Mississauga Power

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Mississauga Power
Mississauga Power logo.png
Founded 2011
League National Basketball League of Canada
Division Central Division
Team history Oshawa Power
2011-2013
Mississauga Power
2013-present
Arena Hershey Centre
Based in Mississauga, Ontario
Colors Black and white
         
Owner(s) ACE Sports and Entertainment
(Henry Chow)
Head coach Canada David Joseph (interim)
Mascot Pow
Website PowerBasketball.ca

The Mississauga Power is a Canadian professional basketball team based in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. The team is a charter member of the National Basketball League of Canada which began play in 2011 as the Oshawa Power. On November 5, 2013 the Power will play their inaugural regular season home game versus Brampton at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

History[edit]

Logo when the team played as the Oshawa Power.

The team was formed as the Oshawa Power in 2011 as a charter member of the National Basketball League of Canada (NBLC). The Power was awarded the 1st Overall Pick in the inaugural draft and chose Morgan Lewis from Findlay, Ohio.[1] For the inaugural 2012 All-Star Game, four members of the Power were selected which featured NBLC's first overall pick Morgan Lewis, Brandon Robinson, Tut Ruach, and Omari Johnson.[2]

An announcement was made officially in April 2013 that the team was relocated to Mississauga.[3]

Home arenas[edit]

Note: All arenas used before 2013 were part of the defunct Oshawa franchise.

Hershey Centre (2013-present)[edit]

Mississauga Power holds all home games at the Hershey Centre, located across from Iceland Mississauga in Mississauga.

Megacity Pro-Am Summer League[edit]

Mississauga Power partnered with Megacity Basketball to create a summer league played at Ryerson University.[4] Megacity is a well established men's recreation, co-ed, and advance basketball league in the Greater Toronto Area.[5] The summer league consisted of players with previous professional playing experience and recent graduates from well known university basketball programs.

Power Canadian Development Team (PCDT)[edit]

Mississauga Power created the Power Canadian Development Team (PCDT). The PCDT program was created to give development opportunities for players and coaches. The team consisted of players from the Megacity Pro-Am Summer League, graduated university players, and players with international basketball experience.

Coach Sean Bookal was chosen from the Megacity Pro-Am League to lead the PCDT to China to compete in the 2013 Four Nations Mens’ Basketball Invitational Tournament that was co-hosted by the city of Shen Zhen and Zhong Shan from July 28, 2013 to August 4, 2013. The tournament featured the New Zealand Men's National Basketball Team, Cameroon National Men's Basketball featuring NBA Sacramento King's Luc Richard Mbah A Moute, and China Basketball Association Select Team featuring former NBA Player and 2003 NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs, Mengke Bateer.

Current Roster[edit]

Mississauga Power roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
G 2 United States Lewis, Morgan 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 215 lb (98 kg)
G 3 Canada Smith, Ashton 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 185 lb (84 kg)
F 4 United States Williams, Kirk 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 205 lb (93 kg)
F 5 United States Petty Jr, Eric 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 220 lb (100 kg)
G 9 United States Williams, George 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 209 lb (95 kg)
F 10 United States Rockett, Jushay 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 220 lb (100 kg)
G 11 Canada Johnson, Alex 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 175 lb (79 kg)
F 15 Canada Moses, Thijin Injured 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 195 lb (88 kg)
C 21 United States McCoy, Daryl 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 280 lb (130 kg)
G 23 United States Seagers, David 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 180 lb (82 kg)
F 24 United States Harris, William 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 224 lb (102 kg)
F/C 42 Canada Ferguson, Shamus 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 225 lb (102 kg)
G 55 United States Gomillia, Mark 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 200 lb (91 kg)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: February 11, 2014

All-Stars[edit]

Nationality Name Season
 USA Morgan Lewis 2011-2012
 USA Omari Johnson 2011-2012
 USA Brandon Robinson 2011-2012
 USA Nick Okorie 2012-2013
 CAN Papa Oppong 2012-2013
 USA Morgan Lewis 2013-2014
 CAN Alex Johnson 2013-2014

Season-By-Season Record[edit]

Season Coach Regular Season Post Season
Won Lost Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
2011-12 Mark Strickland 6 11 .353 ' Did not qualify
2011-12 David Joseph 0 2 .000 ' Did not qualify
2011-12 Robert Brickey 9 10 .474 ' Did not qualify
2011-12 Combined 15 23 .395 5th Did not qualify
2012-13 Larry Blunt 18 22 .450 7th Did not qualify
2013-14 Fred Grannum 2 4 .333 N/A N/A
2013-14 David Joseph 1 3 .250 TBA TBA
Totals 51 75 0.405 - 0 0 .000 0 Playoff Appearances

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