in the Cadette Women’s National Team’s silver medal performance at this year’s FIBA Americas U16 Championship for Women in Cancun, Mexico.

St. John’s, Newfoundland will open the doors of Memorial University and the Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Centre to host the event. “Our committees have been planning for this event for the past 6 months. We are excited and looking forward to hosting our first Nationals in 27 years,” said Newfoundland and Labrador Basketball Association executive director Bill Murphy, when asked about the opportunity to take-in Canada’s next generation of basketball talent.

The six-day competition will conclude on August 10 where one men’s team and one women’s team will be crowned national champions. The players and coaches gathered for the event will then return to their respective provinces and territories where they will transfer the lessons-learned in St. John’s to the next stages of their basketball journeys. For additional information regarding the 15U Men’s and Women’s National Championships, please visit the tournament’s official site.



15U Canada Basketball National Championships


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