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    January 1, 2015

    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: David Mugugu
    Team: 17U Male
    Position: Guard
    Hometown: Winnipeg
    Present Grade: Grade 11
    School: Kildonan-East Collegiate
    Basketball Club: Winnipeg Wolves
    Summer Goals: To win Gold, and polish my game
    Years in Basketball: 3 years
    Basketball Aspirations: To Be the Best
    Favourite Player & Team: LeBron Jamesm, Toronto Raptors
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: 2015 KPAC Finals
    Biggest Basketball Influence: LeBron James 
    Biggest Influence in Life: God
    After High School: Play University Ball
    When Basketball Career is Over: Coach

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    Full Name: Sandeep Brar
    Team17U Male
    Position: Guard

    Hometown: Winnipeg
    Present Grade: Grade 11

    School: St. John's Ravenscourt
    Basketball Club: Winnipeg Wolves
    Summer Goals: Win Gold and get better
    Years in Basketball: 8 years

    Basketball Aspirations: Play CIS basketball
    Favourite Player & TeamLebron James and Cleveland Cavaliers 
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: Bronze medal at 15U nationals and Silver medal at 16U Western Canada Games
    Biggest Basketball Influence: Coaches
    Biggest Influence in Life: Parents
    After High School: Play university basketball

    When Basketball Career is Over: Go into business

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    Full Name: Guy Hooke 
    Team: 17U Male
    Position: Guard
    Hometown: Winnipeg 
    Present Grade: Grade 11
    School: Sisler high school
    Basketball Club: 
    Summer Goals: Win a gold medal and gain more basketball knowledge 
    Years in Basketball: 9 years
    Basketball Aspirations: Be the greatest of all time
    Favourite Player & Team: Stephen curry, Golden State Warriors 
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: First time dunking
    Biggest Basketball Influence: Lebron James
    Biggest Influence in Life: Oldest brother
    After High School: Play college ball
    When Basketball Career is Over: Be rich and famous


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    Full Name: Kniel Sullera
    Team17U Male
    Position: Guard
    Hometown: Winnipeg, Mb
    Present Grade: Grade 10
    School: Fort Richmond Collegiate
    Basketball Club: 
    Summer Goals: Win gold at nationals and get better
    Years in Basketball: 10 years
    Basketball Aspirations: play CIS basketball

    Favourite Player & TeamKevin Durant (OKC)
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: JV provincial game, and gold medal game last year against B.C.
    Biggest Basketball Influence: brothers and Tracy McGrady
    Biggest Influence in Life: Family

    After High School: Play university basketball
    When Basketball Career is Over: coach a basketball team and help kids play ball

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    Full Name: Wyatt Tait
    Team17U Male
    Position: Guard
    Hometown: Winnipeg
    Present Grade: Grade 10
    School: Oak Park High School

    Basketball Club: Winnipeg Wolves
    Summer Goals: Win a gold medal! Become a better player
    Years in Basketball: 8 years

    Basketball Aspirations: To play college basketball 
    Favourite Player & TeamKevin Durant
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: Winning a provincial championship with OP in 2015
    Biggest Basketball Influence: Club and high school coaches
    Biggest Influence in Life: My dad

    After High School: Play university basketball, get an education
    When Basketball Career is Over: Coach and give back to teams I have played on

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    Full Name: Riki Zimbakov
    Team17U Male
    Position: Guard
    Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Present Grade: Grade 10
    School: John Taylor
    Basketball Club: Manitoba Basketball Academy
    Summer Goals: Win Gold at Nationals
    Years in Basketball: 6 years
    Basketball Aspirations: Play University basketball
    Favourite Player & TeamDerrick Rose Chicago Bulls
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: Winning Provincial Championship last year
    Biggest Basketball Influence: My brother
    Biggest Influence in Life: My Family 
    After High School: Continue to play Basketball at the next level.
    When Basketball Career is Over: Inspire a new generation to love basketball
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    Full Name: Eric Braganza
    Team17U Male
    Position: Guard
    Hometown: Winnipeg
    Present Grade: Grade 11

    School: Maples Collegiate
    Basketball Club: Skywalkers
    Summer Goals: Win a gold medal at Nationals
    Years in Basketball: 10 years

    Basketball Aspirations: To play CIS basketball
    Favourite Player & TeamTyler Ennis and Toronto Raptors
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: Winning 3rd place for 15u 
    Biggest Basketball Influence: Kevin Durant 
    Biggest Influence in Life: My Dad and Mom
    After High School: Get an education and play basketball
    When Basketball Career is Over: To coach basketball and be rich.

