April 19, 2019 9:17 pm
Updated: April 19, 2019 9:18 pm

Edmonton basketball player Ben Krikke taking his talents to NCAA

WATCH ABOVE: Over the years, we've seen quite a few high school basketball players from Edmonton head south to play NCAA ball. It just shows you how good the talent is on the local hardwood. And now, you can add Ben Krikke to that list. Kevin Karius reports.

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It’s not exactly a Lebron James announcement, but it’s a big deal for high school hoops in Edmonton.

Ben Krikke, who starred at Jasper Place High School, is heading stateside to play NCAA basketball at Valparaiso University in Indiana.

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“It’s very exciting, it’s been a lifelong dream of mine to go down to the States, and play the best basketball I can,” said Krikke, at the recent 2019 Alberta Basketball All-Star Showcase at Harry Ainlay High School.

Last year, Krikke played for Canada’s U-17 team at Basketball’s World Cup in Argentina. He’s hoping to represent Canada once again this year on the U-19 squad, all leading up to his freshman season at Valparaiso.

“Personally, I just want to develop my skills as much as possible with the help of the coaches down there,” said Krikke.

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