Brantford, Ontario – April 20,2017 – The RISE Centre located at 411 Elgin Street Brantford, On N3S 7P5, will be hosting the 2017 Across Border Global Games (ABGG) on Friday May 5 and Saturday 6, 2017. The ABGG is the 3rd biggest game next to the McDonald’s All-American and the Jordan Brand classic in North America featuring future Olympic hopeful’s from the United States of America and Canada respectively. The futures game, consisting of some of the best grade 9-11 players will take place at Saturday May 6, at 2:00PM and the main event consisting of some of the best graduating seniors will take place Saturday May 6, at 4:30PM.

On the Canadian side the main event features Hailey Brown who attends St John’s College in Brantford, On and plays for TRC Academy out of The RISE Centre. She is currently ranked as the #1 high-school women’s basketball player in Canada and is also ranked #38 in the world in her graduating class of 2017 as per In The Futures game, Laeticia Amihere will be suiting up for the Canadian side. She is currently ranked #1 in Canada and #3 in the world in her graduating class of 2019 as per Across Border Global Games will prove to be a venue to showcase the best in Women’s high school basketball on an international platform. The Rise Centre is excited to host the very best young ladies from the United States and Canada in a battle of the borders. The landscape of women’s basketball is changing at a rapid rate. Identifying these young talented athletes will be an instrumental part of bringing awareness globally to support and promote women’s basketball” Jim Wilson – Director ABGG CANADA [CANADA Select ABGG Womens Roster]

On the American side the main event features several McDonald’s and/or Jordan Brand All Americans. Chasity Patterson is currently ranked #4, Maya Davis ranked #11, Rennia Davis ranked #12 are all Top 15 players in the world as per for the graduating class of 2017. In the Futures game dynamic duo Samantha Brunelle and Chloe Chapman will be rolling with the USA. Brunelle is currently ranked #1 and Chapman is ranked #6 in the world in the Class of 2019 according to The Across Borders Global Games is a tremendous opportunity for our young ladies to gain valuable international experience. The coaches and players are excited about traveling and competing in Canada. Hopefully, this is the first of many steps for Across Borders Global Games to aid in youth development on the international level.” Prentice Beverly – Director ABGG USA [USA Select ABGG Women Roster]

This year’s Across Border Global Games (ABGG) will be exclusively broadcasted on Rogers TV and Live streamed on the Rogers TV Facebook live page. The Facebook Live hyperlink is the following:

Tickets for the ABGG are $15 and are available for purchase online. Tickets purchased at the the RISE Centre on the day of the event will cost $20. All tickets are general admission and are valid for both games. Additional event information can be found at  Lastly, The Swoosh Lounge located in the VIP section above the playing surface will have a license bar for the event. Spectators (19yr+ only) will able to purchase an alcoholic beverage, while watching the festivities below.

Media Day will be taking place on May 5, 2017 from 5PM-9PM. All Media Personnel are welcome to attend both days to cover the event. Please correspond with Jeremie Kayeye in order to obtain media credentials. Instructions are below.

2017 Across Border Global Games by Rogers YouTube

2017 ABGG Roster

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NAME                                          HEIGHT   POSITION         COLLEGE

#0    Kasiyahna Kushkituah        6-4                P                  Tennessee

#1    Chasity Patterson                 5-6               PG                  Texas

#3    Khayla Pointer                      5-6              PG                  LSU

#4    Myah Taylor                          5-7              PG                  Mississippi State

#5    Rennia Davis                         6-2               G                   Tennessee

#6    Dani Lawson                         6-2               F                    Purdue

#7    Autumn Newby                    6-1                F                    Vanderbilt

#8    Unique Thompson              6-2               P                    Auburn

#9    Gabrielle Connally              5-7               PG                  Georgia

#10  Bianca Jackson                   6-0                G                    South Carolina

#12  Kiana Chew                          6-2                 P                    Arizona

#15  Eva Rubin                             6-5                  P                   Arizona State


Dyneisha Jones Charles: Henderson HS AL

Shelia Seymore: Pennick  FL

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NAME                                  HEIGHT   POSITION      CLASS     

#1      Chloe Chapman           5-9              PG                 2019

#2     Mariah Jones                5-6              PG                 2018

#3     Naira Jones                    5-8              PG                 2020

#4     Maori Davenport          6-4               P                   2019

#5      Marissa Mackins          5-8               G                   2018

#6      Brooke Moore               5-6               G                   2018

#7      Kryslyn Jones                5-7               G                   2019

#9      Samantha Brunelle       6-2              F                   2019

#10    Rhyne Howard              6-2              G                   2018

#11    Jazmine Massengill      6-0               G                  2018

#15    Kaydan Lawson             5-9              PG                2020


Tony Smith: Homewood Flossmoor HS IL

Corey Hairston: Carolina Prep NC

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NAME                                       HEIGHT         POSITION                               COLLEGE

#4       Reece Mungar               6’1”            S/F/Shooting Guard            Northern Kentucky

#5       Hailey Brown                6’2”            Forward                                  Michigan

#6       Raizel Guinto                 5’ 4”          Point Guard                           Louisiana Tech

#7       Louise Forsyth               6’               Shooting Guard/2-3            Gonzaga

#8       Jama Bin-Edward          5’ 11”        Small Forward                      Ryerson

# 9      Tamara Farquhar          6’               Wing                                       Perdue

#13     Leyki Sorra                     5’ 10”         Shooting Guard                    Ryerson

#14     Shaina Pellington          5’ 8”          Point Guard/Guard             Oklahoma

#15     Samantha Gucciardi      6’ 2”         Forward                                  Windsor


Christa Eniojukan: Team Ontario U17 HC, Durham Elite HC

Carly Clarke: Ryerson University HC, Canada Basketball Jr. National HC

Rob Angione: Southwest Academy Women’s HC

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NAME                                          HEIGHT                     POSITION                              COLLEGE

#2       Kylee O’Hara                       6’ 1”                       Wing Forward                     Multiple D1 Interest

#3       Xianna Josephs                   6’ 1”                       Forward                               Multiple D1 Interest

#7       Keishana Washington        5’ 6”                       Point Guard                        Multiple D1 Interest

#10     Justina King                         5’ 7”                       Point Guard                        Multiple D1 Interest

#13     Laeticia Amihere                 6’ 3”                       S/F                                       Multiple D1 Interest

#14     Niyah Becker                        6’ 1”                       Guard/Wing                      Verbal Utah

#15     Makayla Ennis                     6’                            Guard/Wing                      Multiple D1 Interest

#18     Savannah Day                      6’ 1”                       F/Power Forward             Multiple D1 Interest

#21     Kate Moran                          6’ 4”                       F/C                                       Multiple D1 Interest

#22     Aerial Wilson                      5’ 9”                       Point Guard                        Multiple D1 Interest

#23     Christina Morra                  6’ 3”                       Forward                              Verbal Wake Forest


Jeremie Kayeye:  TRC Academy, RISE Prep HC,  RISE Operations

Lee Anna Osei:  TRC Academy Women’s HC

Agnes Borge:  Manager Youth Player Development Canada

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About The RISE Centre

The RISE Centre which stands for Realize, Individual, Success, Everyday is a multifaceted facility which provides advance sports physiotherapy medicine, superior strength and conditioning training (such as but not limited to: Cross Training Rigs, Power Stations with Bumper weights, Heavy Ropes, TRX training, and an Indoor Turf lane for Sledding [push or pull]). The RISE Centre is also a Sports & Entertainment facility having hosted numerous public assemblies such as the 2017 Ontario Para Sport Winter Games opening ceremony.

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