Thursday, 6 August 2009

Waterloo's Recruiting Class

We hope to have more on how the Waterloo roster will look this coming season and with only high-scoring 6'4" Dan White exhausting his eligibility, the Warriors should be very experienced and poised to make a move up the standings. In the mean time, here is an announcement taken off the Waterloo web site Warriors Announce 2009 Recruiting Class

Wayne Bridge, a 6'3" guard/forward from Eastern Commerce High School in Toronto. He helped lead the "Saints" to the AAAA OFSSA Gold Medal in 2009. Wayne is an outstanding athlete [he was also ranked 6th in the Province in the long jump], and an exceptionally complete player. He is a defensive 'stopper', an excellent rebounder and he can score inside or out. Perhaps his best attributes are his understanding of the game, his poise, intelligence and decision making. He is a potential impact player.
Mark Peterson, a 6'4" forward from Kitchener's Forest Heights Collegiate. He is a WCSSAA first team all-star who led the "Trojans" to a WCSSAA championship and the CWOSSA finals in 2008. Mark has a tremendous 'up-side' with all the physical and mental tools to become an outstanding CIS player. He takes pride in his defense and can shut players down, he is a gifted scorer from range or by putting it on the floor, plus, his skills, strength and athleticism enable him to play any position on the floor.
Harrison Mair, a 6' point guard from Vancouver College. He led his team to the AA BC Provincial finals, where they lost at the buzzer. He was a member of the BC under 17 Provincial Team and was an all-star in numerous tournaments. His high school Coach Jon Tagulao says "Harrison is very Jason Kidd-like: strong, quick and great in the open court. He has a solid head and great on-court presence. His on-ball 'D' is very tough." For the Warriors, he is player who will soon make a difference.
Owen Coutts, a 7' center from Lakeside High School in Seattle, Washington. He played in the toughest league in Seattle, Metro 3A (which has produced the likes of Nate Robinson, Jamal Crawford, and Spenser Hawes). He also played for an AAU team called 'Hoopaholics' which travelled out of state to compete. Owen will bring an 'inside' presence with his ability to shot-block and finish. He also has the ability to face up and knock down mid-range shots. His development will be a key to the Warriors' future successes.
Danny Jeon, a 6' 'combo' guard from South High School in London. He is a transfer from Western where he played in 2007, averaging 5 pts in 20 min. a game. In high school he was a 5 year all-star and was named Mr. Basketball in London. Dan is an exceptionally strong player at both ends of the floor and he has the confidence and competitiveness to take on any challenge. He is a deadly scorer and a solid passer with a talent for breaking down defenses. He is ready to contribute immediately.

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