Where are all the Community Basketball Courts? In a society that is grappling with getting kids outside more, our community is not providing enough viable opportunities
“I’m looking forward to seeing all of these boys develop further throughout their highschool careers. I can’t wait to see where they go from here,” said Coach Ray.
Coach Kevin Barnes of Belleville is the founder and Head Coach of Southwest Academy in London, Ontario. The team is in the highly touted Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association (OSBA) whose most notable graduates are NBA stars Jamal Murray, Lugentz Dort, Thon Makur, O’Shea Brissett, and Ignas Brazdeikis. Barnes’ path to this point has given him the tools to develop young athletes and help build the game across the country.
Basketball is growing in popularity across the country and our community is no exception. Although not widely known, Belleville has many basketball opportunities available to youth in our area.
The Belleville Spirits Basketball organization enjoyed a great season across many age groups while competing in the OBL East league.
With hundreds of Canadian players playing college basketball in North America, professional overseas and in the NBA, basketball has never been bigger in Canada.