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Men's Basketball 2017-18

The men's basketball program has experienced some success in their first 2 seasons in the ACAC, but finished just 1 position out of the playoffs both years. They look to make the jump into the playoffs this year led by some strong returning players and experienced transfers. Look for the Lions to increase pressure and pace to utilize their athleticism as they push for their first playoff appearance in the highly competitive ACAC south division!

Watch the Men's Basketball team live or on demand: 

Team TV

Follow along with the teams stats here: 

Team Statistics

 

End of the Year Awards: 

Neil Nystrom - ACAC Men's South Division Coach of the Year

Josh Daniel - ACAC Men's South Division 2nd Team All Conference 

Schedule

Roster

Sylvan Lombo Ambrose Lions Basketball + athlete profile

Sylvan Lombo

Sylvan Lombo Ambrose Lions Basketball
5'11"
Calgary, AB
Canada
Business Administration
2
Notre Dame High School

Sylvan Lombo, #4

Position: Point Guard
Program: Business Administration
Hometown:Calgary, AB
Height: 5'11"
Yr of Eligibility: 2
High School: Notre Dame High School
Josh Daniel Ambrose Lions Basketball + athlete profile

Josh Daniel

Josh Daniel Ambrose Lions Basketball
6'0"
Calgary, AB
Canada
Business Administration
4
Bishop Grandin High

Josh Daniel, #5

Position: Point Guard
Program: Business Administration
Hometown:Calgary, AB
Height: 6'0"
Yr of Eligibility: 4
High School: Bishop Grandin High
Artez Scharer Ambrose Lions Basketball + athlete profile

Artez Scharer

Artez Scharer Ambrose Lions Basketball
6'0"
Seattle, WA
United States
General Studies
5
Franklin High School

Artez Scharer, #6

Position: Guard
Program: General Studies
Hometown:Seattle, WA
Height: 6'0"
Yr of Eligibility: 5
High School: Franklin High School
Carlos Bantaya Ambrose Lions Basketball + athlete profile

Carlos Bantaya

Carlos Bantaya Ambrose Lions Basketball
5'10"
Fort McMurray, AB
Canada
Behavioural Science
5
Father Patrick Mercredi High School

Carlos Bantaya, #9

Position: Guard
Program: Behavioural Science
Hometown:Fort McMurray, AB
Height: 5'10"
Yr of Eligibility: 5
High School: Father Patrick Mercredi High School
Isaac Grey Ambrose Lions Basketball + athlete profile

Isaac Gray

Isaac Grey Ambrose Lions Basketball
6'0"
Calgary, AB
Canada
General Studies
1
St. Francis High School

Isaac Gray, #10

Position: Guard
Program: General Studies
Hometown:Calgary, AB
Height: 6'0"
Yr of Eligibility: 1
High School: St. Francis High School
Sukhraj Nagra Ambrose Lions Basketball + athlete profile

Sukhraj Nagra

Sukhraj Nagra Ambrose Lions Basketball
6'3"
Airdrie, AB
Canada
Behavioural Science
1
Bert Church High School

Sukhraj Nagra, #12

Position: Center
Program: Behavioural Science
Hometown:Airdrie, AB
Height: 6'3"
Yr of Eligibility: 1
High School: Bert Church High School
Kyle Swiednicki Ambrose Lions Basketball + athlete profile

Kyle Swiednicki

Kyle Swiednicki Ambrose Lions Basketball
6'2"
Calgary, AB
Canada
Business Administration
2
Robert Thirsk High School

Kyle Swiednicki, #14

Position: Guard
Program: Business Administration
Hometown:Calgary, AB
Height: 6'2"
Yr of Eligibility: 2
High School: Robert Thirsk High School
Nikola Ivanovic Ambrose Lions Basketball + athlete profile

Nikola Ivanovic

Nikola Ivanovic Ambrose Lions Basketball
6'6"
Belgrade, Serbia
Serbia
Business Administration
4
Technical School GSP

Nikola Ivanovic, #15

Position: Forward
Program: Business Administration
Hometown:Belgrade, Serbia,
Height: 6'6"
Yr of Eligibility: 4
High School: Technical School GSP
Brayden Daniel Ambrose Lions Basketball + athlete profile

