Breaking news
  1. Prince Andrew High School in Search of Varsity Boys’ Basketball Head Coach
  2. Welcome Nick Sharpe, Executive Director
  3. Welcome Katherine Khorovets, Basketball Events Coordinator
  4. Welcome Colter Simmonds, Technical Director
  5. Welcome Emma Duinker, Operations Manager

Did you know?

Representing Nova Scotia
on a National stage

Did you know?

  • Many of our athletes pay $0 for the summer IF they participate in all fundraising opportunities/initiatives planned by their individual teams.
  • BNS teams have won 19 medals over 17 years at the Canadian National Championships (12 for the boys – FOUR gold in the last FOUR years, 7 for the girls)

Where have teams played in the past?


  • Eastlink Classic – NS (Boys and Girls)
  • Slam Camp Summer Fest – QE (Girls)
  • Brookwood Elite – QE (Boys)
  • Canletes – ON (Girls)
  • Summerfest – NB (Boys and Girls)
  • Red Rock – PEI (Boys and Girls)
  • East Coast Games – NB (Boys and Girls)
  • Jr. Axewomen Tournament – NS (Girls)
  • Tour of Athlete Institute and Organeville Prep – ON (Boys)
  • Exhibition Games vs. various clubs
  • Exhibition Games vs. Universities and Colleges
  • Canadian National Championships (
  • Canada Games (Winnipeg Manitoba, Sherbrook Quebec, Charlottetown PEI, Regina Saskachewan, etc.)

USA + Other

  • Pittsburg Jam Fest – Pitssburg, Pennsylvania (Boys)
  • Nike Tournament of Champions – Chicago, Illinois (Girls)
  • Rumble in the Bronx – Bronx & New York, New York (Boys)
  • Basketbull – Springfield, Massachusetts (Boys and Girls)
  • NE-CAN Challenge – Porland, Maine (Girls)
  • Dana Barros Invitational – Boston, Massachusetts (Boys)
  • Puerto Rico (Girls)

What are some other benefits of playing for Basketball Nova Scotia aside from pride?

  • Chance to be identified by Canada Basketball and play for Canada Basketball
  • Chance to work closely with Canadian Sport Center Atlantic
  • Chance to be identified as a TAS athlete (Stength and Conditioning, Mental Performance, Nutrition)

What’s in the Player Gear Package ?

  • Backpack
  • Sweater
  • Shooter Shirt
  • Practice gear

Notable coaches who have coached with BNS

  • Mike MacKay – High Performance Manager of Canada Basketball’s Women’s High Performance Program
  • Steve Konchaski – Canada Basketball Junior Men’s National Team Mentor Coach and St. Francis Xavier University Men’s Basketball Head Coach
  • Carly Clarke – Canada Basketball Senior Women’s National Team Assistant Coach & Ryerson Women’s Basketball Head Coach
  • Fabian McKenzie – Canada Basketball FISU Games Head Coach & Cape Breton University Women’s Basketball Head Coach
  • The Late Carolyn Savoy – Former Dalhousie Women’s Basketball Head Coach and formerly on Canada Basketball’s Board of Directors
  • Scott Munro – SMU Women’s Basketball Head Coach
  • Tim Kendrick – NBL Island Storm Head Coach
  • Anna Stammberger – Dalhousie University Women’s Basketball Head Coach
  • Augy Jones – Former St. Francis Xavier University Women’s Basketball Head Coach
  • Len Harvey – Acadia Unviersity Women’s Basketball Head Coach
  • Mike Leslie – NBL Halifax Hurricanes Men’s Basketball Head Coach
  • Mark Parker – Citadel High School Boy’s Basketball Head Coach
  • Tim MacGarrigle – Halifax Grammar School Senior Boy’s Basketball Coach
  • Bev Greenlaw – Former Acadia Women’s Basketball Head Coach, and former Horton High School Girl’s Basketball Head Coach
  • Kathy Spurr – Former Canadian Senior Women’s Basketball team athlete, and former Halifax Grammar School Senior Girl’s Basketball Head Coach
  • Jonah Taussig – SMU Men’s Basketball Head Coach
  • Mikey Fox – Former Saint Mary’s University Women’s Basketball Head Coach, and former Halifax Windjammers Men’s Basketball Head Coach
  • Matt Skinn – Cape Breton University Men’s Basketball Head Coach, Former University of Calgary Men’s Basketball Associate Coach
  • Kevin Duffie – Acadia University Men’s Basketball Head Coach)
  • Kent Balish – Former Lockeport Regional High School Boys Basketball Team Head Coach

Stay updated on Team Scotia Try-outs and other updates:

    Join us in welcoming Nick Sharpe to Basketball NS as our new Executive Director!

    Nick will assume his duties with BNS on November 1, 2021.

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