71 episodes

Canada Hoops takes you inside Canada Basketball as Canadian hoopers join us to share their basketball stories. Hosted by Matty Ireland, a long time Canada Basketball supporter, Canada Hoops spreads love for Canada Basketball and Canadian hoopers from coast to coast to coast. Hit us up on Twitter and Instagram.Email us: canadahoopspodcast@gmail.com

Canada Hoops Matty Ireland

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Canada Hoops takes you inside Canada Basketball as Canadian hoopers join us to share their basketball stories. Hosted by Matty Ireland, a long time Canada Basketball supporter, Canada Hoops spreads love for Canada Basketball and Canadian hoopers from coast to coast to coast. Hit us up on Twitter and Instagram.Email us: canadahoopspodcast@gmail.com

    Ep 71: Jackson Rowe

    Ep 71: Jackson Rowe

    Jackson Rowe, the hustler, pulls up on Canada Hoops ! Jackson sits down with your boy Matty to share his basketball story thus far. Jackson is back home in Toronto after a strong, successful season with the Santa Cruz Warriors in the NBA G League. Jackson tells us his plans for the offseason as he gets ready to train for his upcoming season as he returns to Santa Cruz to crack open his spot in the NBA. JR takes us back to when he was growing up in Toronto as he learned the game from his Mother, the legend Phil Dixon and others. Jackson talks about his idols in basketball as he was a young man; which included the Toronto native and icon Jamaal Magloire. Jackson takes his game to Wasatch Academy in Mount Pleasant, Utah, to test his skills against the best competition. While at Wasatch Jackson starts to get more recruitment for NCAA Division 1 basketball; eventually committing to Cal State Fullerton. As a Titan Jackson makes an impact and elevated his game to eventually turn pro. JR starts his pro journey seeing stops in France, Sweden and Germany. Jackson played in the CEBL with the Ottawa Blackjacks and JR talks about the importance of the CEBL for Canadian basketball players and community. 
    And you know we talk Canada Basketball with Jackson. JR talks about what playing for Canada means to him and his family; some of his closest teammates and friends and who he’d love to suit up with for Canada Basketball. Jackson then drops his legendary Top 5 Canadian players on us. Much love to Jackson Rowe for joining us on Canada Hoops ! 




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    • 31 min
    Ep 70: Allison McNeil

    Ep 70: Allison McNeil

    Allison McNeill, former Head Coach of the SWNT for Canada Basketball and one of the all time great coaches in Canadian basketball, pulls up on Canada Hoops! Allison sits down with your boy Matty to share her basketball story. Allison lets us know what she has been doing since retirement; although she is still connected to the game and tells us that in some way basketball will always be a part of her life. Allison talks about the state and impact of womens' basketball right now and how she knew this time would come. Allison takes us back to growing up in Princeton and Salmon Arm, BC, working for her family business at a young age while learning and loving basketball. Allison moves from Princeton to Salmon Arm to play the game and meets her lifelong friend; the legendary Bev Smith. Allison talks about her time as a Jewel before she heads to Laurentian University to become a Voyageur. Allison won two National Championships at Laurentian before moving to the University of Oregon to re-unite with Bev Smith. After her time as a Duck Allison starts her pro career before she ends up as the Head Coach at Simon Fraser University. After a successful 13 year tenure at SFU Allison heads back to Oregon again to join Bev as the associate Head Coach for the Ducks.

    In 2002 Allison is named the Head Coach of the SWNT for Canada Basketball. Allison would lead the SWNT for 10 years ; taking the Program from 22nd to 8th in the world rankings. Allisons' time as the Head Coach of the SWNT culminated with qualifying for and competing in the 2012 London Olympics. Allison gives us great insight on Canada Basketball during her tenure and shares her thoughts on the Program now and where the SWNT can potentially go on the world stage. And you know Allison drops a historic Top 5 of all time for Canada Basketball on us. It was a privilege to sit down with Allison and hear her stories. Much love to Allison McNeill for joining us on Canada Hoops!
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Ep 69: Oren Weisfeld

