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
POSITION
Guard
FIRST NAME
Abby
LAST NAME
Benson
PRESENT AGE
16
CITY/TOWN
Petersfield
PRESENT GRADE
Grade 11
YEARS IN BASKETBALL
8 years
SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING
Lord Selkirk Regional School
SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL
Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School
BASKETBALL CLUB NAME
Centre For Performance
FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM
Kawhi Leonard
SUMMER GOALS
To improve my skills and medal at nationals
BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS
To play CIS university basketball
FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL
Making a provincial team and playing with the wesmen
BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE
My dad
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL
Play University Basketball
WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER
Pursue a career in science


TEAM
17U Female
POSITION
Forward
FIRST NAME
Abby
LAST NAME
Smith
PRESENT AGE
16
CITY/TOWN
Winnipeg
PRESENT GRADE
Grade 11
YEARS IN BASKETBALL
10 years
SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING
Dakota Collegiate
SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL
Dakota Collegiate
BASKETBALL CLUB NAME
Centre For Performance
FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM
Pascal Siakam - Toronto Raptors
SUMMER GOALS
To win gold at nationals
BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS
to play post-secondary basketball
FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL
Winning SCAC finals this year
BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE
Eric Sung
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL
Attend college or university
WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER
work in the medical field


TEAM
17U Female
POSITION
Guard
FIRST NAME
Aira
LAST NAME
Abello
PRESENT AGE
16
CITY/TOWN
Winnipeg
PRESENT GRADE
Grade 11
YEARS IN BASKETBALL
9 years
SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING
Sisler High School
SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL
Sister High School
BASKETBALL CLUB NAME
Manitoba Magic
FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM
Kyrie Irving/Boston Celtics
SUMMER GOALS
My goals for the summer are to win a medal at Nationals and improve as an overall player.
BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS
To play for a University basketball.
FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL
Defeating the #2 ranked Tier 1 team and making it to finals.
BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE
My parents and Michael Tan.
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL
After high school, I would like to attend University/College and be a Kinesiologist.
WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER
When my basketball playing career is over, I'd like to be apart of the Basketball Community.


TEAM
17U Female
POSITION
Forward
FIRST NAME
Alyssa
LAST NAME
Porco
PRESENT AGE
15
CITY/TOWN
East St Paul
PRESENT GRADE
Grade 10
YEARS IN BASKETBALL
10 years
SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING
River East Collegiate
SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL
River East Collegiate
BASKETBALL CLUB NAME
Centre For Performance
FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM
Kawhi Leonard and the Toronto Raptors.
SUMMER GOALS
To improve my defence and my decision making on offence.
BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS
To play university basketball and continue to improve as a player.
FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL
Making the Final Four in Provincials this year with my Varsity Basketball Team.
BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE
My influences are all of my previous coaches and my grandparents.
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL
I would like to play basketball in university while pursuing an education in psychology.
WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER
I would like to coach and help other players improve.


TEAM
17U Female
POSITION
Guard
FIRST NAME
Emma
LAST NAME
Deibert
PRESENT AGE
17
CITY/TOWN
Thompson
PRESENT GRADE
Grade 11
YEARS IN BASKETBALL
6 years
SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING
R.D. Parker Collegiate
SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL
R.D. Parker Collegiate
BASKETBALL CLUB NAME
Jrb Thompson
FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM
Kyle Lowry Toronto Raptors
SUMMER GOALS
I want to improve my  1 on 1 game and increase my confidence on the floor and learn new styles of play
BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS
I would like to win AAA high school Provincials in 2020 and then continue to play at the Post Secondary level
FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL
Winning High school Provincials in grade 9
BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE
My Mom
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL
Enter Sciences in University and obtain an athletic scholarship
WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER
Coach basketball, travel, teach high school sciences or go into medicine



TEAM
17U Female
POSITION
Guard
FIRST NAME
Izzy
LAST NAME
Marquez
PRESENT AGE
16
CITY/TOWN
Winnipeg
PRESENT GRADE
Grade 11
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 and OKC Thunder
SUMMER GOALS
To win gold at nationals
BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS
To play university
FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL
Winning provincial championships with the school team
BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE
My Dad
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL
Pursue Medicine
WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER
become a pediatrician


TEAM
17U Female
POSITION
Forward
FIRST NAME
Katrina
LAST NAME
Rogan
PRESENT AGE
17
CITY/TOWN
Winnipeg
PRESENT GRADE
Grade 11
YEARS IN BASKETBALL
6 years
SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING
Vincent Massey Collegiate
SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL
Vincent Massey Collegiate
BASKETBALL CLUB NAME
Centre For Performance
FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM
Pascal Siakam Toronto Raptors
SUMMER GOALS
Improve as an individual and as a team and medal at Nationals
BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS
Always staying involved in Basketball
FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL
Jv Provincial Finals
BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE
Vincent Massey Coaches
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL
Attend University studying science
WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER
Coach basketball


TEAM
17U Female
POSITION
Forward
FIRST NAME
Macaila
LAST NAME
Russell
PRESENT AGE
17
CITY/TOWN
Winnipeg
PRESENT GRADE
Grade 11
YEARS IN BASKETBALL
3 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
Compete with the top teams at nationals.
BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS
To play CIS.
FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL
Making Team Toba my first year of playing basketball.
BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE
Akida Lewis and Randy Kusano.
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL
Continue playing basketball at the post-secondary level.
WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER
Become a coach or do something in relation with basketball.


