Sussex Sonics; Sussex NB
Moncton High, NB
Fredericton High, NB
Auburn Drive, NS
Jean de Brebeuf, QC
The ‘18 ‘19 varsity men’s team is young and fresh with 8 new recruits. Coach Wes Michaud will capitalize on their eagerness and hard work ethic to grow these men to their full potential.
Our returning players include senior John Freeze, who will showcase his athleticism on the boards, BNB U16 player Kristian Jones with his diverse range, Jacob Church with his determined grit and Alex Mason with his ability to get to the rim.
Strong team work, good defence and outside shooting will make this a fun team to watch.
Moncton Purple Knights
The 2018 version of the Purple Knights will be young and inexperienced as they only have 3 returning players. MHS is embarking on a total rebuild after graduating 8 players and bringing in a new coaching staff for the upcoming season. The Knights are expecting quality leadership from seniors Beck Taekema and Souleye Drisdelle to assist in the development of the team.
Fredericton Black Kats
The 2018-2019 edition of the FHS Teed Saunders and Doyle Varsity Men’s Basketball program will be a group full of youth, energy, and depth. The Black Kats welcome back 5 players from their 2017-2018 season. Jay Hwang, Keighan Hamilton, Austin Kendall, will provide leadership to a younger team than FHS has seen in recent years. Also returning will be grade 12 Guard: Clark Brewster and grade 12 Forward: Eric Anderson. FHS will look to new team members Norm Burry, Carter Markey, Alex Dunn, Malcolm Christie, Ethan Tumwine, Marwan Soffee, Colin Matthews and Jimmy Hwang to spark the Kats attack. The Kats goal is to play an up-tempo style of basketball while maintaining a team first mindset.
We are a young fast athletic team that like to get up and down the floor. We like to play defence and get out and run in transition. One of our key players on our team is Kyrie Thompson grade 10. He was the Bio Steel All Star Game MVP this past summer. We also have Stand out point Guard from BNS U15 Bronze medal at Nationals grade 10 Romie Smith who has great court vison and also loves to defend. Grade 11 U17 BNS National Champion Jashajaun Downy is a great two way player with extended range. We won bronze at Provincials last year and we are looking to improve on that for 2018-2019. We play unselfish basketball as we have many guys who can put the ball in the bucket.
Auburn High won the 2017-18 Nova Scotia Provincial Championship. They finished the regular season and tournament play leading up to the provincials going 1-7 and were forced to win 3 sudden death games just to qualify for provincials. At provincials they went 3-0 to capture the Provincial crown as the 5th. seed coming into the tournament. They finished the season 36 -10 overall.
Last year’s team was a mix of 12th,11th and10th graders much different than this year’s team. This is much younger group with only one grade12 student making the squad, 4 are in 11th graders and 9 10th graders. Once this group figures things out Auburn will be a team that can go deep into its bench without missing a beat. The team will be led by Jayrell Diggs, Stacy Smith and Khalil Spivey. This team has the potential to repeat.
Young varsity team (2 grade 9's, 8 grade 10's and 3 grade 11's). Team composed mainly of guards, trying to play a high pace game both offensively and defensively.
Standouts players Louis Daoust (u15 Provincial team 2018)- good finisher around the rim and can shoot the 3 pointer really well , Lambert Vandycke, a senior point guard with the ability to shoot and penetrate ( good passer) and leadership qualities. Ambs Mathé is a versatile player who can play both inside and on the perimeter. Great slasher and energy player.
Expectations for the season are to play over .500. Make playoffs and go as far as possible. Development first trust the process and results will eventually come. Very young team, bright future!