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.









 TEAM 17U Female
NAME Holly Klassen
POSITION Guard
HEIGHT 5'6"
PRESENT AGE 17
CITY/TOWN Winnipeg
PRESENT GRADE Grade 11
YEARS IN BASKETBALL 10 years
SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING Oak Park High School
SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL Oak Park High School
BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Centre For Performance
FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Klay Thompson
SUMMER GOALS I would like to improve my shooting and overall basketball skills this summer.
BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS I would like to play university basketball.
FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Winning the high school provincial championships this year.
BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE My family
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL I would like to attend university
WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER I would like to become an occupational therapist.



 TEAM 17U Female
NAME Emily Mandamin
POSITION Guard
HEIGHT 5'10"
PRESENT AGE 15
CITY/TOWN Winnipeg
PRESENT GRADE Grade 10
YEARS IN BASKETBALL 4 years
SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING Dakota Collegiate
SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL Durham Elite Preparatory
BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Centre For Performance
FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Kyrie Irving, Los Angeles Lakers
SUMMER GOALS Become a better overall player and to do well at Nationals.
BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS Playing NCAA basketball and going to play professionally.
FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Every time I step foot on the court.
BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE My people, family & my home community.
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Go to university, travel and play basketball.
WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Become a social worker & start a foundation. 


 TEAM 17U Female
NAME Anna Kernaghan
POSITION Guard
HEIGHT 5'7"
PRESENT AGE 16
CITY/TOWN Winnipeg
PRESENT GRADE Grade 11
YEARS IN BASKETBALL 8 years
SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING College Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL College Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Centre For Performance
FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
SUMMER GOALS Win a medal
BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS Play university basketball
FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Getting bronze at the Canada Games
BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE My dad
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Go to university
WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Start career and travel


 TEAM 17U Female
NAME Lauren Bartlett
POSITION Guard
HEIGHT 5'4"
PRESENT AGE 16
CITY/TOWN Winnipeg
PRESENT GRADE Grade 11
YEARS IN BASKETBALL 10 years
SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING Oak Park High School
SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL Oak Park High School
BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Centre For Performance
FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM My favourite player is Russell Westbrook and my favourite team is the Toronto Raptors.
SUMMER GOALS My goals for the summer are to win the gold medal at Nationals and to improve upon my 3-point shot.
BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS I aspire to play basketball at the university level.
FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Winning the bronze-medal game at the 2017 Canada Summer Games.
BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE My sister.
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL I would like to attend university and study either Business or Sciences-Medicine. I would also like to move to Hawaii and adopt a pug.
WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER I'd like to coach and give back to the sport.


TEAM 17U Female
NAME Rusheda Gibbs
POSITION Guard
HEIGHT 5'7"
PRESENT AGE 17
CITY/TOWN Winnipeg
PRESENT GRADE Grade 11
YEARS IN BASKETBALL 7 years
SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING Daniel Mcintyre Collegiate Institute
SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL Daniel Mcintyre Collegiate Institute
FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Steph Curry & Golden State Warriors
SUMMER GOALS To become a better shooter
BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS Play university basketball
FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Winning basketball cities and provincials in grade 9
BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE My brothers Nick and Dwhyte
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Continue playing basketball
WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Pursue in basketball while trying to become a dentist


 TEAM 17U Female
NAME Lana Shypit
POSITION Guard
HEIGHT 5' 8"
PRESENT AGE 17
CITY/TOWN Winnipeg
PRESENT GRADE Grade 11
YEARS IN BASKETBALL 12 years
SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING Glenlawn Collegiate
SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL Glenlawn
BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Centre For Performance
FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Larry Bird, Boston Celtics
SUMMER GOALS Win a medal at Nationals
BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS To play at University
FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Watching my sister play when I was 3 years old and knowing I wanted to play basketball 
BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE Family and all my great coaches through the years
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Attend University
WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Become a museum curator



TEAM 17U Female
NAME Emily Johnson
POSITION Guard
HEIGHT 5'11"
PRESENT AGE 17
CITY/TOWN Winnipeg
PRESENT GRADE Grade 11
YEARS IN BASKETBALL 10 years
SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING Oak Park High School
SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL Oak Park High School
BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Centre For Performance
FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
SUMMER GOALS My goals for the summer are to win a bronze medal at nationals, as well as work on my outside shooting.
BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS In the future I would like to play university basketball.
FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL My fondest memory in basketball is winning bronze at the Canada Summer Games.
BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE My two brothers Ryan and Owen.
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL After high school I would like to go to university and pursue a career in medicine.
WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER When my basketball career is over I would like to stay involved in the basketball community and possibly do some coaching.


