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: Taylor Kleysen
Team Position: Forward
Hometown: Winnipeg, MB
Present Grade: Grade 11
Years in Basketball: 6 years.
School: Vincent Massey Collegiate
Basketball Club: N/A
Favourite Player & Team: Klay Thompson - Golden State Warriors
Summer Goals: To improve in all area of my game and to bring home a medal!!
Fondest Memory in Basketball: Going to two provincial high school finals so far along with the Chicago trip on the U15 provincial trip.
Biggest Basketball Influence: My sister, Steph.
After High School: Play either CIS volleyball or basketball.
Basketball Aspirations: To do well provincially and bring home a varsity provincial title. Improve enough to be able to play at the next level.
When Basketball Career is Over: Finish University, get an education degree and coach.



Full Name: Robyn Boulanger
Team Position: Guard
Hometown: Winnipeg, MB
Present Grade: Grade 11
Years in Basketball: 7 years.
School: U of W Collegiate
Basketball Club: Centre for Performance
Favourite Player & Team: Shoni Schimmel - Golden State Warriors
Summer Goals: Win Gold at Nationals.
Fondest Memory in Basketball: Making it to the gold medal game last year.
Biggest Basketball Influence: My sisters.
After High School: I would like to attend University or college to play basketball and study criminology.
Basketball Aspirations: I would like to have the opportunity to be a student athlete with the potential to play CIS or NCAA obtaining my education.
When Basketball Career is Over:I would like to be a RCMP officer so I can be engaged in our community.

 
Full Name: Kiara Rongavilla
Team Position: Guard
Hometown: Winnipeg, MB
Present Grade: Grade 11
Years in Basketball: 8 years.
School: Sisler High School
Basketball Club: Manitoba Magic
Favourite Player & Team: Kobe Bryant - Golden State Warriors
Summer Goals: Improve as an overall player and win a gold medal.
Fondest Memory in Basketball: Winning the 2015-2016 'AAAA' Varsity Provincial Championship.
Biggest Basketball Influence: Family.
After High School: Continue playing and attend university/college.
Basketball Aspirations: To continue in university/college.
When Basketball Career is Over: Have a good job and have a family.

 
Full Name: Deidre Barlett
Team Position: Guard
Hometown: Winnipeg, MB
Present Grade: Grade 11
Years in Basketball: 10 years.
School: Oak Park High School
Basketball Club: Centre for Performance
Favourite Player & Team: Steph Curry - Golden State Warriors
Summer Goals: To get a medal at Nationals.
Fondest Memory in Basketball: Playing this year with my sister.
Biggest Basketball Influence: My sister, Lauren.
After High School: Go to University and figure out what I want to do.
Basketball Aspirations: Win the provincial championship next year.
When Basketball Career is Over: Give back to the sport by coaching.

 
Full Name: Mikayla Funk
Team Position: Forward
Hometown: Winkler, MB
Present Grade: Grade 10
Years in Basketball: 2 years.
School: Northlands Parkway Collegiate
Basketball Club: Whyte Ridge
Favourite Player & Team: Toronto Raptors - Kyle Lowrey
Summer Goals: Improve shooting accuracy, vertical and speed.
Fondest Memory in Basketball: Making the Manitoba Provincial Team
Biggest Basketball Influence: I don't have a basketball influence.
After High School: Attend University.
Basketball Aspirations: To become a great basketball player.
When Basketball Career is Over: Be remembered for my basketball.

 
Full Name: Raizel Guinto
Team Position: Guard
Hometown: Winnipeg, MB
Present Grade: Grade 11
Years in Basketball: 9 years.
School: Sisler High School
Basketball Club: Manitoba Magic
Favourite Player & Team: N/A
Summer Goals: Medal at Nationals.
Fondest Memory in Basketball: Having an undefeated Varsity season and winning Provincials.
Biggest Basketball Influence: My teammates.
After High School: Play basketball in University either in the States or in Canada.
Basketball Aspirations: Play professionally overseas, make the National team.
When Basketball Career is Over: Stay involved with the basketball community.

 Full Name: Aina Ramos
Team Position: Guard
Hometown: Winnipeg, MB
Present Grade: Grade 11
Years in Basketball: 5 years.
School: Faith Academy
Basketball Club: MB Magic
Favourite Player & Team: Kawhi Leonard - Golden State Warriors
Summer Goals: Become more confident basketball player and to help Manitoba basketball team win another medal.
Fondest Memory in Basketball: Hitting the winning shot for Zone Basketball Championship and bringing in another banner for our school.
Biggest Basketball Influence: My Dad.
After High School: Continue to university and hopefully play for a university basketball team.
Basketball Aspirations: Play university basketball.
When Basketball Career is Over: Finish my degree and hopefully I can still be involved in basketball.


