KIA NURSE

From Hamilton to the WNBA

Team Ontario

- 2010-13 -
Nationals MVP
2011
2010

OBA Championships

Hamilton Transway
Seven straight Ontario Cup championships

‘Hazel Miner’ Ontario Player of the Year

2011
2010

Professional Career

2x NCAA Champion - 2015,16
WNBA Draft - 10th, 2018
WNBA All-Star - 2019
WNBL Champion - 2019, 20
WNBL MVP - 2020
Phoenix Mercury

Top Tips for OBA Athletes

Enjoy this part of your life. Bet on yourself.

Keep working every day.

CORY JOSEPH

From Pickering to the NBA

Team Ontario

- 2006-08 -
National Championship MVP - 2006
2nd Team All-Star - 2008

OBA Championships

Multiple Ontario Cup championships with Scarborough Blues

“James Rose” Ontario Player of the Year Award

2008
2006

Professional Career

NBA Draft - 29th, 2011
NBA Champion - 2014
Sacramento Kings

Top Tips for OBA Athletes

Keep your dreams big.

There’s a lot of people you have now to look up to in your own country.

Keep that dream alive.

NATALIE ACHONWA

From Guelph to the WNBA

Team Ontario

- 2006-08 -
National Championship MVP - 2006, 2008
First-Team All-Star - 2007

Team Canada

AmeriCup
2015 - Gold
2013 - Silver

Pan Am Games
2015 - Gold

Professional Career

WNBA Draft - 9th, 2014
WNBA All-Rookie Team - 2015
Minnesota Lynx

Community

2020 - WNBA Dawn Staley Community Leadership Award
2019 - WNBA Season-Long Community Assist Award

Top Tips for OBA Athletes

Take advantage of every opportunity you’re given.

Be a great teammate, work hard, and come out victorious.

RJ BARRETT

From Mississauga to the NBA

Team Ontario

- 2014-2015 -
National Championship MVP - 2014
1st Team All-Star - 2015

Targeted Athlete

Identified at 12
Trained with Canada Basketball Junior Academy
Attended OSDP Camp 2013

Team Canada

FIBA U19 World Cup
2017 - Gold
2017 - MVP

FIBA Americas U16 Championship
2016 - Silver

Professional Career

NBA Draft - 3rd, 2019
New York Knicks

Top Tips for OBA Athletes

Team Ontario will build your confidence.

Keep going. You can do it.

BRIDGET CARLETON

From Chatham to the WNBA

Team Ontario

National Championship
1st Team All-Star - 2012

“Hazel Miner” Ontario Player of the Year Award

2012

NCAA

Iowa State
Big 12 Player of the Year - 2019
3x 1st Team All-Big 12 - 2017-19

Professional Career

WNBA Draft - 29th, 2019
Minnesota Lynx

Top Tips for OBA Athletes

Every step is progress towards your dream.

Love the game of basketball and you’ll never get tired of being the best you can.

ANTHONY BENNETT

From Brampton to the NBA

Team Ontario

National Championship
1st Team All-Star - 2008

NCAA

AP honourable mention All-American - 2013
MWC Freshman of the Year - 2013
First-team All-MWC - 2013

Canada Basketball

FIBA AmeriCup
2015 - Bronze

PanAm Games
2015 - Silver

FIBA U17 World Cup
2010 - Bronze

FIBA Americas U16 Championship
2009 - Bronze

Professional Career

NBA Draft - 1st Overall Pick, 2013
EuroLeague Champion - 2017
Agua Caliente Clippers

Top Tips for OBA Athletes

Learn to become mature, keep your head on straight.

Don’t dwell on things you can’t control.

KAYLA ALEXANDER

From Milton to the WNBA

Team Ontario

- 2005-07 -
1st Team All-Star - 2008

Community Initiatives

Author of "The Magic of Basketball" kids' book
Boys and Girls Club
Park Clean Up
School Visits
Faith Night

Canada Basketball

Senior Team - 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015
U19 Team - 2007, 2009

Professional Career

WNBA Draft - 8th, 2013
Brother, Kyle Alexander, played for Miami Heat
Minnesota Lynx

Top Tips for OBA Athletes

We’re lucky in Canada with so much access to sports.

Go to basketball camp, try out for a rep team, play at school or in your driveway or even practice your shooting form lying in bed.

NIK STAUSKAS

From Mississauga to the NBA

Team Ontario

National Championships
Gold - 2008

OBA Championships

Toronto 5-0
Mississauga Monarchs
3x Ontario Cup Championships

Canada Basketball

FIBA AmeriCup
Bronze - 2015

FIBA Americas U16 Championship
Bronze - 2009

Professional Career

NBA Draft - 8th, 2014

Raptors 905

Top Tips for OBA Athletes

Always ask yourself, what am I doing that’s going to separate me from the million other kids who want to play at the next level.

You have to be willing to make sacrifices.