TSN Unveils Roster of Canada’s Brightest High School Basketball Stars for Third Annual BIOSTEEL ALL CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAME, April 10 on TSN

— March 13, 2017

– Roster for TSN’s annual high school hoops showcase game features 24 of Canada’s top emerging young players –

– 2017 BIOSTEEL ALL CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAME tips off Monday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. ET exclusively on TSN, live from the University of Toronto’s Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport –

TORONTO (March 13, 2017) – Basketball’s future champions live on TSN, as BioSteel, Pretty River Sports + Entertainment, and TSN today revealed the roster of players selected to participate in the third annual edition of the BIOSTEEL ALL-CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAME. Announced during tonight’s NBA ON TSN halftime show as the Toronto Raptors host the Dallas Mavericks live on TSN, the players selected to the roster will be featured in TSN’s live coverage of the BIOSTEEL ALL-CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAME on Monday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. ET exclusively on TSN, live from the University of Toronto’s Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport. The roster for the 2017 BIOSTEEL ALL-CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAME features 24 of the top high school basketball players from across the country. The 24 players on the roster are as follows:
Emmanuel Akot Wasatch Academy (Utah) Manitoba
Nickeil Alexander-Walker Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (Tenn.) Ontario
Jahvon Blair Athlete Institute Prep (Ont.) Ontario
Ignas Brazdeikis Orangeville Prep (Ont.) Ontario
O’Shae Brissett Athlete Institute Prep (Ont.) Ontario
Marcus Carr Montverde Academy (Fla.) Ontario
Christian David Vermont Academy (Vt.) Ontario
Jerome Desrosiers Northfield Mount Hermon (Mass.) Québec
Danilo Djuricic St. Michael’s College School (Ont.) Ontario
Luguentz Dort The Conrad Academy (Fla.) Québec
Quincy Guerrier Thetford Academy (Que.) Québec
Abu Kigab Prolific Prep (Calif.) Ontario
Noah Kirkwood Ashbury College (Ont.) Ontario
Jaelin Llewellyn Virginia Episcopal (Va.) Ontario
Anthony Longpre Glenelg Country School (Md.) Québec
Matur Maker The Tech Academy (Ont.) Ontario
Andrew Nembhard Montverde Academy (Fla.) Ontario
Keshaun Saunders Orangeville Prep (Ont.) Ontario
Daniel Sackey 22 Feet Academy (S.C.) Manitoba
Grant Shephard Montverde Academy (Fla.) British Columbia
Simisola Shittu Vermont Academy (Vt.) Ontario
Stefan Smith Bill Crothers (Ont.) Ontario
Josip Vrankic Wasatch Academy (Utah) Ontario
Howard Washington Athlete Institute Prep (Ont.) Ontario
Junior Farquhar of Côte-St-Luc, Que. was selected to appear in the game but is currently unable to participate due to injury. Shai Alexander of Hamilton, Ont., Lindell Wigginton of North Preston, N.S., and RJ Barrett of Mississauga, Ont. were selected to appear in the game but are unable to participate due to schedule conflicts or academic obligations. All of the athletes selected to the roster of the BIOSTEEL ALL CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAME have played prominent roles in top-level basketball programming, from AAU to representing Canada on the international stage.

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The 24 players were chosen by a 10-person selection committee comprised of a cross-section of Canadian basketball stakeholders including provincial and territorial representatives, clubs, coaches, and scouts from across the country (more information regarding the selection process is available through the game’s official website at BioSteelAllCanadian.com). A selection of players featured on the roster will also compete in the skills events surrounding the game, which include the Sport Chek 3-Point Shootout and BMO Slam Dunk Competition, which take place at the Athlete Institute in Orangeville, Ont., on Sunday, April 9. Additional details, including the roster for the BioSteel Futures All Canadian Game, which takes place as part of the same event, will be announced in the coming weeks.

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 Orangeville, the Orangeville A’s (NBL Canada), the Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association, and the BioSteel All Canadian Basketball Game. For more information on PRSE, please visit: www.prse.ca.

About TSN

TSN is Canada’s Sports Leader. 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.caTSN 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 Champions League and UEFA Europa League, Premier League, MLB, Golf’s Majors, NASCAR, F1, Grand Slam Tennis, UFC, 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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