Kayla Alexander: “The Magic of Basketball”

As a child, Kayla’s first love was drawing, then as a pre- teen basketball entered the picture and she fell in love with that too. At University she studied to be a teacher due to the influence of a great second grade teacher who had a profound impact on her life. So how does one combine a passion for basketball, art and teaching? Simple, you write a book.

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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.

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Tristan Martin- Basketball Player to Financial Advisor

When Tristan was on the floor every time a lane opened up or a ball got lose and he was headed out on a break-a-way, the whole gym was standing ready lose their minds. His teammate on-hand will never forget during an open run in “Jungle” Lawrence Heights Community Center, in front of Jim Calhoun, Head Coach U. Connecticut, Tristan jumped over 6’7″ Jemino Sobers and flushed a dunk with ease. The packed gym went silent with disbelief, then quiet chatter before erupting into a frenzy. Tristan Martin’s legacy would forever be crystallized from that day forward.

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Wayne Dawkins – A Personal Interview on Basketball and Life

Wayne Dawkins is a Canadian basketball coaching pioneer. Immigrating from Jamaica as a young child before settling in Alberta and then moving to Toronto and being recruited by Eastern Michigan. Over his life, he’s helped 100s of young men and women receive scholarships and has built a school for young children in his home country of Jamaica. We thank him immensely for sitting down with us at The Jaleel Sobers Show.

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Canadian Contribution to Women’s Basketball – All Canada Classic

The basketball court is where many female professional athletes call their workplace, but the legitimacy of their work is overshadowed because of their gender. The sudden loss of ambassadors to the women’s game, Kobe and Gianna Bryant has been a crushing blow on so many levels. For women’s basketball the hopes is their legacy will continue to propel the talent of the athletes and the work of those trying to elevate the women’s game forward until equal footing has been achieved.

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Black History – 20th Anniversary of Canada’s 1st National High School All Star Basketball Event

The All Canada Classic (a.k.a. the Rumble in the T-Dot) National High School All-Star Basketball Celebration run by P.H.A.S.E. 1 still stands as Canada’s 1st and longest run national high school all-star game. From 2001-2012, the All Canada Classic consistently featured the biggest names in Canadian boy’s and girl’s high school basketball under the same roof

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West Hill C.I. – A Decade of Distinguished Gentlemen

Thank you to all the teachers and administration at West Hill for the commitment to the success of these student athletes. A culture of excellence is not by accident but by design and together we can be proud of the legacy that was created.

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