(Orangeville, On) This year’s BioSteel All-Canadian Games launched the inaugural Nike Next Ones Up regional game to separately feature some of the top Canadian high school basketball players in the 11th grade.

There were 20 girls and 22 boys selected to participate in the inaugural game. These young players in the Class of 2024/25 represent the future leaders of their respective teams for the next scholastic season, and likely have a future representing Canada on the international stage for several years to come.

Top prospect Spencer Ahrens did not play for Team Black due to injury. His return to the court is imminent per PEDSDMD Elite staff.


Team White Roster

1Anastasija Veljovic6’0King’s Christian Collegiate
2Aniya Rowe5’7Royal Crown
3Avery Miller6’0Orangeville District Secondary
4Brooke Hussey5’9Father John Redmond
6Taeya Steinauer5’10Lincoln Prep
7Taylor Williams5’8Crestwood Prep
8Mack Marenchin6’2Southwest Academy
9Nyadieng Yiech6’2Cairine Wilson Secondary
10Stella Sgro5’11Southwest Academy
11Alex-Anne Bessette6’1Cairine Wilson Secondary
Head Coach: Handel Kipp Assistant Coach: Lesha Dunn

Team Black Roster

0Lena Stinebrickner5’7Southwest Academy
1Chloe Collin6’0Humberview Secondary
2Jasmine Bascoe5’6King’s Christian Collegiate
3Kamora Morgan6’0Fort Erie International Academy
4Keira Daly5’11Cathedral
5Nicole Daly5’11Cathedral
6Seyyane Matthew5’11King’s Christian Collegiate
8Nia Chima6’2Crestwood Prep
9Olivia Leung5’10Crestwood Prep
10Sarah Hurley6’0Lincoln Prep
Head Coach: Shamari McGee Assistant Coach: Ben White

After a back and forth first half, Team Black and their MVP Jasmine Bascoe took over in the second to win 87-72 in the first BioSteel Next Ones Up game. The 5’6” guard out of King’s Christian Collegiate put the game to bed with a series of consecutive winning plays, including a couple of layups, three assists and a steal in the closing minutes. With Team White also struggling with turnovers in the second half, Team Black took full advantage and outscored them 42-30 in the period.

Bascoe is the complete package. She’s a confident shot maker from range, gets to the cup with ease, and loves pushing the pace with her heads up playmaking. Although a smaller player, her persistence and toughness make her a plus defender. King’s Christian should be highly formidable next season with Bascoe leading the squad. She finished Friday night’s game at the Athlete Institute in Orangeville with a game-high 22 points.

King’s Christian also had Anastasija Veljovic and Seyyane Matthew in the game, making them one of three schools (Crestwood Prep and Southwest Academy) who had three players in the Girls Next Ones Up game.

BioSteel Futures Girls Team White MVP #10 Stella Sgro 12pts & Team Black MVP #2 Jasmine Bascoe 22pts (Photo courtesy Fifis Visuals)

Team White’s MVP was Southwest Academy’s 5’11 guard Stella Sgro who scored 12 points. Along with having an efficient jumper, Sgro has great size and strength for her position to battle larger forwards on the boards for offensive rebounds. She had two putback layups in the game. And like Bascoe, she isn’t afraid to throw pitch-ahead passes the length of the court to create easy opportunities for her teammates.

The other standouts were Royal Crown’s Aniya Rowe who had 11 points for Team White. FEIA’s Kamora Morgan had 12 points for Team Black, most notably going six-of-six from the line.


Team White Roster

0Denzel Domisseck6’1Crestwood Prep
1Timothy Lewis-Jeremiah5’9Selwyn House
2Griffin Collinson6’4Orangeville Prep
3Bashir Ngala6’3Fort Erie International Academy
4Austin Goode6’6Royal Crown
5Andrew Urosevic6’3Ridley College
6Efeosa Oliogu6’6United Scholastic
7Owen Kenney6’7Orangeville Prep
9Char Yeiy6’9Fort Erie International Academy
10Saad Chaudhry6’9Hodan Prep
11Spencer Ahrens (DNP)6’9PEDSDMD Elite
Head Coach: Howard Washington Assistant Coach: Rob Birstonas

Team Black Roster

0Justus Haseley6’1Royal Crown
1Kaleel Sutton-White5’11École Secondaire Saint-Laurent
2Torian Lee6’5Semiahmoo Secondary
3Christopher Kumu6’3Fort Erie International Academy
4Adriel Nyorha6’4Canada Topflight Academy
5Josiah Roberts6’3Excel Hoops Prep
6Christophe Tshibola6’3École Secondaire de Rochebelle
8Tristan Beckford6’5Hodan Prep
10Babatunde Durodola6’7Inspire Academy
11Malcolm Tyler6’11Orangeville Prep
12Marial Akuentok6’10Fort Erie International Academy
Head Coach: Juevol Myles Assistant Coach: Kavishan Pathmanathan

The Boys Next Ones Up game went down to the wire as Team White played from behind for the vast majority of the game, only to rob Team Black of victory in the clutch.

Team White started off slowly, falling behind 25-8 early due to some poor shot making and low-effort defence (as is typical of any All-Star game). They never led until Team White MVP Andrew Urosevic made his fourth 3-pointer in the final two minutes of the game. Team White dominated Team Black the rest of the way for a convincing 104-97 win.

BioSteel Next Ones Up Boys Team White MVP #5 Andrew Urosevic 27pts (Photo courtesy Fifis Visuals)

Urosevic, a 6’3 shooting guard out of Ridley College, was an unstoppable force in the second half. He had 20 points and finished the game with 27 in total and five triples. He’s a sharpshooter who loves the corners and stretches defences way out. He uses that space well whenever he’s run off the line, attacking closeouts for easy layups and even flashing a bit of his floater game on Friday night.

BioSteel Next Ones Up Boys Team Black MVP #8 Tristan Beckford 18pts (Photo courtesy Fifis Visuals)

Tristan Beckford of Hodan Prep was named Team Black MVP. The 6’5” high-flying forward is the typical long and versatile wing that’s recently become in vogue in the NBA. He can block shots, dunk, grab rebounds, and has a great first step that makes him a constant downhill threat. He had 18 points, including a major poster that brought the crowd to their feet in the first half.

The highly lauded and walking highlight reel, Efeosa Oliogu of United Scholastic Academy, scored 19 points for Team White and made a couple of jaw-dropping dunks in the game. FEIA’s Christopher Kumu of Team Black had 18 points and was certainly in the running for Team Black MVP. Kumu’s teammate Marial Akuentok scored 14 points for Team Black while demonstrating a defensive prowess that arguably tops his class.

FEIA had more players in the game than any other school with a total of four. Orangeville Prep had three.

For Biosteel All-Canadian Next Ones Up Game Photo Gallery by Fifis Visuals click HERE.

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