Monday, 11 June 2007

Nick Cooke to RMC, Queen's Announcement

About 10 days ago we had reported through Barry Hayes' that 6'9" Nick Cooke from Toronto Eastern Commerce had changed his mind on a commitment to RMC but Cooke has officially and finally reconfirmed his desire to attend RMC, play basketball and study/work to become a pilot. Congratulations to the RMC program and especially hard-working coach Kevin Maguire on adding Cooke to a deep and well-talented recruiting class.

Queen's Golden Gaels coaches Rob Smart and Duncan Cowan have also been working hard try to replace numerous rotation players lost to graduation and the result is summarized in a release from Queen's in which it was announced that 6'5" forward Jon Ogden from St.Theresa S.S. in Belleville, ON, 6'5" guard Nick DiDonato from St. Basil. S.S. in Sault Ste. Marie, ON, 6'0" OCAA transfer Leng Yeang (St. Clair College – Windsor, ON), 6'6" forward Travis Mitchell, another transfer from St. Lawrence College, originally from Ottawa, ON, athletic 6'2" Tim Boyle from Nicholson C.C. (Belleville, ON) and 6'1" guard Dan Bannister from Sacred Heart S.S. in Newmarket, ON have committed to the Gaels program for next season. Here is the link to the story on, the Gaels fan-supported site Gaels announce recruits for 2007

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Anonymous said...

Interesting to note that the Queens coaches have recruited a couple of former OCAA stars, as they did with Ondul last year.

This approach was quite uncommon in the past for this program. It shows a bit of creativity on the part of the coaches in trying to mine out the talent.

If they were to do as well as Ondul did last year that would be a big plus for the team.

Observer 2005

Anonymous said...

Nice to see RMC land a big man. Some welcome good news for that program.

It would be nice for the league if they were more competitive. They were a tough opponent back in the Craig Norman/Kevin Dulude/Bayode Adjai era, three or four years back.