Friday, 11 May 2007

Waterloo Recruits + In the News

Coming off a disappointing season including the loss of several veteran players due to graduation, the Waterloo Warriors were in somewhat-desperate need of a quality talent infusion and if their first wave of confirmed recruits is any indicator, the Warriors have addressed these concerns solidly. The first 4 new faces for Waterloo next season include two projected starters who should be immediate impact players and a pair of solid role players. Highlighting Waterloo's class are 6'3" Cam McIntyre, a swingman who starred at Kitchener C.I. in 2005-06 before sitting out last season while upgrading his academics at Conestoga College, and 6'8" transfer Sinclair Brown, who led Vancouver Argyle High School to the B.C. Provincial championships in 2005 and has a season's worth of practice at Waterloo under his belt during his redshirt year last season transfering from Simon Fraser where he began his CIS career as a freshman in 2005-06. McIntyre is regarded as a tremendous scorer who finishes in a variety of ways including knocking down shots beyond the 3 point range and getting to the rim while Brown, who was a high school teammate of current Warrior Ben Frisby and participated in the NIKE All-Canada camp as a high schooler, can play anywhere from the 2 to 5 spots. Both are projected starters; McIntyre will enter his first year of eligibility while Brown, who averaged 2.4 ppg, 1.7 rpg and 8.3 mpg while participating in 24 games as a freshman with the Clan in '05-'06, will be starting his second year of eligibility. Another transfer should help the Warriors with their perimeter shooting as 6'5" Tim Rossey, originally from Winnipeg Silver Heights H.S., will begin his second year of eligibility with Waterloo after a freshman season with Lakeland (Alta.) Community College during which he was the team's second leading scorer. Rossy projects as a combination wing forward. Waterloo added depth up front with 6'6" Doug Fischer from Kitchener Grand River, who is currently playing for Waterloo assistant coach Curtis Dauber on the Juvenile OBA's Waterloo Wildhawks and has a nice array of skills facing and with his back to the basket as a 4 man. The Warriors are not likely finished as of yet and are waiting on 2 or 3 more players, all of whom should push for immediate playing time. Stay tuned for more info on their class in the near future.

McMaster women's head coach Theresa Burns was honoured as coach-of-the-year and Bill Sturrup, the public announcer for years at McMaster basketball and football games, has been named posthumously OUA Media Member of Distinction. Mac coach honoured: OUA recognizes Theresa Burns and Bill Sturrup

Both head coach Fabian McKenzie and his CBU Capers women’s basketball team were honoured with the awards as a part of the Cape Breton Sport Heritage Awards.
Women Capers Honoured

More on the FIBA Americas refereeing as the entire crew was named (including Quebec's Mike Homsy) as well as a three man technical committee that includes a Canadian, Fred Horgan, from Saint John, New Brunswick, a member of the New Brunswick Hall-of-Fame and one of Canada's most decorated referees. On February 8th, 2005, Fred was appointed by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, Governor General of Canada, to the Order of Canada for his service to Sport and Sport Officiating. Here is the FIBA Americas article Referees' designation for FIBA Americas Championship

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