i do have issue with team canada being projected to be #2 based on potential alone, when the current #2 has an excellent track record on all levels, not just potential
i don't have a problem with players going to the NCAA as much as i do have a problem with our internal development.
it's great that the handful of quality players are going south to develop their game.. but what is Canada Basketball doing for the rest of the players? There's a shit ton more kids playing ball in Canada than that. Is Canada Basketball inviting these players to development camps? In the off-seasons, are these kids getting invited to compete in competitive tournaments? anything? i'm not asking to be facetious, i actually have no clue.. my knowledge on the matter goes back over a decade, when the answer would have been a straight up "NO".. maybe one of the younger board members can shed some light on this (Props? Rueben?).. is youth player development done strictly within the school level? Is Canada Basketball actually doing anything to help cultivate exceptional players, or are they sitting around waiting for the players to come to them?