Montreal’s own NBA champion, Joel Anthony of the Miami Heat, will be the headliner at the 2013 BLE LEGENDS CLASSIC that brings together the best players in the long and storied history of Montreal basketball.
The 6-9 centre won’t be the only one at the tournament who has graced an NBA court. The Carleton U. Alumni will include former Toronto Raptors guard Milt Palacio, who lives in the capital region with his Ottawa-born wife. The Carleton alums will also feature the program’s greatest-ever player, two time CIS Player of the Year Osvaldo Jeanty.
Adding more star power to the mix will be the Toronto All-Stars, who are sure to bring athleticism and talent from down the 401.
Hometown fans will have plenty of ‘ballers to cheer for at the BLE Legends Classic including former McGill All-Canadian and community activist Denburk “Burky” Reid. There’s also longtime French pro Ricky Volcy, a former D-II All-American who ’balled at Montmorency.
Past participants include veteran NBA centre Samuel Dalembert and the Buckley brothers, Damian and Dwayne.
BLE Legends organizer and former Dawson College star Joel Casseus says the extravaganza “is a special invitation tournament featuring some of the most accomplished basketball players ever to play in Montreal. Most of the players are former NCAA, CIS, NBA players.”
This year, fans will also be treated to a Quebec City Legends team featuring that city’s greatest college ’baller, Charles Fortier, as well as his fellow ULaval alumni Samuel Audet, Dominique Soucy and many more.
Not to be outdone, the young up and coming stars will be taking part in a Juvenile All Star game on Sunday July 14th at 5 p.m., right before the championship game.
All of the games will be played at E.S. St-Ex at 5100 boul. Robert in St-Leonard.
It’s free for all high school students and $5 for adults.
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