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Wayne Embry Fellowship Winner and Finalists


If you’re hoping to jump-start your career in the NBA, look no further! The Wayne Embry Fellowship offers one Canadian an incredible chance to gain experience in a professional basketball operations environment! Also, the winner receives a $30,000 CAD stipend that pays semi-monthly. Furthermore, this article will provide insight into the most recent Wayne Embry Fellowship winner and finalists!

Quick Overview

Ultimately, the Wayne Embry Fellowship provides the winner with access to important connections and resources that are difficult to acquire otherwise. In addition, the experience is meant to grow the winner’s knowledge and experience within the NBA by rotating through different roles in:

  • Coaching
  • Scouting
  • Team Services
  • Player Development
  • Medical
  • Financial
  • Equipment
  • Travel
  • G-League 

Also, the winner has an opportunity to obtain event operations experience during the NBA Summer League and Basketball without Borders world camp during the NBA All-Star weekend. (All travel and accommodations for these events are covered by the Fellowship experience.)

Basically, candidates must exemplify a passion for and commitment to the game of basketball. Most importantly, they must embody and reflect the spirit of Wayne Embry’s career over his 50-years as a leader within the NBA through the six P’s:

Perseverance, Persistence, Preparation, Passion, Perception, and Pride. 

Noah Lewis is the 2021/2022 Wayne Embry Fellowship Winner!

Firstly, Noah Lewis completed his studies and athletic endeavors at MRU. He decided to broaden his sporting knowledge by studying sport business, which took him to Loughborough University in London. This is the number one university in the world for sports research. Next, he completed his MSc in Sport Business and Leadership with distinction. Then, upon completing his masters, Noah was named a finalist for the Toronto Raptors Wayne Embry Fellowship. 

However, now, Noah is working on gaining experience in the sporting world by assistant coaching the Mount Royal University Men’s Basketball team and coaching at the club level with the Calgary Basketball Association. His ultimate goal is to one day become an industry leader in the sporting world. 

Here are the 2021/2022 finalists:

Mario Celebre 

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Winta Desta

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Bilal Rabbani

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Rose-Anne Joly

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Rachel Van Woezik

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Rachel Ivey

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William Gatchalian

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Ibrahim Ebo Bayazit

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