Burlington Basketball Alumni are making noise around the globe!

Past and rising stars that are shining bright as their basketball journey goes beyond Burlington. We say thank you and good luck as you represent our great city and basketball community abroad! Are we missing any alumni? Contact us and we’ll add them!

Mfiondu Kabengele  |  Forward/Centre, LA Clippers

From 2011-15 Mfiondu played Rep basketball with Burlington Basketball under the tutelage of Zelemir Stevanovic and attended Corpus Christi High School. He was recruited to the NCAA’s Florida State Seminoles for his collegiate career. Mfiondu was the first Burlington, Ontario resident to be drafted in the NBA at 27th overall in 2019. Drafted by the Brooklyn Nets, he was immediately traded to the Los Angeles Clippers where he currently plays.
Simi Shittu Burlington Basketball Alumni

Simi Shittu  |  Forward, Westchester Knicks

Simi is a local standout forging a path to the NBA as a professional. He started his rep career with the Burlington Skyhawks and starred at Corpus Christi HS before going to Vermont HS in the US for his Senior year. Simi was selected as a Top 24 high school player to represent at the 2018 McDonalds All American HS game and 2018 Jordan Brand Classic. Simi played one year in the NCAA with the Vanderbilt Commodores before making the leap to the pros. Simi currently is with the New York Knicks G League team, the Westchester Knicks.
Daniel Dooley Windsor Express Burlington Basketball Alumni

Daniel Dooley  |  Guard, Windsor Express

Daniel played his Rep basketball for Burlington Skyhawks and Panthers and started an early age. He starred at Notre Dame HS in Burlington winning 2 OFFSA AAA medals. He was the starting Point Guard at OUA University of Guelph Gryphons for 5 years. Daniel now plays professional basketball in the National Basketball League of Canada for the Windsor Express.
Nikola Djogo Burlington Basketball Alumni

Nikola Djogo  |  Guard, Notre Dame

Nikola played for Burlington Basketball from 2011 to 2015 with fellow Burlington Basketball under the guidance of Coach Zelimir Stevanovic. He attended Saltfleet High School and later the Athlete Institute Prep before being recruited to Notre Dame of the NCAA. Currently, Nikola is a senior with the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

Mide Oriyomi Burlington Basketball Alumni

Mide Oriyomi  |  Guard, Northeastern

Currently at Northeastern Huskies Women’s team, in her sophomore year. She played at Kings Christian Collegiate High School as a four-year starter. Mide played for Burlington Basketball and started in the Steve Nash program and played Rep under the tutelage of Vern Lucyk.

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Garrison Thomas  |  Club Head Coach

Garrison attended Assumption HS and upon graduating went on to a U Sports career with the Laurier Golden Hawks. He finished top 20 in Laurier’s basketball program in both all time assists and rebounding. Today, Garrison has parlayed his commitment to community and basketball, serving Burlington Basketball organization as club Head Coach.

Jamie Ruttle  |  Forward

Jamie played her youth basketball with Burlington Basketball and her high school ball at Notre Dame HS. Jamie continued her post secondary career, joining the Canisius Golden Griffs (2010-14). Her impact was immediate, having earned honours including 2011 MAAC Rookie of the Year and All-Rookie Team.

The Mullin Family – An Extraordinary Basketball Legacy!

Mullins Family Photo Burlington Basketball Alumni

All 4 children of proud parents Andy and Theresa went on to play University-level basketball both in the USA and Canada. Basketball is all in the family for the Mullins, with dad Andy Mullins having played at Bishop’s University in Canada while mom, Theresa, played for Canada’s national teams and even professionally in Holland. Burlington Basketball is proud to have a connection to “Burlington Basketball Royalty”!

Today, the siblings all moved on to professional and leadership positions in their respective fields.

Grant Mullins Burlington Basketball Alumni

Grant Mullins  |  Guard

Grant played for Burlington Basketball, and Burlington Skyhawks up to 2011-12. He attended Notre Dame High School in Burlington and was an offensively gifted player. Grant went on to play collegiately at prestigious Columbia University for 3 years and then joined California Golden Bears of the PAC 12 for his Grad Senior year.
Melissa Mullins Burlington Basketball Alumni

Melissa Mullins  |  Guard

After attending Notre Dame HS, Melissa attended Harvard University. She led her Burlington teams to two provincial championships and undefeated seasons.  As a member of the Canadian Junior National, Canada placed 4th in the 2009 FIBA World Championships (highest ever). Melissa also participated in the FIBA Americas U18 Championships in 2010.
Marie Mullins Burlington Basketball Alumni

Marie Mullins  |  Forward

Marie is yet another Burlington Basketball rep alumni! After a successful high school career at Notre Dame HS, Marie went on to play U Sports at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia.
Mike Mullins Burlington Basketball Alumni

Mike Mullins  |  Guard

Mike, as with older siblings, had a great high school career at Notre Dame and with Burlington Basketball. An exceptional student athlete, Mike pursued his studies in commerce and U Sports career at Queens University in Kingston, ON.