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Top-Ranked Canadian Basketball Prospect R.J. Barrett Unveils His Highly Anticipated College Announcement, Live on TSN

– Nabil Karim hosts TSN’s coverage alongside NBA ON TSN analyst Leo Rautins, live from the Lionhead Golf & Conference Centre in Brampton, Ont. on Friday, Nov. 10 –

TORONTO (November 2, 2017) – Canadian high school basketball star prospect R.J. Barrett will reveal his highly anticipated 2018-19 college announcement on Friday, Nov. 10 at Lionhead Golf & Conference Centre in Brampton, Ont., and TSN provides fans exclusive live coverage of the announcement during the 6 p.m. ET edition of SPORTSCENTRE.

Live on-site at the Lionhead Golf & Conference Centre, Nabil Karim hosts Friday’s special SPORTSCENTRE broadcast alongside NBA ON TSN analyst Leo Rautins who breaks down what makes Barrett such a highly touted prospect, and Kayla Grey who delivers interviews for TSN.ca.

SPORTSCENTRE primes fans for the announcement on Thursday, Nov. 9 with a special feature delivering exclusive access to the Barrett family in Florida, where the bourgeoning star is currently playing high school basketball.

A standout high school competitor, and consensus top prospect, R.J. Barrett currently attends Montverde Academy in Florida and plays for AAU powerhouse UPlay Canada. Barrett earned the MVP award in the 2016 Jordan Brand Classic, and also won MVP during the 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend in the Basketball Without Borders game. This past summer, the Mississauga Ont., native was named MVP of the 2017 FIBA U-19 Basketball World Cup after leading Canada to a historic gold medal victory. He was also named to the All-Tournament team after averaging 21.6 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 4.6 assists.

TSN subscribers can access live streaming of the announcement via TSN.ca/Live and the TSN GO app.

Media Availability
Media interested in attending the announcement at the Lionhead Golf & Conference Centre must RSVP to Matt Walker (Manager, Communications for Canada Basketball) at mwalker@basketball.ca. Interested media will receive a follow-up e-mail with further event details.

For More Information
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Matt Walker, (c) (289) 244-9993, mwalker@basketball.ca

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Zak Fairbrother, (w) 416.384.5665, (c) 416.459.8021, zak.fairbrother@bellmedia.ca

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Top-Ranked Canadian Basketball Prospect R.J. Barrett Unveils His Highly Anticipated College Announcement, Live on TSN

– Nabil Karim hosts TSN’s coverage alongside NBA ON TSN analyst Leo Rautins, live from the Lionhead Golf & Conference Centre in Brampton, Ont. on Friday, Nov. 10 –

TORONTO (November 2, 2017) – Canadian high school basketball star prospect R.J. Barrett will reveal his highly anticipated 2018-19 college announcement on Friday, Nov. 10 at Lionhead Golf & Conference Centre in Brampton, Ont., and TSN provides fans exclusive live coverage of the announcement during the 6 p.m. ET edition of SPORTSCENTRE.

Live on-site at the Lionhead Golf & Conference Centre, Nabil Karim hosts Friday’s special SPORTSCENTRE broadcast alongside NBA ON TSN analyst Leo Rautins who breaks down what makes Barrett such a highly touted prospect, and Kayla Grey who delivers interviews for TSN.ca.

SPORTSCENTRE primes fans for the announcement on Thursday, Nov. 9 with a special feature delivering exclusive access to the Barrett family in Florida, where the bourgeoning star is currently playing high school basketball.

A standout high school competitor, and consensus top prospect, R.J. Barrett currently attends Montverde Academy in Florida and plays for AAU powerhouse UPlay Canada. Barrett earned the MVP award in the 2016 Jordan Brand Classic, and also won MVP during the 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend in the Basketball Without Borders game. This past summer, the Mississauga Ont., native was named MVP of the 2017 FIBA U-19 Basketball World Cup after leading Canada to a historic gold medal victory. He was also named to the All-Tournament team after averaging 21.6 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 4.6 assists.

TSN subscribers can access live streaming of the announcement via TSN.ca/Live and the TSN GO app.

Media Availability
Media interested in attending the announcement at the Lionhead Golf & Conference Centre must RSVP to Matt Walker (Manager, Communications for Canada Basketball) at mwalker@basketball.ca. Interested media will receive a follow-up e-mail with further event details.

For More Information
Canada Basketball:
Matt Walker, (c) (289) 244-9993, mwalker@basketball.ca

TSN:
Zak Fairbrother, (w) 416.384.5665, (c) 416.459.8021, zak.fairbrother@bellmedia.ca

For more information

Zak Fairbrother

zak.fairbrother@bellmedia.ca

Hannah Carver

hannah.carver@bellmedia.ca

About TSN
TSN is Canada’s Sports Leader and provides world-class content across its industry-leading platforms including five national television feeds, TSN.ca, TSN GO, and TSN Radio stations across the country. With a broad portfolio of multimedia sports assets, Champions Live Here as TSN delivers more championship events than any broadcaster in the country. The network’s deep and diverse roster of live sports programming includes the Grey Cup, IIHF World Junior Championship, Hockey Canada events, CFL, NFL, NBA, MLS, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens, Winnipeg Jets, Season of Champions Curling, FIFA World Cup, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, Premier League, Soccer Canada, CONCACAF Gold Cup and Champions League, MLB, Golf’s Majors, NASCAR, F1, Grand Slam Tennis, UFC, NCAA March Madness, and Skate Canada and Rugby Canada events. TSN is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.

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