 
Full Name: Julia Schatkowsky
Team Position: Forward
Hometown: Winnipeg, MB
Present Grade: Grade 11
Years in Basketball: 10 years.
School: Vincent Massey Collegiate
Basketball Club: Centre for Performance
Favourite Player & Team: Stephen Curry - Golden State Warriors
Summer Goals: To increase my post and perimeter skills.
Fondest Memory in Basketball: Playing in the Provincial final in 2015 and losing by 3.
Biggest Basketball Influence: My family.
After High School: After high school I would still like to be playing basketball and be going to school to become a teacher or nurse.  
Basketball Aspirations: I hope to continue playing basketball after high school.
When Basketball Career is Over: I would like to either become a nurse or teacher and eventually start a family.

Full Name: Vanessa Lee
Team Position: Guard
Hometown: Winnipeg, MB
Present Grade: Grade 10
Years in Basketball: 9 years.
School: Vincent Massey Collegiate
Basketball Club: N/A
Favourite Player & Team: Klay Thompson/Golden State Warriors
Summer Goals: Work on my basketball skills and gain some experience.
Fondest Memory in Basketball: Travelling with teammates and winning bronze at Nationals last year.
Biggest Basketball Influence: My brother.
After High School: Attend a University out of province.
Basketball Aspirations: To play on a University basketball team.

When Basketball Career is Over: Help coach younger players.



Full Name: Niyah Becker
Team Position: Guard
Hometown: Winnipeg, MB
Present Grade: Grade 10
Years in Basketball: 8 years.
School: Vincent Massey Collegiate
Basketball Club: Centre For Performance
Favourite Player & Team: None really... I like watching a variety of teams and players.
Summer Goals: Medal at Nationals.
Fondest Memory in Basketball: Being selected to the 17U Cadet National Team this summer.
Biggest Basketball Influence: My father.
After High School: Play university basketball and get a great education.
Basketball Aspirations: Continue playing basketball at the University level and further if possible.
When Basketball Career is Over: Stay connected to the basketball world.


Full Name: Bettina Shyllon
Team Position: Guard
Hometown: Winnipeg, MB
Present Grade: Grade 11
Years in Basketball: 8 years.
School: Westwood Collegiate
Basketball Club: Centre for Performance
Favourite Player & Team: Derrick Rose - Chicago Bulls
Summer Goals: To become an outstanding defensive player.
Fondest Memory in Basketball: Beating Oak park in the third place conference game.
Biggest Basketball Influence: Sarah Lundgren.
After High School: Play 5 years of University ball.
Basketball Aspirations: To get a university scholarship.
When Basketball Career is Over: Become a malpractice lawyer.



Full Name: Shemenu Dayassa
Team Position: Guard
Hometown: Winnipeg, MB
Present Grade: Grade 11
Years in Basketball: 6 years.
School: Westwood Collegiate
Basketball Club: Centre for Performance
Favourite Player & Team: Steph Curry - Golden State Warriors
Summer Goals: To become a better ball on defender.
Fondest Memory in Basketball: Getting second place at Western Canada Games.
Biggest Basketball Influence: Sarah Lundgren.
After High School: I would like to play University ball.
Basketball Aspirations: To shoot like Steph Curry.
When Basketball Career is Over: Become an emergency Nurse. 

Full Name: Jillian Duncan
Team Position: Forward
Hometown: Winnipeg, MB
Present Grade: Grade 10
Years in Basketball: 7 years.
School: Linden Christian School
Basketball Club: N/A
Favourite Player & Team: Russell Westbrook
Summer Goals: To improve my game in all areas, especially shooting and dribbling.
Fondest Memory in Basketball:  Third place in Nationals.
Biggest Basketball Influence: My sister, Chanel.
After High School: Dentist.
Basketball Aspirations: To play a few years in University.
When Basketball Career is Over: Continuing education in Dentistry and become an orthopedic surgeon. 

Full Name: Emerson Martin
Team Position: Guard
Hometown: Winnipeg, MB
Present Grade: Grade 10
Years in Basketball: 8 years.
School: Dakota Collegiate
Basketball Club: Centre for Performance
Favourite Player & Team: Karl-Anthony Towns
Summer Goals: To keep improving in leadership, basketball skills, and bring home the gold.
Fondest Memory in Basketball: One of my fondest memories in basketball is trying out for my first competitive team and making it. Also, playing up on both JV and Varsity basketball teams.
Biggest Basketball Influence: My coaches - Sung, Grant & Tan
After High School: To earn a University Scholarship and continue developing and enjoying the game.
Basketball Aspirations: To be able to touch the rim.
When Basketball Career is Over: I'd like to do something in the field of Kinesiology and possibly coach.

Full Name: Autumn Agar
Team Position: Forward
Hometown: Winnipeg, MB
Present Grade: Grade 10
Years in Basketball: 6 years.
School: Fort Richmond Collegiate
Basketball Club: Centre for Performance
Favourite Player & Team: Kawhi Leonard - Golden State Warriors
Summer Goals: Improve my individual and team skills.
Fondest Memory in Basketball: Winning bronze last year with the 15U provincial team.
Biggest Basketball Influence: My Mom.
After High School: I would like to work with children and adults.
Basketball Aspirations: To play at a University or college.
When Basketball Career is Over: I would like to go to Africa with my mom and sister.     







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