NBYMP Roster

 

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2020 NBYMP Roster

The National Basketball Youth Mentorship Program (NBYMP) aims to bridge the “gap” between high-level Canadian professional basketball athletes and youth. In addition, to also bridge the gap between university athletes/coaches and youth. NBYMP mentees have the opportunity to communicate with their mentors through email communication, audio calling, and/or video calling. Our Mentors have agreed to share their experiences, knowledge, and advice with all NBYMP Mentees in need of mentorship. When communicating with your mentor(s), we only have one rule: Be respectful!

Visit our “Services” page for more info about mentorship!

NBYMP Mentors

Professional Athletes

Kayla Alexander

Kayla Alexander

Hometown: Milton, ON
High School: Milton District High School
University: Syracuse University (NCAA D1)
Professional Leagues: WNBA (2013-present), WNBL Australia (2018-2019), KWBL Korea (2017), LBF France (2016-2017), RPL Russia (2013-2016)

Nick Wiggins

Nick Wiggins

Hometown: Vaughan, ON
High School: Vaughan Secondary School
University: Wichita State University (NCAA)
Professional Leagues: Brazil (2019-Present), Thailand (2019), Brazil (2018-2019), NBLC (2017), North Macedonia (2016), NBA D-League (2015)

Kaza Kajami-Keane

Kaza Kajami-Keane

Hometown: Ajax, ON
High School: Pickering High School, Christian Faith Academy
University: Carleton (USPORTS), Cleveland State University (NCAA), Illinois State University (NCAA)
Professional Leagues: France (2020-Present), Netherlands (2018-2019), NBA G-League (2017-2018)

Alex Kiss-Rusk

Alex Kiss-Rusk

Hometown: Beaconsfield, QC
High School: Phillips Academy Andover (Andover, Massachusetts)
University: McGill University (USPORTS), Virginia Tech (NCAA)
Professional Leagues: Germany – DBBL (2018-present)

Dylan Ennis

Dylan Ennis

Hometown: Brampton, ON
High School: St. Edmund Campion, Wings Academy (Bronx, NY), Lake Forest Academy (Lake Forest, Illinois)
University: University of Oregon (NCAA), Villanova University (NCAA), Rice University (NCAA)
Professional Leagues: Andorra (2018-Present), Spain (2018), Serbia (2017-2018)

Marek Klassen

Marek Klassen

Hometown: Abbotsford, BC
High School: Yale Secondary School (Abbotsford)
University: Point Loma Nazarene University (NCAA)
Professional Leagues: CEBL (2019-present), Turkey (2017-present), British Basketball League (2016-2017)

Jabulani “Jabs” Newby

Jabulani “Jabs” Newby

Hometown: Brampton, ON
High School: St. Marguerite D’Youville Secondary School, Mountain State Academy
University: Eastern Kentucky University (NCAA), Gannon University (NCAA)
Professional Leagues: CEBL (2020-Present) Spain (2017-present), Mexico (2017), NBLC (2014-2017)

Devoe Joseph

Devoe Joseph

Hometown: Pickering, ON
High School: Pickering High School
University: University of Oregon (NCAA), University of Minnesota (NCAA)
Professional Leagues: Turkey (2018-present), Finland (2018), Venezuela (2017), Greece (2017), Isreal (2016), Montenegro (2015-16), France (2015), Turkey (2014-15), Spain (2013-14), Ukraine (2012-2013)

Justin Edwards

Justin Edwards

Hometown: Whitby, ON
High School: Anderson CVI
University: Kansas State (NCAA), University of Maine (NCAA)
Professional Leagues: Hungary (2019-Present), CEBL (2019), Isreal (2018), France (2018), South Korea (2017-18)

Joel Friesen

Joel Friesen

Hometown: Abbotsford, BC
High School: Yale Secondary School 
University: University of Alberta (USPORTS), University of Fraser Valley (USPORTS)
Professional Leagues: CEBL (2019-Present), Ukraine (2019-present), NBLC (2015-2019)

Dyshawn Pierre

Dyshawn Pierre

Hometown: Whitby, ON
High School: Anderson CVI
University: Dayton University (NCAA)
Professional Leagues: Italy (2017-Present), Germany (2016-2017)

Michael Fraser

Michael Fraser

Hometown: Mississauga, ON
High School: Fairmount Heights (Capital Heights, Maryland)
University: Oklahoma Baptist University
Professional Leagues: CEBL (2019-Present), Poland (2017-Present), 11th Professional Season

