By: Aaron Epp

Ross Wedlake, president of Basketball Manitoba for more than 10 years, says his mission is to grow the sport in the province.

Ross Wedlake recalls attending Γ‰cole Luxton School in the North End and playing two-on-two basketball with his friends on the outdoor court.

"I didn’t really want to play that badly, but I did it just to make them happy," the 71-year-old says, adding that he relied heavily on his teammate. "All I did was stay out of his way, and if he happened to throw me the ball, I threw it right back to him. That was my introduction to the game."

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