Friday, 4 September 2009

Trinity Western brings in BCCAA POY as latest recruit

According to Barry Hayes recruiting site at Hoopstars Canada the Spartans have had arguably the best, and almost for certain the deepest recruiting class in Canada with a pair of D1 transfers from Portland State in 6'8" Kyle Coston and 6'6" Tyrell Mara plus several other transfers from the U.S. college/JUCO scene. This article introduces last season's BCCAA Player-of-the-Year 6'8" Clint Wickham.

BCCAA star joins TWU: 6'8" college standout will bolster an already impressive TWU lineup.

The top collegiate men's basketball player in B.C. has joined the Trinity Western University Spartans.

TWU head coach Scott Allen has signed BCCAA 2008/09 Player of the Year Clint Wickham.

"Clint is a versatile forward who has gained great experience at the college level, and we expect that he will adjust his game quickly to the CIS level," Allen said. "He is a quality person who excels in all areas and he will make us deeper at the forward position while bringing great tenacity at the defensive end of the floor."

In addition to his Player of the Year Award, Wickham was named CCAA All-Canadian, and BC Player of the Week two times while earning Basketball BC's College Player of the Year honours.

The 6'8" third-year forward from Langara College and Cambie Secondary averaged 18.4 points and 10.8 rebounds per game to lead the Falcons to a 13-5 record and a second place league finish in the BCCAA.

The native of Richmond, who plans to study business next year at TWU, commented on his joining the Spartans next season.

"I am looking forward to representing TWU both on the court and in the classroom," Wickham said. "To combine my education with my passion for basketball is really a dream come true."

The Spartans finished the 2008/09 season by earning a Canada West bronze medal while setting program records for Canada West wins in a season (17) and wins in a row (12).

Kyle Coston 6’8” F (transfer/Portland State; 6.2 ppg in 2008-09)*
Tyrell Mara 6’6” F (transfer/Portland State; 3.6 ppg in 2008-09)
Calvin Westbrook 6’5” G (transfer/Cal. State-Stanislaus; 10.0 ppg in 2007-08)
Tristan Smith 6’0” PG (transfer/Fraser Valley; 14.3 ppg in 2008-09)*
Niko Monachini 6’6” F (transfer/Yuba JuCo)
Lucian Sauciuc 6’2” G (transfer/Thompson Rivers; 3.7 ppg in 2007-08)
Tyler Noble 6’4” G (transfer/Ottawa; played in 1 game in 2008-09)*
Luke Braund 6’5” F (Vancouver, BC/St. George’s)
Kurtis Osborne 6’6” F (Surrey, BC/Southridge)
Clint Wickham 6’8” F (transfer/Langara College; 18.4 ppg in 2008-09)
Elijah Nakagawa 5’9” PG (transfer/Columbia Bible College; 15.1 ppg in 2008-09)

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