Thursday, 20 January 2011

Vernon lands in Antigonish

Hamilton, ON native 6'2" Tyrell Vernon, who spent his first 3 seasons with his hometown McMaster Marauders before announcing his intention to transfer this past summer, recently committed to attending St. FX and will suit up for the X-Men beginning next season.  Vernon, who will have two seasons of eligibility remaining, is Coach Steve Konchalski's first recruit for the 2011-12 season.  X-Men have plenty of time available next season as there are at least 5 top-of-the-rotation players in this season's group in their fifth season of eligibility including 5'10" Christian "T-Bear" Upshaw, 5'9" Will Silver, 6'9" Alberto Rodriquez, 6'0" Charlie Spurr and 6'3" Dwayne Johnson.  Also, 6'4" Chad Warren is in his fourth season and he is likely to graduate from his program and may or may not be returning.  X have several good young players in the lineup led by 6'5" third year forward Jeremy Dunn (starter) and promising young players 6'5" Terry Thomas and 6'3" Jordan Clarke however given such a big roster turnover for next season, expect Vernon to get big minutes and be counted on for veteran leadership as X retools.


prizby said...

there is also talk of Bol Kong going to StFX next year as well

Anonymous said...

im pretty sure vernon has only 1 year left of eligiblity

Anonymous said...

The Bol Kong to X story has been out there a while now.
If so, it's a good thing he is leaving NAIT after this season because from what I hear he is bored out of his mind playing college ball again.
Basically he is coasting through the season, thinking this level of ball is now beneath him.
He led Douglas College to an undefeated season two years ago.
After a year at Gonzaga returning to the CCAA, after all the hype and glamour of playing big time NCAA basketball, just doesn't cut it any more.