The Development League, launching October 2022

In an effort to expand the opportunities available for elite youth basketball players in Ontario and further competition for prep school basketball programs, Ontario Basketball is pleased to announce the creation of the Development League for grade 9 and 10 student-athletes.

Development League programs will play a total of 16 regular season games over a total of five weekends from October to February. Session locations are still to be determined.

2022-23 Boys Season Dates: 

Session 1October 15 & 16, 2022
Session 2October 29 & 30, 2022
Session 3November 19 & 20, 2022
Session 4December 10 & 11, 2022
Session 5January 21 & 22, 2023
ChampionshipsFebruary 3-5, 2023

2022-23 Development League Boys Teams: 

Bill Crothers SSCrestwood PrepExcel Hoops
Hodan Prep (2 teams)Inspire AcademyJ. Addison
New Horizon AcademyOrangeville PrepRoyal Crown
PEDSDMD EliteRidley CollegeScarborough Prep
United Scholastic AcademyVictory AcademyLincoln Prep

2022-23 Girls Season Dates: 

Session 1October 22 & 23, 2022
Session 2November 12 & 13, 2022
Session 3November 26 & 27, 2022
Session 4December 10 & 11, 2022
Session 5January 21 & 22, 2022
ChampionshipsFebruary 3 - 5, 2022

2022-23 Development League Girls Teams: 

Bill Crothers SSCrestwoodExcel Hoops
J. AddisonKing's Christian CollegiateLincoln
Royal CrownScarboroughSouthwest

The OBA Development League was created to complete the developmental pathway for grade 9 & 10 high school student-athletes and for current OSBA member institutions.


For this season, male athletes competing for a Development League team must attend the same academic institution; female athletes do not need to attend the same academic institution.

Grade 9 and 10 high school aged student-athletes who will compete in both the Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association AND the OBA Development League must attend the same academic institution and be registered on the senior roster prior to the start of the regular season.

Be sure to follow along with the inaugural Development League season on Instagram and Twitter.