Father, Director, and Creative Mad Man. Andrew is accustomed to wearing many hats, but the Toronto-based creative lives for just that, creating. His love for film, music, and literature is slightly unhealthy, and he really enjoys long walks on the beach.
Marc is a Montreal-based writer and filmmaker. His work has appeared on NBA.com, Sole Shift Magazine, and Sportsnet. Marc is co-founder of Hoops Lounge, the oldest weekly basketball show in Canada. He was the only Canadian media covering the FIBA World Cup in Spain. Marc enjoys travel, indie films, Pistol Pete montages, and always believing in Kawhi Leonard.
Ryan Henry is a Radio Broadcasting graduate from Seneca College. Born and raised in Toronto. Ryan grew up in the era of "Mr. Half-man/Half-amazing", Vince Carter, and remained a fan of the game ever since. He has worked for CBC Radio, TSN Radio where he produced and edited basketball podcast “1 On 1 with Will and Duane” and was the co-founder of Basketball Blog and Video podcast “Below The Hardwood”. Occasionally will profess his love for the Dallas Mavericks and their 7 foot legend Dirk Nowitzki.
Phil is the tall guy who ended up talking circles around the game better than dribbling circles around players. He has odd fascinations with the NBA Draft, trade deadlines, arm length, and how a team is built. Phil brings energy, passion and laughs to every conversation; catch him weekly on The Away Team podcast.
Tryan is a Graphic Designer born & raised in Toronto. His early love for sketching & creating led him into design. Tryan studied at Emily Carr University of Art & Design in Vancouver where he discovered his passion for digital art. These days his focus is graphic design & filmmaking.
From the heart of continent, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Justin is a life-long hoops head with a love of the team from Northeast Ohio. He’s written for Fear the Sword as well as Hoops Habit. And he’s never blown a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals. "It's kind of boring when you take open shots." - J.R. Smith. Checkout Justin’s weekly NBA Power Play called Rowan’s Rankings.
John is a sports writer hailing from the flat part of Canada. He's an editor and podcast host at SB Nation's Raptors HQ, with other sports work published in The Classical. As a freelance reporter, he's covered sports at every level in Winnipeg: from the NHL's Jets and CFL's Blue Bombers, to CIS basketball and hockey at both major universities. In his spare time, John writes too seriously about music and posts good-to-okay photography on Instagram.
Joshua is enrolled at Centennial College’s Publishing program at their Story Arts Centre in Toronto. He received his Bachelor of Arts honours in English, with a minor in Film Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. He loves words with a passion and is always writing. Joshua is a published author, poet and sportswriter.
Ilia was born in Ukraine and moved to Toronto when he was three. Nerd at heart and jock on the court; he had scholarship offers for volleyball, basketball, and tennis. His love for the game made him choose basketball, where he played at the collegiate level for several years. Ilia also has a passion for video games, and will dismantle anyone in NBA 2k: challengers welcome.
A native of Melbourne, Australia, Angus’ work as a basketball scribe has taken him everywhere from the bowels of the ACC, to Summer League stoushes, to Steve Nash’s Showdown in Chinatown, to the FIBA Oceania Championships, and beyond. His words have previously appeared on ESPN’s TrueHoop network blogs, The Cauldron, Sportsnet, and NBA.com/Australia, among others. A self-described ‘adopted Canadian’, Angus also has a soft spot for Brett Brown’s bizarre Bostonian-Australian accent, and all things Dražen Petrović.
Avery is a standup comedian and writer based in Calgary, Alberta. He first turned to writing after losing his jump shot in a tragic accident involving not playing basketball for six straight summers. His op-ed pieces about the NBA's most polarizing figures have been a reliable source of sighs, scoffs and subtweets. Avery has a passion for character issues, ill-advised fadeaways, throwback jerseys and any basketball player who keeps his chains on during pregame shoot-around.
Darren is a freelance writer and producer based in Toronto. He has covered the game of basketball at large since 2001 and was among the first fully accredited independent web-based journalists in NBA history. He has appeared on hundreds of programs for ESPN, Fox Sports, TSN and Sportsnet. He’s been an NBA analyst for TSN radio and was a cast member of SUN TV's sports debate show The Grill Room. Andrade has a long relationship with NBA TV including appearances on Full Court Press, Double Dribble and The Hangout. A lifelong fan of everything Detroit, Andrade is a serious cinephile and counts He Got Game as one of the best sports movies of all-time.
Eric hails from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. His blend of sports and comedy has landed his words on ESPN, Bleacher Report, CBS Sports, and others. He loves zone defences, the extra pass, and a 30 second shot clock. Eric scribes a column called Sons of Naismith, looking at NCAA basketball from a Canadian perspective.
Trini born, South Carolina raised, James cut the teeth of his NBA fandom on smash-mouth '90s basketball and the brilliance of Sir Michael Jordan. Holas has lived all over the world, from Okinawa, Japan to Cornwall, England, but the fire inside for the NBA has never wavered. He reps the Celtics, but keeps tabs on all 30 teams faithfully. Give James a listen on his sodium-laced podcast The Away Team.
Maddy is a Canadian sports media student who does not like the Raptors. Growing up in a hockey family, she decided to be rebellious and play basketball. She lives in Toronto and considers herself the defensive specialist of her pick-up league. When not writing, she does colour commentary for the Ryerson University women's team.
Mike is a Montreal-based writer who has been reporting on all things basketball for nearly a decade. He’s worked on various blogs, websites, radio and television programs covering NCAA, NBA, WNBA, as well FIBA tournaments. Press gives him a chance to be passionate (rant uncontrollably) while remaining unbiased on any given topic when push comes to shove. Mike is a big fan of science magazines, books on philosophy, fiction, movies, all things pop culture and looking for new music he can tolerate.