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As it stands, nearly 60 student-athletes have obtained full scholarships to division one (D1) NCAA schools, or have moved onto post secondary opportunities at Canadian college/universities. Our goal is to provide each student athlete in our program with an opportunity to continue their education and play basketball at the post-secondary level. We work hard with our athletes and their families to find the right fit for each individual.

Notable Alumni


Corey Johnson


Harvard University

Hailing from Ottawa, Corey is the son of two basketball coaches and as a result was taught the fundamentals of basketball from an early age. When we first met Corey in his senior year at an all-star tournament of regional teams, he had no scholarship offers and was destined to play CIS basketball at one of the Ottawa area universities. Both schools have strong programs but Corey’s dream was to play Division I basketball. An excellent student, we felt that Corey had the skill and the basketball IQ to play at the Division I level – it didn’t hurt that he also had one of the smoothest shooting strokes we had seen. We invited Corey to become a member of our club last year and advised him to do a post-grad year at a highly regarded school in New England, Vermont Academy, last September. In Corey’s case, our job was to facilitate the continued development of his basketball skills and provide the exposure he needed to attract NCAA Division I coaches. Corey was a dream team player – hard working, coachable, skilled and smart. After one season on the AAU circuit with our 17u team, Corey recieved over 40 D1 offers, was named a member of the Nike Global Challenge Canadian team, selected to the BioSteel All-Canadian High School All-Star game, and was the starting shooting guard on the Canada’s Junior Men’s National team. After helping Corey and his parents sort through and consider his many offers, he made the decision to attend Harvard to play basketball and continue his education – and what an education it will be.

Duane Notice


University of South Carolina

Duane joined the Northern Kings family in 2012. A celebrated high school prospect from an early age, Duane worked closely with Vidal Massiah in the later stages of his high school career to help maximize his skill development and exposure. After a successful post-grad season at St. Thomas More, a prestigious prep school in New England, Duane decided to attend the University of South Carolina. Duane is currently a junior at South Carolina, and has become a key member for the Gamecocks, who have been consistently ranked in the top 25. Duane has playing experience with the Canadian Junior Men’s National team and remains involved with the Northern Kings program through his younger brother, Marcus Carr, who is a top 5 player in the Canadian Class of 2018.

Kevin Pangos


Gonzaga University

Kevin Pangos joined the Northern Kings program in 2010 and worked closely with the coaching staff to significantly elevate his skill set and profile. Kevin is a dedicated hard working young man who embodies the term “Student Athlete”. Kevin played for 4 years at Gonzaga University, where he was named West Coast Conference Rookie of the Year, First team All-Conference 4 years in a row, 2015 West Coast Conference Player of the Year, and a Sport News third-team All-American in his senior year. Kevin also holds the school record for 3-pointers made. Kevin has represented Canada in International competition at the Senior and Junior levels. Kevin is currently playing professionally in Spain for Gran Canaria

Jabari Craig


Eastern Carolina

Jabari Craig joined  the Northern Kings in 2010 as a skinny, 6-foot-9-inch, 14 year old from a single parent home. Self admittedly, he was unmotivated and uncommitted to pursing any goals. Under the tutelage of Vidal Massiah, who took Jabari under his wing, mentoring him both on-and-off the court, Jabari developed in to a nationally recognized prospect with high major NCAA Division 1 offers from the likes of UCLA, UConn, USC, Oregon, Georgia Tech and many others. After initially signing with USC out of high school, Jabari was forced to spend two years at Junior College, and will attend Eastern Carolina University in the Fall.

Matt Atewe


University of Washington

Matthew Atewe, joined the Northern Kings program in 2010.  He wears the number 41 in honour of his mother, who passed away 3 months after Matt joined the program. She left behind 4 kids and 1 husband. At 16, he left home to attend a top US prep school. The Kings were able to provide Matt and his family with the support they needed, both personally and financially, limiting the family cost for travel, training and accommodations over 3 summers. Deciding between 40 scholarship offers, Matt decided to attend Auburn and had a successful freshman season in the SEC. After a sophomore season where he was sidelined with injuries, Matt made the decision to transfer to the University of Washington. Matt has also represented Canada at the Junior Level in international play and at the Nike Global challenge.



D’Andre Bernard – University of North Florida
Corey Johnson – Harvard University
Derek Ogbeide – University of Georgia
Eric Rwahwire – UC Riverside
Miles Seward – University of Northern Colorado
Kareem South – Texas A&M Corpus Christi University
Osayende Omoregie – Concordia University St. Paul
Ryan Richmond – Bentley University
Jacques Lukusa – Hill Junior College
Russell Baker – Hill Junior College
Damiann Prehay – Talahasee Community College
Christian Williams – Sheridan Junior College
Kaion Grant – St. Francis Xavier University
Nick Morris – University of Toronto
Alex Otzyv – Western University
Nik Paradina – University of Toronto
Jake Babic – Appalachian State University
Jabari Craig -Eastern Carolina
Gavin Pearce – Northwest Kansas Tech Junior College
Connor Gilmore – McMaster University
Girece Kazumba – Cameron University
Tevin Bartley – Barton Community College
Tevin Bailey – Allen Community College | Cape Breton University
Gene Spagnuolo – York University
Sammy Ayisi – Queen’s University
Sage Usher – University of Toronto
Mike Simonetta – Western University
O’neil Halstead – York University
Kemar Alleyne – St. Mary’s University
Matt Atewe – Auburn University | Unviersity of Washington
Haboubacar Mutumbo – Western Carolina University
Duane Notice – University of South Carolina
Emmanuel Owootah – Fresno State University | Lynn University
Marko Pirovic – University of Maine
Tyler Stone – Howard University
James Sylvester – Northwest Kansas Tech Junior College | Coppin State University
Ravaughn Gayle – Central Arizona Junior College | University of New Brunswick
Kahleek Bakare-Whyte – Polk State Junior College
Josh Bell – Lakehead University
Michael Peterkin – McGill University
Simon Polan-Couillard – Wilfrid Laurier University
Kevin Pangos – Gonzaga University
Jaylen Babb-Harrison – Eastern Kentucky University
Manny Diressa – Tennessee Tech University | Ryerson University
Leon Alexander – Iowa Central Community College | McMaster University
Mike Lafricain – University of Ottawa
Aaron Best – Ryerson University
Juwon Grannum – Ryerson University
Rohan Boney – McMaster University
Adika Peter-Mcneilly – Clarendon Community College | Ryerson University
Denzel Lynch-Blair – Lakeland Community College | University of Winnipeg


Kingsley Costain – Pepperdine University
Pat Tatham – Cleveland State University
Steve Maclean – Canisius University
Silver Laku – Western Michigan University
Kyle Dodd – Eastern Michigan University
Jaan Montgomery – Binghamton University
Kaylan Anderson – University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee
Tyrone Mattison – Long Island University – Brooklyn
Branomir Zeko – University of New Hampshire
Jamie Vanderbeeken – University of Iowa
Papa Oppong – Eastern Kentucky University
Chretien Lukusa – Binghamton University
John House – Belmont University
Kyle Johnson – Long Island University – Brooklyn
Harouna Mutumbo – Western Carolina University
Adam Jespersen – University of Hawaii
Arnold Mayorga – Long Island University – Brooklyn
Tyler Murray – Wagner University
Keaton Cole – Western Carolina University
Nemanja Mitrovic – Portland University
Alex Hill – Cornell University
Taylor Johnson – Binghamton University