ABA Players and Coaches featured with the Toronto Raptors, LeBron James and Drake on TSN
ABA Players and Coaches had a blast promoting Canada's favourite team.
CANADA BASKETBALL commercial with Coach Loucks and Jasonn Hannibal
Canada Basketball marked the sport’s 125th anniversary with a new ad called “Sorry” which playfully pokes fun at Canadians’ tendency to apologize even when they’ve done nothing wrong.
The 30-second spot features several of Canada’s biggest basketball luminaries – including former two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash, Cory Joseph, Jamal Murray, Joel Anthony, Kia Nurse, Tamara Tatham, Miah-Marie Langlois, Dillon Brooks, Kelly Olynyk and Nav Bhatia.
This spot was directed by ABA alumnus, player and coach, Max Sherman.
Coach Loucks honoured as Tangerine Fan of the Game
Tangerine is celebrating Toronto Raptors fans that are doing great work in the community with an exclusive game-day experience at Scotiabank Arena during Toronto Raptors home games.
Sean Loucks is the Director and Head Coach of Albany Avenue Basketball. Since 2003 Sean has helped develop the ABA into a unique inclusive place for all players to learn, improve, excel, and have fun, while striving to become the best possible version of themselves on and off the court.
Congrats on being our Fan of the Game Sean and thank you for all your work in the community.
ABA Toronto Knights UNDEFEATED 2017 World Club Basketball Tournament Champions
Canadians Secure Title Glory As Giants Stage World Tournament
As ambassadors for the ABA, Toronto and Canada, the ABA Toronto Knights men's team competed in England's World Club Basketball Tournament in 2016 reaching the semi finals and returned in 2017 to claim the title. The Knights, coached by former British Basketball League Worthing Bears Head Coach Sean Loucks, provided free ABA skills clinics for all the local kids giving the Canadians an edge over the competition as the overwhelming crowd favourite. They are always welcome to return to compete in the UK's number one international basketball event. GO KNIGHTS!
When Ball Isn't Life by Andrew Savory
This piece about Coach Loucks was written by RSGC graduate and former ABA camper Andrew Savory while doing his master's in journalism at Carleton University. Andrew is now the Vice President of the Vancouver Bandits pro basketball team of the CEBL.
Toronto Raptor John Lucas III pays a visit to the ABA
ABA kids and coaches enjoyed meeting and hooping it up with Toronto Raptors' guard, John Lucas III.
Check out Raptors HQ Presents: John Lucas III, the Most Interesting Man in the NBA featuring some of our ABA players.
Local ballers fly high in European tour
ABA Toronto Knights European Summer Basketball Tour 2013: ENGLAND - GERMANY - NETHERLANDS
Coach Loucks encourages his players in a game at Portslade Sports Centre in Brighton, England. The Knights won both games at Portslade and finished their European Tour 6-4 with stops along the way in Berlin, Cologne, Maastricht and Amsterdam.
This last year has not been what Shervin Pouvakil had expected. Between winning a high school basketball championship with Royal St. George's College and his first European basketball tour, the 6-foot-4 centre gets a crack in his voice as he talks about getting involved in competitive basketball for his first time. "Being my last year of high school, I wasn't really involved in basketball before this year," said Pourvakil. "All I've been through with my teammates, learning to never give up no matter what, these things have really stuck with me. I've learned a lot more than just basketball throughout this experience."
"Through hard work we beat teams that we had no business beating," said Loucks, who has played professionally in Europe. "All I ask from our guys is maximum effort with focused intensity. If we happen to win, that's gravy, but our main goal is to always outwork our opponents."
Bexhill Giants In The Dark International Tournament
The tournament included the ABA Toronto Knights as part of their European tour and proved to be a tough event for the host club. With the Knights recording one victory from their first two matches and the Giants boosting a 100% record, the final game of the round-robin event between the two teams would see the winner crowned champions. Both teams produced some excellent basketball. They traded baskets throughout and with the score tied at 57-57, the game headed into overtime. The Giants edged ahead of their excellent young Canadian rivals during the extra period to record a hard fought 63-59 win and claim their third tournament victory of then summer.
We are very proud of this young teenage Knights side that displayed great determination as the youngest team in this prestigious men’s basketball event. They may have been less experienced and physically smaller than their opponents, but their focused intensity and maximum effort were unrivaled – GO KNIGHTS!
Toronto Gamecocks Charity 3 on 3 Tournament
The Toronto Gamecocks Charity 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament, in various formats, continues the annual tradition since 1989 of bringing together multiple generations from our basketball community for good fun and great times for a noble cause.
Formerly known as The Big Valley Charity 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament from 1989-1999, this is Toronto’s longest running 3 on 3 charity basketball event.
This event has raised funds for the SickKids Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, Thomas J. Webb Memorial Scholarship Trust, and Royal St. George’s College Scholarship Trust.
On the last Saturday of every June, friends, family, teammates, alumni, coaches, mentors, mentees, players, referees, supporters, and new friends gather for some basketball action in the gym followed by a social at a nearby pub for more good times, food, drink, and revelry.
“Any day you can play basketball is a good day,” said Loucks. “Any day you can do something positive for someone else, that’s a great day.”
ABA Kids on YTV's The Zone
ABA middle school players from RSGC teaching basketball fundamentals on YTV
RSGC Headmaster's Newsletter
Sean Loucks has been sharing his love for basketball with RSGC since 2001 when he started helping out with the after-care programs. “Helping out” evolved into “running” and supply teaching, at which point he started coaching teams. Well over 500 games later, Coach Loucks has become synonymous with RSGC basketball. GO KNIGHTS!
Coach Loucks vs. Coach Nurse in BBL double overtime thriller on England's south coast
It's such a small basketball world sometimes. As Head Coach of the Worthing Bears in the British Basketball League (BBL) of the late 90s, Coach Loucks occasionally faced off against Head Coach Nick Nurse of the Manchester Giants. The most memorable meeting was when the undermanned Bears, missing their leading scorer and star player due to injury, almost pulled off the impossible and somehow forced the mighty all-star studded Manchester Giants into double overtime.
"Worthing were excellent. I like Coach Loucks. I think he is doing a nice job. He's got his players organised, moving the ball and playing hard." - Coach Nick Nurse
Nick Nurse, Head Coach of the 1999 BBL Trophy Champion Manchester Giants - and twenty years later also the Head Coach of the 2019 NBA Champion Toronto Raptors! Huge congrats to Coach Nurse and GO RAPTORS!
Holy Rosary Church
Tuesday 3X3 Leagues and Thursday Skills & Scrimmage Sessions with divisions for Intermediate (ages 9-13) and High School (ages 14-18)
Royal St. George's College
Fall Saturday Junior B Division (ages 5-7) Skills & Scrimmage Sessions, March Break and Summer Camps, March Break and Summer High School Leagues, and Winter and Spring Saturday Programs
Cedarvale Community School
Wednesday Skills & Scrimmage Sessions with divisions for Junior B (ages 5-7) & Junior A (ages 8-9)
Harbord Collegiate Institute
Saturday House Leagues with divisions for High School (ages 14-18), Intermediate A (ages 12-13), Intermediate B (ages 10-11) & Junior A (ages 8-9)
Western Technical-Commercial School
Monday High School 3X3 League (ages 14-18) and Monday Intermediate GIRLS Skills & Scrimmage Sessions (ages 10-13)