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CARL ENGLISH TO RETIRE FEB 23RD

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Carl English has made it official. He is retiring from the game of basketball.The official ceremony is set for Feb 23rd at Mile One. 

English played for and helped bring a professional basketball team to St. John’s The Edge is a team he signed with on November 15th 2017.

In Patrick’s Cove-Angels Cove, English practiced basketball on a makeshift hoop built by his uncle beside Route 100, a two-lane highway in front of their house.

He often played with his brothers when they visited. In eighth grade, English was the starting point guard for Fatima Academy in the nearby town of St. Bride’s, averaging 50 points per game. He was named team most valuable player (MVP) and was also a member of the varsity cross country team.

 At age 16, English joined the provincial basketball team at the 1997 Canada Summer Games, where he was a starter despite being younger than most of his opponents.

For his senior year, English transferred to St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School in Oakville, Ontario, a program that had produced NCAA Division I players. 

He started living with his cousin Howie. After a labor dispute suspended the school’s basketball program for a year, English considered returning home. However, he remained after joining a Canadian under-18 team that competed across the United States. His success with the team drew attention from top college programs, including Georgetown, Michigan, and Syracuse.

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