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Provincial Championships (OFSAA & RSEQ) Final Recap

Posted on 12. Mar, 2011 by Barry Hayes in Canada Spotlight, High School, Tournaments

There's no better time to evaluate a prospect than when the lights are shining brightest and everything's on the line.  This year's Provincial Championships (CEGEP & OFSAA) certainly didn't disappoint, as our kids fought every possession and battled to survive and advance.  Our trip to Montreal, London, and Niagara Falls gave us the opportunity to take in future NCAA stars, future CIS stars, and some CIS sleepers who are new to our radar.   Congratulations to Vaughan for winning the AAAA OFSAA Championship, Anderson CVI for winning the AAA OFSAA Championship, and Vanier for winning the AAA RSEQ Championship.  

 

AAAA OFSAA EVENT MIX 

Check out the OFFICIAL AAAA OFSAA EVENT MIX, created by Ontario's finest mix maker, Media Director Matt Berdan.

 

 

 

AAAA OFSAA NOTABLE PERFORMERS

Andrew Wiggins, Vaughan (6-7, SF, 2014) 

For a 15-year-old, Andrew had to deal with all kinds of hype and criticisms that come with being such a gifted basketball prospect. We are all proud to say he showed remarkable poise and focus this year. It was shown on the court in the Gold Medal game vs. Loyola on Wednesday night. While the opposing team’s crowd supporters chanted “Over-rated” & “Air-ball” to try and get under his skin, Andrew continued to do what he has always done – Dominate & Win. While redefining the true meaning of the word “freak athlete”, he makes everything look so easy. Handling the ball like a point guard, hitting outside shots, dominating the glass, and powering home dunks, we were all spoiled to see it in person. As he moves on to prep school next year, we wish him the best.

Richard Audu, Father Henry Carr (6-3, SG, 2012) 

After his team’s sluggish start in the first half of Henry Carr’s second round game against Fletcher’s Meadow, it was Richard that helped rally his boys back, scoring a game-high 30 points and a 66-63 win. He’s adept at finding openings in the defence and attacking it with power, so when his team needed baskets, he was always there to help provide it. He has good size for a guard, crashing the boards and is more than willing to absorb contact.

Rohan Boney, Loyola (6-4, SF, 2012)

A year ago, there were questions about his aggressiveness. Fast forward to this year? Let’s just say nobody’s asking questions anymore. This has been a big role in Rohan’s development. He has evolved into one of the top Class of 2012 players in Ontario. All you had to witness was his performance in the Gold Medal game, matching up against Vaughan’s star player, 6’7” wing Andrew Wiggins. Having blocked Wiggins a couple times and attacked him off the dribble, Rohan especially thrived when his pick pocketing turned into the play of the game - lifting off and slamming it in with two hands in transition that got the crowd roaring. Whether it’s slashing to the rim, hitting the boards, or playing the role of defensive stopper, he consistently stepped up to fill Loyola’s needs.

Aaron Redpath, J.Clarke Richardon (6-4, SG, 2011) 

Easily the best shooter in London, opposing coaches that saw him with an open shot felt as if they were punched in the stomach. With his high release point and a delicate touch, he showed off some impressive shooting clinics in his 5 games. So much so, that you began to think it’s going in every time it goes up in the air. When it comes to catch-and-shooting, his teammates have to be given credit for finding Aaron in the right spots at the right time. While his shooting exploits get most of the attention, he is also an under-appreciated defender. He anticipates and reads passing lanes very well, creating steals and fast-break points. Committed to McMaster next year, Aaron should be an impact player to keep an eye on in the CIS.

 

AAAA OFSAA PLAY OF THE TOURNAMENT

Lincoln Samuels sends Father Henry Carr into the semifinals with this three at the buzzer, which knocked out the Oakwood Barons (defending AAAA OFSAA Champions).  

 

 

AAA OFSAA NOTABLE PERFORMERS

Kevin Pangos, Dr. Denison (6-1, PG, 2011)

As expected, Kevin put on a great performance in Niagara Falls, ending with a Silver Medal. He showed his abilities to stretch defences, find open teammates, take good shots, and give encouragement to his team. Opposing teams attempted a number of traps to make him give up the ball, but he either broke it himself or sent it to teammates, most of which have the ability to handle the ball well. When he decides to turn it up a notch - shows off his top speed and outside shooting prowess - it’s unstoppable and a thing of beauty.

