NCAA Dreams from North of the Border

Things were very different for a young Canadian baller trying to get to the NCAA in the 80’s and early 90’s. This was just before things began to erupt into what we see today. The path to the NCAA dream did not come with the proven roadmap that exists now and hoards of successful basketball peers to guide the way.

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Jerome Robinson – A Canadian Basketball Crown Jewel

Like so many of the top ballers in Malton at the time, Jerome’s family came from Jane and Finch in hopes of finding a better place to raise their children. That migration brought together an amazing talent pool of young ballers equipped with the hunger of “the hood” and filled with the passion to become great.

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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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Chris Kraus – 1st Men’s Canadian NCAA Basketball Head Coach

Chris could have easily become complacent in his early journey to becoming the 1st Canadian head coach of a men’s NCAA team.

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Who’s In Your Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame

As leader of my organization my responsibility is to the history of our thousands of alumni. I do hope many of P.H.A.S.E. 1’s alumni will be included in Basketball Canada’s one day however until then, these stories about our Elite 1’s will hold their place in history.

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History Is Your Journey

It would do no good to sit around and join in with those complaining about not being recognized or relevant anymore. Those looking at Canada Basketball’s hall of fame and keep getting upset because individuals or organization from their community are not being recognized. Or listen to the media try and convince the world the explosion of Canadian basketball started with the Toronto Raptors and Vince Carter.

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Keith Vassell – Legend Amongst Us – Part 1

It was less than 30 years ago in 1989 when one of Canada’s greatest high school player’s was the only Greater Toronto Area (GTA) representative on the Canadian Jr. National Team headed to Uruguay.

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