2023 Basketball Highlight Videos

2023 Basketball Award Winners

Congratulations to all of the award winners on North Toronto’s Girls, Junior Boys & Senior Boys Basketball teams.

Girls Basketball Awards

  • Most Valuable Player: Serena Hobbs
  • Teammate of the Year: Ella Adams
  • Most Improved Player: Sara Aboukamil
  • Defensive Player of the Year: Kaleigh Kabatoff

Junior Boys Basketball Awards

  • Most Valuable Player: Taro Uike
  • Character Award: Diyako Zahir-Azami

Senior Boys Basketball Awards

  • Most Valuable Player: Asier Alvarez-Fernadez
  • Teammate of the Year: Alon Rotem
  • Most Improved Player: Josh Seaton
  • Defensive Player of the Year: Jack Weedmark

North Toronto Senior Boys Basketball Tournament

North Toronto held its first Senior Boys Basketball Tournament in many years. Congratulations to Coach Jovanov & the George S. Henry Academy squad for winning the tournament over Haig State. North Toronto won the bronze medal & Silverthorn C.I. claimed the Consolation Championship

Tournament All Star Team:

  • Avery Waldron-Mack (Georg S. Henry)
  • Josh Kant (Haig State)
  • Jack Weedmark (North Toronto)
  • Xavier Sciba (Etobicoke)
  • Milos Gravislovic (Silverthorn)
  • Alexey Cheryachukin (Northview Heights)
  • Adam Tremblay (Western Tech)
  • Jason Akler (Birchmount Park)

Thanks to all the staff & student volunteers, the players & the coaches for a great event.

N.T.C.I. Wins Western Tech Round-Up

North Toronto won the 2022 Western Tech Round-Up Senior Boys Tournament. The team defeated Forest Hill C.I., Etobicoke C.I. & Earl Haig S.S. to win the tournament. Ben Taylor was the Tournament MVP for his tenacious play at both ends & Josh Seaton was also named Tournament All-Star. The team overcame some adversity in order to play very well down the stretch of the semi-final & final games.

Girls Basketball wins Earl Haig Tournament

The Senior Girls Basketball team beat W.L. Mackenzie C.I. on Friday 37-24 to win the Earl Haig/Nan Copp Tournament. The team beat Western Tech 33-17 in the semi-finals & West Hill C.I. 41-17 in the first round. Defense & rebounding was very consistent throughout the tournament.

Last time the tournament was played in 2019, North Toronto finished in third place. The Senior Boys team won the Earl Haig Tournament in 2020.

Senior Boys Basketball Award Winners

Most Valuable Player

Cameron Ollerhead: Cameron also claimed this award for the Junior Boys Basketball Team in 2019-20. Cameron was a leading scorer for the team who was able to shoot the ball and get to the rim. During the past season, Cameron made big shots to tie and win critical games. He plays at both ends of the floor and makes things happen with his defense and passing. After he played three years for the Senior Boys Basketball team, the team wishes Cameron the best of luck next year studying Computer Science at Western.

Captain’s Award

Alon Rotem: What needs to be clearly understood is how much Alon contributed to the team from 2020 to today. Alon organized training on hills and the field, weight room workouts, Zoom film sessions, and games and tournaments. He always asked for me gym time for his teammates. On the court, he played at both ends and held teammates accountable. Alon has made so much of North Toronto basketball possible since he first set foot in the building.

Best Teammate

Josh Seaton: Josh was voted as Best Teammate by his teammates. Josh could play both forward and guard positions while serving as the team’s lockdown defender. Teammates appreciated how Josh was always vocal and energetic, no matter what the situation. Josh exemplified intensity in games and practices.

Defensive Player of the Year

Thomas Balfe: Thomas won this award in 2018-19 with the Junior Boys Basketball Team and his defensive effort has never wavered over the years. Thomas rebounds, blocks shots and takes charges. He always protects the rim behind our perimeter defenders. The team truly had a different personality when he was on the court and we will miss his persistence next fall when he is attending the University of Guelph.

Most Improved Player

Max Kroll: As the season progressed, Max’s role on the team grew. He was involved in some of our most efficient offensive possessions and became a reliable defender and rebounder. Max set an example by communicating throughout possessions and always put up extra shots during our game day shootarounds. Max will be a key leader and veteran on the team next year.

Basketball Senior Night 2022

Friday April 8th will be the final regular season home game for two graduating students, Cameron Ollerhead & Thomas Balfe, who have played for the school since 2018.

Cameron Ollerhead

Cameron played for the Junior Boys Basketball Team in 2018 and won two tournament championships. The next year, he was the Most Valuable Player of the Junior Team while playing many times with the Senior Team, including as a part of the winning team at the Earl Haig Tournament in 2020. Cameron is the leading scorer on the Senior Boys Basketball Team in 2022.

Thomas Balfe

Thomas started for the Junior Team in Grade 9 and won the Defensive Player of the Year Award. Along with Cameron, he won the Winston Churchill and Hoop Dome Tournaments that year. He started again for the Junior Team in 2019-20. Thomas impacts the game at both ends for the Senior Team this year.

North Toronto Basketball Returns to the Court

After a two year hiatus, the North Toronto Junior & Senior Boys basketball teams returned to the court before the March Break.

Junior Boys Basketball: On March 1st, the team hosted the University of Toronto schools. Ben Taylor had twenty points and Marco ABou-Chacra-Wei and Marko Stefanovic each scored seventeen. Cameron Cape drew a charge and all team members played excellent defense.

Senior Boys Basketball: On March 3rd, the team beat Northview Heights S.S. 56-35 and Alon Rotem led all scorers with fourteen. The team beat Crescent School 46-43 on March 8th as Ben Taylor scored 11. On March 10th, the team lost to Richview C.I. 62-51 and Alon Rotem scored fifteen. The next game is March 23rd vs Oakwood.