Podcast – Who Is In Your Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame (Simeon Mars, Hayton Morrison, Nicole Pennie, Harry Baird and Wayne Dawkins)

Who Is In Your Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame? – Simeon Mars, Hayton Morrison, Nicole Pennie and Harry Baird, pioneers who witnessed the rise of basketball in Canada, enlighten Wayne Dawkins on the true origins of elite level basketball North of the U.S. border. Collectively the panel gives their unanimous choices for builders, trailblazers, events and milestones that changed the game at different stages and inspired others to take the game to the levels we see today.

Podcast – Who Is In Your Basketball Hall of Fame?  


  1. Nicole Pennie 0:42  
  2. Hayton Morrison 1:51
  3. Harry Baird 3:53
  4. Wayne Dawkins 5:10
  5. Simeon Mars 6:24

Canadian Basketball Origins

  1. Simeon starts with influx of American ex-Pats 9:50
  2. Simeon – Influence of great Americans in Canada like Harry Brown 10:23
  3. Bob Ellis, Vince Drake – Laid foundation through George Brown 12:10
  4. Hayton – George Brown College Impact 13:55
  5. Harry – What are we seeing now in Canadian basketball? 16:00
  6. Simeon – Pattern his game after Harry Brown 22:19
  7. Hayton – Guarding Harry Brown 25:40
  8. Nicole – The women who that share the legacy 31:00 
  9. Hayton – Cheryl Jones one of the greatest Canadain women 33:56 
  10. Harry – Montreal’s Liz Silcock played with the men 36:47
  11. Harry – Montreal best women’s players at the time 39:37
  12. Simeon – Picks his unanimous choices for Canadian Hall of Fame 41:06 
  13. Hayton – Use to watch NBA games at 2am taped delayed 46:05
  14. Wayne – Calgary experience with Canadian national team players 47:53
  15. Simeon – David Joseph his favorite player of all time 50:35
  16. Hayton – University Victory had the attention 52:29  
  17. Harry – What Canada prided itself was getting an education to discourage U.S. 55:33
  18. Wayne – Racism in Canadian basketball history is real do we need a Black Hall of Fame 57:51
  19. Hayton – Who will recognize these great Black Canadian athletes 59:22
  20. Nicole – We need to take care of our own first but be inclusive 59:55
  21. Simeon – Have Afrocentric Hall of Fame that includes others   1:01:14
  22. Wayne – My intentions are good but suppressed history left me ignorant 1:04:57
  23. Harry – Simeon’s Canadian National Team tryout 1:07:41
  24. Simeon – On his Canadian National Team tryout 1:08:20  
  25. Wayne – When our intentions are good but we get villainized 1:12:08
  26. Simeon – Toni Simms best athlete transition to basketball player and made it 
  27. Nicole –  Closing thoughts 1:16:55
  28. Hayton – Closing thoughts by not including us hurts the country 1:18:13
  29. Hayton – The legacy of Peter Mullins 1:18:45
  30. Simeon – Support Wayne an ambitious brother 1:20:53
  31. Harry, Wayne and Simeon – Jamaal Magloire’s legacy 1:25:46
  32. Wayne – Closing remarks invite to Journey Advisory Board and Hall of Fame 1:27:33

Wayne Dawkins

Wayne Dawkins is the Founder of P.H.A.S.E. 1 Youth Association in Toronto, Canada and CEO of P.H.A.S.E 1 Athletics based out of Phoenix, Arizona. He is a former NCAA basketball player with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education and a concentration in Sociology. For over 25 years Wayne's has assisted hundreds of student-athletes and professional athletes on their journey to achieving their greater goals through the development of community teams, programs, and events to facilitate their needs.

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