Brayden Daniel

Brayden Daniel Ambrose Lions Basketball
6'1"
Calgary, AB
Canada
Behavioural Science
3
Bishop Grandin High

Brayden Daniel, #21

Position: Forward
Program: Behavioural Science
Hometown:Calgary, AB
Height: 6'1"
Yr of Eligibility: 3
High School: Bishop Grandin High
Blake Seebach Ambrose Lions Basketball + athlete profile

Blake Seebach

Blake Seebach Ambrose Lions Basketball
6'6"
Calgary, AB
Canada
History
5
Dr. EP Scarlett High School

Blake Seebach, #23

Position: Forward
Program: History
Hometown:Calgary, AB
Height: 6'6"
Yr of Eligibility: 5
High School: Dr. EP Scarlett High School
Jason Lamey Ambrose Lions Basketball + athlete profile

Jason Lamey

Jason Lamey Ambrose Lions Basketball
6'4"
Calgary, AB
Canada
Business Administration
1
Henry Wisewood High School

Jason Lamey, #8

Position: Forward
Program: Business Administration
Hometown:Calgary, AB
Height: 6'4"
Yr of Eligibility: 1
High School: Henry Wisewood High School
Luke_J + athlete profile

Luke Johnson

Luke_J
Calgary, AB
Canada

Luke Johnson

Hometown:Calgary, AB
Jacob Clark-Jenkins Ambrose Mens Basketball + athlete profile

Jacob Clark-Jenkins

Jacob Clark-Jenkins Ambrose Mens Basketball
Calgary, AB
Canada

Jacob Clark-Jenkins

Hometown:Calgary, AB

Staff

+ staff profile

Neil Nystrom

Neil Nystrom is currently in the third year as the Head Coach for the Ambrose University Men’s Basketball Team. He was able to lead the Lions to their first ACAL championship in 2014, where he was also awarded the first of two ACAL Coach of the Year awards.  2015 saw him guide them to an ACAL silver.  Nystrom coached another ACAL team in Edmonton at Taylor University.  He has experience coaching for different clubs within Calgary, including NSD (National Sports Development), Calgary Selects, and CBA (Calgary Basketball Association) while also coaching at many camps and clinics including Crossover Sports Camps, Athletes In Action, and NBC Camps.  Nystrom was a master teacher for NBC, coaching in Alaska, Oregon, Washington state and Alberta, and he has taken a Canadian tour team to the British Isles with NBC.  He has also coached high school basketball for 6 years in Calgary.

Neil played basketball for 2 years at Briercrest in the ACAC.  He was captain of his team in his second year where he also received an academic all-conference award.

Neil Nystrom

Position : Head Coach
+ staff profile

Chad Romanuk

Chad Romanuk

Position : Lead Assistant Coach
+ staff profile

David Yang

David Yang

Position : Assistant Coach
+ staff profile

Kyler Shula

Kyler Shula

Position : Assistant Coach
+ staff profile

Connor Chau

Connor Chau

Position : Assistant Coach
+ staff profile

Emmanuel Mengistu

Emmanuel Mengistu

Position : Assistant Coach
+ staff profile

Grant Sylvester

Grant Sylvester

Position : Chaplain
+ staff profile

Michael Baldwin

Michael Baldwin

Position : Manager
Jordan_S + staff profile

Jordan Schmidt

Jordan_S

Jordan Schmidt is a certified personal trainer through the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology (CSEP) since 2007, as well as a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). She holds a BSc in Exercise Physiology, a Masters of Teaching in Physical Education and has been working with athletes for over 10 years, ranging from junior high to collegiate athletes. She is currently the Strength and Conditioning Coach for all athletes at Ambrose University, as well as the Assistant Coach for the women's basketball team.

Outside of training athletes, Jordan spends time with her husband Jason, and two young daughters.  Charlie is three and Sydney is one and a half.

Jordan Schmidt

Position : Strength and Conditioning Coach
+ staff profile

Eryn Tippe

Eryn Tippe

Position : Student Athletic Therapist