The Monster of the NIT will receive a trophy as well as a bio, a Nike Basketball Ontario hoodie and also Nike Basketball Ontario shorts.
Every All-Star of the NIT (1st and 2nd team) will receive personal biographies as well as Nike Basketball Ontario shorts.
All of the following prizes have been donated by Ontario Basketball
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2015 NIT Monster of the Tournament
Ryan Hall - In grade 9, Ryan was named MVP of the LOSSA Championship game, after leading his team to a 22-2 season and ultimately the Championship. This year in grade 10, this team captain, is fiercely tenacious on defense and possesses the offensive explosiveness to hurt you by driving the lane or draining a three. Ryan scored 28 points in the finals of the Kawartha Classic to lead his team to victory.
School: O'Neill CVI
Tourn AVG: 20 pts/game
Favourite NBA Player: Kevin Durant
1st Team All-Stars
2015 NIT Tournament All-Stars
Name: Romel McCalla Grade: 10 Height: 6’2” Position: PG/SG Number: 4 Tourn AVG: 22 pts Favourite NBA Player: Kobe Bryant
Name: Jayden Perry Grade: 9 Height: 5'8" Position: PG/SG Number: #35 Tourn AVG: 17 pts Favourite NBA Player: Kyrie Irving
Name: Jalene Celestine Grade: 9 Height: 6'1" Position: PG/SG Number: #32 Tourn AVG: 14 pts Favourite NBA Player: Stephen Curry
Name: Chase Warwick Grade: 10 Height: 6'0" Position: PG/SG Number: #0 Tourn AVG: 13 pts Favourite NBA Player: Kyle Lowry
Name: Ryan Heim Grade: 9 Height: 6'4" Position: SF/C Number: 13 Tourn AVG: 22 pts Favourite NBA Player: Stephen Curry
Romel McCalla is a dynamic player who launched O’Neill into the finals of the Kawartha Classic by scoring 6 consecutive 3 point baskets in the first quarter of the semi-final game. During the regular season Romel’s speed and agility has earned him, on average, 21 points per game. This year his defensive prowess has caught up to his offensive talents making a threat at both ends of the court. Romel has been a key part of the Redhawks’ undefeated season this year.
Jayden Perry has always enjoyed basketball and he has played for two rep teams. He went to train with the Vaughan Panthers in the summer of 2014. Coming to high school he quickly became a starter at shooting guard. In his highest scoring game of the season he scored 40 of his team’s 53 points. He is a leader on the team and has great court vision. Often he was called to lock down other teams’ best players and did an excellent job of it. He routinely plays the entire game. He looks forward to helping his teams achieve great success as he grows and improves his game. He is definitely worthy of the title “all-star” both for his performance in the tournament as well as on the season for his school team.
Jalen Celestine is a big guard who can score. He has lead a group of Grade 9`s at Pickering High this year through early morning practices and tough games against Junior teams. His ability to shoot the ball mixed in with his set of dribble drive moves and the odd assist make him an offensive threat. Jalen accepts a leadership role and leads his peers by example.
Chase Warwickis a grade ten student on the junior team at PDCI. Chase has improved a great deal since entering high school and has become a relied upon leader for his team. Chase has always been a great driver, but by adding a three point shot to his game, he has become a real threat to score.
Ryan Heim is an excellent Gr. 9 student athlete that has worked hard to develop a very positive work ethic as he learned to compete in High School Basketball. He was an excellent team leader throughout our season leading Orillia Secondary School to a 20 - 9 record. He is a deceptive left handed shooter that loves to take 3's. He averaged 14.8 pts/game and was consistently our best player. Ryan is honoured to be named a Kawartha Classic All-Star.
2nd Team NIT All-Stars
Name: Brock Newell Grade: 10 Height: 5'9' Position: PG Number: #3 Tourn AVG: 20 pts Favourite NBA Player: Russell Westbrook
Name: Ben Mascarenhas Grade: 9 Height: 6’0” Position: Guard Number: #23 Tourn AVG: 17 pts Favourite NBA Player: Demar Derozan
Name: Chris Flynn Grade: 10 Height: 6’0” Position: Guard Number: 22 Tourn AVG: 17 pts Favourite NBA Player: Blake Griffin
Name: Mitchell MacBain Grade: 10 Height: 5'9" Position: SG Number: #23 Tourn AVG: 13 pts Favourite NBA Player: Stephen Curry
Name: Zach Beltrame Grade: 10 Height: 6’2” Position: Center Number: 11 Tourn AVG: 17 pts Favourite NBA Player: Kobe Bryant
Brock Newell is the engine that runs the ship for IE Weldon's Junior Boys Team. Currently in his grade ten year, Brock really stepped up his game this season and has matured into a solid scorer and teammate. He works hard every day to improve, and his hard-nosed style of play is contageous in the Weldon gym. Brock is a strong shooter, has good handles, and plays with intelligence. When you watch him play, it is clear that he is the leader of his team
Ben Mascarenhas is an essential player on our team. As a co-captain, he often leads by example with his strong work ethic and willingness to find ways to take his game to the next level. Ben is often called upon to play multiple positions for our team and provides consistent scoring, regardless of the role he is assigned. Ben is also a smart player who sees the court extremely well, even against high pressure defence. As coaches, we look forward to seeing Ben develop even further as player for the Saints in years to come.
Chris Flynn has played basketball for St. Thomas CSS for two years and has played OBA for the Lindsay Wildcats for the last 6 years. Chris is a natural born leader who plays his heart out. His knowledge and love for the game show every time he's on the court.
Mitchell MacBain has a true passion for the game of basketball. He has had an outstanding season for the Cobourg Collegiate Wolves. He is a shooting threat from 3-point range and can also take it to the hoop when given the chance. His ball-handling skills are excellent and he has been a big part of the success of our team this season. Congratulations Mitchell, on this all-star selection!
Zach Beltrame needs Zach Beltrame had an excellent performance at this year's Kawartha Classic. He was a dominant presence in the post leading his team in scoring, rebounding, and blocked shots. Zach has continued his consistent play for much of the season. This is a result of his hard work and efforts to improve. Zach combines his outstanding play on the court with very strong academic achievement in the classroom. He is a great role model for other athletes.