For Olivier-Maxence Prosper, the lessons and experiences are not just for himself as he inches closer to a potential shot at his NBA dream.
They are also for the Montreal native to share with his younger sister, Cassandre, who is embarking on a path she hopes leads to the WNBA. "Growing up, I was trying to be the best role model I can be for her," he told The Canadian Press. "All the experiences I went through, I just help her so that she could be better, so that her experiences could be better than mine. "She's my only sibling and me and her are really, really close and as an older brother, I just want to do everything I can to help her basketball journey be the best it can be and to guide her through that." Olivier-Maxence is a six-foot-eight, 230-pound junior forward for the Marquette Golden Eagles, ranked 16th in NCAA Division I men's basketball.
Cassandre, meanwhile, is a six-foot-two guard, who recently joined the seventh-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish as a 2023 five-star recruit out of the Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association's Capital Courts Academy.
The two were born and raised in Montreal, kids to mother Guylaine and father Gaetan, who both played basketball on the collegiate level in the 90's.Read more on cbc.ca