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    May 1, 2014

    17U Male Provincial Team Player 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.  

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    Manitoba Provincial Team


    Full Name: Torrez Mckoy
    Team: 17U Male
    Position: Guard
    Hometown: Winnipeg
    Present Grade: Grade 11
    School: MBCI
    Basketball Club: Winnipeg Wolves 97s
    Summer Goals: To develop as a player and leader, to get Gold at Nationals.
    Years in Basketball: 8 years
    Basketball Aspirations: Go to D1 or CIS
    Favourite Player & Team: Kobe Bryant Raptors 
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: 1st Team All-Star 15U Nationals, Ranked 6th in province in 2014
    Biggest Basketball Influence: My Family
    Biggest Influence in Life: Mom and Dad
    After High School: Go to University or College and play basketball
    When Basketball Career is Over: Coach Basketball and get my Bachelors degree in Kinesiology

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    Full Name: Nikola Zorcic
    Team: 17U Male
    Position: Guard
    Hometown: Winnipeg
    Present Grade: Grade 11
    School: Oak Park
    Basketball Club: 
    Summer Goals: Develop my game and win a medal
    Years in Basketball: 9 years
    Basketball Aspirations: Play after High School 
    Favourite Player & Team: Charles Barkley / OKC
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: Winning a provincial championship in grade 10
    Biggest Basketball Influence: My family and coachs
    Biggest Influence in Life: My family
    After High School: Continue onto university basketball 
    When Basketball Career is Over: Coach, and get a good job

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    Full Name: Keiran Zziwa
    Team: 17U Male
    Position: Guard
    Hometown: Winnipeg
    Present Grade: Grade 11
    School: Glenlawn
    Basketball Club: Winnipeg wolves
    Summer Goals: To become a better player and medal at nationals
    Years in Basketball: 8 years
    Basketball Aspirations: To play CIS or D1
    Favourite Player & Team: Allen Iverson 
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: Losing in the provincial final
    Biggest Basketball Influence: My family 
    Biggest Influence in Life: Mom and Dad
    After High School: Play at a university or professionally in Europe
    When Basketball Career is Over: travel the world or if possible become a coach.

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    Full Name: Kieran McGrath
    Team: 17U Male
    Position: Guard
    Hometown: Winnipeg
    Present Grade: Grade 11
    School: Glenlawn
    Basketball Club: Winnipeg Wolves
    Summer Goals: To get better as an individual and help my team become the best that we can be
    Years in Basketball: 11 years
    Basketball Aspirations: Have a successful university basketball career
    Favourite Player & Team: Kevin Durant Toronto Raptors
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: Winning The RSL championship for the fourth time in a row
    Biggest Basketball Influence: My Brother
    Biggest Influence in Life: Family
    After High School: Play university basketball while earning a degree in science
    When Basketball Career is Over: Coach basketball

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    Full Name: Zach Giesbrecht
    Team: 17U Male
    Position: Guard
    Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Present Grade: Grade 10
    School: John Taylor
    Basketball Club: MBA
    Summer Goals: Winning Nationals and getting better at basketball.
    Years in Basketball: 5 years
    Basketball Aspirations: Play basketball in Europe.
    Favourite Player & Team: Steve Nash
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: Watching my boys winning the provincial championship.
    Biggest Basketball Influence: My brother
    Biggest Influence in Life: My brother
    After High School: Go to University and get a degree
    When Basketball Career is Over: When my basketball playing career is over, I'd like to be a lawyer.