Dyshawn Pierre, Anderson CVI (6-6, SF, 2012) 

 

Nobody made matchup problems worse on the opposition more than Dyshawn did this week. He’s too quick off the dribble for forwards and too tall & strong for guards. Whether it’s displaying quick footwork or crashing the offensive boards with his length and athleticism, he is truly a man among boys. He led Anderson to the Gold Medal with a tournament-high 28.4 points per game. 

 

 

 

 

John Lenz, Hillcrest (6-7, C, 2011)

In a weak recruiting year for talented “big men” (i.e. 6’7”+) across the country, John got a lot of “Who is that?” from CIS coaches in attendance at OFSAA. A workhorse that welcomes physical contact, he finished every game with a jersey soaked in sweat. His skillset is a work in progress, but there are good signs. He’s aggressive going to the hoop, hit a couple of open 3s, and passed well under pressure. Looking for more information on him came from several CIS schools, including Ottawa, Laurier, Western, McGill, and Ryerson. With an academic average around 95%, the lightly recruited hidden gem has shown considerable interest in Queen’s University’s engineering program.

 

AAA RSEQ OFFICIAL PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIP PROMO

Check out this Promo by Quebec's finest mix maker, Shafique Bakush of KEEHS PRODUCTION.  

 

 

AAA RSEQ NOTABLE PERFORMERS

Boris Hadzimuratovic, Sainte-Foy (6-8, C, 2011)

 

 

 

While he may not be the most athletic big man in the province, he certainly could be the most polished.  He demonstrated terrific post moves and footwork on the low block, along with the ability to finish at the rim.  He's tough, he's physical, and he proved that offensively, he owns the paint in Quebec. If he got in better shape and started changing ends better, he would be a tremendously tough cover.  

 

 

 

Youssef Ouahrig, Champlain St.Lambert (6-0, PG, 2012) 

After foul problems affected his impact in Champlain’s quarterfinal game, Youssef went out and asserted himself in the semis against Vanier. He stepped up as a main scoring threat and finished with an impressive game-high 27 points, to go with his 12 rebounds and 7 assists.

Guillaume Payen-Boucard, Ahuntsic (6-5, F, 2011)

Guillaume is clearly a talent as he possesses tremendous athleticism.  He was the best athlete in the gym without question and he used it to get space and make plays in the paint.  He displayed an extremely fast and crisp spin move in the lane that no one seemed to be able to guard.  The one thing he struggled with was finishing.  He seems to play so fast that at times he loses control.  That said, there's no question he has a very high ceiling.  

Jonathan Smith, Dawson (6-3, F, 2011)

Leaving everything on the floor, this athletically gifted forward worked harder than any other player. He was considerably undersized in the post against Sainte-Foy’s twin towers of Boris Hadzimuratovic and Gabriel Barriault, but Jonathan brought his hardhat & lunch pail and went to work inside. He managed to put together a team-high 17 points and 9 rebounds to keep Dawson in the game.

Edouard Langis, Sainte-Foy (6-2, G, 2011)

He may not be a starter, but Edouard is a spark plug off the bench with leadership qualities to keep pushing Les Dynamiques to their limits. He showed his strength as a defensive stopper, not afraid to get in someone’s face to make life miserable. Dawson’s star point guard Chris Joseph struggled throughout the game, visibly frustrated with his inability to shake Edouard off.

Mukiya Post, Champlain St.Lambert (6-3, G/F, 2011)

 

 

Mukiya is a very intriguing player because he can play so many roles on the court well. Think of him as a blank scrabble piece. Add him in any spot and chances are you get more points. He followed his 29 + 10 performance on Day 1 by striking Vanier with 5 three-pointers.

 

 

 

 

AAA RSEQ PLAY OF THE TOURNAMENT

Lenny Austin's buzzer-beater as time expired vs. Champlain St. Lambert sent Vanier into the CEGEP Championship game.  They eventually went on to become 2011 CEGEP Champions.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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