Men's Basketball (Announcement)
Thursday, March 19, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE REASE
SPARTANS SIGN SAINTS STAR
-Luke Braund headed to TWU
LANGLEY, British Columbia - Trinity Western University men's basketball head coach Scott Allen and the Spartan men's basketball program are pleased to announce the signing of St. George's High School star Luke Braund.
"Luke is a versatile player who has what we need at TWU. We like that Luke can shoot the three point shot and is a tough inside player," commented TWU head coach Scott Allen. "He understands team play and will be a key addition to our team for the upcoming years."
A knee injury forced the Vancouver native to miss the second half of the season with the 2009 BC Boys AAA Provincial Champion Saints, but he will be ready for training this summer and will suit-up this fall with the Spartans for the start of the 2009-2010 season.
"I wanted a place where I could grow both on and off the court and Trinity Western seemed like the perfect fit," said Braund. "I was also looking for a school where I thought we could achieve great things on the court and like the direction that the program here is going and wanted to be a part of it."
Prior to his injury in January the six foot six inch forward, who was captain of St. George's, averaged 22 points and 11 rebounds per game.
While at St. George's the honour roll student and future Communications student earned a number of all-star awards, including: HSBC Tournament all-star, Lower Mainland first team all-star and Legal Begal and Snowball second team all-star honours.
Drive Basketball website states: "Luke is a blue collar player. Every game you know what to expect from him. He is a constant double-double threat and has a great knack for rebounding. He has developed his outside range well beyond the 3pt arc and if left open it's pretty much automatic. Has good footwork in the post and solid back to the basket moves."
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, 17-6, and wins in a row with 12. Braund will be joining a solid returning Spartans group which includes 2009 CIS Player of the Year Jacob Doerksen.
Trinity Western University, located in Langley, B.C., is a not-for-profit Christian liberal arts university enrolling over 4,000 students this year. With a broad based, liberal arts and sciences curriculum, the University offers undergraduate degrees in 41 major areas of study ranging from business, education and computer science to biology and nursing, and 17 other graduate degrees including counselling psychology, theology and administrative leadership. For more information, visit TWU's Official Athletics site at gospartans.ca.
Canadian Interuniversity Sport is the national governing body of university sport in Canada. Fifty-two universities, 10,000 student-athletes and 550 coaches vie for 21 national championships in 12 different sports. The CIS also provides high performance international opportunities for Canadian student-athletes at Winter and Summer Universiades, and 32 World University Championships. For further information, visit www.universitysport.ca.
Last Updated: 2009-06-20