TEAM
17U Female
POSITION
Forward
FIRST NAME
Madan
LAST NAME
Frolek
PRESENT AGE
17
CITY/TOWN
Winnipeg
PRESENT GRADE
Grade 11
YEARS IN BASKETBALL
10 years
SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING
Miles Macdonell Collegiate
SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL
Miles Macdonnell
BASKETBALL CLUB NAME
Centre For Performance
FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM
 Kelsey Plum Las Vegas Aces
SUMMER GOALS
Improve as a  defensive player
BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS
 play competitively for as long as possible
FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL
Breaking my nose, then wearing a mask for the months after
BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE
Rick Pokrant- the first coach
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL
go to university
WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER
Become a prosthetic designer


TEAM
17U Female
POSITION
Guard
FIRST NAME
Martha
LAST NAME
Uwambajimana
PRESENT AGE
16
CITY/TOWN
Winnipeg
PRESENT GRADE
Grade 11
YEARS IN BASKETBALL
5 years
SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING
Fort Richmond Collegiate
SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL
Fort Richmond Collegiate
BASKETBALL CLUB NAME
Centre For Performance
FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM
Kawhi Leonard, Toronto Raptors
SUMMER GOALS
To improve my basketball and my IQ
BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS
To play on after high school
FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL
Getting the okay to play basketball again after my injury
BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE
Darren and Jodi Sampson
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL
To play University basketball
WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER
To study Law


TEAM
17U Female
POSITION
Forward
FIRST NAME
Nikki
LAST NAME
Gebken
PRESENT AGE
17
CITY/TOWN
Cartier
PRESENT GRADE
Grade 11
YEARS IN BASKETBALL
5 years
SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING
St. Mary's Academy

SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL
St Mary's Academy
BASKETBALL CLUB NAME
Centre For Performance
FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM
I would say my favourite team is the Toronto Raptors. The person on the team that I really connect to on that team would be Kyle Lowry because he is always working hard on the floor and is underrated but, he never gives up.
SUMMER GOALS
Improving my basketball IQ and becoming a better teammate
BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS
To play professional basketball either overseas or in the WMBA. I would like to make a career out of basketball
FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL
I would say being named top 10 in the province was a huge honour!
BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE
I would say my biggest basketball influence is my dad. He pushes me every day to become better and to never give up
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL
I would like to continue playing basketball after highschool
WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER
I would like to become a psychologist that works with children


TEAM
17U Female
POSITION
Guard
FIRST NAME
Olivia
LAST NAME
Weekes
PRESENT AGE
15
CITY/TOWN
Winnipeg
PRESENT GRADE
Grade 10
YEARS IN BASKETBALL
11 years
SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING
Vincent Massey Collegiate
SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL
Vincent Massey Collegiate
BASKETBALL CLUB NAME
Centre For Performance
FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM
Toronto Raptors
SUMMER GOALS
Becoming more confident in my ability to score, becoming a starter at some point this season, win a medal at nationals
BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS
Playing university basketball in the future
FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL
Winning the 2018-2019 AAAA Provincial championship with my JV Girls Vincent Massey team
BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE
Kia Nurse, and Shaylee Gonzales
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL
Go into some sort of medical science for university and play university basketball
WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER
Still be involved with the basketball community by becoming an athletic therapist, or a sports nutritionist, or like a sports doctor


TEAM
17U Female
POSITION
Forward
FIRST NAME
Samantha
LAST NAME
Onyebuchi
PRESENT AGE
16
CITY/TOWN
Dugald
PRESENT GRADE
Grade 10
YEARS IN BASKETBALL
4 years
SCHOOL PRESENTLY ATTENDING
Collรจge Pierre Elliot Trudeau

SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL
Collรจge Pierre Elliot Trudeau
BASKETBALL CLUB NAME
Centre For Performance
FAVOURITE PLAYER & TEAM
Kawhi Leonard and Toronto Raptors
SUMMER GOALS
Win gold at nationals
BASKETBALL ASPIRATIONS
Play for a Division 1 University
FONDEST MEMORY IN BASKETBALL
Making Centre of Performance my first year.
BIGGEST BASKETBALL INFLUENCE
Shaylee Gonzales
AFTER HIGH SCHOOL
Play basketball and go to University
WHEN BASKETBALL CAREER IS OVER
Go into medicine

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