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    Full Name: James Wagner
    Team17U Male
    Position: Forward
    Hometown: Winnipeg
    Present Grade: Grade 11
    School: John Taylor Collegiate
    Basketball Club: 
    Summer Goals: To win a Gold Medal
    Years in Basketball: 8 years

    Basketball Aspirations: To play university basketball
    Favourite Player & TeamGordon Hayward and Golden State
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: Winning JV Provincials and winning a gold medal
    Biggest Basketball Influence: My Dad

    Biggest Influence in Life: My Parents
    After High School: Go to university on a basketball scholarship
    When Basketball Career is Over: get a career that I enjoy doing

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    Full Name: Joel Adu-Quaye
    Team17U Male
    Position: Forward
    Hometown: Winnipeg
    Present Grade: Grade 11

    School: St.Paul's High School
    Basketball Club: Jr. Bisons
    Summer Goals: Sleep, win a gold medal, and get better at Basketball
    Years in Basketball: 4 years

    Basketball Aspirations: I want to become the best player in my age group
    Favourite Player & Team: Scottie Pippen / Washignton Wizards
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: Winning the semi-final provincial game versus Kildonan East Collegiate
    Biggest Basketball Influence: Dre Baldwin
    Biggest Influence in Life: My parents
    After High School: Go to university

    When Basketball Career is Over: Train young basketball players to develop their talents and become great players

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    Full Name: Josh Gandier
    Team17U Male
    Position: Forward
    Hometown: Winnipeg
    Present Grade: Grade 11

    School: John Taylor Collegiate
    Basketball Club: MBA
    Summer Goals: Repeat a gold medal 
    Years in Basketball: 6 years

    Basketball Aspirations: Play CIS basketball after high school. 
    Favourite Player & TeamJimmy Butler
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: Winning provincials in grade 10
    Biggest Basketball Influence: John Giesbrecht 
    Biggest Influence in Life: Mom
    After High School: Play CIS and get a business degree
    When Basketball Career is Over: help coach younger players

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    Full Name: Noah Horobetz Simpson
    Team17U Male
    Position: Forward

    Hometown: Winnipeg
    Present Grade: Grade 11

    School: Sisler High
    Basketball Club: 
    Summer Goals: Make it back to the gold medal game
    Years in Basketball: 9 years

    Basketball Aspirations: Play ball after high school 
    Favourite Player & TeamLebron James Cleveland Cavaliers
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: Losing in the gold medal game last year
    Biggest Basketball Influence: My dad

    Biggest Influence in Life: Family
    After High School: Play university 

    When Basketball Career is Over: Be rich

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    Full Name: Cameron O'Hara
    Team17U Male
    Position: Forward

    Hometown: Winnipeg
    Present Grade: Grade 11

    School: St. Paul's High School
    Basketball Club: Jr. Bison's
    Summer Goals: To win Gold and improve my talents
    Years in Basketball: 8 years

    Basketball Aspirations: To continue on and play in CIS and eventually help coach others.
    Favourite Player & TeamDemarcus Cousins, Chicago Bulls
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: Winning Silver at Westerns last year.
    Biggest Basketball Influence: Jeff Laping
    Biggest Influence in Life: My parents
    After High School: Go to university

    When Basketball Career is Over: Pursue a career in medicine or education
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    Full Name: Mason Foreman
    Team17U Male
    Position: Forward
    Hometown: Selkirk
    Present Grade: Grade 11
    School: Selkirk Comp
    Basketball Club: Winnipeg Wolves
    Summer Goals: To win a gold medal again
    Years in Basketball: 5 years

    Basketball Aspirations: Play university or college
    Favourite Player & TeamLebron James/ Cleveland Cavaliers
    Fondest Memory in Basketball: Winning gold last year with the U17 team
    Biggest Basketball Influence: My Mom and Dad
    Biggest Influence in Life: Mom and Dad
    After High School: Play university or college and go play overseas

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