RELEASE DATE: FRIDAY, APRIL 29TH, 2011
CARLETON UNIVERSITY TO HOST THE CORPORATE HYPE HS ALL-STAR CLASSIC
Ottawa’s premier high school boys take to the courts for the annual East-West All-Star showdown
OTTAWA, ON – April 29, 2011 - Carleton University will play host to the Corporate Hype All-Star Classic. This most highly-anticipated high school sporting event features Ottawa’s best high school basketball players. It will be East vs West as they battle for court supremacy. Also, this year the annual event will take on an NBA type atmosphere as “The Raptor” comes to town and will make the Raven’s Nest his home for the night.
The Corporate Hype All-Star Classic has always been an entertaining evening of basketball, with over 40 years of history it has showcased some of the best basketball players in the country such as CIS Players of the Year Osvaldo Jeanty and Tyson Hinz. Tony House, Head Coach of the National Capital AAAA Champions Sacred Heart Huskies is a former MVP himself (1982), and coaching the Senior West team is very excited to be involved, “Ottawa has become a real hot-bed for hoops, this game especially brings the very best together, many of them will continue on and star in the CIS, CCAA, play on the National team or even professionally in Europe”.
House who will personally be coordinating his 15th consecutive All-Star game feels this is another exceptional year for talent. Gary Monsour (Hillcrest) who will be coaching the Senior East team concurs, “just picking the team will be difficult, the depth this year is outstanding and should make for a terrific night of basketball.” Some of the anticipated players to watch will be: Justin Shaver (John McCrae), Jean Pierre-Charles (Ashbury), Sean Stoqua (Sacred Heart), Issack Egueh (Hillcrest) and Vik Gill (Sacred Heart).
The 2011 Corporate Hype All-Star Classic will take place Wednesday, May 18th, at the Ravens Nest on the campus of Carleton University. The Junior game begins at 7:00 p.m. and the Seniors tip-off at 8:30 p.m. The games will once again be featured on Rogers TV “Game Day” Cable 22 in Ottawa at a later date.