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  • Canada's Aaliyah Edwards carries 'Mamba Mentality' into freshman season at UConn


    Aaliyah Edwards, 19, is a Canadian forward entering her first year at UConn. The Kingston, Ont., native was recruited by famed head coach Geno Auriemma out of Crestwood Preparatory College and arrived in Storrs, Conn., in late July.

  • Rising hoops star R.J. Barrett getting Wiggins-level hype


    R.J. Barrett has yet to play a single college basketball game, but he's already being followed with the kind of intensity experienced by fellow Canadian Andrew Wiggins heading into his freshman season five years ago.

  • Canadian guard Kia Nurse kept it simple to reach her full potential


    Canada's Kia Nurse is having the best season of her collegiate career. She's a finalist for two of women's college basketball's major player awards and her success is a huge reason why the University of Connecticut are the favourites for the national championship.

  • Inspirational college hoops player Lauren Hill dies of cancer


    Lauren Hill spent her final year polishing a layup and inspiring others to live fully. She succeeded at both as she fought an inoperable brain tumour. The 19-year-old freshman basketball player at Mount St. Joseph University died at a hospital Friday morning.

  • Basketball coaching legend Jerry Tarkanian dies at 84


    Jerry Tarkanian, who coached UNLV to a national title in 1990 and made the U.S. college synonymous with basketball, died Wednesday after several years of health issues. He was 84.

  • Toronto basketball player Shanice Clark dies suddenly

    Shanice Clark

    A western Pennsylvania university student and basketball player from Toronto was found dead in her dormitory over the weekend.

  • NCAA basketball tournament highlights Canadian talent drain

    Andrew Wiggins

    This year, Canadian players continue to make their presence felt at the U.S. college basketball tournament known as “March Madness." As more and more Canadian men head to the U.S. to follow their basketball dreams, Canadian universities look for ways to keep them here.

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