NBA Hall of Famer visits Carleton

Carleton may have a storied history of basketball success, but a living embodiment of what you can accomplish as a basketball player visited the school earlier this week. Gary Payton, a National Basketball Association (NBA) hall of famer and basketball legend, made an appearance at the Ravens’ Nest on Sept. 4 to help out with the Carleton-hosted NBA Campus Pass event. Carleton was the first stop on a tour that Payton and the NBA are currently embarked on to help promote the league and the sport of basketball as a whole at different Canadian post-secondary institutions. The tour is part of an ongoing initiative by the NBA to grow the game internationally outside of the United States. Payton was selected to the […]

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Smart and Scrubbs represent Ravens on international stage

The Canadian Senior Men’s National Team (SMNT) fell to France in the championship game of the Olympic Qualifying tournament on July 10, in a matchup where the winning team would represent their country in the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. Canada fell just short, losing 83-74. Dave Smart, long time head-coach of the Carleton Ravens men’s basketball team, was an assistant coach for the SMNT, while the head coaching position was held by the head coach of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Phoenix Suns, Jay Triano. Also representing Carleton were Philip and Thomas Scrubb, former Ravens and Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) player of the year and CIS defensive player of the year respectively. Thomas Scrubb started all four games of the […]

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