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HoopStars Canada Rankings - Class of 2009 to 2012

Post by BJH on Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:05 pm

I've posted rankings for four different Canadian classes on the HoopStars Canada website. Each article is viewable to the public.

http://www.hoopstarscanada.com/index.pl

Below is the 2009 Rankings by Position article:

It is time to take a look inside the Class of 2009 from coast-to-coast. After arduous analysis, the best Canadian prospects were first classified into a specific position and then placed in order next to their peers. While some players have the option of returning for another year of high school eligibility (or prep) eligibility within the acceptable time frame, each is currently planning to graduate and attend a post-secondary institution next fall.

Commitments, both signed and verbal, have been designated in BOLD next to the prospect’s name.

HoopStars Canada rankings - Class of 2009

Centres

1. Renaldo Dixon 6’8”, Zion Lutheran (Deerfield Beach, FL) via Toronto, ON
2. Mike Allison 6’9”, NEDA (Hamilton, ON) via Lynden, ON – Maine (NCAA D1)
3. John Brutto 6’8”, St. Thomas Aquinas (London, ON)
4. Byron Trench 6’8”, St. Edmund Campion (Brampton, ON)
5. Rob Dewar 6’11”, NEDA (Hamilton, ON) via Guelph, ON
6. Chad Posthumus 6’10”, River East (Winnipeg, MB)
7. Blake Pauls 6’10”, Leamington (Leamington, ON)
8. Dejan Kravic 6’10”, Westminster (London, ON)
9. Colton Hood 6’9”, St. David’s (Waterloo, ON)
10. Dallin Bachynski 6’9”, Sir Winston Churchill (Calgary, AB)

Power Forwards

1. Chadrack Lufile 6’9”, Assumption (Burlington, ON)
2. Owen Klassen 6’8”, Bayridge (Kingston, ON)
3. Murphy Burnatowski 6’6”, NEDA (Hamilton, ON) via Waterloo, ON – Maine (NCAA D1)
4. Tyson Hinz 6’6”, St. Matthew’s (Ottawa, ON)
5. Bryan Nahimana 6’8”, Montcalm (London, ON)
6. Ludovic Ndaye 6’7”, NEDA (Hamilton, ON) via Montreal, QC
7. Noel Jones 6’7”, Marianapolis (Thompson, CT) via Halifax, NS
8. Tristan Renaud-Tremblay 6’7”, Champlain-St. Lambert (Montreal, QC) – The Citadel (NCAA D1)
9. Todd Bergen-Henengouwen 6’5”, Picture Butte (Picture Butte, AB)
10. Matt Howlett 6’5”, Assumption (Burlington, ON)

Small Forwards

1. Kelly Olynyk 6’10”, South Kamloops (Kamloops, BC) – Gonzaga (NCAA D1)
2. Alwayne Bigby 6’5”, Eastern Commerce (Toronto, ON)
3. Christian Kabongo 6’4”, to be announced* (Toronto, ON)
4. Roger Dugas 6’8”, NEDA (Hamilton, ON) via Georgeville, QC
5. Alex Arthur 6’4”, West Hill (Toronto, ON)
6. Taylor Johnston 6’6”, West Hill (Toronto, ON) – Binghamton (NCAA D1)
7. Greg Faulkner 6’5”, Holy Cross (Kingston, ON)
8. Terell Campbell 6’5”, CW Jefferys (Toronto, ON)
9. Hichem Benayad-Cherif 6’6”, Montmorency (Montreal, QC)
10. Malik Dauda 6’5”, Archbishop Carroll (Washington, DC) via Montreal, QC