Samy Mohamed

Samy Mohamed

Hometown: Scarborough, ON
High School: Blessed Mother Teresa CSS
University: University of PEI (USPORTS), Algoma University (USPORTS)
Professional Leagues: Spain (2018-Present)

Brey Johnson

Brey Johnson

Hometown: Durham, NC
High School: Palm Beach Gardens High School (Florida), Forsyth Country Day School (NC)
University: University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Professional Leagues: Team Canada (present), Ecuador (2018-2019), Germany, France, Hong Kong, Romania

Alex Johnson

Alex Johnson

Hometown: Toronto, ON
High School: Vaughan Road Academy
University: NC State University (NCAA), Cal State Bakersfield
Professional Leagues: CEBL (2019-present), Ecuador (2018-2019), NBLC (2013-2018), NBA G-League (2016-2017), Hong Kong (2015-2017), China (2015-2017), Romania (2012-2013)

Silvana Jez

Silvana Jez

Hometown: Kitchener, ON
High School: Cameron Heights Collegiate
University: Ryerson University (USPORTS)
Professional LeaguesFrance (2018-Present), Romania (2017-2018), Holland (2016-2017)

Tramar Sutherland

Tramar Sutherland

Hometown: Toronto, ON
High SchoolFather Henry Carr Catholic School
UniversityUniversity of Arkansas at Little Rock (NCAA), South Plains College (JUCO)
Professional Leagues: NBLC (2014-Present)

Jean Emmanuel Pierre Charles

Jean Emmanuel Pierre Charles

Hometown: Ottawa, ON
High School: Ashbury College
University: Ottawa University (USPORTS), Carleton University (USPORTS)
Professional Leagues: CEBL (2020-present) Spain (2018-Present)

Jenning Leung

Jenning Leung

HometownPullman, Washington, USA
High School: Brent International School Manila
University: McGill University (USPORTS)
Professional Leagues: China (2018-Present)

Jill Stratton

Jill Stratton

Hometown: Etobicoke, ON
High School: EtobicokeCollegiate Institute
University: University of Toronto (USPORTS)
Professional Leagues: Germany 2DBBL (2015-Present)

Anthony Ottley Jr

Anthony Ottley Jr

Hometown: Toronto, ON
High SchoolEmery Collegiate Institute
University: Red Deer College (CCAA), Trinity Western (USPORTS), Kilgore College (JUCO)
Professional LeaguesCanada (2016-Present)

Jamal Reynolds

Jamal Reynolds

Hometown: Pickering, ON
High School: Pine Ridge Secondary School
University: Canisius (NCAA)
Professional Leagues: CEBL (2019-present), NBLC (2017-Present)

Dani Elgadi

Dani Elgadi

Hometown: Waterloo, ON
High School: Waterloo Collegiate Institute High School
University: Brock University (USPORTS)
Professional Leagues: Germany (2019-present), Portugal (2019)

Daniel Gordon

Daniel Gordon

HometownAjax, ON
High School: Ajax High School
University: Memorial University (USPORTS), Fleming College (CCAA)
Professional Leagues: NBLC (2018 – Present)

Jazz Bains

Jazz Bains

Hometown: London England
High School: Brampton Centennial
University: Queens University (USPORTS), St. Lawrence College (CCAA)
University Major: Health Studies / Fitness and Health Promotion

Johneil Simpson

Johneil Simpson

Hometown: Toronto, ON
High School: Vaughan Road Academy
University: Brock University (USPORTS)

Taijah Campbell

Taijah Campbell

Hometown: Ajax, ON
High School: Pickering High School
University: Virginia Tech (NCAA D1)
Pro League(s): Poland (2019-present), Slovakia (2016-2018)

Christian Casimier

Christian Casimier

Hometown: Scarborough, ON
High School: Cardinal Newman CSS
University: Nipissing University (USPORTS), Canadore College (CCAA)
Pro League(s): Spain

NBYMP Mentors

College/University Athletes

Mikaela Brewer

Mikaela Brewer

Hometown: Barrie, ON
High School: Innisdale Secondary
University: Stanford University (NCAA)
University Major: Human Biology with Notation in Science Communication 
University Minor: Creative Writing

Cole Long

Cole Long

Hometown: St. John’s, Newfoundland
High School: Athletic Institute Basketball Academy (Orangeville)
University: Memorial University (USPORTS), University of Detroit Mercy (NCAA)
University Major: Biochemistry

Julia Hanaka

Julia Hanaka

Hometown: Hamilton, ON
High School: St. Marys Catholic SS
University: McMaster University (USPORTS)

 

Jamal Mayali

Jamal Mayali

Hometown: Toronto, ON
High School: Bill Crothers SS
University: McGill University (USPORTS)

