Announcing our 2015-16 Graduating Class and Scholarship Recipients
From Top Left to Right: 6’7 Warsame Mohamed, 6’0 Amin Suleman, 6’4 Alex Petronis
From Middle Left to Right: 6’4 Theodrose Demeke, 5’11 Mike Jonathan
From Bottom Left to Right: 6’2 Faheem Muhammad, 6’3 Joseph Fo, 6’4 Ahmed Ismail
With pleasure, we announce our class of 8 players pursuing their dreams of playing post-secondary basketball.
Warsame Mohamed (BTB U18) and Amin Suleman (BTB U18, BTB Prep, Team Captain and member since 2013) headline the list of graduates from our AAU/Preparatory Program. Amin and Warsame are both attending UPEI. Warsame’s enrolled in the Kinesiology program and Amin is enrolled in the Arts program at UPEI. Both are expected to make an immediate impact with the UPEI Panthers Men’s Basketball Program. Amin and Warsame will be making a trip to Montreal for the Concordia tournament scheduled for Oct 8 – 10. This will be their only Ontario/Quebec Trip, so we’re making a road trip to see them in action!
Alex Petronis (BTB U18 & Prep), a 6’5 high flying wing, attending Dalhousie University (Nova Scotia). Like Amin and Warsame, Alex will be playing in the tough AUS conference. Alex will be studying natural sciences at Dalhousie University. He opens up his CIS rookie campaign against Ahmed Ali (Waterloo) and the Warriors in Waterloo on October 9, 2015. After leading the prep team in 2014-15, he’s expected to provide that boost to his Dalhousie Tigers through the 2015-16 season.
6’4 Theodrose Demeke (BTB Varsity, U18, & Prep) will be dressing for the #3 Nationally Ranked and the 2015 Bronze Medalist – the Ryerson Rams to kickstart his CIS career. A gifted shooter and a quintessential gym rat, his infectious work ethic will pay dividends for his career and team. Ryerson opens its season at home against McGill Redmen on October 4th!
5’11 Mike Jonathan (BTB Varsity) is the lone alum taking his talents down south, playing for Little Big Horn College in Montana. Like Theo, Mike has a great work ethic and is a quintessential gym rat. His infectious work ethic set a precedent for the rest of his BTB Varsity squad in 2013-14 season. Little Big Horn College opens up its season in November. We will post the live webcast links throughout the year!
6’2 Faheem Muhammad (BTB Prep) will follow the footsteps of his former coach and alumni, Patrick Kalala, at Loyalist College. Faheem will be studying Borders and Customs at Loyalist College. Faheem was instrumental in the success of the BTB Prep’s inaugural season. He was counted upon to provide toughness and mental fortitude when the circumstances demanded most. Loyalist College opens up its season against George Brown on October 20th!
6’2 Athletic Combo Guard, Joseph Fo (DeenUP Crush U16), joined the Wilfred Laurier Golden Hawks for this upcoming September 2015 year. Joseph is the original member of the first ever DeenUP Crush Basketball team assembled in 2012. Joseph’s character, perseverance and poise earned him a spot on the WLU men’s basketball team. We expect him to showcase his versatility, on-ball defence, shooting ability and athleticism this year! WLU opens its season schedule against Humber Hawks on October 15 at the Athletic Centre.
6’3 Ahmed Ismail (BTB U18, BTB Prep, and an original member since 2013), has taken his sharpshooting ability to the University of Waterloo. Ahmed’s of the key players that we’ve repeatedly relied on to close out games and spread the floor. He’s studying Business Administration and we’re excited to see his contributions to Waterloo Wolverines through the season as they kick off their first game on Oct 2nd vs Redeemer University College.
We wish all of our student-athletes the best and hope these opportunities are a stepping stone for something greater in their future!