Since 2005 Advantage Basketball has helped over 150 student-athlete receive scholarships to play at various institution’s such as NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Division 1 Division II, Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) and Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) levels. Some of our student-athletes have gone on and received their Bachelor and Master’s degrees. Advantage Basketball has proven that their philosophy works and it's helped to change the Narrative of so many young people’s lives. Part of the advantage program is giving back or paying it forward so many of our former athlete continues to give back to the program by impacting the lives of many young people. We hold to the philosophy “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”
― Mother Teresa
You could read more about accomplishment and see some of our young people in our alumni section.
In 2011 the club was recognized by the OBA (Ontario Basketball Association) who nominated Advantage for the prestigious Syl Apps award in which the won. The award was presented by Ministry of Health Promotion and Sport Margarett Best.
The Syl Apps Athlete of the Year/Volunteer of the year award was unveiled by the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame on January 13, 1998, recognizes Ontario's Athlete of the Yea/Volunteer of the year Named in honour of the former Toronto Maple Leafs' captain and Olympic and Commonwealth Games pole vaulter Syl Apps, the award is the first of its kind for Ontario.
Former winners of the prestigious SYL Apps award include Roger Clemens Baseball, Mike Weir Golf, Vince Carter Basketball and Steve Yzerman to name a few
April 15th 2017 the Advantage Basketball family received another Community award this time it was presented by TG4Life. TG4life has been one of the oldest running basketball tournaments in the city of Toronto. Advantage founder and present Chris Smalling received the award on behalf of the club. The award was presented to organizations that have impacted the lives of many young people in the basketball community in the GTA (Greater Toronto area)