Kelsea O'Brien

Kelsea's venture into the sports world began by attending Hamilton Tiger-Cats games with her father as a toddler. She is a freelance sportswriter who covers the Raptors 905 for Raptors Republic, and profiles athletes – past and present – for McMaster University.

Latest from Kelsea O'Brien

Road less travelled led Rattlers' Negus Webster-Chan to Saskatchewan

In his third season with the Saskatchewan Rattlers, guard Negus Webster-Chan has never been one to shy away from challenges, or to take the unconventional route to where he wants to be.

Honey Badgers coach Schmidt leans on personal experience to connect with players

It isn’t in Ryan Schmidt’s nature to talk about himself. The marriage between humble and confident is an organic one, years in the making. His successes, a list longer than the Hamilton Honey Badgers’ 12-man roster, do not define him.

CEBL fathers are accustomed to distance from family while chasing basketball dream

The distance from family during a hub sports resumption may be uncharted territory for NBA players, Kelsea O'Brien writes, but for the fathers of the CEBL it is one they know all too well.

For Honey Badgers' Mukama, resiliency has paved a road to pro basketball opportunities

When he graduated from Ryerson in 2019, Jean-Victor Mukama knew that although his 404 points scored over the course of the season catapulted him to sixth best in program history, it would not be as simple as declaring for the NBA draft, working out, and waiting.

River Lions' Muldrow travelled the world for basketball, but feels settled in Canada

Niagara River Lions forward Sam Muldrow’s athletic abilities have awarded him the opportunity to travel across the globe doing what he loves, but for the past 4 years it has been Canada that he calls home.