The winner of this award receives an authentic Team Canada practice jersey 

The Jesse Young Award

The award goes to a player from one of the Peterborough High Schools who shows the most dominance on both ends of the court during their games throughout the Kawartha Classic.
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The best basketball player Peterborough has ever produced, Jesse Young played for Canada’s national basketball team for 9 years while playing professionally in Spain and Italy. Not only did Jesse get to represent his country but he was appointed the captain of Canada’s Junior National Team.  In high school, Jesse was an OFSAA gold medalist with PCVS. He was also the first Canadian selected to the prestigious Nike Hoop Summit resulting in a scholarship to George Mason University from 1999-2003 where he had the chance to play in the NCAA’s March Madness.

The 2020 Jesse Young award winner is...

Hunter Hanley

St. Peter's Saints

 

Coming soon...

School:  St. Peter's Saints
Grade:  10
Number:  #13
Height:  6'5"
Position:  SF/PF
Tourn AVG:  27 pts/game
Favourite NBA Player:
 
Nick Sheppard
 

 

 
Young has started a basketball academy in Peterborough to help players 8 to 18 develop their skills. He'll run small group sessions this fall, a house league next spring and winter/summer camps in March & August.
 
Registration is open for the inaugural Jesse Young March Break Basketball Camp.
 
To register or to request pricing information email jesse@jesseyoungbasketball.com.
 
For more information visit
 
Personal information
 
 
Born: Peterborough, Ontario
High School:  PCVS
Height:  6 ft 10 in
Weight:  225 lb
 
Career information
 
College:  George Mason (1999–2003)
Playing career:  1999–2011
Position:  Center

Previous Jesse Young award winners

2016

JACK OATWAY

Adam Scott Lions

 

School:  Adam Scott Lions
Grade:  10
Number:  #34
Height:  6'2"
Position:  PF/C
Tourn AVG:  12 pts/game
Favourite NBA Player:
 
Steve Nash
 

 

 

 

 

2017 

Josh Dellar-Hadzi

Adam Scott Lions

 

Josh brings a unique skill set to the team with solid post play as well as his ability to attack the hoop from the outside. The highlight of the Lions tournament was Josh scoring at the buzzer to put the game into overtime and eventually beating Notre Dame out of Sudbury in the second round of of the NCAA division. 

School:  Adam Scott Lions
Grade:  10
Number:  #24
Height:  6'2"
Position:  PF
Tourn AVG:  16 pts/game
Favourite NBA Player:
 
Kevin Durant
 

 

 

 

 

2018

OWEN

PETERSON

Crestwood Mustangs

 

School:  Crestwood Mustangs
Grade:  10
Number:  #24
Height:  6'5"
Position:  PF/C
Tourn AVG:  26 pts/game
Favourite NBA Player:
 
Damian Lillard
 

 

 

Owen puts forth tremendous energy every game. He is a threat every time he touches the ball with his outstanding Big man play and his ability to protect the rim. Defensively Owen is a character role player and true leader always looking to run the floor and push the ball.  His hard work ethic rises above all competitors, fierce and fiery. Owen has a great future ahead of him.

2019

GREG

EBI-MACKI

Adam Scott Lions

School:  Adam Scott Lions
Grade:  9
Number:  #23
Height:  6'0"
Position:  SG/PF
Tourn AVG:  15 pts/game
Favourite NBA Player:
 
Nick Sheppard
 

 

 

Still waiting for a comment from the Adam Scott Lions coach

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