1997 born Kalif Young
Recruitment sweepstakes for various seniors among the 2016 Canadian class have begun to heat up.
6-9 south paw Kalif Young headlines the list.
Young in his second season at Orangeville Prep has been rock solid as one of the few returning big man from a loaded 2014-15' Bears front court.
After playing behind 7-footer Thon Maker, his brother Matur Maker and Tennessee freshman 6-9 Kyle Alexander last season, Young was pegged for a break out year entering his senior season. So far Bears head coach Larry Blunt believes the 240 pound big man is right on track. Reflected by a visit Wednesday from the national champion Duke Blue Devils.
"He’s lost probably 15-20 pounds. In my mind he’s probably one of the two best bigs left in the world in the 16’ class… a lot of the high majors are beginning to come after him, Duke is coming up to see him vs Hill Academy,” Bears bench boss Larry Blunt told CanadianBallers.com
Young brings to the table a resume second to zero for big men his age on the planet. His battle tested body of work includes; two Cadet tour of duties for Canada, a 2013 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championship, some EYBL experience, Nike Global Games, and a BioSteel All Canadian selection.
Representing Vaughan, ON Young is no stranger to representing Canadian Ballers on the big stage, Big fella has also rebounded with the best of them.
During the 2014 U17 FIBA World Championships, Young finished second on Canada for rebounding with 4.9 boards in only 14.4 minutes per game.
Last April at the 2015 BioSteel All Canadian game? A winning team high 11 rebounds to go with 5 points (2/2 FG).
How about the ultimate litmus test of the Nike EYBL? During a five game stint with CIA Bounce Young averaged 6.2 points and 7.2 rebounds per game.
Young at the 2014 U17 FIBA World Championships in Dubai.
2016 6-7 Eugene Omoruyi
2016 6-5 Daniel Cummings
Former Team Canada cadet 6-5 F Daniel Cummings brings immediate big game experience to the Bears. After spending last season travelling a national schedule with St. Benedict, NJ. Cummings returned to Canada last fall for his senior season. A leader in the locker room Cummings has also become a heart beat for Orangeville.
“He’s made the most three’s on our team and shoots the highest percentage. He really can shoot the basketball and I think thats where it begins. Tough glue guy thats going to be all over the floor. When you look at winning teams he can be that guy. I think he can be a three because he can both stretch the floor and put it on the deck. He can guard one through four. Also really deceptive athlete, can play above the rim and even windmill it,” Coach Blunt said about Cummings.
Cummings played 16 Nike EYBL games for CIA Bounce and averaged 6.2 points (42% FG, 44% 3PT FG) and 3.0 rebounds per gam. His EYBL high 18 points came against Southern Stampede on 7-for-10 shooting including 4-for-5 from deep.
Cummings holds an offer from Charleston Southern and has garnered strong interest from a Horizon Valley Conference program.
Tag(s): Canadian Ballers