Point Guards

1. Junior Cadougan 6’0”, Christian Life Center (Humble, TX) via Toronto, ON – Marquette (NCAA D1)
2. Ty Nurse 6’1”, NEDA (Hamilton, ON) via Vancouver, BC
3. Ryan Rozsnaki 6’0”, Dawson (Montreal, QC)
4. Bryson Johnson 6’0”, St. David’s (Waterloo, ON) – Bucknell (NCAA D1)
5. Marvin Binney 6’1”, Eastern Commerce (Toronto, ON)
6. Adrian Tomlinson 5’8”, West Hill (Toronto, ON)
7. Anthony Sears 6’4”, Riverview (Riverview, NB)
8. Adam Chmielewski 6’0”, Champlain-St. Lambert (Montreal, QC)
9. Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson 5’9”, Garden City (Winnipeg, MB)
10. Josh Collins 6’1”, Vaughan (Thornhill, ON)

Shooting Guards

1. Mangisto Arop 6’5”, NEDA (Hamilton, ON) via Edmonton, AB – Gonzaga (NCAA D1)
2. Jason Calliste 6’2”, Quality Education (Winston Salem, NC) via Toronto, ON
3. Rob Gagliardi 6’2”, Pickering (Ajax, ON) – Canisius (NCAA D1)
4. Simon Bibeau 6’2”, NEDA (Hamilton, ON) via Montreal, QC
5. Clinton Springer-Williams 6’4”, Regina Mundi (London, ON)
6. Jonathan Tull 6’3”, Pickering (Ajax, ON) – Central Connecticut State (NCAA D1)
7. Enrico Di Loreto 6’1”, HB Beal (London, ON) – Central Connecticut State (NCAA D1)
8. Robinson Odoch-Opong 6’3”, Sainte-Foy (Quebec City, QC)
9. Jerome Brown 6’3”, Eastern Commerce (Toronto, ON)
10. Andrew McGuinness 6’3”, Handsworth (North Vancouver, BC) – Calgary (CIS)

For the reasons given below, the following national talents were not included in the Top 50:

Not Listed Due to Serious Injury (*Status Uncertain)
a) Anthony McIntosh 6’5” PF, St. Patrick’s (Ottawa, ON)
b) Trevor Scheurmann 6’6” PF, Oak Park (Winnipeg, MB)

Overraged for List (* Over the five-year limit of high school -or- attended four-year high school + attended Quebec CEGEP)
a) Lien Phillip 6’8” C, IMG Academy (Bradenton, FL) via Toronto, ON
b) Dwayne Smith 6’5” SF, Bridgton (North Bridgton, ME) via Toronto, ON – George Washington (NCAA D1)
c) Niko Cochran 6’2” SG, Champlain-St. Lambert (Montreal, QC) via Vancouver, BC – Davidson (NCAA D1)

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Class of 2010 Article

Post by BJH on Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:07 pm

http://www.hoopstarscanada.com/news.pl?nid=38

When looking at underclassmen, the rankings get more complicated to complete and subsequently to understand. Considering a prospect’s untapped potential, expected growth spurts, level of training, and post-secondary value are some major factors. It is not necessarily in order of who are the best players today, but who should be the best prospects by graduation. For example, post players usually take the most time to develop, so that has to be factored into the formula. There is a window of time for each prospect to tap into their potential and their ranking will obviously begin to rise as they approach it or fall the closer they are in failing to reach it. Naturally, the further they are from graduation, the more time they have to prove their potential and rise/fall in the rankings.

(C = Centre, PF = Power Forward, SF = Small Forward, PG = Point Guard, SG = Shooting Guard, CG = Combo Guard)

