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Welcome to Basketball Factory

Christian Basketball Club for

Athlete Development


Basketball Factory is a Christian basketball club, focused on developing athletes both on and off the court. Our goal is to bring out the best in every aspiring basketball talent, and help them become standout players and leaders in their communities.

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Coach Aldin Smalling
Coach Simone Smalling
Coach Ron Leslie Jr.


Coach Aldin has extensive knowledge teaching basketball to young adults for more than 15 years.  As a former USport (formerly CIS, CIAU) all-star, Aldin was a All-Canadian performer in his first two years while at the University of Winnipeg.  He was named to the National All-Rookie Team, GPAC 1st Team All-star, Canwest All-star and All-Canadian. 


Simone is a former High School player who has loved and played the game since she was a child. The sister of two Canadian University basketball stars, and cousin to many other former university basketball players, Simone has been entrenched in the game for more than 3 decades.


Coach Junior has more than 20 years coaching youth basketball.  He is a former standout All-Canadian while playing at SAIT (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology) and the prestigious Brandon Bobcats program, which is a historical basketball powerhouse.  The Bobcats have won National Championships in 1987, 1988, 1989 and 1996 and have made the Championship game 8 times.

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christian hooper, ramogi nyagudi puts faith first

When I first met Ramogi and his family, I thought he was a great kid with great support from his family and his church. Being of the same faith, I knew of the challenges Ramogi would face, choosing to play or not to play on the Saturday Sabbath. I also grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, was an elite basketball player and also had to choose between basketball and my faith. During my grade 11 and 12 years, Basketball Manitoba decided to accommodate my beliefs and changed both the Divisional and Provincial schedule so that I would be able to play. It's a testament of faith, showing that God will open up opportunities when you remain faithful and trust in Him. Ramogi is a once in a generation type of athlete with guard skills and athleticism in a 6'10 frame. The Christian basketball community and the Basketball Factory are blessed to see this young man stand up for his faith and hope the future is bigger and brighter than we all could even expect. I personally pray that one day I will see Ramogi playing in the NBA, while keeping the Sabbath and being an example to other Adventist kids to follow their dreams, while putting God first.

- Coach Aldin Smalling

(2001 Manitoba High School Basketball Player of the Year)

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Isaiah Tomas Basketball Factory

“Basketball Factory has been instrumental in helping me improve my skills and become a better player. The coaches are knowledgeable and supportive, and the program has helped me achieve my goals.”


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