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    January 1, 2018

    17U Male - 2018 Provincial Team 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.








    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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