Farah Alfar

Farah Alfar

Hometown: Aurora, ON
High School: Aurora High School
University: ALgoma (UPOSRTS)
University Major: Business Admin

Tyler Vanassen

Tyler Vanassen

Hometown: Whitby, ON
High School: Sinclair Secondary School
University: Georgian College (CCAA)
University Major: Sports Admin

NBYMP Mentors

Coaches & Public Figures

Aycha Hamaoui

Aycha Hamaoui

Hometown: Toronto, ON
High SchoolEtobicoke Collegiate Institute
University:  Yorkville University (2018 – present), Redeemer University (2013 – 2015), Humber College (2009 – 2013)
Teams Coached: Humber College Women’s Varsity Team (2014 – Present), Etobicoke Collegiate Senior Boys (2016 – Present), Humber College Extramurals (2014 – 2018), Etobicoke Thunder U16 & U19 (2016 – 2018), Toronto Basketball Club (2017)

Jessica Roque

Jessica Roque

Hometown: Mississauga, ON
High School: Father Michael Goetz SS
University: Cleveland State University (NCAA)
Teams Coached: Uni. of Waterloo (2020-present), Ryerson University (2016 – 2020), U14 Team Ontario (2019), U17 Kia Nurse Elite (2019), U17 Team Ontario Girls (2017), Cleveland State University (2015-2016)

Micaella Riche

Micaella Riche

Hometown: Ottawa, ON
High School: Ecole Secondaire Publique Louis-Riel
University: University of Minnesota (4 years as player, Bachelors) Kansas State University (3 years, master’s degree and on staff)
Pro League(s): Greece (2017-18)
Teams Coached: Kansas State University (3 years, master’s degree and on staff)

Jamil Abiad

Jamil Abiad

Hometown: Ottawa, ON
High School: Colonel By
University: Bishops University
Pro League(s): Lebanon – Tadamon Zouk (2017-2018) / Lebanon – Hoops Club (2015-2016)
Teams Coached: Team Believe, Janlfitness, NL Fitness (2018 – present)

Caroline Hummell

Caroline Hummell

Hometown: Sarnia, ON
High School: St. Patricks (Sarnia, ON)
University: Mount St. Mary’s University (NCAA)
Teams Coached: Queens University WBB (2019-present), Kingston Impact (Present)

Christopher Egi

Christopher Egi

Hometown: Markham, ON
High School: Montverde Academy (Florida)
University: Harvard University (Ivy League NCAA)
University Major: Economics

Shak Edwards

Shak Edwards

Hometown: Innisfil, ON
High School: Nantyr Shores SS
University: St. Lawrence College (OCAA – Bachelor Behavioral Science)
Teams Coached: Shak’s World Basketball, IEM Basketball (Head Coach, 7 years), CKU Basketball (Head Coach), coaches youth in Simcoe County and beyond

Aaron Redpath

Aaron Redpath

Hometown: Ajax, ON
High SchoolJ. Clarke Richardson Collegiate
UniversityMcMaster University (USPORTS)
Professional LeaguesCanada (2017 – Present) / Spain (2016 – 2017)                   Teams Coached: Purpose Driven Mentality, Oakville Basketball 

Mariah Nunes

Mariah Nunes

Hometown: Ajax, ON
High School: Bill Crothers S.S. (Markham, Ontario)
University: Ryerson University (USPORTS) / Fairleigh Dickinson University (NCAA D1)
Professional Leagues: France (2018 – Present)/Spain (2016 – 2018)

Lindsay Panchan

Lindsay Panchan

Hometown: Ajax, ON
High School: Notre Dame CHS
University: Durham College (CCAA)
Professional Leagues: Germany (2017 -2018)

Hillary Hanaka

Hillary Hanaka

Hometown: Hamilton, ON
High School: St. Marys Catholic SS
University: McMaster University (USPORTS)

Yusuf Ali

Yusuf Ali

Hometown: Ottawa, ON
High School: Vaughan Road Academy
University: Ryerson University (USPORTS), Seneca College (CCAA), Brock University (USPORTS)
University Major: Business Management        Teams Coached: Toronto Basketball Academy

Richard Peters

Richard Peters

HometownToronto, ON
High School: Westwind Prep (Phoenix, AZ)
University: University of Cal State Fullerton / University at Albany, N.Y.
Professional Leagues: Canada (2018 – Present) / Spain (2017)

Austin Chambers

Austin Chambers

Hometown: Ajax, ON
High School: Pickering High School
University: Memorial University (USPORTS)
Teams Coached: Elevate Canada (2017 – Present)