Across Border Global Games Girls Basketball Showcase May 6th, 2017

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ON POINT EVENT BULLETIN: ACROSS BORDER GLOBAL GAMES GIRLS BASKETBALL SHOWCASE ON SATURDAY MAY 6TH, 2017 2PM & 4:30PM AT THE RISE CENTRE IN BRANTFORD, ON.

The RISE Centre located at 411 Elgin Street Brantford, On N3S 7P5, will be hosting the 2017 Across Border Global Games (ABGG) on Friday May 5 and Saturday 6, 2017. The ABGG is the 3rd biggest game next to the McDonald’s All-American and the Jordan Brand classic in North America featuring future Olympic hopeful’s from the United States of America and Canada respectively. The futures game, consisting of some of the best grade 9-11 players will take place at Saturday May 6, at 2:00PM and the main event consisting of some of the best graduating seniors will take place Saturday May 6, at 4:30PM.

On the Canadian side the main event features Hailey Brown who attends St John’s College in Brantford, On and plays for TRC Academy out of The RISE Centre. She is currently ranked as the #1 high-school women’s basketball player in Canada and is also ranked #38 in the world in her graduating class of 2017 as per ESPN.com. In The Futures game, Laeticia Amihere will be suiting up for the Canadian side. She is currently ranked #1 in Canada and #3 in the world in her graduating class of 2019 as per ESPN.com Across Border Global Games will prove to be a venue to showcase the best in Women’s high school basketball on an international platform. The Rise Centre is excited to host the very best young ladies from the United States and Canada in a battle of the borders. The landscape of women’s basketball is changing at a rapid rate. Identifying these young talented athletes will be an instrumental part of bringing awareness globally to support and promote women’s basketball” Jim Wilson – Director ABGG CANADA

On the American side the main event features several McDonald’s and/or Jordan Brand All Americans. Chasity Patterson is currently ranked #4, Maya Davis ranked #11, Rennia Davis ranked #12 are all Top 15 players in the world as per ESPN.com for the graduating class of 2017. In the Futures game dynamic duo Samantha Brunelle and Chloe Chapman will be rolling with the USA. Brunelle is currently ranked #1 and Chapman is ranked #6 in the world in the Class of 2019 according to ESPN.com. The Across Borders Global Games is a tremendous opportunity for our young ladies to gain valuable international experience. The coaches and players are excited about traveling and competing in Canada. Hopefully, this is the first of many steps for Across Borders Global Games to aid in youth development on the international level.” Prentice Beverly – Director ABGG USA

Live stream: https://www.facebook.com/RogersTVWR/

UNDERCLASSMEN SELECTS ROSTER-Canada

Laeticia Amihere (S/F-2019), Niyah Becker (G-2018), Keishana Washington (PG-2018), Aerial Wilson (PG-2019), Roxane Makolo (G-2018), Kylee O’Hara (SF-2018), Justina King (G-2018), Makayla Ennis (G-2019), Christina Morra (F-2018), Savannah Day (F-2018) Coaches: Jeremie Kayeye (TRC Academy), Rob Angione (Southwest Academy), Lee Anna Osei (Founder of Canletes Basketball, UH Basketball Trainer, HC-Union Basketball, Assistant Coach – Team Ontario Girls U17)

UNDERCLASSMEN SELECTS ROSTER-USA

Maori Davenport (P-2019), Samantha Brunelle (F-2019), Naira Jones (PG-2020), Chloe Chapman (PG-2019), Rhyne Howard (G/F-2018), Kadan Lawson (G-2020), Brooke Moore (G-2018), Mariah Jones (PG-2018), Kryslyn Jones (G-2019) Jazmine Massengill (G-2018), Deja Kelly (G-2020), Marissa Mackins (G-2018)
Coaches: Tony Smith (Homewood Flossmoor HS IL), Corey Hairston (Carolina Prep NC)

UPPERCLASSMEN SENIOR SELECTS ROSTER-Canada

Hailey Brown (F-Michigan), Jama Bin-Edward (SF-Ryerson), Shaina Pellington (PG-Oklahoma), Louise Forsyth (SG-Gonzaga), Reece Mungar (SF/SG-Northern Kentucky), Leyki Sorra (SG-Ryerson), Raizel Guinto (F-Louisiana Tech), Samantha Gucciardi (F-Windsor), Tamara Farquhar (F-Perdue) Coaches: Christa Eniojukan (Team Ontario Sr HC,Durham Elite HC), Carly Clarke (Jr. Women’s National Team Canada HC, Ryerson University HC) , Agnes Borg (Canada Basketball Mgr. Youth Player Development, OBA Women’s Technical Lead)

UNDERCLASSMEN SENIOR SELECTS ROSTER-USA

Bianca Jackson [G-South Carolina], Khayla Pointer [PG-LSU], Autumn Newby [F-Vanderbilt], Unique Thompson [P-Auburn], Myah Taylor [PG-Mississippi State], Dani Lawson [F-Purdue], Rennia Davis [G-Tennessee],Gabrielle Connally [PG-Georgia], Eva Rubin [P-Arizona State], Chasity Patterson [PG-Texas], Quanniecia Morrison [G-Georgia], Kiana Chew [P-Arizona], Kasiyahna Kushkituah [P-Tennessee], Coaches: Dyneisha Jones Charles Henderson [HS AL], Kirk Pointer [Team Elite Nike EYBL]

Tickets for the ABGG are $15 and are available for purchase online. Tickets purchased at the the RISE Centre on the day of the event will cost $20. All tickets are general admission and are valid for both games. Additional event information can be found at www.therisecentre.com.  Lastly, The Swoosh Lounge located in the VIP section above the playing surface will have a license bar for the event. Spectators (19yr+ only) will able to purchase an alcoholic beverage, while watching the festivities below.

Media Day will be taking place on May 5, 2017 from 5PM-9PM. All Media Personnel are welcome to attend both days to cover the event. Please correspond with Jeremie Kayeye in order to obtain media credentials.

For more information on the event go to www.therisecentre.com

Courtesy The Rise Centre/Across Border Global Games

Drew Ebanks

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