The JUEL of Ontario; Canada's only Provincial Basketball League with franchises from Windsor to Ottawa and north to Barrie is entering its fourth season of play. The 2014 season will include the addition of the JUEL Prep division (grade 9/10 players) bringing the total number of teams to 32 (14 JUEL, 18 JUEL Prep) and roughly 384 players. After 3 seasons of success JUEL is looking forward to the next stage of growth and helping players get to the next level.
The 2014 regular season will include 8 regular season weekends for JUEL and 4 regular season weekends for JUEL Prep. In 2014 JUEL Prep will be a hybrid where teams will also play Sanctioned Ontario Basketball tournaments to qualify for the Ontario Cup. JUEL Prep games may be slotted in between JUEL games when both divisions are playing in the same city and using the same facilities. This will give the JUEL Prep players a firsthand opportunity to see the level of play they are working towards.
Listed are the 2014 regular season "Competition Weekends":
- January 11-12 (JUEL, JUEL Prep)
- January 18-19 (JUEL)
- February 1-2 (JUEL, JUEL Prep)
- February 15-16 (JUEL)
- March 1-2 (JUEL, JUEL Prep)
- March 22-23 (JUEL, JUEL Prep)
- April 5-6 (JUEL)
- April 12-13 (JUEL)
There are no games scheduled during the weekend of April 25-27 so JUEL and JUEL Prep teams can travel to the US to play in NCAA Sanctioned events south of the border.
The 2014 League Tournament (location to be determined) will include all of the JUEL and JUEL Prep teams and is scheduled for May 9-11. The tournament falls on second NCAA Spring live Period, thus JUEL will submit an application to have the 2014 League Tournament sanctioned by the NCAA.
At the conclusion of the 2014 season All-Stars will be selected in both JUEL and JUEL Prep. Both games are scheduled for Saturday May 24 (location to be determined), JUEL Prep – 6:00pm, JUEL – 8:00pm.
We've been very fortunate to have Universities and Colleges who work so hard to host a JUEL weekend; these institutions are JUEL Partners for the season and include:
- Queens University – Kingston, Redeemer University College - Ancaster , Ryerson University – Toronto, University of Toronto- Toronto and the University of Windsor – Windsor.
JUEL teams will play 26 regular season games (play each team twice). In a continued effort to prepare our players for the next level, JUEL will continue to play 40 minutes games (4-10 minute quarters). This will put an importance on game preparation, conditioning and deeper benches.
JUEL Prep teams will play 17 regular season games (play each team once). Teams will play 32 minute games (4-8 minute quarters). The schedule allows teams the ability to play a minimum of 2 additional Ontario Basketball sanctioned tournaments (minimum required to qualify for the 2014 Ontario Cup).
The 2014 season will include a more active Twitter account so all Players, Coaches, Families and Friends can get up-to-date information and scores online. . All other information including the complete schedule, rosters, and league information can be found on the JUEL website at www.juel.ca.
Colleges and Universities looking for players should visit our "Current Seniors" page. This page contains all of the 2014 Seniors who are still looking for a school along the players already committed to a school.