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Merrick is a familiar figure in the basketball world having positioned himself as one of the top basketball trainers in Canada. He is the owner of the Capital Courts Training Center in Ottawa Canada and serves as the Technical Director for the Gloucester Cumberland Basketball Association. Merrick was a former standout at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia Canada winning a national championship in 1993 as a rookie and multiple all-star awards in 1995 and 1996. He then signed a professional contract in South Africa where he won a Premier League title in 1997 and several all-star awards while averaging over 30 ppg. In 1999, he returned home to start a family and pursue his goal of strategically changing the culture of Canadian basketball.

Link to Merrick Palmer's book

The Clay: Aknowledging The Forces That Shape Us

We all begin our lives as pieces of clay that will be shaped and moulded by the people around us. These people may or may not have the best intentions for us but if we can withstand the fires of life that have the potential to consume us, we will be able to enjoy all the amazing things that life has to offer. Using my personal journey as the backdrop, I hope to inspire readers to acknowledge their own personal potters and find their “Amanzi” embedded deep within. Armed with it, we all have the ability to help the next generation find theirs.

Learn more about Merrick’s book “The Clay”