Report on 2023 West Coast Showcase
The 14th annual West Coast Showcase was held Sunday, October 29 at Pinetree Community Center in Coquitlam, British Columbia under the direction of Matt McKay, head coach of Douglas College. Here is a report on the event with the prospects that attracted our attention.
6’4 PG Zeru Abera of St Thomas More HS 2025 (Academy 5)
Abera had a solid performance and displayed his all-around skills. He’s an ok athlete who handles the ball well and a very nice passer who pushes the break and sees the floor in transition. He has the ability to make plays for himself and others. Abera shoots it ok with 3 range, has an ok floater and gets to the hoop on the drive.
6’2 CG Vin Anderson-Francois of St John’s School 2025 (Team Douglas)
Anderson-Francois is a combo guard with a nice all-around skill set who runs the floor well. He handles it well and does a nice job finishing in transition. He can also pull up in the mid- range. Anderson-Francois is a very good shooter with 3-range who is very effective at catch and shoot.
6’2 G/W Jayson Ikani of Terry Fox HS 2027 (Academy 1)
Ikani is a fairly athletic guard/wing who can run. He is thin and needs bulk/strength. He is a capable ball handler who gets to the basket on the drive. And he shoots the ball fairly well with 3-point range.
6’4 CG Max Ladtchenko of Walnut Grove Secondary 2026 (Team Royals)
Ladtchenko is an active combo guard who displayed a versatile skill set in this event. He is a solid ball handler and a real good passer. He has a solid pull up in the mid-range and he can get to the basket on the drive.
6’5 PF Grayson Ritzand of Wellington Secondary 2026 (Academy 1)
Ritzand had a very impressive performance and clearly stood out at this event. He is a strong and impressive four man who has some lift and can run the floor. He can handle the ball and is a solid face-up driver. He’s a very good passer who consistently finds the open man. His shot looks a little weird but he can knock them down. Ritzand is also a solid rebounder who goes after the ball.
6’6 PF Keoni Sacco of Burnaby South HS 2025 (LTS Elite Prep)
Sacco is an active and athletic four man with long arms and big feet. He is a little thin and could use some bulk/strength. He gets to the basket on the face-up drive and he can hit the mid- range shot. He is also a capable defender who can block a shot and an ok rebounder.
6’2 SG Liam Sampson of Maple Ridge Secondary 2024 (Team Douglas)
Sampson is a hard-working two guard who can impact the game at both ends. He can handle it and he goes hard in transition, both on and off the ball. He has a sneaky first step on the drive and he shoots it ok with 3-point range. Sampson can also defend on ball and make things difficult for the opponent.
6’10 C Malcolm Tyler of Brookswood HS 2024 (Academy 5)
Tyler is a five man who “gets it” as the saying goes. He is a five man with long arms who runs the floor hard. He can shoot it fairly well in the mid-range. He dribbles operates on the block and has a mini-jump hook and he moves ok without the ball. Tyler will defend and he is a capable rebounder. Best of all he is very vocal on the court.
Other Prospects To Consider:
6’4 CG Michael Adarkwan-Nti of Tamawanis HS 2024 (Team 1)
Adarkwan-Nti is a fairly athletic combo guard. He has a nice first step and does a good job driving/penetrating. His shot does need some polish.
6’2 G/W Isaac Asseltine of Merrit HS 2024 (Merritt Mavericks)
Asseltine is a guard/wing with ok strength who runs the floor hard. He’s a decent ball handler who does a nice job finishing in transition.
6’5 CF Lucas Border of Oak Bay HS 2026 (Academy 2)
Border is a combo forward with long arms and good hands who finds ways to score inside and outside. He’s an ok ball handler who can pass it and is capable of making plays in transition. He’s a decent mid-range shooter and he has a clever mini hook on the block.
6’2 SF Ty Bun of Mount Boucherie Secondary 2024 (Team Royals)
Bun is an active three-man who makes things happen at both ends. He can score from all three levels (perimeter, mid-range, at the rim) and is a decent on-ball defender who creates difficulty for opponents.
5’10 PG Gurjowan Cheema of Tamawanis HS 2026 (Team 2)
Cheema is a one man who is a decent athlete who can run. He handles it well and can make plays in transition. He pulls up well in the mid-range in addition to shooting it ok with 3 range. He drives fairly well (decent first step) and has an ok floater.
5’10 CG Chad Gammad of AR Mac Neil HS 2025 (LTS Elite Prep 2)
Gammad is a combo guard with a nice motor and some skills who can run the floor. He handles it and makes plays on the break pretty well. He shows the ability to score from all three levels and plays bigger than his (lack of) size.
6’1 SG Rohin Grewal of Tamawanis HS 2026 (Team 2)
Grewal is a two-guard who is an ok athlete that brings a versatile skill set to the table. He can handle the ball and has a clever pull up floater. He moves ok without the ball, he can knock down the 3-point shot and he is a solid driver.
6’2 CG Marek Guynup of Mouat HS 2025 (Academy 6)
Guynup is a combo guard with a solid all-around game who gets things done. He is a smooth ball handler who sees the floor very well. He moves ok without the ball, he can shoot it ok with 3 range and he has a nice floater shot. He’s also decent rebounder from the guard position.
