Tuesday, 15 May 2007

Winnipeg: Pair of Bigs Commit + Guelph Article

With only one non-starter lost to graduation, several upperclassmen including incomparable guard Erfan Nasajpour returning and the continued maturation of a solid recruiting class that came in this past season, Winnipeg Wesmen head coach Dave Crook did not have a lot of critical areas to address in this coming season's incoming recruiting class. Still, the Wesmen were able to attract three new faces, including a guard and a big man who should push for playing time immediately. Highlighting the class (previously announced) is 6'0" Cam Hornby, originally from Winnipeg Glenlawn who had a two-year stint at South Dakota State (NCAA Division 1) including one season as a redshirt. Hornby will be eligible immediately in the fall and begin his second season of CIS eligibility. Crook also recently gained a committment from 6'7 1/2" post Ben Kingdon, who was named Manitoba Player-of-the-Year by the Winnipeg Sun and led Winnipeg Oak Park H.S. to the Manitoba provincial championship this past season. Expect Kingdon to add depth to the Wesmen front line and push for significant time as the season progresses. Winnipeg added more depth to their front line with 6'9" Ryan Willerton from Winnipeg Vincent Massey, who is maturing as a player but has a solid physical package including a 7 foot wing span. Willerton will need time to develop his offensive skills but can alter shots with his length. Expect him to contribute down the road. With a solid returning core of seniors, a strong, deep class from last season and two potential starters at some point, the Wesmen appear to have a bright future.

Reports out of Manitoba have CIS Nationals finalists Brandon Bobcats ready to announce a key recruit later this week. We hope to have something on this developing story within a couple of days.

Guelph coach Chris O'Rourke has been busy on the recruiting trail and welcomes 4 new players plus Jonathan Moscatelli who will finally make his Gryphon debut this fall after missing the past 2 seasons fighting through a pair of knee operations. Greg Layson from the Guelph Mercury reports on the Gryphs latest class and provides a preview of the Guelph lineup for next season in this article Hoop Gryphs hope to step up

UPEI Panthers recruiting class is chronicled in the Halifax Chronicle-Herald UPEI Panthers recruiting class

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