Canada Topflight Academy is pleased to announce that Brockville, Ontario's JACKSON BAYLES will be part of the program for the inaugural 2016-17 season.
Bayles is a combo guard who is considered one of the best pure shooters in the country, demonstrating extensive range and leads teams with his high basketball IQ. Jackson started playing basketball when he was 7 years old, regularly travelling from Brockville to Ottawa, beginning with house leagues in Nepean and Goulbourn. It didn't take long for him to progress to competitive programs, benefitting from the rapidly growing basketball scene in the capital area.
Participating in Ontario Basketball Association’s TIPD programs since the age of 9, in grade 6, Jackson led his middle school teams to triple back to back City & Area championships. As a freshman, he started for his varsity team at Brockville Collegiate Institute and was named Rookie of the Year. In his junior year, Jackson was named both team and league MVP, leading his varsity team to a City championship. He led his team to OFSSA where he had a 44 point game and the team finished in the top 8, an accomplishment his small school had never achieved before. In addition to school basketball where he was named his school’s Athlete of the Year in grade 11, Jackson has always played club basketball, taking a leading role in the ever growing Brockville Blazers organization. The Midget Boys Blazers, coached by Jackson’s father Dan Bayles, finished in the Top 10 in OBA Division 1 in 2015, another first for Brockville boys basketball. This past year, Jackson was part of a select team at the Junior Invitational Tournament in Milan Italy. He also was a key player for Tony House's (CTA Executive Director) Ottawa Elite U17 team which finished 2nd in the Canadian Youth Basketball League and competed in Under Armour Association circuit events with Canada Elite.
The Canada Topflight Academy welcomes Jackson Bayles to the 2016-2017 program!