6’10 C Luke Guzina of Tamawanis HS 2026 (Team 1)
Guzina is a five-man with long arms who shows some skill. He moves fairly well without the ball and gets open looks consistently. He does an ok job pursuing rebounds.
5’10 PG Timonthy Han of Kitsilano Secondary 2025 (Academy 1)
Han is an active one man who can run the floor. He’s a solid ball handler who can get to the hoop on the drive and he shoots the ball fairly well with long range.
5’9 PG Amare Madahar of Churchill HS 2027 (Academy 7)
Madahar is a hard-working one man. He handles it well and is a very nice passer who sees the floor well. He goes real hard on the break and he has a solid pull up game-both in transition and in a half court setting. He penetrates into the lane ok to create opportunities to dish it off.
5’10 PG Josh Owen-Marriott of Walnut Grove Secondary 2024 (team Royals)
Owen-Marriott is an energetic one-man who excels in up tempo. He’s a confident ball handler and passer who is capable making plays in transition. He makes good decisions and takes care of the ball well.
6’5 CF Jacob Matiash of Brookwood Secondary 2024 (Academy 4)
Matiash is a combo forward who is a real team guy. He is a ok ball handler who does a decent job driving to the hoop. Significantly, he will set screens to get teammates open and he is a real leader on the court and on the sideline/bench.
6’0 SG Ethan Mvundura of Dr. Charles Best Secondary 2027 (Academy 2)
Mvundura is an athletic two guard who runs well. He can handle and pass it and get to the hoop on the drive. He does need to prove himself as a perimeter shooter. He makes plays for himself and others pretty consistently.
5’11 CG Jacob Orleta of St.Thomas More HS (Academy 2)
Orleta is a combo guard who can run the floor and contribute in different ways. He is a confident ball handler with a sneaky first step who drives very hard and has a clever hesitation move. He also does a nice job running a team.
6’2 CG Tejveer Sanghera of Tamawanis HS 2024 (Team 1)
Sanghera is a combo guard who is a fair athlete with solid play making skills in transition. He is a confident ball handler and a good passer who makes pretty good decisions.
5’11 SG Adam Shi of Mount Douglas Secondary 2027 (Academy 3)
Shi is a two guard who is a fair athlete that can run the floor. He’s a capable ball handler who shoots it ok (with 3 range). He also is a decent rebounder from the guard position.
6’0 PG Cruz Slanzi of Merritt HS 2024 (Merritt Maverick)
Slanzi is a one-man with solid ball handling and passing skills who sees the floor and is effective in transition making plays. He’s an ok 3-point shooter and he does a nice job running a team.
6’4 CF Elijah Wiess of Elgin Park Secondary 2025 (Academy 4)
Wiess is a combo forward with long arms who can play inside and outside. He can handle the ball, is a decent driver and an ok rebounder. He is a bit thin and could use some bulk/strength.
Names to Notes: (*indicates high consideration for this category)
6’4 SG Noah Beck of Oak Bay HS 2026 (Academy 3)
–average athlete, runs fairly well, ok ball handler, can drive.
*5’7 Peter Boudjak of Burnaby South HS 2024 (LTS Elite Prep 1)
-average athlete, can handle it, pushes the break, can run a team, attacks.
*5’11 PG Levi Burton of Gidgalany Kuuyas Naay HS 2024 (Academy 5)
-average athlete, runs ok/fairly well, handles it, decent half court pullup, ok driver.
5’10 PG Humraj Chahal of KLO Middle School 2027 (Academy 3)
Average athlete, can run, thin, handles it, ok in transition, ok shooter (3 range)
*6’2 SG Victor Cortel of Tamawanis HS 2024 (Team 2)
Ok ball handler, can pass does see the floor, ok rebounder.
*6’0 PG Julius De Jesus of Sullivan Heights Secondary 2024 (Team Royals)
–Fair athlete, handles and passes it, has pull up floater, fair/decent driver.
6’4 G/W Liam Hadrill of Handsworth HS 2025 (Academy 7)
-average athlete, finishes ok in transition, can drive, works on defense.
*6’3 CG Jordan Hare of Tamawanis HS 2024 (Team 1)
-ok athlete, handles it, can pull up half court, ok shooter (3 range), decent driver.
5’6 PG Isaac Jimenez of St Thomas More HS 2025 (LTS Elite Prep 2)
Average/fair athlete, can run, handles it well, pushes the break, sees the floor, can run a team.
*6’3 G/W Titus Kennedy of Cowichan Secondary 2026 (Academy 6)
-average athlete, decent handler, can pull up half court, decent/ok driver (finds a way)
*6’0 SG Colin Mandell of Maple Ridge Secondary 2024 (Team Douglas)
-ok athlete, can handle it, pulls up half court, ok floater.
6’2 SG Jay Smiens of Unity Christian School 2024 (Team Royals)
–average athlete, can run, decent ball handler, ok shooter (3 range)
6’3 SG Simon Wiwcharuk-Burr of Oak Bay HS 2027(Team Douglas)
-average athlete, can handle and pass, pulls up ok half court, can drive, ok rebounder.