About Eli

Eli is referred to as “one of Canada’s best basketball players.” His skills shot skyward during his five years at the University of Victoria, where he led the team to five straight Canadian University Championships. As a 6’1″ guard, Eli tops the list of UVIC all time scorers and was honoured by having his jersey number 13, retired. He was drafted by the Seattle Supersonics in 1984 and was a member of Canada’s Olympic basketball program for an amazing 15 years.

Eli grew up literally under the BIG NICKEL in Sudbury’s Italian area of Gatchell. Although he came from a hockey and mining community, this short, skinny Italian kid became one of Canada’s greatest basketball players. Recently inducted into the Canadian Basketball Hall of Fame and Basketball BC Hall of Fame.


Public Speaking

An excellent speaker, story teller and motivator, Eli tells his story of commitment, sacrifice, decisions and drive in sports. If you are interested in having Eli speak, please contact him

Topic: Leadership and being part of a Team Motivated to make Decisions

“Eli Pasquale knows more than just a little about self-discipline, a sense of achievement, and motivation. He knows how to inspire his audience to believe in their dreams, learn from their challenges and to set driving goals. His ability to deliver his message in a humorous and entertaining manner has really added to the success and impact of our programs.” – Junior Achievement of BC

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