Following a successful 2018-19 season in which the Thunder went 20-4 and won the silver medal at the 2019 ACAC Men's Basketball Championship, Coach Reagan Wood is proud to announce the recruiting class for the 2019-20 season.
"Every year brings exciting new possibilities to our team. I am very encouraged about what this years' recruiting class will bring to the team. We're adding a little bit of everything - size, shooting, speed, toughness - all things we need more of to continue to pursue our goal of an ACAC and CCAA Championship."
Jacob brings a great blend of size and skill to the Thunder. He was a key contributor on a Shoreline CC team that finished 1st in the NWAC North in 2016-17. Jacob averaged 9 points and 6 rebounds a game while shooting 51% from the floor. "I'm very excited to have Jacob joining our team. He gives us a lot of things that we need - size, strength, rebounding, rim protection and efficient scoring. I know he will make an immediate impact in the ACAC" - Coach Wood
Strathcona High School
Courage is one of the most physically imposing high school players in Edmonton. His strength and work ethic made him very tough to handle on a nightly basis. "Courage is someone who i've had the privilege to coach before on Team Alberta. I know he will bring a tremendous effort and high level of character to our team" - Coach Wood
Leduc Composite High School
Alex averaged 20 points and 8 rebounds a game for the Leduc Tigers this past year and brings nice range and size to the Thunder. "Alex has all the tools to be a great college player and I am excited to have him join us at CUE. I know he will work tirelessly to continue to improve and make an impact sooner than later" - Coach Wood
Sherwood Park, AB
Isaiah helped the Edmonton Christian Lions to a great season and challenged much bigger schools night in and night out. "Isaiah is another athlete I have coached before and have seen do some outstanding things on the court. I look forward to working with him again." - Coach Wood
Prince George, BC
Prince George Secondary
Ameer is a two-time North Central BC All Star and Top Defensive Player in the region as well. "Ameer choosing CUE makes me very happy. He has the drive to be a great player and I know that will lead him to continue to develop and no doubt be an important player for us very soon" - Coach Wood
St. Mary's High
Henry brings a veteran presence to the Thunder after playing at MHC and RDC in the past. He's a proven ACAC contributor. "Henry will bring a bit of everything to our team. He can score, create and defend. All things that will be a huge asset to our team" - Coach Wood
Thunder Athletics and the men's basketball program are looking forward welcoming these student athletes to Concordia University of Edmonton in the fall.
Concordia University of Edmonton Thunder Athletics
The Concordia University of Edmonton Thunder Athletics program has a proud history of excellence at the highest levels both provincially and nationally. The Thunder have been a part of the Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference (ACAC) since 1992 and have more than 200 student-athletes representing the school in the sports of badminton, basketball, cross country running, curling, golf, hockey, indoor track, soccer and volleyball. To learn more about Thunder Athletics, please visit http://www.gothunder.ca/.
For more information, please contact:
Joel Mrak, Athletics Director
Concordia University of Edmonton, Thunder Athletics Department
Phone: (780) 479-9321