Signature Canadian Showcase

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  1. tampajack1

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    You can find this game in its entirety on YouTube in hd. Just search for signature showcase. This is an all-Canadian game featuring RJ Barrett on the White team and Andrew Nembhard on the Blue team. The overall Canadian talent is off the charts. Barrett is absurdly good. Nembhard has strengths and weaknesses, all of which are on display. Nembhard has plenty of athleticism. He is a really good ballhandler and great passer. He doesn’t finish well at the rim and needs to work on his defense and shooting. He needs to get a lot stronger. Despite his weaknesses, he is a future NBA player, and it might not take him 4 years to get there. I am still predicting that he will start at the point for the Gators as a freshman. As an aside, we need to start recruiting the Canadian talent big time.
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    Efawcett7 Eric Fawcett GC Columnist VIP Member

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    The more canadians the better!
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    I dunno, the language issue could seriously slow down practices ...
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    Rowdies can serenade the Canadian Gators With O’Cañada right before the pep band plays “You Can Call Me Al”!
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    Eh?
    My mother was born and raised in Montreal before moving to the states to marry my father. My wife never could figure out if my mom was saying she couldn’t hear or if she was being Canadian
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    The thread title reminds me of the infamous most boring headline in the history of journalism: "Worthwhile Canadian Initiative."
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    Wasn't Shai Gilgeous-Alexander a Canadian?

    Don't you think it interesting that Coach White got Commitments from the 2 top Canadian PGs in successive years. Almost as interesting as him getting the Top Graduate Transfers 2 years in a row.

    If there is one thing that is obvious about Coach White, it's his tendency to sear Far Afield for Prospects.
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    Are we sure about this? I heard they have trouble picking a side...

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    Efawcett7 Eric Fawcett GC Columnist VIP Member

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    Hahahahaha! I didn't know I was going to get roasted for wearing a USC jacket!

    I assure everyone my allegiances are firmly with the Gators!!

    (though your comment on Canadians struggling to pick sides is consistent with Gilgeous-Alexander)
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    Especially given Florida's distance from Canada, though the good thing is a large proportion of the Canadian talent is in Ontario (and in a large part Toronto) so once you have inroads there - which it seems Coach White does - you don't have to cover the whole country to recruit the best. Having Monteverde in UF's backyard helps too, since a lot of these Canadian kids want to play at least 1 year at a top US school before going to college. The weather is an easy sell, and it's a nice trip for the parents to come straight down from Ontario. I think it's easier than recruiting the west coast of the US and like the OP said it's an area absolutely STACKED with talent.
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    Efawcett7 Eric Fawcett GC Columnist VIP Member

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    Great points, I think Canada is definitely easy to recruit than some areas in america.

    I also think the Gators need me on staff to help attract fellow Canadians with my familiar north of the border charm and culinary ability to make Canadian classics like Poutine :p
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    Nembhard’s younger brother is supposed to be a future star.
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    My parents’ sibs, nieces/nephews, etc live in Quebec, and own apartments in the Ft Lauderdale area. I lived/worked near Detroit/Windsor some years ago. My sense is the Quebecois (English and French) go down 95 to the Atlantic side, and those from Ontario take 75 to the Gulf side
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    That's pretty accurate from what I've seen too. Tons of Quebecois in Ft Lauderdale. A few Ontario friends bought places on the gulf side, so seems a trend. I just like us tapping into the talent up there, it seems to be only getting better (and this after 2 straight #1 picks in the NBA draft from Ontario in Bennett and Wiggins though Bennett was a bust - he should have played for Billy over choosing $UNLV$).