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    Full Name: James Wagner
    Team: 17U Male
    Position: Forward
    Hometown: Winnipeg
    Present Grade: Grade 10
    School: John Taylor Collegiate
    Basketball Club: 
    Summer Goals: To medal at nationals
    Years in Basketball: 7 years
    Basketball Aspirations: To play university basketball
    Favourite Player & Team: Chandler Parsons and Golden State Warriors
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: Winnipeg J.V. provincials
    Biggest Basketball Influence: My Dad and J.V. coach
    Biggest Influence in Life: Parents
    After High School: Play university basketball
    When Basketball Career is Over: Engineer

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    Full Name: David Smallwood
    Team: 17U Male
    Position: Guard
    Hometown: Winnipeg
    Present Grade: Grade 11
    School: Dakota
    Basketball Club: Winnipeg Wolves
    Summer Goals: To improve as a basketball player, improve as an athlete, and win gold at Nationals. 
    Years in Basketball: 12 years
    Basketball Aspirations: To play basketball at the College/University level.
    Favourite Player & Team: Player: Dwayne Wade Pro Team: Chicago Bulls
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: Making the 14U and 15U Manitoba teams, and hitting game winning free throws in the club championship.
    Biggest Basketball Influence: Dwayne Wade
    Biggest Influence in Life: My Mom and Dad
    After High School: I would like to play basketball at College/University.
    When Basketball Career is Over: I don't know yet.

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    Full Name: William Sesay
    Team: 17U Male
    Position: Guard
    Hometown: Winnipeg Manitoba
    Present Grade: Grade 11
    School: Oak Park High School
    Basketball Club: Winnipeg flight
    Summer Goals: To get better and also get recruited.
    Years in Basketball: 5 years
    Basketball Aspirations: To go as far with basketball as I can.
    Favourite Player & Team: Chris Paul, Lakers
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: It is when I scored 42 points in a game and hit a game winner.
    Biggest Basketball Influence: My brother
    Biggest Influence in Life: My coach and brother
    After High School: I would like to play university, division 1 or college.
    When Basketball Career is Over: I would like to travel the world or become a coach.

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    Full Name: Mason Foreman
    Team: 17U Male
    Position: Forward
    Hometown: East Selkirk
    Present Grade: Grade 10
    School: Selkirk Composite 
    Basketball Club: Winnipeg Wolves
    Summer Goals: For this summer my goal is to win gold at Nationals. I also want to become a better basketball player.
    Years in Basketball: 4 years
    Basketball Aspirations: I wish to keep playing basketball after high school. I want to play university or college. I wish to go tryout for the national team. I would like to play overseas too.
    Favourite Player & Team: Lebron James and Maimi Heat
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: My fondest memory is making the 15U provincial team last year. The memory is winning bronze medal at nationals last year. Also being with the team was fun.
    Biggest Basketball Influence: My Mom and Dad
    Biggest Influence in Life: Mom and Dad
    After High School: I would want to keep playing after high school. I would also like to go to school and play basketball for the university team.
    When Basketball Career is Over: After my basketball career I would like to become a doctor. I would also like to still be coaching.

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    Full Name: William Kohler
    Team: 17U Male
    Position: Forward
    Hometown: Winnipeg
    Present Grade: Grade 11
    School: Oak Park High School
    Basketball Club: Flight
    Summer Goals: To improve my game and win nationals
    Years in Basketball: 6 years
    Basketball Aspirations: Go to University and get my education paid for
    Favourite Player & Team: Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: Winning the Junior Varsity Championship
    Biggest Basketball Influence: My Brother
    Biggest Influence in Life: My Family
    After High School: Go play at university 
    When Basketball Career is Over: Join med school and become a doctor

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    Full Name: Jacob Penner
    Team: 17U Male
    Position: Forward
    Hometown: West St. Paul, MB.
    Present Grade: Grade 11
    School: Garden City Collegiate
    Basketball Club: Wesmen
    Summer Goals: To represent Manitoba on the Provincial team, learn and grow from coaching staff and team mates. Another goal I have for this summer is to get stronger.
    Years in Basketball: 4 years
    Basketball Aspirations: Play Varsity in grade 12 for Garden City Gophers and win AAAA Provincials.
    Favourite Player & Team: Dirk Nowitzki for favourite player, and LA Clippers for favourite pro team.
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: Experience at LIT tourney in Regina with Garden City Gophers.
    Biggest Basketball Influence: There are a few I would like to mention: Phil Penner, Mike Peterson, Chris Pereira 
    Biggest Influence in Life: My family
    After High School: I plan to attend University and also hope to play basketball during my time there.
    When Basketball Career is Over: I hope to become a Police Officer.

