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Dillon Brooks' 36 points make him top Canadian player abroad of the week

We bring you last week's top performances from Canadians who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level. This week's number one is former international forward Dillon Brooks (198-96). He could not help the Memphis Grizzlies (22-60) in their last game. Despite Brooks' very good performance the Memphis Grizzlies (22-60) lost 123-137 on the road to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Saskatoon win Goyang 3x3 Challenger 2018

Saskatoon (CAN) won the Goyang 3x3 Challenger - the first event of the professional season - after beating last year's FIBA 3x3 World Tour winners Zemun (SRB) 17-11 in the final in Goyang, South Korea on April 14-15, 2018. With the scored tied at 9-9 with 3 minutes to go, Saskatoon switched to 6th gear and finished on a 8-2 run. Saskatoon captain Michael Linklater was named MVP of the tournament. He got plenty of help from sharpshooter Steve Sir and the latest addition to the team, Jordan...

Boomers romp to Commonwealth Games gold over Canada

Lightning failed to strike twice for Canada as Australia cruised to Commonwealth Games gold, the Boomers making good on pre-tournament favouritism with an 87-47 romp in the final. Canada stunned New Zealand with a last-second semi-final win on Saturday, but they were unable to back it up 24 hours later against the Boomers. Australia, who were only really challenged once all tournament - by New Zealand in their pool game - broke open the game with a 14-0 run to start the second quarter. Wi...

Buzzer beater stuns Tall Blacks in semi-final clash with Canada

The Tall Blacks have fallen to a disastrous 88-86 loss to Canada in their Commonwealth Games semi-final, relinquishing the chance to take on trans-Tasman rivals Australia for the gold medal. The Kiwis suffered through a poor first half, trailing 45-42 at oranges, before an even worse third quarter in which they gave up 30 points. That defensive display - including 26 turnovers and 12 stolen balls - ultimately condemned them to defeat after a fourth-quarter recovery act fell short. Driven...

Canada's basketball teams reach Commonwealth semifinals

Conor Morgan
Conor Morgan
Canada defeated England 97-79 Tuesday to earn a berth in the men's basketball semifinals against New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games in Australia Canada is fielding an all-U Sports men's team at the tournament. UBC's Conor Morgan (203-F-94) led the Canadians with 24 points while Ryerson's Ammanuel Diressa (193-G-93) added 18 and Carleton's Munis Tutu (185-G-96, college: Loyola Mary) scored 16. The Kiwis defeated the Canadians 82-60 when they met in pool play Monday. New Zealand (2-1-0)...

Andrew Rautins selected the top Canadian playing abroad in last week's games

Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Canadians who are currently playing abroad. This week's number one is former international guard Andrew Rautins (193-86). He led Banvit to a surprising victory over the league leader Monaco in the Basketball Champions League in Tuesday night's game.

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