St. Patrick’s 2008-2012
Cliff Lerebours is a St. Patrick’s alumni who was a part of the fourth generation of St. Patrick’s dominance on the basketball court. Cliff (or Roose to his most intimate friends) was always a model to those that surrounded him. When he was a freshman, I remember hearing a ball bouncing in an unlit gym. I went to see what it was and it was Cliff going hard doing ballhandling drills. Cliff was always the hardest working player in the gym. He too was a force for the junior varsity team in his freshman year, Cliff was a part of the large cohort who moved into the varsity program as a sophomore. Cliff was a hard nosed defender who could finish against contact because of his strength but could also shoot it from the outside. Cliff saved his best moments for when it mattered most and stepped up big in his senior season to help lead the team to its first city championship in 4 years and a great OFSAA run.
Cliff move don to Queen’s University where he redshirted his freshmen season in university while also working on a double major and minor. Cliff moved away from the game of basketball after that season to pursue his academic and professional goals. It should be noted that Cliff was a quintessential renaissance man. While in his senior year of high school, Cliff was student body president, captain of the football team, captain of the basketball team all while maintaining a 98% average that would land him the top scholarship from prestigious Queen’s university. These days Cliff is pursuing multiple entrepreneur opportunities and with him, as always, the sky is the limit.
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