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International Basketball Academy

This program boasts some of the top players around North, Central and South America as well as overseas. This program was built to provide an opportunity for the top players in British Columbia to hone their skills against and with some of the top Players around the world.

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International Prep Team

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Alumni

Sammy Hunter

Sammy Hunter

University of Mississippi Rebels (NCAA)

Hunter played 3 seasons with Panther Hoops Basketball. Widely regarded…

 
Sammy Hunter

Sammy Hunter

Position: University of Mississippi Rebels (NCAA)

2016-2019

Hunter played 3 seasons with Panther Hoops Basketball. Widely regarded as one of the top high school players in Canada and Worldwide to graduate in his year.

Keenan Dowell

Keenan Dowell

University of Guelph Gryphons (USport)

Dowell played 1 season for the Panthers Hoops Basketball. He…

 
Keenan Dowell

Keenan Dowell

Position: University of Guelph Gryphons (USport)

2016-2017

Dowell played 1 season for the Panthers Hoops Basketball. He was regarded as one of the top 3 Point Guards of his class and was named to the First All-Canadian Team.

Bradley Lightbourne

Bradley Lightbourne

Midland College, Texas

Bradley Lightbourne Committed To Midland College, Texas

 
Bradley Lightbourne

Bradley Lightbourne

Position: Midland College, Texas

2018 – 2020

Bradley Lightbourne Committed To Midland College, Texas

Joshua Dames

Joshua Dames

Midland College, Texas

Joshua Dames Committed To Midland College, Texas

 
Joshua Dames

Joshua Dames

Position: Midland College, Texas

2018 – 2020

Joshua Dames Committed To Midland College, Texas

Filip Milosevic

Filip Milosevic

Utah State Eastern University Eagles (NJCAA)

2016-2018 Utah State Eastern University Eagles (NJCAA)

 
Filip Milosevic

Filip Milosevic

Position: Utah State Eastern University Eagles (NJCAA)

2016-2018

Utah State Eastern University Eagles (NJCAA)

Vincente Balitaan III

Vincente Balitaan III

University of Prince Edward Island Panthers (USport)

2017-2019 University of Prince Edward Island Panthers (USport)

 
Vincente Balitaan III

Vincente Balitaan III

Position: University of Prince Edward Island Panthers (USport)

2017-2019

University of Prince Edward Island Panthers (USport)

Pierce Strutt

Pierce Strutt

Ambrose College Lions (CCAA)

2016-2018 Ambrose College Lions (CCAA)

 
Pierce Strutt

Pierce Strutt

Position: Ambrose College Lions (CCAA)

2016-2018

Ambrose College Lions (CCAA)

Jeff Ma

Jeff Ma

Okanagan College BCCAA

Jeff Ma committed to Okanagan College

 
Jeff Ma

Jeff Ma

Position: Okanagan College BCCAA

2018 – 2020

Jeff Ma committed to Okanagan College

Panther Hoops Alumni

Ehi Obetoh

Douglas College

2018 – 2020 Ehi has committed to Douglas College Royals…

 
Panther Hoops Alumni

Ehi Obetoh

Position: Douglas College

2018 – 2020

Ehi has committed to Douglas College Royals (

Kendrick Russell

Kendrick Russell

Okanagan College BCCAA

 
Kendrick Russell

Kendrick Russell

Position: Okanagan College BCCAA
Noah Current

Noah Current

Muskegon College NJCAA D2

 
Noah Current

Noah Current

Position: Muskegon College NJCAA D2
Panther Hoops Alumni

Jin Seop LIm

Grand Prairie Regional College ACAC

 
Panther Hoops Alumni

Jin Seop LIm

Position: Grand Prairie Regional College ACAC

A COMMITMENT TO REACHING A HIGHER LEVEL

International Basketball Academy

Mission

Panther Hoops International Basketball Academy (PHIBA) is proud to call British Columbia home. Situated in the Tri- City area of the Lower Mainland we are at the heart of the province attracting both local and international advanced basketball players to a top tier program and experience.

Vision

To be a center of excellence, representing basketball players from Canada and around the world. Creating basketball players who are ready to contribute to their world. Where student/athletes can pursue their passion for basketball without feeling they are compromising their academic expectations. By providing a school that understands and values basketball players passion for basketball while enthusiastically encouraging academic achievement.

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Play Hard.
Play Together.
Play With Purpose.
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FAQ

Academics are essential to the future placement of a player into colleges or university, but what happens when your student athlete feels the additional pressure to keep up with their school study program while traveling with the team? The athlete will need to make practices, strength and condition training, and of course the games. In themselves the basketball commitments are demanding, trying not to miss those vital academic due dates and tests can become challenging in a traditional high school setting. This can mean a promising athlete’s education, or playing potential, may be compromised.

PHIBA takes the stress, compromise and pressure out of the academic experience by balancing these considerations to create a successful synergy between accomplishment in academics and achievement on the court. Our schooling is self- paced around the basketball program and tailored to the individual student athlete. In partnership with the online school we set the deadlines, manage the due dates and ensure the students are keeping pace with their courses. Our on-site courts, gym and classrooms provide time opportunities to the attendees and minimize time loss due to travel.

Why now?
The realization of a long held dream by our coaches, the excitement that this goal has come to fruition in the middle of a pandemic, means that students will not only learn in small pods but also be able to participate in training in a safe environment when the new school term begins.

Beautiful B.C. is situated on Canada’s West Coast and boasts the natural beauty of a temperate Rain-forest. It provides some of the most breathtaking natural parks to hike or work out in, in the world! Part of the curriculum is to use this beautiful environment to incorporate into our athletic program. Who would not want to challenge the famous Grouse Grind at Grouse Mountain? Or hike at Golden Ears Provincial Park? Or visit local museums and historic sites, incorporated into the academic program?

We are in the Tri-City area of the Lower Mainland about 30 minutes drive to the east of Vancouver, in Port Coquitlam. We are serviced locally by buses, highways, West Coast Express Railway, Skytrain and bicycle lanes as well as many local trails and pathways. We have all the shopping and services locally that an Academy needs.

Schooling is individually tailored around the student, school needs and tournaments. Therefore, schooling can be managed without stress. If PHIBA travel for more than a few days schooling will be included in the travel curriculum. We value travel as a life experience and we also value the educational opportunities traveling provides. We are serviced by two International Airports, Vancouver and Abbotsford, and only a short drive across the border to take advantage of Bellingham Airport in Washington State. We travel throughout the USA and internationally to attend basketball tournaments, and we incorporate learning at every opportunity. We add educational enhancement through local places of interest, including sites of historic interest such as local museums, galleries and important sites of cultural significance.

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