Friday, 13 August 2010

Jesperson, other recruits in "top class" debut for Mustangs

Kentucky Wildcats summer tour in Canada begins this coming Sunday in Windsor against the Lancers, a club which the defending SEC champions will meet twice (also on Tuesday). In between, the 'Cats will get a look at Brad Campbell's Western Mustangs who come off a solid season which ended in disappointing fashion after expectations were humble due to the loss of a senior group that was as successful as almost any in Mustangs basketball history. The recent roster turnover allowed Campbell to add a second consecutive deep recruiting class in which many of the players should see rotation time immediately. Here is a release today from Andy Watson, Western SID.


Western's men's basketball team will debut six new players when the Mustangs travel to Windsor, Ont., to play the NCAA's Kentucky Wildcats at the St. Denis Centre on Monday Aug. 16 at 7 p.m.

6'8" Adam Jespersen of London, Ont. (transfer from Hawaii NCAA D1 - entering second season of eligibility; originally from London Beal), and 6'6" Luke Braund of Vancouver St. George's (transfer from Canada West's Trinity Western Spartans) will add size at the forward spot, while new three freshman guards and a freshman forward will also make their debut. These recruits include 6'0" guard Andrew Vincent from Timmins High, 6'3" Quinn Henderson from Dundas Parkside, and 6'2" Nathan Di Loreto of London Beal (brother Enrico is a second-year wing guard at Windsor), along with another Londoner 6'5" Peter Scholtes from London Oakridge, who was named London's Mr. Basketball for 2010.

Newcomer Bios

Fans still looking for tickets for the Kentucky game can call 519 253.3000 ext. 2447 until 4:30 p.m. on Friday Aug. 13 or purchase tickets at the door. Please note, there are limited tickets available. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and youth, $5 for children.

The Mustangs regular season home opener will be played on Friday Nov. 12 against the Ryerson Rams at 8 p.m. at Alumni Hall.

Mustangs head coach Brad Campbell said this year's recruiting class will make Western a strong contender in the OUA West for many years to come.

"It's an outstanding recruiting class," Campbell said. "And it is one of the top recruiting classes in Canada this year."

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