 TEAM 17U Female
NAME Claire Signatovich
POSITION Forward
HEIGHT 6'0"
PRESENT AGE 17
CITY/TOWN Winnipeg
PRESENT GRADE Grade 11
YEARS IN BASKETBALL 10 years
SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING Oak Park High School
SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL Oak Park
BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Centre For Performance
FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM James Harden
SUMMER GOALS Win a medal at nationals
BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS To play basketball in university
FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Winning the MHSAA Provincials the past two seasons
BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE My mom
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Go to university and play basketball
WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Become a pediatric cardiologist


TEAM 17U Female
NAME Madan Frolek
POSITION Forward
HEIGHT 6'0"
PRESENT AGE 16
CITY/TOWN Winnipeg
PRESENT GRADE Grade 10
YEARS IN BASKETBALL 10 years
SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING Miles Macdonell Collegiate
SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL Miles Macdonell Collegiate
BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Centre For Performance
FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Kelsey Plum, Las Vegas Aces
SUMMER GOALS Overall improvement as a player
BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS play basketball competitively for as many years as possible
FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Breaking my nose was "memorable" - playing with my mask was just as memorable.
BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE Rick Pokrant - My first coach
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Pursue university
WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Have a career as a prosthetic designer



TEAM 17U Female
NAME Aira  Abello
POSITION Guard
HEIGHT 5'4"
PRESENT AGE 15
CITY/TOWN Winnipeg
PRESENT GRADE Grade 10
YEARS IN BASKETBALL 7 years
SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING Sisler High School
SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL Sisler High School
BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Centre For Performance
FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Kyrie Irving/Boston Celtics
SUMMER GOALS To improve overall as a player and to win a medal in the Nationals.
BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS To get a University Scholarship.
FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Making the Manitoba Provincials Team.
BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE My family.
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Go to University and coach basketball.
WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER To hopefully become a Police Officer and still be involved in the basketball community. 


TEAM 17U Female
NAME Abby Smith
POSITION Forward
HEIGHT 6'1"
PRESENT AGE 15
CITY/TOWN Winnipeg
PRESENT GRADE Grade 10
YEARS IN BASKETBALL 9 years
SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING Dakota Collegiate
SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL Dakota Collegiate
BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Centre For Performance
FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Kevin Durant and UConn women's college team.
SUMMER GOALS To become more confident to score more and make smarter decisions. Also become a talkative and supporting teammate.
BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS To play university or college basketball.
FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Playing on the provincial team three years in a row.
BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE Eric Sung
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Go to university or college.
WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Work in the medical field 



 TEAM 17U Female
NAME Izabella  Marquez
POSITION Guard
HEIGHT 5’10
PRESENT AGE 15
CITY/TOWN Winnipeg
PRESENT GRADE Grade 10
YEARS IN BASKETBALL 8 years
SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING Oak Park High School
SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL Oak Park High School
BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Centre For Performance
FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Paul George - OKC Thunder
SUMMER GOALS Work on lockdown defence
BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS To play university basketball
FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Making the U17 provincial team
BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE My dad
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Study medicine and become an anesthesiologist
WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Ref or coach in the basketball community 


 TEAM 17U Female
NAME Macaila Russell
POSITION Forward
HEIGHT 5'8"
PRESENT AGE 16
CITY/TOWN Winnipeg
PRESENT GRADE Grade 10
YEARS IN BASKETBALL 2 years
SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING Miles Macdonell Collegiate
SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL Miles Macdonell Collegiate
BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Centre For Performance
FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Toronto Raptors
SUMMER GOALS Train hard in order to perform well at nationals.
BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS To play CIS or NCAA.
FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Going to Nationals.
BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE Akida Lewis
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Hopefully begin my college or university career.
WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Become a coach or do something in relation to basketball.


TEAM 17U Female
NAME Catherine Marquez
POSITION Guard
HEIGHT 5'7
PRESENT AGE 16
CITY/TOWN Winnipeg
PRESENT GRADE Grade 10
YEARS IN BASKETBALL 8 years
SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING Ecole Oak Park High School
SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL Ecole Oak Park High School
BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Manitoba Magic
FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Dwayne Wade and Golden State Warriors
SUMMER GOALS My summer goals are to play competitively and improve my shooting skills.
BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS Given the opportunity, I would like play at a very high level of intense basketball and be able play efficiently both offence and defence
FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL My fondest memory in basketball was when I played school basketball 2017-2018. 
BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE My biggest influence is my dad because he never fails to always push me to become a better player every time I step onto the basketball court. He not only supports my decisions in my basketball career but also challenges my strengths and encourages me to take any opportunity that I can to improve my skills in every aspect of the game. Taught me how to love and respect the game. Be a better athlete on and off the basketball court and respect others.
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL After high school I'd like to continue my basketball career while I attend and graduate from either a University or College.
WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER I'd like to either work as a paediatric nurse in a hospital or as a teacher.



TEAM 17U Female
NAME Nikki Gebken
POSITION Forward
HEIGHT 5'9"
PRESENT AGE 16
CITY/TOWN Cartier
PRESENT GRADE Grade 10
YEARS IN BASKETBALL 4 years
SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING St. Mary's Academy
SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL St. Mary's Academy
BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Junior Bisons
FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Kyrie Irving, Boston Celtics
SUMMER GOALS Get my Basketball IQ to the next level and improve my shooting accuracy.
BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS Would like to play on a college or University basketball team and one day play in the WNBA
FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Being named the MVP of the Brandon High School Tournament. Winning the city club championship and being the finalist in the club provincial championship.
BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE Deb May
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Going to University pursuing a degree in psychology and hopefully making a university basketball team.
WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Stay involved with the basketball community.
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