HoopStars Canada rankings - Class of 2010

1. Tristan Thompson 6’9” PF, St. Benedict’s (Newark, NJ) via Brampton, ON
2. Cory Joseph 6’2” CG, Findlay (Henderson, NV) via Ajax, ON
3. Kadeem Green 6’9” PF, United Faith Christian (Charlotte, NC) via Markham, ON
4. Dwight Powell 6’9” PF, IMG Academy (Bradenton, FL) via Toronto, ON
5. Maurice Walker 6’10” C, Mother Teresa (Toronto, ON)
6. Melvin Ejim 6’6” SF, Brewster (Wolfeboro, NH) via Brampton, ON
7. Jean-Paul Kambola 6’10” C, St. Benedict’s (Newark, NJ) via Toronto, ON
8. Laurent Rivard 6’5” SF, Northfield-Mount Hermon (Gill, MA) via Montreal, QC
9. Emerson Murray 6’2” SG, St. George’s (Vancouver, BC)
10. Nick Wiggins 6’5” SG, Amos P Godby (Tallahassee, FL) via Thornhill, ON
11. Stephen Alli 6’7” PF, Proctor (Andover, NH) via Caledon, ON
12. James Johnson 6’8” C, Morse (San Diego, CA) via Lethbridge, AB
13. Yann Charles 6’5” SF, Champlain-St. Lambert (Montreal, QC)
14. Eli Mara 6’4” SG, White Rock (White Rock, BC)
15. Ashton Khan 5’11” PG, Mother Teresa (Toronto, ON)
16. Shayok Shayok 6’6” SG, St. Patrick’s (Ottawa, ON)
17. Taevaunn Prince 6’3” CG, Proctor (Andover, NH) via Brampton, ON
18. Marek Klassen 6’1” CG, Yale (Abbotsford, BC)
19. Jahenns Manigat 6’2” CG, NEDA (Hamilton, ON) via Ottawa, ON
20. Matthieu Johnson 6’1” SG, Sagemont (Weston, FL) via Toronto, ON

For the reason given below, the following national talent was not included in the Top 20:

Not Listed Due to Serious Injury (*Status Uncertain)
- Kofi Ankoma-Mensa 6’4” SG, Mountain State (Beckley, WV) via Brampton, ON

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Class of 2011 Article

Post by BJH on Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:08 pm

http://www.hoopstarscanada.com/news.pl?nid=37

While it is not set in stone that each of these prospects will graduate in this designated year, due to the high percentage of southern Ontario prospects using their optional fifth year of high school eligibility as they prepare for the next level, prospective fifth-year southern Ontario grads were chosen. Some have already designated themselves as potential grads in the given year below, while some have not. Since the NCAA has tightened their rulebook on the eligibility of prospects in Quebec, two years of CEGEP for each was placed as the default road to their graduation.

HoopStars Canada rankings - Class of 2011

1. Myck Kabongo 6'1" PG, St. Benedict's (Newark, NJ) via Toronto, ON
2. Kyle Wiltjer 6'9" SF, Jesuit (Portland, OR) via Victoria, BC
3. Grandy Glaze 6'5" PF, St. John's (Frederick, MD) via Brampton, ON
4. Khem Birch 6'8" C, Riverdale (Montreal, QC)
5. Junior Fortunat 6'7" PF, Loyola (Montreal, QC)
6. Kemy Osse 6’0” PG, Archbishop Carroll (Washington, DC) via Montreal, QC
7. Kevin Thomas 6’7” PF, St. John's (Frederick, MD) via Brampton, ON
8. Stefan Nastic 6’10” C, Thornhill (Thornhill, ON)
9. Matej Delinac 6’1” SG, St. John's (Frederick, MD) via Brampton, ON
10. Kevin Thomas 6’7” PF, Pickering (Ajax, ON)
11. Wells Davis 6’5” SG, Culver (Culver, IN) via Mississauga, ON
12. Jonathan Dave Tshibuy 6’5” PF, Dunton (Montreal, QC)
13. Kenny Jean-Louis 6’5” SF, Henri Bourassa (Montreal, QC)
14. Satar Wahidi 6’6” SF, Orchard Park (Hamilton, ON)
15. Kenny-Fred Chery 5’11” PG, Jeanne Mance (Montreal, QC)

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Class of 2012 Article

Post by BJH on Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:09 pm

http://www.hoopstarscanada.com/news.pl?nid=36

While it is not set in stone that each of these prospects will graduate in this designated year, due to the high percentage of southern Ontario prospects using their optional fifth year of high school eligibility as they prepare for the next level, prospective fifth-year southern Ontario-based grads were chosen. Some have already designated themselves as potential grads in the given year below, while some have not. Since the NCAA has tightened their rulebook on the eligibility of prospects in Quebec, two years of CEGEP for each was placed as the default road to their graduation.