    Ep 69: Oren Weisfeld

    Oren Weisfeld, your Canada Basketball, NBA , WNBA and NCAA journalist, pulls up on Canada Hoops! Orens sits down with your boy Matty to talk all things Canadian basketball. Oren talks about the 2024 NCAA Tournament and the impact of Zach Edey and Aaliyah Edwards as they lead their respective teams into the Final Four. Oren tells us about his book that is set to release in the Fall of 2025; which is a historical record and timeline of the Senior Mens National Team for Canada Basketball, along with impactful Canadian basketball moments. 
    Oren and Matty breakdown the SWNT and SMNT for Canada Basketball as they head to the 2024 Paris Olympics this summer; and talk about some roster makeups for both teams for the Program. 
    And Oren drops a great Favourite 5 of all time on us for Canada Basketball. Much love to Oren Weisfeld for joining us on Canada Hoops! Be sure to support Oren and check out his work at sportsnet.ca
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    • 52 min
    Ep 68: Jade Belmore

    Ep 68: Jade Belmore

    Jade Belmore, the Regina Queen, pulls up on Canada Hoops! Jade sits down with your boy Matty to share her basketball story thus far. Jade tells us about winding down her season at the University of Regina where she was just named the Canada West Player of the Year. Jade talks about her team, her season and how motivated she is to get the Cougars to Nationals to win a Championship. Jade takes us back to her younger days growing up in Regina, Saskatchewan and how basketball started to take shape for her. Jade was motivated to compete and improve as she looked to prove herself as the best player in the province. Jade talks fondly of her time at Martin Leboldus and the relationships she formed as a Golden Sun. Jade tells us how about her recruitment as she looked to play at the next level and why she ultimately chose to stay at home to represent her city and play at the University of Regina. Jade  talks about her career thus far as a Cougar and what motivates her to excel. 
    Jade played for Canada Basketball in the summer of 2023 as she represented the Program with the 2023 GLOBL JAM Team. Jade talks about what playing in the red and white has meant to her and why she is driven to play for Canada Basketball in the future. And Jade drops a great Top 5 of all time for Canada Basketball on us ! Much love to Jade Belmore for joining us on Canada Hoops! 


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    • 48 min
    Ep 67: The SWNT for Canada Basketball qualifies for the 2024 Paris Olympics !

    Ep 67: The SWNT for Canada Basketball qualifies for the 2024 Paris Olympics !

    The SWNT for Canada Basketball qualifies for the 2024 Paris Olympics! It's an emergency episode with Alex Adams as we discuss the SWNT making it to Paris under some crazy, exciting and fortunate circumstances. The SWNT is headed to their 4th straight Olympic games. Many of the players on the SWNT have joined us on Canada Hoops and we are incredibly happy for this group as they continue to commit and sacrifice for their country and Canada Basketball as a Program. It's going to be a Canada Basketball summer in 2024. Believe that ! 
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    • 27 min
    Ep 66: Jasmine Bascoe

    Ep 66: Jasmine Bascoe

    Jasmine Bascoe, the young dawg and 2023 U19 FIBA World Cup Bronze medalist, pulls up on Canada Hoops! Jasmine sits down with your boy Matty to share her basketball story thus far. Jasmine tells us how she is preparing and training right now at Kings Christian as she winds down her high school/prep career. Jazz talks about feeling ready to start her career at Villanova this fall when she becomes a Wildcat. Jasmine tells Matty how basketball got started for her as she always found herself in a gymnasium while her family was either coaching or playing. Jazz tells us about her recruiting process and how she narrowed her choice down to Villanova. Jasmine talks about playing for Canada Basketball and what it has meant to her and the rest of her family. Jasmine talks about playing at the 2023 FIBA U19 World Cup, playing for Head Coach Carly Clarke and how Jazz and the rest of the players in the age group will be key pieces for Canada Basketball for years to come. Jasmine talks about training and competing with the SWNT, how her time with the SWNT has developed her game, learning from some of her idols and seeing what it takes to play at that high, professional level. Jasmine speaks about playing for SWNT Head Coach Victor Lapena and how she is locked in on the upcoming Olympic Qualification tournament in Hungary for the SWNT. And you know Jasmine drops a great Top 5 of all time for Canada Basketball on us! Jasmine is an articulate, hard working and thoughtful young woman with a bright future: It was a pleasure to have Jazz Bascoe join on us Canada Hoops! 
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    • 38 min

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Matty Ireland eats breathes and sleeps Canada Hoops

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Great Canadian basketball podcast

Very cool podcast focused on everything Canadian basketball. First few episodes included interviews with legends of Canadian basketball - former pro and long time national team member Carl English and former NBAer, national team coach and player and current Raptors announcer Leo Rautins. Includes interviews with current pro and amateur players, coaches and even hardcore fans of Canadian basketball.

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