Basketball Manitoba is pleased to announce the details on those honoured at the Basketball Manitoba Awards on Saturday, April 15, as All-Manitobans, Players of the Year, Coaches of the Year, Carl Ridd, Mike Spack Lifetime, Jim Bulloch Coaching, Ron Meyers Leadership Award, Donovan Gayle Scholarship, Morris Glimcher Managers Award, Alex Samaniego Memorial Scholarships and the Lena Wenke Courage Award winners along with special recognition and service awards.



2023 Basketball Manitoba Awards

All-Manitoba Awards

Basketball Manitoba would like to thank the following for their support of the Basketball Manitoba Awards...
  • Sport Manitoba
  • Boston Pizza
  • Manitoba Museum
  • JJ Ali Photography
  • Kahunaverse Sports
  • Wilson Sports
  • Under Armour
  • Rogers
  • Manitoba Sportswriters and Sportscasters
  • Manitoba Association of Basketball Officials 
  • Balling for the Cure     
Basketball Manitoba proudly presents the All-Manitoba Teams, Players of the Year, Coaches of the Year, Special Recognition Awards and Coaching Service Awards to those who have excelled on the basketball court at the high school level this past season.



Male Player of the Year:

  • Ramogi Nyagudi, St Paul's High School

Male All-Manitoba Team:

  • Giovanni Ajiamah, St Paul's High School
  • Atok Makuer, John Taylor Collegiate
  • Noah Kankam, Sturgeon Heights
  • Samuel Sola, Sturgeon Heights
  • Waris Njoya, Churchill High School
Female Player of the Year:

  • Kyu Fust, Dakota Collegiate

Female All-Manitoba Team:

  • Alyssa Doneza, Sisler High School
  • Izzi Fust, Dakota Collegiate
  • Paige Schatkowsky, Vincent Massey Collegiate
  • Jennifer Kallon, River East Collegiate
  • Anna Miko, Westwood Collegiate


The Carl Ridd Award annually recognizes one graduating male and one graduating female basketball player who excels on the basketball court and in the classroom and is heavily involved in the community. Basketball Manitoba will recognize this achievement with a $500.00 scholarship to a male and a female recipient to be used towards a recognized post-secondary institution the following year.

Male Carl Ridd Award Winner: 
  • Noah Kankam, Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
Female Carl Ridd Award Winner: 
    • Tiffany Ortega, St. James Collegiate

    The Manitoba Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association, in partnership with Basketball Manitoba, is proud to recognize one outstanding male and one outstanding female grade 12 student who best meets the standards Ron Meyers set as a leader in the community. The MSSA will recognize this achievement with a $500.00 scholarship to a male and a female recipient to be used towards a recognized post-secondary institution the following year.

    Male Ron Meyers Leadership Award: 
    • Bijan Salimi, Morden Collegiate Institute
    Female Ron Meyers Leadership Award: 
    • Alexis Marlow, Margaret Barbour Collegiate Institute


      The Donovan Gayle Scholarship of $500.00 each recognizes two local basketball players who best represent Donovan’s attributes of strength, resilience, positive attitude and perseverance.  The award comes as proceeds from the Balling for the Cure basketball tournaments held in the past. 

      Since 2014, the cause has raised over $25,000 to support CancerCare Manitoba and now supports these scholarships.  This award will be used as financial assistance towards post-secondary education for the upcoming school year.

      • Male: Jared Hiebert, Ste Anne Collegiate
      • Female: Stephanie Mcknight, Miles Macdonell Collegiate

      A Male Player of the Year:  

      • Jerome Sanderson, Frontier Mosakahiken
      AA Male Player of the Year:  
      • Stellan Chammartin, École Régional Gabrielle-Roy
      AAA Male Player of the Year:  
      • Jordan Hernandez, Nelson Mcintyre Collegiate
      A/AA/AAA Male All-Manitoba Teams:

      1st Team
      • Samuel Bergen, Garden Valley School
      • John Salumu-Kasongo, Nelson Mcintyre Collegiate
      • Marcus Cook, École Régional Gabrielle-Roy
      • Max Winters, Neelin High School
      • Fernandez Monias, Frontier Mosakahiken
      2nd Team
      • Darian Giasson, Grandview School
      • Jeremy Slomiany, Neelin High School
      • Kashton Kaptein, Sanford Collegiate
      • Finn Abel, Virden Collegiate
      • Hassan Kone, Centre Scolaire Léo-Rémillard
      A Female Player of the Year: 
      • Lexie Shearer, Glenboro School
      AA Female Player of the Year: 
      • Fiona Garcia, Virden Collegiate
      AAA Female Player of the Year: 
      • Jazmin Birch, Collège Béliveau
      A/AA/AAA Female All-Manitoba Teams:

      1st Team 
      • Danica Black, Neelin High School
      • Madison Kwiatkowski, Neelin High School
      • Kristine Navea, St. James Collegiate
      • Kara Bartel, Rosenort School
      • Kylee Fair, Glenboro School
      2nd Team 
      • Cassidy Friesen, Rosenort School
      • Jenna Goertzen, Nelson Mcintyre Collegiate
      • Ivy Bestland, Sanford Collegiate
      • Gianna Watt, Hapnot Collegiate
      • Tiffany Ortega, St. James Collegiate