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    Full Name: Roger Milne
    Team: 17U Male
    Position: Forward
    Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Present Grade: Grade 11
    School: Oak Park
    Basketball Club: 
    Summer Goals: My Goals are to try to become the best basketball player I can be and try to spark interest in colleges to forward my education
    Years in Basketball: 6 years
    Basketball Aspirations: To play basketball for as long as I can and to further my self physically and mentally through the sport
    Favourite Player & Team: Dennis Rodman, Detroit Pistons (The bad boys)
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: My fondest basketball memory was on the 15U provincial team. The whole experience was awful, terrible and I hated it all, but once it was over and I had a chance to look at the summer in a different perspective, I realized it made me grow mentally as not only a basketball player but as a human being in general.
    Biggest Basketball Influence: John Lundgren
    Biggest Influence in Life: Roberta Milne
    After High School: Attend college and get a degree while playing the sport I love
    When Basketball Career is Over: become a graphic designer and become a father that his children look up to

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    Full Name: Francesco Tocci
    Team: 17U Male
    Position: Forward
    Hometown: Winnipeg Manitoba
    Present Grade: Grade 11
    School: Maples High School
    Basketball Club: 
    Summer Goals: To get better at basketball 
    Years in Basketball: 2 years
    Basketball Aspirations: I don't think i have any
    Favourite Player & Team: Kevin Durant and OKC
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: My first game of the year I dunked on someone from Dakota a step off the free throw line 
    Biggest Basketball Influence: Kevin Durant 
    Biggest Influence in Life: He was my grandpa
    After High School: I would like to go pro but if not I would like to become a physiotherapist 
    When Basketball Career is Over: I would like to become a physiotherapist

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    Full Name: Justice Lughas
    Team: 17U Male
    Position: Guard
    Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Present Grade: Grade 11
    School: St.Boniface Diocesan High School
    Basketball Club: Winnipeg Flight
    Summer Goals: To win gold at Nationals first off! I also want to improve on my game and become a better basketball player.
    Years in Basketball: 3 years
    Basketball Aspirations: I have always dreamed of playing for Kentucky
    Favourite Player & Team: Lebron James, Miami Heat/Golden State Warriors
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: Getting cut from the 15U basketball team because it inspired me to work on my game and try to become the best player I can be! Also hitting a 3 point game winner at the buzzer for my club team
    Biggest Basketball Influence: Lebron James
    Biggest Influence in Life: God/Family
    After High School: After high school I want to get into a good University/College where I will balance my studies as well as try playing on the basketball team there.
    When Basketball Career is Over: I have always wanted to become a nurse and work with the sick, mentally disabled, and injured.

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    Full Name: Michael Ogoms
    Team: 17U Male
    Position: Forward
    Hometown: Winnipeg 
    Present Grade: Grade 11
    School: St. Paul's High School
    Basketball Club: 
    Summer Goals: My goals for the summer are to continue to get better as a player practising and to be a better player then when I started at the beginning of the summer. 
    Years in Basketball: 4 years
    Basketball Aspirations: My aspirations in basketball are to use it as a tool and take advantage of the things it teaches. I would also like to continue to play on a university or collage team. 
    Favourite Player & Team: Kevin Durant \ Oklahoma City Thunder
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: Winning the provincial championship for school basketball 
    Biggest Basketball Influence: My dad
    Biggest Influence in Life: My Family 
    After High School: Play on a collage or university team.
    When Basketball Career is Over: Go into something like business or marketing.

    Manitoba Provincial Team






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