Thon Maker Headlines Final Roster of High School All-Stars Confirmed for 2016 BIOSTEEL ALL-CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAME, April 11 on TSN

— April 7, 2016

– Roster for second-annual all-star game features 24 of Canada’s top high school basketball players, including Thon Maker, Justin Jackson, and more –

– 2016 BIOSTEEL ALL-CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAME tips off Monday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. ET exclusively on TSN, live from the University of Toronto’s Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport –

– TSN broadcast team features play-by-play commentator Rod Black, analyst Leo Rautins, and host Kate Beirness –

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TORONTO (April 7, 2016) – Thon Maker headlines Canada’s brightest emerging basketball stars in the 2016 BIOSTEEL ALL-CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAME, as BioSteel, Pretty River Sports + Entertainment, and TSN today announced the final roster of players competing in the second annual edition of the nation’s high school all-star showcase event. Live coverage of the 2016 BIOSTEEL ALL-CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAME airs Monday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. ET exclusively on TSN, live from the University of Toronto’s Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport. TSN’s broadcast team for the 2016 BIOSTEEL ALL-CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAME features award-winning play-by-play commentator Rod Black alongside NBA ON TSN analyst Leo Rautins, a member of the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame. TSN’s Kate Beirness hosts the network’s live coverage of the game, and contributes interviews from courtside at the Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport. 

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Featuring two teams coached by Dave DeAveiro (McGill University) and James Derouin (University of Ottawa), the 2016 BIOSTEEL ALL-CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAME showcases 24 of the top high school basketball players from across the country. The players on the game’s final roster are as follows:
NAME SCHOOL HOMETOWN
Emmanuel Akot Wasatch Academy (Utah) Winnipeg, Man.
Nickeil Alexander-Walker Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (Ten.) Scarborough, Ont.
Jahvon Blair Orangeville Prep Brampton, Ont.
Godwin Boahen The Hill Academy Toronto, Ont.
Ignas Brazdeikis Orangeville Prep Oakville, Ont.
O’Shae Brissett Findlay Prep (Nev.) Mississauga, Ont.
Nate Darling DeMatha Catholic High School Bedford, N.S.
Jerome Desrosiers Northfield Mount Hermon Montréal, Que.
Nikola Djogo Athlete Institute Prep Stoney Creek, Ont.
Danilo Djuricic St. Michael’s College School Brampton, Ont.
Marquell Fraser The Hill Academy Hamilton, Ont.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (Ten.) Hamilton, Ont.
Justin Jackson The Hill Academy Ajax, Ont.
Jaelin Llewellyn Orangeville Prep Mississauga, Ont.
Anthony Longpré Glenelg Country School (Md.) Montréal, Que.
Matur Maker Athlete Institute Prep Perth, Western Australia
Thon Maker Athlete Institute Prep Perth, Western Australia
Koby McEwen Wasatch Academy (Utah) Toronto, Ont.
Isiaha Mike Trinity International Prep (Nev.) Toronto, Ont.
Andrew Nembhard Vaughan Secondary School Vaughan, Ont.
Grant Shephard Kelowna Secondary School Kelowna, B.C.
Aher Uguak Harry Ainlay Edmonton, Alta.
Howard Washington Jr. Montverde Academy (Fla.) Buffalo, N.Y.
Kalif Young Orangeville Prep Vaughan, Ont.
A selection of players on the final roster will compete in the 2016 BioSteel All-Canadian Skills Competition, featuring the BMO Slam Dunk Contest and Sport Chek 3 Point Shoot-out on Sunday, April 10 at the Athlete Institute in Orangeville, Ont. TSN platforms deliver highlights, interviews, and behind-the-scenes content from the 2016 BioSteel All-Canadian Skills Competition. Participants for the skills events will be announced on Sunday, April 10. Additional details, including the roster for the BioSteel Future All-Canadians Game, which takes place as part of the same event and features top Grade 9 and 10 basketball players who may be selected to compete in the BIOSTEEL ALL-CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAME in future seasons, are available at TSN.ca/BioSteel. For ticket info for the BIOSTEEL ALL-CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAME, fans can visit the game’s official website at BioSteelAllCanadian.com.

About BioSteel

BioSteel is a Canadian operated sports nutrition company that was built on the mandate of providing the safest, healthiest, and most effective line of nutritional products available. BioSteel’s line of nutritional products ranges from a sugar and caffeine free sports beverage with no artificial flavours, colours, or preservatives, to a line of proteins and a variety of nutritional bars. BioSteel products are currently readily available across Canada, and globally with select retail partners. For more information, including a full list of retail locations, please visit www.biosteel.com or email info@biosteel.com.

About Pretty River Sports + Entertainment

PRSE is a company that owns and operates several sports and entertainment properties, including: the Athlete Institute, Athlete Institute Football Club, Athlete Institute Basketball Academy, CrossFit Combine, the Orangeville A’s (NBL Canada), the Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association, and the BioSteel All-Canadian Basketball Game. For more information, please visit www.PRSE.ca.

About TSN

TSN is Canada’s Sports Leader and #1 specialty network. With a broad portfolio of multimedia sports assets, Champions Live Here as TSN delivers world-class content across its industry-leading platforms including five national television feeds, TSN.ca, TSN GO, and TSN Radio stations across the country. With more championship events than any broadcaster in the country, TSN’s deep and diverse roster of live sports programming includes the Grey Cup, IIHF World Junior Championship, Hockey Canada events, CFL, NFL, NBA, MLS, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Winnipeg Jets, Season of Champions Curling, FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro 2016, MLB, Barclays Premier League, Golf’s Majors, NASCAR, F1, Grand Slam Tennis, NCAA March Madness, and Skate Canada and Rugby Canada events. TSN is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.

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