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Young Inuit in northern Quebec who want to get competitive with basketball are getting help from coaches from the south to make that a reality.
Every Tuesday night, kids in Kuujjuaq, Nunavik flock to their community centre to play basketball. One of them, Matthew Hubloo, is a 17-year-old with his eye on the ball.
“I’m what you call like a two-way player, so I’m really good on offense and defense, but I think my stronger attribute I guess is definitely defense,” said Hubloo.
Hubloo has been working hard to improve his form – even with some starts and stops from injuries and the COVID-19 pandemic.
“At first it was like, it’s something to do. But then over time I kind of just fell in love with it,” said Hubloo.