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    January 5, 2019

    17U Female - 2019 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 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
    Collège Pierre Elliot Trudeau

    SCHOOL ATTENDING THIS FALL
    Collège 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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