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Canadians Make History: Thompson, Joseph top 10 prospects in North America

Published by on May 16, 2009

Henderson,Nevada-Time and time again, we at CROWN stress the progress that Canadian ballers are making and the opportunities that are now available for youth to succeed in the sport of basketball. Don’t get it twisted, hard work is still a must so make sure you maximize every day on the hardwood or concrete; drilling, getting up shots and staying in tip-top shape. If not, you may see your peers surpass you.

Photo credit: James Heaver

Cory Joseph at CROWN Photoshoot--Photo credit: James Heaver

A couple guys that have surpassed Canadian and American expectations through hard work are, Juniors Cory Joseph, (6’3 guard) a former Pickering Trojan out of Ontario and Tristan Thompson, (6’8 Forward) who played for the D’Youville Panthers in Brampton, Ontario.

Now the two superstars have aligned to the roster of Findlay Prep in Henderson,Nevada. Fresh off a National Championship, saying that stock has risen is an understatement. Joseph’s inflation sky-rocketed from being ranked as a two-star prospect on scout.com to being a current FIVE-STAR. He is currently ranked as the 6th best prospect in North America for the class of 2010.

If you look to spots up, there you will find fellow teammate, Tristan Thompson grasping on to the fourth spot. This may not be evident to some, however the magnitude of this feat is unexplainable! To initially have Tristan Thompson in the top 5 all year is already an enormous achievement for himself and for Canada. Now, to have two players in the top-10: UNREAL!

Not to boast or anything, but both Cory and Tristan were honoured on Crown’s Premier issue! Coincidence… I think not!

 

By Tariq Sbiet

 

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