Hoops: Bekkering to appear on Canada AM

For Western readers, just a heads-up that Calgary Dinos star Henry Bekkering will appear on Canada AM on Wednesday morning at around 10:40 a.m. Mountain Time.

It's hard to remember a Canadian university basketball player getting that kind of airtime on the country's most popular morning show.

Accolades are presumably in order for U of C SID Ben Matchett for hooking up that kind of appearance. Bottom line: This does show the value of being able to get highlight clips to major media outlets. Canada AM wouldn't be interviewing Bekkering merely for being a dominant CIS power forward.

It's kind of odd the attention in Canada is only happening now for Bekkering, years after he was on The Best Damn Sports Show ... but he wouldn't be the first Canadian who had to win acclaim from the Americans before he could get respect in his own country.
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