CIA Bounce has developed a strong reputation for developing the next generation of Canada’s star basketball players heading to the NCAA and eventually the NBA. July 22 is the start of their next NCAA certified event, The 2016 Classic Exposure Camp in Brampton, Ontario and at this point the list of names that has gone thru their program is beyond impressive.
CIA Bounce NBA Alumni include Anthony Bennett, Andrew Wiggins, Tyler Ennis, Sim Bhullar, Melvin Ejim and this year’s 7th overall NBA draft pick Jamal Murray. The list of CIA Bounce players that have gone on to play in the NCAA is considerably more extensive.
Sportsnet’s Dave Zarum has taken an indepth look into the history and future prospects of CIA Bounce,
In a relatively short span, Brampton,ON-based CIA Bounce has established itself as the preeminent youth sports program in Canada. Over the past decade it’s gone from humble and improbable roots—beginning with the merger of rival clubs Christians in Action and Blue Devil Bounce—to traveling around the world showcasing its talent.
And there aren’t any signs of the program slowing down. The U15 team proves there’s plenty of talent in the pipeline, but the senior U17 squad—the only Canadian team that takes part in Nike’s prestigious Elite Youth Basketball League circuit—is, simply put, star-studded, featuring four players ranked in the top 100 of their graduating class in North America by Rivals.com.
The program has about 150 kids under its umbrella, from four-year-olds learning the basics of basketball in summer skills camps all the way up to the senior team playing a rigorous schedule against the best high school talent in the world on the AAU circuit.
Last summer Matik Enterprises Martin Keane talked with CIA Bounce’s Mark Poyser.
Mark Poyser, “I think that the CIA Bounce program is a very important ingredient for basketball in Canada. We travel non-stop from Spring to the Summer and participate in the biggest tournaments such as The Peach Jam, LeBron James tournament and CP3 Tournament etc. Our philosophy is to help push the kids to their goals and place them in the biggest tournaments for exposure. I think this is every important if you are trying to make it.”
“I believe we have the best crop of talent. Players such as Simisoula Shittu, Danilo D, Joel Brown (PG in HS next year), RJ Barrett, Little Llewellyn PG, Juwan Blair, Keyshaune Saunders to name a few.”
If you are an up-and-coming star basketball player in the GTA (Toronto) area and beyond and haven’t heard about CIA Bounce, it’s time to get acquainted – Bouncebasketball.ca.