HoopStars Canada rankings - Class of 2012

1. Richard Peters 6’10” C, Sagemont (Weston, FL) via Toronto, ON
2. Junior Lomomba 6’4” SF, Madison Memorial (Madison, WI) via Montreal, QC
3. Anthony Bennett 6’6” PF, Harold Brathwaite (Brampton, ON)
4. Kevin Pangos 6’1” PG, Dr. JM Denison (Newmarket, ON)
5. Jermaine Myers 6’0” PG, Culver (Culver, IN) via Ajax, ON
6. Martin Dixon-Green 6’3” SG, Pope John Paul II (Toronto, ON)
7. Juwan Brescacin 6’4” SF, Loyola (Mississauga, ON)
8. Jonathan Alexander 6’4” PF, Mother Teresa (Toronto, ON)
9. Olivier Hanlan 6’0” PG, Grand Riviere (Gatineau, QC)
10. Keegan Dunlop 6’10” C, St. Francis (St. Catharines, ON)

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Re: HoopStars Canada Rankings - Class of 2009 to 2012

Post by tart11 on Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:04 pm

Great lists. Looks like someone has done their homework. Thank GOD for all of the prep schools. The talent out of the GTA and Canada in general is indeed increasing. The only problem is that the prep schools are like vultures. They will take all the talent out of Canada as they can. Instead of developing our kids here at home, and working together to develop coaching talent, kids are leaving in bigger numbers then ever.

I don't really blame the kids for going south, I would just rather see them develop and thrive at home.

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Re: HoopStars Canada Rankings - Class of 2009 to 2012

Post by greenlight on Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:35 pm

i was about to say... pretty obvious that the trend for most of the better talents in canada is to leave canada and develop their talents abroad... . should be really emabressin for basketball canada, at it should let them know wat our players think of our nation's basketball, as they're all leaving to play everywhere but canada

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Re: HoopStars Canada Rankings - Class of 2009 to 2012

Post by whatupdawg on Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:14 pm

itz all abowt d benjamiz $$$ bow wow wow

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Re: HoopStars Canada Rankings - Class of 2009 to 2012

Post by dhoward12 on Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:08 pm

how come wells davis is in class of 2011 thought he was in 2010 and jermain myers in 2012?

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Post by greenlight on Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:11 pm

reclassification once u go to the states - get put a year back usually

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Re: HoopStars Canada Rankings - Class of 2009 to 2012

Post by Xavier Rimrocker on Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:33 pm

I thought the NCAA had put a stop to re-classification.

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Re: HoopStars Canada Rankings - Class of 2009 to 2012

Post by kiddddo on Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:01 pm

BJH,

Why don't you rank the High School teams in the country?
I think it could do a wonder for your site with your reasearch skills

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Re: HoopStars Canada Rankings - Class of 2009 to 2012

Post by winordie on Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:42 am

Wells Davis at # 11?

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Re: HoopStars Canada Rankings - Class of 2009 to 2012

Post by winordie on Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:43 am

Richard Peters is way overrated. Unless the ranking is based on height and not game time. I an see someone seeing his potential but based on right now Anthony Bennett is the top 2011.

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Re: HoopStars Canada Rankings - Class of 2009 to 2012

Post by winordie on Fri Jan 30, 2009 9:43 am

Don't sleep on Jermaine Myers

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Re: HoopStars Canada Rankings - Class of 2009 to 2012

Post by Peel Fan on Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:34 pm

I love how some posters simply know better than the person who does this for a living. They are so certain of this that they don't even back up their opinion with some concrete reasons.
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Re: HoopStars Canada Rankings - Class of 2009 to 2012

Post by kiddddo on Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:49 pm

Peel Fan,

I agree with you, but BJH should provide back up of his opinion with some concrete reasons. I just want to know what made him choose these talented young youth and how they play? I just feel that you have to provide those things, instead of just throwing on the site and saying "that's the way it is".

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