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Wesmen Basketball Recruits Sisler’s Don Dayrit

Wesmen Basketball Recruits Sisler’s Don Dayrit

Don Dayrit
Wesmen basketball recruit Don Dayrit with head coach Mike Raimbault (UWINNIPEG WESMEN)

Sisler Spartans’ Don Dayrit has committed to the University of Wesmen men’s basketball team.

The 6’0″ guard is a Winnipeg native and averaged 27.9 points and four rebounds per game while connecting on 48 percent from the field and 84 percent from the free throw line.

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Raptors Lock Arms During Anthems Ahead of Pre-Season Game Against Warriors

Raptors Lock Arms During Anthems Ahead of Pre-Season Game Against Warriors

By Joshua Clipperton, The Canadian Press

Toronto Raptors
Toronto Raptors players lock arms during the singing of the national anthems before a pre-season NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors in Vancouver, B.C., on Saturday October 1, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

VANCOUVER – True to their word, the Toronto Raptors took a stand on Saturday by locking arms during the national anthems prior to a pre-season game against the Golden State Warriors.

Players and staff stood arm in arm during both the “Star-Spangled Banner” and “O Canada” at Rogers Arena, with some bowing their heads.

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Newest Bisons Basketball Recruit Heading to Chile

Newest Bisons Basketball Recruit Heading to Chile

University of Manitoba BisonsThe Manitoba Bisons have recruited a John Taylor Collegiate forward for the men’s basketball squad next season.

James Wagner recently graduated and will suit up with the Brown and Gold for the 2016-17 season. Until then, he will be accompanying head coach Kirby Schepp to Chile for the 2016 U18 men’s basketball national team July 19-23.

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Wesmen Basketball Add Guard Narcisse Ambanza

Wesmen Basketball Add Guard Narcisse Ambanza

Narcisse Ambanza
Narcisse Ambanza (UWINNIPEG WESMEN)

The University of Winnipeg Wesmen men’s basketball team has added a 6’3″ guard to their roster for the 2016-17 Canada West season.

Narcisse Ambanza comes from Eastern Commerce High School in Toronto, where he averaged 20.4 points, 4.7 assists, 7.8 rebounds per game in his final season (2014-2015).

“His combination of size, strength, and athleticism should provide an immediate impact on our team. We are excited about his ability to play multiple guard positions within our system and look forward to having him as a Wesmen,” head coach Mike Raimbault said of Ambanza.

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Former Wesmen Basketballer Signs Pro Contract in Luxembourg

Former Wesmen Basketballer Signs Pro Contract in Luxembourg

By Brian Schultz

Steven Wesley
Former University of Winnipeg Wesmen basketball player Steven Wesley (U OF W WESMEN)

A former University of Winnipeg Wesmen basketball player has signed a professional contract with the Kordall Steelers Basketball team in Luxembourg.

Steven Wesley recently signed on the dotted line, but is no stranger to such greater opportunities. He played last year in Fribourg, Switzerland for the Villars Basket (2nd Swiss Division).

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Wesmen Honouring First Ever Indigenous Day

Wesmen Honouring First Ever Indigenous Day

By David Klassen

University of Winnipeg WesmenA traditional blessing and smudging ceremony from an aboriginal elder will kick start the first ever University of Winnipeg Wesmen Indigenous Day this afternoon.

The Wesmen, along with the Aboriginal Student Council, will celebrate the day to coincide with their basketball games against the Brandon University Bobcats.

“As part of the University of Winnipeg, we wish to welcome and embrace the indigenous members of the university family and the indigenous community as a whole,” said Wesmen’s interim athletic director Dave Crook.

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Dinos on Bisons’ Territory in Basketball Home Opener

WINNIPEG — Two newly-named co-captains will be at the helm of the Manitoba Bison men’s basketball team tonight as the squad hits the court for their home opener.

Forward Wyatt Anders and guard Amarjit (AJ) Basi will lead Manitoba for the 2015-16 Canada West season.

“Wyatt is a returning captain and one of the best leaders in my time here at Manitoba,” said head coach Kirby Schepp.

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NBA All-Star Weekend in Winnipeg Nov. 19-22

NBA All-Star Weekend in Winnipeg Nov. 19-22

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WINNIPEG — Basketball all-stars from the NBA will be in Winnipeg later this month for a cross-Canada tour.

The NBA All-Star 2016 program will visit 14 Canadian cities, staging events with global ambassador and Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo and former NBA players Muggsy Bogues and Ron Harper, among others.

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CONTEST: Win a VIP Experience to the NBA in Winnipeg

CONTEST: Win a VIP Experience to the NBA in Winnipeg

NBA Canada SeriesThe NBA is in Winnipeg this weekend for a pre-season game and ChrisD.ca, along with Marriott International, want to give two people the ultimate VIP experience.

The Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves will play at MTS Centre on Saturday, October 10.

We have two (2) game tickets you could win, plus two meet and greet tickets with NBA legend Robert Parish. If that isn’t enough, the winner will also receive two tickets to the post-game VIP reception.

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