BioSteel All-Canadian Game Team Red Primer
BioSteel All-Canadian Basketball Game is set to tip off Tuesday at Toronto’s Mattamy Athletic Centre.
The roster for the BioSteel All-Canadian Basketball Game features the Top 24 high school basketball players from across the country.
Head Coach Gus Gymnopoulos
Aka Coach G played at Concordia University between 1995 and 2000. Since he has been the long time coach of Vaughan SS. At Vaughan he has coached Canadian internationals Andrew Wiggins, Montaque Giil-Caeser, Kalif Young and up and coming budding Canadian talents Nickeil Alexander-Walker and Andrew Nembhard.
His resume coaching the Vaughan Voageurs includes back to back OFSAA QUAD A Champs. Gymnopoulous is also a development Coach for Canada basketballs Junior Academy.
Celebrity Head Coach Rowan Barrett
Barrett was captain of Team Canada at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and current Assistant GM/Executive VP of Canada Basketball’s Senior Men’s Program. Barrett was a stand out in high school for West Hill Collegiate Institute and collegiality for St. John’s University (1992–96). He also spent 10 seasons playing abroad in Europe.
Malton, On’s Jalen Poyser | 2015 6’4″ CG | Committed to UNLV via Orangevillle Prep, ON
Poyser’s athleticism was on display in the Skills Event portion Monday evening by taking home the Slam Dunk Contest. He also has the ability to stretch the defense with his shooting. He represented Canada at the 2014 Nike Global Games in Chicago, IL and averaged 20.5 points per game.
North Preston, NS’s Nevell Provo | 2015 6’0″ PG | Committed to Loyola Maryland via Pine Ride, ON
Provo throughout his high school career is as battle tested as they come. A pure point guard who embodies leadership. Has played in an OFSAA final four, national American highs school circuit with Huntington Prep alongside Andrew Wiggins and Sim Bhullar, the Under Armour Association circuit and also represented Canada at the 2014 U17 FIBA Americas.
Sydney, AU’s Thon Maker | 2016 7’1″ F | Orangeville Prep, ON
Arguably the most hyped up and scrutinzed high school prospect on the planet. Maker who has that super long and lean Kevin Garnett body type has off the chart upside and with continued development and hard work is an immediate impact player on the college level and potential NBA lottery pick.
Montreal, QC’s Jordy Tshimanga | 2016 6’10” C | Macduffie, MA
Rare true south paw center. Tshimanga is a classic wide-bodied big man who changes the game on both ends of the floor. He creates space, catches everything that comes his way, and has a terrific touch anywhere inside of 12-15 feet. Nickamed ‘La Foudre” french for Thunder.
Toronto,ON’s Kalif Young |2016 6’9″ C | Orangeville Prep, ON
On international duty for Canada at the 2014 U17 FIBA World Championships Young averaged 5.7 points and 5 rebounds in 14 minutes per game. Including an 11 point, 10 boards double-double versus Angola. Has an uncanny passing ability and vision for a big man.
Toronto, ON’ Justin Jackson | 2016 6’7″ PG | Committed to UNLV via Findlay Prep, LV
Was 6’4″ at 10 years old and touted the biggest Canadian prospect since Andrew Wiggins. As a 15 year old was the youngest player at the 2012 U17 World Championships for Canada where he averaged 11 points and 6 rebounds per game. Now a 6’7 guard with great vision and passing ability Jackson is still on NBA scouts radars.
Niagara Falls, ON’s Howard Washington Jr | 2016 6’3 PG | Montverde Academy, FL
Often compared to Tyler Ennis. Known for his skill and will to take big shots and free throws as demonstrated in the National Championship game last month at Madison Square Garden. A National high school champion with Montverde and was the starting point guard for Canada at the 2014 U17 World Championships in Dubai.
Toronto, ON’s Koby McEwen | 2016 6’3″ CG | Wasatch Academy, UT
Multi-faceted McEwen has more tools to offer then black and decker. He can finish through contact due to his strength and athleticism and his pull-up jump shot is solid. 19 plus points per game playing a national schedule in USA with Wasatch against several prep powers. McEwen is a national sleeper who has the physical tools and skill to be a high-major guard down the road.
Toronto, ON’s Nelson Kaputo | 2016 6’0″ PG | St. Michael’s College, ON
Kaputo the starting point guard for the lone undefeated high school team in Canada (37-0) is a treat to watch in transition, either finishing on his own or setting the table for his teammates. A southpaw that has knock down ability that extends beyond the arc. Speedy and slithery Kaputo is not afraid to take shots in high pressure situations.
St. Catherines, ON’s Abu Kigab | 2017 6’6″ G/F | St. Francis, ON
Energy and enthusiasm makes him one of the most infectious players in Canada to watch. One of the more feel good stories in 2014-15 that saw him lead his high school to a Double A OFSAA championship and even pick up an offer from ACC school Virginia Tech all while playing in Canada. Pegged as next prospect to join an American prep power.
Brampton, ON’s Danilo Djuricic | 2018 6’6″ F | St. Michaels College, ON
Was the starting center for 37-0 St. Michaels that won the QUAD A OFSAA Championship. Gobbles rebounds and swats shots.Good outside shooter who can play multiple positions. A versatile and skilled prospect who will represent the red and white for the first time this summer in Argentina at the U16 FIBA Americas.
Brampton, ON’s Keshaun Saunders | 2018 6’5″ G | Orangeville Prep, ON
The youngest player on Canadian prep power Orangeville Prep. Combination of height, ball-handling and an accurate outside stroke that parlays into an exciting all-around game. Given his quickness and playmaking abilities he is a very intriguing prospect.