8/30/10

Myck Kabongo in The Starting 5

While Canada is not off to a great start in Turkey, they as mentioned already have 2 bronze medals this summer. The one on junior men's side had a lot to do with Myck Kabongo. He was a big part of the team that brought home a bronze medal. He is already heading to Texas next fall to play for the Longhorns. He would be joining potentially two other Canadians down there who will be starting there this season in Tristan Thompson and Corey Joseph. These three young players are all highly thought of and have bright futures that could include NBA careers. I was so impressed by Myck's performance in those championships... he is very talented. I had heard his name before but this was my first time watching him play beyond clips here and there. I reached out to him and asked if he would like to come talk to basketball fans and Raptor Fans here in The Starting 5. He was more than happy to do so. I really enjoyed talking with him about a number of subjects and it turned out to be a pretty fun and enjoyable interview. He is a nice young man that has big goals for himself and a work ethic to match. Who knows what the future holds but Myck Kabongo starting point guard for the Toronto Raptors has a nice ring to it. It does for him as well as you will hear in the interview. Have a listen and enjoy.




Hope you enjoyed that and I look forward to having him back in the future. While Canada is not having success at the moment know the future is bright still, with a lot of young talented kids coming up. Who knows maybe some day Canadian kids will be growing up saying I want to be like Mike...make that Myck. The Raptors being part of the landscape has had an impact on a generation of kids in this country. Myck, Corey and Tristan are some of the products of that. It is no longer unrealistic to think of Canadians playing in top level U.S programs. While they are excited about 3 guys down in Miami, Canada should be excited about 3 guys in Texas and what they can become in a few years. Here is hoping Myck and others in this country can help make us proud to be fans of basketball and have some pride in the players we produce for the sport we invented.

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