Canadian Basketball Black History – Stories of the Omitted

Black History triggered my story writing because when it comes around the mainstream channels begin to put the usual handful of stories into circulation. I appreciate the efforts but it always left me wondering who inspired that person to do great things? Was there other trailblazers that prepared the way or do we just know who made the first footprint? What about the underlying stories NOT told of people and events that influenced the great legacies that we hear about today.

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Part 4 – The Implosion Before the Explosion of Canadian Basketball

The team representing Canada was made up of players from Jane & Finch, Rexdale, Regent Park and Jungle as well as a few ballers from Markham and Southern Ontario. These fearless warriors, who had never been further than the east coast of North America, battled for Canada winning the silver medal. They defeated both the Argentinian and Polish National Teams before losing a close battle to a U.S.A. Jr. National Team lead by Carmelo Anthony, Sheldon Williams, Juwad Williams and 4 other high school All Americans.

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Part 2 – The Implosion Before the Explosion of Canadian Basketball

The original Canadian AAU basketball founders and alumni have since been responsible for constructing a clear pipeline for Canadian basketball talent to flood into the United States prep, college and professional ranks. Resulting in over a billion dollars flowing directly back to Canadian families and communities.

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