        Boys Coach of the Year: 
        • Adam Khan, Frontier Mosakahiken School
        Girls Coach of the Year: 
        • Ryan Zadorozny, Glenboro School
        AA Boys Coach of the Year: 
        • Matthew Chammartin, Ecole Regional Gabrielle Roy
        AA Girls Coach of the Year: 
        • Jared Dueck, Rosenort School
        AAA Boys Coach of the Year: 
        • David Day and Adam Dobriansky, Nelson McIntyre Collegiate 
        AAA Girls Coach of the Year: 
        • Carey Lasuik and Matt McLeod, Neelin High School
        AAAA Boys Coach of the Year:

        • Stephen Tackie, Sturgeon Heights Collegiate

        AAAA Girls Coach of the Year:
        • Eric Sung, Dakota Collegiate


          Junior Varsity Boys Coach of the Year:
          • Tyler Johnston, Frontier Collegiate
          Junior Varsity Girls Coach of the Year: 
          • Michelle Riddell And Fallon Campbell, Warren Collegiate

          JUNIOR HIGH

          Junior High Boys Coach of the Year: 
          •  Brent Amos, Windsor Park Collegiate
          Junior High Girls Coach of the Year: 
          •  Leslie Duhamel, École Viscount Alexander

          OPEN CATEGORY 
          • Mike Raimbault: University of Winnipeg Wesmen Men’s Basketball


          This $500.00 scholarship is sponsored by retired MHSAA Executive Director Morris Glimcher and is presented annually to a student manager from the basketball community.   The scholarship has been presented by the MHSAA since 1998 and will now join the other awards and recognitions made annually by Basketball Manitoba.  Morris retired from the MHSAA after over 40 years as its Executive Director in 2016 and was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 2012.  

          The award recognizes a student manager with a varsity high school basketball team currently in grade 12 in Manitoba with a minimum average grade of at least 65%.  

          • Giulia Falsarella Miguita, Nelson Mcintyre Collegiate
          • Mariam Mahmoud, Nelson Mcintyre Collegiate


          Basketball Manitoba with Samaniego family is proud to present for the third year a scholarship opportunity for graduating Manitoba basketball players in the memory of Alex Samaniego.   

          The Alex Samaniego Memorial Scholarship recognizes a Grade 12 basketball player who exudes passion, commitment and a positive attitude toward the sport of basketball.

          • Male: Samuel Adesuyi, Miles Macdonell Collegiate
          • Female: Alyssa Doneza, Sisler High School

          The Jim Bulloch Award annually recognizes a basketball coach with financial support to allow them to upgrade his or her knowledge and expertise in basketball, which will directly impact player and program development, including sponsorship to a major coaching clinic outside of Manitoba.

          • Patrick Mart, Sturgeon Heights Collegiate 


          The Lena Wenke Courage Award has been developed to recognize an individual who has overcome a number of obstacles and challenges in their life while staying involved in the sport of basketball.   The award is being named after its first recipient Lena Wenke and will be presented in future years, carrying her name with it indefinitely.  

          • Orion Remoquillo, Garden City Collegiate


          The Mike Spack Award annually recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the growth and development of basketball in Manitoba over a sustained period of time.

          • Murray Brown, Oak Park High School


          The Basketball Manitoba Coaching Service Awards recognize coaches who have a sustained long-time commitment to coaching in the sport of basketball.

          15 Years
          • Kelli Sinnock Sanford Collegiate
          • Ricardo Martinez, Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
          • Eric Sung, Dakota Collegiate
          • Myles Panganiban, Maples Collegiate
          • Ashley Van Aggelan, St. James Collegiate
          • Jeff Peacock, Prairie Mountain School

          20 Years
          • Kristen Asmundson, River East Collegiate
          • Michael Tan, Sisler High School
          • Darryl Pederson, Ross L. Gray School
          • Joe Chammartin, École Régional Gabrielle-Roy
          • Tami Pennell, University of Winnipeg

          25 Years
          • Cathy Pleskach, Warren Collegiate
          • Stephen Tackie, Sturgeon Heights Collegiate
          • Mark Neves, Daniel Mcintyre Collegiate
          • Trever Penner, Souris School

          30 Years
          • Kevin Carter, Swan Valley Regional Secondary School
          • Jennifer How, Westgate Mennonite Collegiate
          • Jody Williams, Swan Valley Regional

          35 Years
          • Colin Mark, Sargent Park School
          • Bryan Kornberger, Glenlawn Collegiate
          • Carey Lasuik, Neelin High School

          55 Years
          • Richard Gooch, Shaftesbury High School & University Of Winnipeg

          Basketball Manitoba Awards AAAA Girls All-Star Game

          Team Rogers 76 Team Wilson 72

          Basketball Manitoba Awards AAAA Boys All-Star Game

          Team Under Armour 128 Team Kahunaverse 101

          Basketball Manitoba Awards A, AA, AAA Girls All-Star Game

          Team Wilson 77 Team Rogers 51

          Basketball Manitoba Awards A, AA, AAA Boys All-Star Game

          Team Under Armour 102  Team Kahunaverse Sports 97

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