Basketball tourney showcases First Nations, Métis talent
- EFN Staff | May 22, 2016
Sixteen teams playing for their First Nation and Métis locals from Saskatchewan and Alberta gathered recently on Mistawasis First Nation for the 2016 Sagestrong Basketball Championships. The tournament gives First Nation players the opportunity to showcase their talent and represent their communities.
Colin Bird lead team Kainai to the championship while averaging 20.3 points and 7.8 assists per game earning MVP honours. Byron Steinhauer from Goodfish received the memorial award given out in the memory of Greg Whitefish and Brandon Daniels. Byron was chosen for the award based on his skills as well as being a role model on and off the court.
Sagestrong Basketball will host the 3rd championships on April 28-30 2017 with a guaranteed prize payout of $10,000.