Former college stars claim Canadian coaching gigs

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You may be unaware that our cheery neighbors to the north have a professional basketball league. Given the National Basketball League’s tight geographical footprint and small number of teams, it’s a fair bet that most Canadians aren’t really aware of it, either. Some familiar names are sprouting up in the Great White North, however. Former [more]

Anthony Bennett will reportedly not travel with UNLV on trip to native Canada

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Anthony Bennett made a splash when he committed to Dave Rice and UNLV this spring, but the Rebels will be without his services during the team’s mid-August trip to Canada, Taylor Bern of the Las Vegas Sun is reporting. Bennett is a native of the Toronto area and, though he was cleared by the NCAA, [more]

Former Syracuse forward Mookie Jones signs agent, hopes to go pro in Canada

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Less than two weeks after announcing that he would not be returning to Syracuse for his senior season, former Orange forward Mookie Jones acknowledged in a press release distributed Sunday that he has signed an agent and hopes to turn pro in Canada. “I want to thank my coaches for the last 3 years. They [more]

Wake Forest taking trip to Canada for two preseason exhibitions

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Wake Forest head coach Jeff Bzdelik wanted to take his young team and get away this fall before the season begins, but not too far away. With that in mind, the Demon Deacons have planned a trip to Canada to play two exhibitions against schools north of the border, the university announced Tuesday. “With a [more]

Simon Fraser University conditionally approved to become first non-American full member of NCAA

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The NCAA is nearing the final stages of a process that would fully extend its jurisdiction to reach beyond the borders of the United States and into our northern neighbor, Canada. Simon Fraser University of British Columbia, Can., has been conditionally approved by the NCAA to become the first non-American school to be admitted as [more]

2014 Indiana commit Trey Lyles to play for Canadian Junior National Team

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Indianapolis Tech (Ind.) forward Trey Lyles, a 6-8, 210-pound prospect from the Class of 2014, has announced that he will play for Canada at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Brazil next month. Lyles, who was born in Canada, is committed to Indiana and is a Top 10 recruit in his class. He is expected [more]