Canada’s Emerging Hoops Stars Shine as TSN Delivers Exclusive Live Coverage of Newly Expanded BIOSTEEL ALL CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAMES, March 31

— March 1st, 2019

– All-star game showcasing Canada’s top high school basketball players expands to feature national girls’ game for the first time ever –
– Player rosters for boys’ and girls’ games to be unveiled March 5 in TSN’s halftime show of the Toronto Raptors vs. Houston Rockets game –
– Returning sponsors include Nike and AMJ Campbell –

TORONTO (March 1, 2019) – Canada’s annual showcase of the next generation of basketball stars is bigger than ever, as TSN today announced broadcast details for the newly expanded BIOSTEEL ALL CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAMES. The 2019 event features both boys’ and girls’ games for the first time ever, and TSN delivers exclusive live coverage of both showcase matchups on Sunday, March 31. The first-ever BIOSTEEL ALL CANADIAN GIRLS BASKETBALL GAME streams live at 3 p.m. ET on TSN.ca and the TSN app. TSN then showcases both games back-to-back, with the BIOSTEEL ALL CANADIAN BOYS BASKETBALL GAME airing live at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN4 and TSN5, TSN.ca, and the TSN app, followed immediately by a primetime encore of the BIOSTEEL ALL CANADIAN GIRLS BASKETBALL GAME on TSN4. Since the event’s debut in 2015, Canada’s marquee high school basketball showcase has produced a multitude of players who have gone on to star in both NCAA® MARCH MADNESS® and the NBA. Airing live from the University of Toronto’s Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport, the BIOSTEEL ALL CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAMES feature Canada’s top boys and girls high school basketball players, with 24 players competing in each game. Full rosters for the boys’ and girls’ BIOSTEEL ALL CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAMES will be revealed during the TANGERINE RAPTORS BASKETBALL ON TSN halftime show when the Toronto Raptors host the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. ET on TSN. TSN’s exclusive coverage of the BIOSTEEL ALL CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAMES features play-by-play commentator Rod Black, game analyst Leo Rautins, and host Kayla Grey. In addition to the BIOSTEEL ALL CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAMES, numerous events are set to take place at the Athlete Institute in Orangeville, Ont., on Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30 as part of the Nike Skills Challenge. Friday evening’s events include the Nike Girls Futures Game and All Canadian Mixed (Co-ed) Scrimmage. Saturday’s lineup includes the Nike Boys Futures Game, Three Point Shootout and the Slam Dunk Competition. Additional details, including participants, will be announced in the coming weeks. “I am so proud of what this game has become and to see the graduates from our game succeeding at the next level is so inspiring for our youth,” said John Celenza, Co-Founder and CEO, BioSteel Sports Nutrition. “It was our goal to become a Canadian staple and Canada’s flagship game, but this year with us being able to have the girls game broadcasted coast-to-coast along with the boys, I think this is our greatest milestone to date. I’ve got two young daughters at home and another on the way and for them to see the girls on TV living out their dreams just like the boys, it really hits home.” “We’re excited to not only broadcast Canada’s marquee high school basketball event once again, but to showcase the country’s best girls basketball players for the first time in an important milestone for this event,” said Shawn Redmond, Vice-President, Discovery and TSN. “We’re very proud to continue to work with our great partners to showcase these immensely talented young players on TSN.” “We’re extremely proud to grow the BIOSTEEL ALL CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAMES into an equal opportunity event, featuring nationally focused games for both boys and girls,” said Jesse Tipping, Executive Director, BioSteel All Canadian Games. “We’re very excited for the Canadian public to see the talent of the country’s next wave of girls basketball players displayed on a national stage." The slate of sponsors for the fifth annual BIOSTEEL ALL CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAMES includes Nike and AMJ Campbell. Alumni of the BIOSTEEL ALL CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAMES currently in the NBA include Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray, Los Angeles Clippers point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, and Detroit Pistons power forward Thon Maker. Alumni of BioSteel All Canadian events currently competing in the NCAA include Tennessee’s Kyle Alexander, Virginia Tech’s Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Duke’s RJ Barrett, Michigan’s Ignas Brazdeikis, Syracuse’s Oshae Brissett, Arizona State’s Luguentz Dort, Florida’s Andrew Nembhard, and Vanderbilt’s Simi Shittu. Selection Committee Rosters for the BIOSTEEL ALL CANADIAN BASKETBALL GAMES are determined by a unique selection committee comprised of a cross-section of Canadian basketball stakeholders. These include provincial and territorial representatives, clubs, coaches, and scouts from across the country. Additional information regarding the selection process is available through the event’s official website. The BIOSTEEL ALL CANADIAN BOYS BASKETBALL GAME selection committee is comprised of:
  • Boys’ Selection Committee Chair – Brandon Lesovsky
  • Pasha Bains – Drive Basketball, British Columbia
  • Dan Becker – Basketball Manitoba
  • Wes Brown – Monday Morning Scouting Report
  • Ryan Dickison – Basketball Nova Scotia
  • Greg Francis – Head Coach, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • Shane James – Under Armour Canada Elite / Thornlea S.S. Prep
  • Michael Meeks – Canada Basketball
  • Igor Rwigema – Thetford Academy, Quebec
  • Sean Tyson – Saskatoon Basketball Academy, Saskatchewan
The BIOSTEEL ALL CANADIAN GIRLS BASKETBALL GAME selection committee is comprised of:
  • Girls’ Selection Committee Chair – Linh Nguyen
  • Michelle Abella – Team Ontario / Blessed Sacrament (JUEL)
  • Mireille Beland – Canada Basketball Talent Identification
  • Agnes Borg – Canada Basketball Youth Player Development
  • Marlo Davis – Head Coach, Crestwood Preparatory College
  • Michael Henry – Crown Scout Girls
  • Fabian McKenzie – Head Coach, Cape Breton University
  • Nate McKibbon – Head Coach, Mount Royal University / Team Alberta
  • Zelimir Stevanovic – King’s Christian Collegiate / Under Armour Canada Elite / IBSA

About BioSteel Sports Nutrition
BioSteel Sports Nutrition is a Canadian operated sports nutrition company that was built on the mandate of providing the safest, healthiest, and most effective line of nutritional products available. BioSteel’s line of nutritional products ranges from a sugar and caffeine free sports beverage with no artificial flavours, colours, or preservatives, to a line of proteins and a variety of nutritional bars. BioSteel products are currently readily available across Canada, and globally with select retail partners. For more information, including a full list of retail locations, please visit www.biosteel.com or email info@biosteel.com.

About Athlete Institute
Athlete Institute, Inc. is a Canadian fitness facility and sports venue that owns and operates several fitness, sports and entertainment properties, including: Athlete Institute, Athlete Institute Basketball Academy/Orangeville Prep, Athlete Institute Football Club, BioSteel All Canadian Basketball Games, Core5 Fitness & Lifestyle, CrossFit Orangeville, and Purple Owl Pilates.

About TSN
TSN is Canada’s Sports Leader and provides world-class content across its industry-leading platforms including five national television feeds, TSN Direct, TSN.ca, 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, Spengler Cup, Hockey Canada events, CFL, NFL, NBA, MLS, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens, Winnipeg Jets, Season of Champions Curling, FIFA World Cup™, Premier League, Soccer Canada, CONCACAF Gold Cup, 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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