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— Hoops Hype Canada (@HoopsHypeCA) December 26, 2013
The U.S. high school game has seen a wealth of talent from Canada over the last ten years. Not only has there been a quality and quantity of players who have come into the U.S., but recently there the talent has been impactful.
Players such as Tristian Thompson (Cleveland Cavaliers), Corey Joseph, Anthony Bennett (Cleveland Cavaliers) and Kelly Olynyk (Boston Celtics) are in the NBA and Andrew Wiggins (Kansas), Tyler Ennis (Syracuse) and Kevin Pangos (Gonzaga) are making their mark in the college game.
The high school game has Montaque Gill-Ceasar (Ontario, Canada/Huntington Prep), who is ranked at No. 19 in the ESPN 60 junior rankings.
Not many know the name Justin Jackson (Ontario, Canada/Findlay Prep), but he’s a player to watch and is the No. 7 prospect in the ESPN 25 sophomore rankings.
His size, skill and his versatility make him special at a young age. His stroke behind the arc is smooth and he puts the ball on the deck and demonstrates body control with a soft touch to score at the rim.
I like where his game is headed he but one area that needs development is his middle game. However, he will be the next top player from Canada that will be on everyone's radar.
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