Friday, 13 July 2007

Waterloo Officially Announces '07 Recruits

WARRIORS MEN’S BASKETBALL ADD NEW FACES University of Waterloo Head Coach Tom Kieswetter and Recruiting Co-ordinator and Assistant Coach Curtis Dauber are thrilled to announce their recruiting class of 2007. With the graduation loss of senior Captains Michael Davis, Matt Kieswetter and Olivier Quesnel it was crucial to bring in some talented players who could contribute immediately. The Warriors also announced the addition of Brad Johnston to the coaching staff. Below are profiles on each of the new members of the Warriors program
Assistant Coach: Brad Johnston joins the Warriors as an assistant coach. Johnston played 4 years of varsity basketball at Wilfred Laurier University and was captain and team MVP in 1992. He has been a teacher and coach at Westheights Public School for the past 11 years and has also coached the very successful Kitchener-Waterloo YBA Vipers team for 7 years. Brad is the Founder and Director of the highly-regarded "Varsity Basketball Clinics" and he is the Coordinator of the BMW Basketball Training Sessions. - Coach Kieswetter Comments: “ We are extremely fortunate to have Brad on board as he has a wealth of knowledge and experience as a player, teacher and coach. He will be an asset to our player development, practice execution, game operations and recruitment. We’re thrilled to have Brad join the Warrior Program!”
Incoming Warriors: Sinclair Brown, 6’7” forward, transferred from Simon Fraser University where he played in 2005-06. Sinclair had an exceptional high school career at Argyle H.S. in Vancouver, winning a Provincial Championship in 2004 and being a First Team Championship All-Star. In 2005 Argyle won their conference and he averaged 18 ppg + 9 rpg and he was an All-Star. He also played on the under-15 and under-16 B.C. Provincial teams and participated in the Nike All Canada Camp in 2005. - Coach Kieswetter Comments: “ Sinclair is an intelligent, hard working, multi-talented player who is incredibly mobile for a big man, which enables him to play many positions. He will certainly make an immediate and significant impact on our Team!"
Cam McIntyre, 6’4” guard from Kitchener Collegiate. He was Team Captain, leading the Raiders to 3 WCSSA and 3 CWOSSA championships and to the OFSSA ‘AAAA’ quarter finals in 2006. He was the WCSSA Mike Moser MVP Award winner in 2006 and a WCSSA 1st All-star. Cam was also an All-star at the Silver Fox and Purple + White Tournaments. - Coach Kieswetter Comments: “ Cam is an exceptional scorer who is lethal from anywhere, he is quick, strong and has the ability to get a shot off and ‘finish’ in traffic. He is also a strong rebounder and solid defender. Cam is a fierce competitor with the reputation of making big plays in big games so we expect big things from him.”
Craig Bauslaugh, 6’ guard, transferred from Laurentian University where he averaged 12.7 ppg. He is a graduate of Kitchener Collegiate where he led them to 3 WCSSA Championships and 2 CWOSSA Championships. He is a 3 time WCSSA 1st Team All-star and a WCSSA Mike Moser MVP Award winner and KCI Team MVP. He attended Niagara College [CCAA} in 2004 and was an OCAA 1st Team All-star, Niagara Rookie Athlete of the Year and Niagara Men’s Basketball MVP. He will be eligible to play on Nov. 25. Coach Kieswetter Comments: “ Craig is an impressive talent who has a complete game, so he will make an impact both offensively and defensively. He also brings us toughness, creativity and leadership. Craig has the confidence and ability to challenge anyone in the country and he will make us significantly better!"
Tim Rossy, 6’5” transferred from Lakeland College in Alberta [CCAA] where he averaged 10 ppg and led the first place team in FT% and made 3pters .He was a graduate and an All-star at Silver Heights Collegiate in Winnipeg after which he red-shirted at the University of Manitoba for the 05-06 season. Tim was also a member of the Manitoba Provincial Team in 2004“ Coach Kieswetter Comments: Tim is a big, strong forward who can score inside or out. He plays smart, makes good decisions and is able to execute in the heat of battle. Tim’s size, skills and confidence will enable him to compete for playing time immediately and his Warrior career should be outstanding.”
Doug Fischer, 6’5” graduate of Kitchener’s Grand River Collegiate where he was the Team’s MVP. He played in the WCSSA all-star game in 2007 and he was on the region’s MDP team that participated in the Provincial Championships in 2003 and 2004. Doug was also a member of the Waterloo Wildhawk AAU Team which participated in numerous tournaments in the U.S.A. Coach Kieswetter Comments: “ Doug is another versatile, hard working talent. He has the size and skills to play a number of positions so he is willing to battle inside with the big guys or to step out and knock down 3’s. Doug’s work ethic is strong and it shouldn’t take him long to make his presence felt.”

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