The Southwest Academy basketball program is providing young athletes with exceptional training and opportunities in the sport, all while preparing them for success after school. Founded in 2016, SW Academy’s high-performance basketball program has been delivered within Regina Mundi Catholic Secondary School and supported by the LDCSB. The Academy is a member of the Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association, and offers a competitive schedule that includes both league and exhibition play, and entry into NCAA events against the best prep schools internationally.
Southwest Academy Player Bios
Here’s a look at some of the talented players competing for Southwest Academy this year …
Laura Donovan, a 6-foot guard from London, ON, was a member of the U17 Team Ontario squad that won silver at the Canada Summer Games this past summer, as well as a member of the A.B. Lucas OFSAA AAA Championship team last year. Laura was also selected to participate in Canada Basketball’s March Assessment Camp. Laura brings tremendous versatility, leadership and elite-level shooting to the Southwest program.
Claire Litchfield, a 5-foot-8 point guard from London, ON, was a huge part of the A.B. Lucas OFSAA AAA Championship team last year. Claire was also selected to the Canletes High School All Star Game, and the TVRA All Star game, and she brings the Southwest Academy program a tremendous amount of experience and poise to the point guard position. She is also recognized as a knock-down shooter.
Malachi Ndur, a 6-foot-7 small forward from St. Thomas, ON, joins Southwest after winning a silver medal this summer as a member of the U16 Canadian National team at the 2017 U16 FIBA Americas Championship in Argentina. A long athletic wing with a great motor, Ndur led the team in rebounding with 8.6 rebounds per game. Malachi has received scholarship letters and interest from Tulane, Virginia Tech, Northeastern, and Colombia.
Owen Henderson, a 6-foot-4 guard/forward from St. Thomas, ON, returns to Southwest for his senior year after earning recognition across the OSBA last year as one of the league’s best shooters. Owen was also recognized as an OSBA and Southwest All Academic award winner. He will be looked on to provide veteran leadership this year and make key shots. He has received scholarship offers from Indiana Tech and Dalhousie University.
Southwest Basketball Skills Camp
What: Southwest Christmas Break Skills Camp
When: Jan. 2-5, 2018
Where: Regina Mundi Catholic High School
Email Coachbarnes@swfacademy.com for info.
Contributions by Kevin Barnes