Orangeville A's

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Orangeville A's
2016–17 NBL Canada season
Orangeville A's logo
Division Central Division
League NBL Canada
Founded 2013
History Brampton A's
20132015
Orangeville A's
2015–present
Arena Athlete Institute
Location Orangeville, Ontario
Team colours Red and black
         
Head coach Brandon Lesovsky
Ownership James Tipping
Website AsBasketball.ca

The Orangeville A's are a Canadian professional basketball franchise based in Orangeville, Ontario. Founded in 2012 in Brampton, the A's are a member of the National Basketball League of Canada, where they began play for the 2013–14 season. Their home games will be played at the Athlete Institute for the 2015–16 season.

History[edit]

On April 2, 2013, it was announced that an ownership group had stepped forward to put an NBL Canada team in Brampton for the 2013–14. The Brampton A's color scheme would be red and black.[1]

On September 15, 2015, the A's decided to relocate to Orangeville, Ontario.[2][3]

Home arenas[edit]

Originally opened in 1998, the Powerade Centre is a 5,000-seat multi-purpose arena in Brampton, Ontario. The main arena has a capacity of 5,000. The A's share the arena with the Brampton Beast of the ECHL. It is also home to the Brampton Inferno, Peel Avengers, and Brampton Excelsiors lacrosse teams.[4]

On September 15, 2015, the A's announced that they would be relocating to Orangeville and begin playing at the Athlete Institute in Mono, Ontario. The team declined the option to remain at the Powerade Centre for five more years. The A's would not have to pay rental fees for modifying the court, as they were forced to do in their old arena. Team owner James Tipping said, "I had to do what was best for the team and NBL Canada. I chose to do what best for the franchise and NBL Canada."[3][2]

Current roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Orangeville A's roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
G 2 United States Bodiford, Rick 205 lb (93 kg) 30 – (1987-01-14)14 January 1987
PG 3 United States Harris, Anthony 186 lb (84 kg) 32 – (1985-02-03)3 February 1985
G 4 Canada Tipping, Jameson 215 lb (98 kg)
G 5 United States Hendricks, Scotty 185 lb (84 kg)
G 10 Canada DiLoreto, Rico 185 lb (84 kg) 26 – (1990-08-11)11 August 1990
G 12 Canada Anderson, Jake 201 lb (91 kg) 30 – (1987-04-08)8 April 1987
G 15 Canada Joseph, Troy 205 lb (93 kg) 26 – (1991-05-20)20 May 1991
PF 20 United States Moss, Justin 245 lb (111 kg) 24 – (1993-06-19)19 June 1993
F 21 Canada Tulloch, Daniel 235 lb (107 kg)
G/F 24 United States Hollis-Jefferson, Rahlir 210 lb (95 kg) 26 – (1991-06-26)26 June 1991
C 31 United States Magee, Slim 210 lb (95 kg)
F 34 United States Thurman, Gavin 214 lb (97 kg) 23 – (1994-07-06)6 July 1994
Head coach
  • United States Brandon Lesovsky
Assistant coach(es)
  • Canada Sheldon Cassimy
  • Canada Jacki Tipping
  • Canada Clinton Cybulski

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: March 7, 2016

Season-by-season record[edit]

Season Coach Regular Season Postseason
Won Lost Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
2013–14 Dave Magley 27 13 .675 2nd 2 3 .400 Conference Quarter-finals
2014–15 Dave Magley 18 14 .563 2nd 6 6 .500 Conference Semifinals
2015–16 Chris Thomas 14 26 .350 4th 0 3 .000 Conference Quarter-finals
2016–17 Brandon Lesovsky 3 3 .500 1st 0 0 .000 Pending
Totals 59 53 .527 8 12 .400

References[edit]

  1. ^ Inscoe, Robin (April 2, 2013). "Pro basketball team planned for Brampton". Brampton Guardian. Retrieved April 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Inscoe, Robin. "A’s bolt for Orangeville". The Brampton Guardian. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Inscoe, Robin. "National Basketball League of Canada franchise relocating to Orangeville". Orangeville Banner. Retrieved 16 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "About The Powerade Centre". PoweradeCentre.com. Retrieved February 18, 2014. 

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