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 Male
NAME Jackson Tachinski
POSITION Guard
HEIGHT 6'3"
PRESENT AGE 16
CITY/TOWN Winnipeg
PRESENT GRADE Grade 11
YEARS IN BASKETBALL 7 years
SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING Vincent Massey Collegiate
SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL Vincent Massey Collegiate
BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Jr. Bisons
FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Steve Nash and the Orlando Magic
SUMMER GOALS To improve as a basketball player mentally and physically
BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS To play college or university basketball
FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Winning a provincial playoff game after coming back from a 20 point deficit
BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE My parents
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Go to university to get my degree
WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Coach high school sports


TEAM 17U Male
NAME Oluwadamilola Farinloye
POSITION Guard
HEIGHT 6'1"
PRESENT AGE 16
CITY/TOWN Winnipeg
PRESENT GRADE Grade 10
YEARS IN BASKETBALL 4 years
SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING Vincent Massey Collegiate
SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL Vincent Massey Collegiate
BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Gladiators
FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Lonzo Ball and the Los Angeles Clippers
SUMMER GOALS Baby windmill
BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS Play university basketball
FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Hitting a game tying shot in grade 9
BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE My dad
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Entrepreneur
WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Coach basketball


 TEAM 17U Male
NAME Marcus Foreman
POSITION Forward
HEIGHT 6'7 1/2
PRESENT AGE 17
CITY/TOWN East Selkirk
PRESENT GRADE Grade 11
YEARS IN BASKETBALL 9 years
SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING Dakota Collegiate
SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL Dakota Collegiate
BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Winnipeg Wolves
FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Lebron James Cleveland Cavs
SUMMER GOALS Improve skills
BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS Play university and hopefully pro
FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL First dunk in a game
BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE Parents and older brother
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Play university ball
WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Coach or police officer


TEAM 17U Male
NAME Dontae Alexander
POSITION Guard
HEIGHT 6’2”
PRESENT AGE 17
CITY/TOWN Winnipeg
PRESENT GRADE Grade 11
YEARS IN BASKETBALL 6 years
SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING St. Paul's High School
SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL St Paul's High School
BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Jr. Bisons
FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Lebron James
SUMMER GOALS To develop as a player and teammate and also to win nationals
BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS Play division 1 and also to go pro
FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Winning provincials
BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE Father and Uncle
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Play division 1
WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Raise a family and leave behind a legacy



TEAM 17U Male
NAME Matt Medrano
POSITION Guard
HEIGHT 5'10.5"
PRESENT AGE 17
CITY/TOWN Winnipeg
PRESENT GRADE Grade 11
YEARS IN BASKETBALL 6 years
SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING Sisler High School
SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL Sisler High School
FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Kevin Durant and the Warriors
SUMMER GOALS Try dunking in a game
BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS My family
FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL People asking me for my autograph after my game against Quebec
BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE My dad
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Go to the Philippines
WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Become a cop



 TEAM 17U Male
NAME Mason Kraus
POSITION Guard
HEIGHT 6'1
PRESENT AGE 16
CITY/TOWN Winnipeg
PRESENT GRADE Grade 10
YEARS IN BASKETBALL 5 years
SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL Sturgeon Heights
BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Jr Bisons
FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM James Harden, Houston Rockets
SUMMER GOALS Win nationals
BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS Make D1 and play pro
FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Hitting a buzzer beater to force OT at 15U nationals
BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE My dad
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Play D1
WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Become an architect


TEAM 17U Male
NAME Bolatito Obasoto
POSITION Guard
HEIGHT 6'2"
PRESENT AGE 15
CITY/TOWN Winnipeg
PRESENT GRADE Grade 10
YEARS IN BASKETBALL 4 years
SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING Fort Richmond Collegiate
SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL Fort Richmond Collegiate
BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Gladiators
FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Kevin Durant & Golden State Warriors
SUMMER GOALS Win a medal
BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS Play college basketball
FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Making my first layup
BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE John Wall
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL I would like to own a business of my own
WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Become a businessman


TEAM 17U Male
NAME Malachi Alexander
POSITION Guard
HEIGHT 6'0''
PRESENT AGE 17
CITY/TOWN Winnipeg
PRESENT GRADE Grade 11
YEARS IN BASKETBALL 8 years
SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING Sisler High School
SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL Sisler High School
BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Blizzards
FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM LeBron James and Cavaliers
SUMMER GOALS Improve my attitude and my overall understanding of the game so I am the best possible version of myself
BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS Division 1 and further
FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Receiving a silver medal with Team Quebec
BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE LeBron James
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Play college ball
WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER
Still be able to earn an income and support my family



