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PUMPING UP THE CROWD: San Antonio Spurs lockout star from 2001-2009, Bruce Bowen, riles up the kids at North Toronto CI, Feb. 11. He was on hand to promote physical fitness during NBA All Star Weekend.
North Toronto Collegiate Institute was home to the NBA on Feb. 11, as clinicians and former basketball stalwarts were on hand to promote NBA FIT All-Star Celebration.
On hand for the clinics were WNBA Finals MVP (2003) Ruth Riley, and three-time Defensive Player of the Year for the San Antonio Spur, Bruce Bowen.
Students from Deer Park and Glenview public schools participated in various drills and clinics. The event focused on the importance of healthy living and taught the fundamentals of basketball.
ROUND AND ROUND WE GO: Niclas Davies-McNelles of Deer Park Public School jukes around coach Joshua Manosca at North Toronto CI on Feb. 11.
THREE IN THE KEY: Former WNBA stalwart, Ruth Riley, drives the paint against Deer Park students at North Toronto CI.
LINE WORK: Vassili Kourtis throws up a shot during drills at the NBA Fit All-Star Celebration.
LADDER WORK: Students from Deer Park Junior and Senior Public School run drills during the NBA Fit All-Star Celebrations.
AIR TIME: Glenview student, Natalie Rheaume, catches some hang time while shooting from the charity stripe Feb. 11. She and many of her schoolmates were in attendance for NBA Fit’s All-Star Celebration held at North Toronto CI.
FROM THE CHARITY STRIPE: Glenview Public School student Alexa Davdison takes a shot.
RUNNING A CLINIC: Donnie Avey, a clinician for the NBA, chats with students at the NBA Fit All Star Celebration.
CENTRED ON FITNESS: WNBA championship final MVP, Ruth Riley, chats to Deer Park and Glenview students about her illustrious career as a cager where she won the title twice with the Detroit Shock.
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