TEAM 17U Male
NAME Luke Cardinal
POSITION Guard
HEIGHT 6'1"
PRESENT AGE 16
CITY/TOWN Winnipeg
PRESENT GRADE Grade 11
YEARS IN BASKETBALL 7 years
SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING St. Paul's High School
SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL St. Paul's High School
BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Junior Bisons Boys Basketball
FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Victor Oladipo
SUMMER GOALS National Champions
BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS Play CIS
FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Winning provincials
BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE NBA 2K
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Play CIS and get a degree.
WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Become a doctor



TEAM 17U Male
NAME Paul Francisco
POSITION Guard
HEIGHT 6'1
PRESENT AGE 16
CITY/TOWN Winnipeg
PRESENT GRADE Grade 11
YEARS IN BASKETBALL 5 years
SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING Kelvin High School
SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL Kelvin High School
BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Alliance Basketball
FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Damian Lillard, Toronto Raptors
SUMMER GOALS To win every single game
BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS To play pro ball
FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Winning the JV provincial championship
BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE My family
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL To continue to play basketball
WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER To get a degree in business



TEAM 17U Male
NAME Trevonne Julian
POSITION Guard
HEIGHT 6'3
PRESENT AGE 17
CITY/TOWN Winnipeg
PRESENT GRADE Grade 11
YEARS IN BASKETBALL 2 years
SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING River East Collegiate
SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL River East Collegiate
BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Jr Bisons
FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Kobe Bryant & Spurs
SUMMER GOALS To become a lock up defender and win a medal with the 17U team
BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS To play basketball at the college level
FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Winning the school award for the most improved and dedicated player
BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE Mike Page
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Post-secondary
WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Surround myself with a career that relates to the sport in some way


TEAM 17U Male
NAME Donald Stewart
POSITION Forward
HEIGHT 6’7
PRESENT AGE 17
CITY/TOWN Winnipeg
PRESENT GRADE Grade 11
YEARS IN BASKETBALL 9 years
SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING Vincent Massey Collegiate
SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL Vincent Massey Collegiate
BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Jr Bisons
FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Manu Ginobili and the San Antonio Spurs
SUMMER GOALS Leave Nationals with a medal
BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS Play university
FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL The tournament I went to in Kelowna this year with my school team
BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE My Uncle
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Go to University and obtain a degree
WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Coach and give back to the programs who helped me when I was younger


TEAM 17U Male
NAME Jonam Kazadi
POSITION Forward
HEIGHT 6'5''
PRESEN AGE 15
CITY/TOWN Winnipeg
PRESENT GRADE Grade 10
YEARS IN BASKETBALL 8 years
SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING St. Paul's High School
SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL St. Paul's High School
BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Gladiators Basketball
FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Paul George & Boston Celtics
SUMMER GOALS Improve every aspect of my game
BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS Play at the highest level I can
FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL My first in-game dunk
BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE My brother
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Play college/university basketball
WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Coach basketball



TEAM 17U Male
NAME Kyler Filewich
POSITION Forward
HEIGHT 6'8
PRESENT AGE 16
CITY/TOWN Winnipeg
PRESENT GRADE Grade 11
YEARS IN BASKETBALL 8 years
SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING Vincent Massey Collegiate
SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL Vincent Massey Collegiate
BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Junior Bison
FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Lebron James and the Los Angeles Lakers
SUMMER GOALS Win gold.
BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS To play professionally.
FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Winning provincial finals in grade 8.
BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE My parents.
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL Play basketball and go to university.
WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Go into business and coach basketball.



TEAM 17U Male
NAME David-Emmanuel Aye
POSITION Forward
HEIGHT 6'4
PRESENT AGE 16
CITY/TOWN Winnipeg
PRESENT GRADE Grade 10
YEARS IN BASKETBALL 5 years
SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING Dakota Collegiate
SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL Dakota Collegiate
BASKETBALL CLUB NAME Gladiators
FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM Donovan Mitchell and the Los Angeles Lakers
SUMMER GOALS Improve my shooting form and dribbling
BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS Play at the highest level possible
FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL Hitting a game winner in grade 8
BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE My family
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL An entrepreneur
WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER Coach basketball

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