March 28, 2011

Winnipeg’s Alexander Commits to Lakehead Basketball

Lakehead University Athletics

Lakehead Athletics and head men’s basketball coach Scott Morrison are pleased to announce that Sylvestor “J.R.” Alexander has committed to joining the varsity basketball team upon enrolling at Lakehead in September 2011. Alexander is a 6’2” combo guard who starred in both basketball and football at Grant Park high school in Winnipeg.

“We are very excited to welcome J.R. to our program and basketball family. Not only is he an excellent athlete with unlimited potential at the next level, he is a good kid who has fit in well with our returning players during the recruiting process.” said Coach Morrison of his latest addition.

Alexander has started at both quarterback and the point guard position for the Grant Park Pirates and has recently been named one of the top ten schoolboy basketball players in the province of Manitoba by the Winnipeg Sun. His resume also includes being named a top ten football player in the province and earning a 2nd team all-star at the Canadian U15 national basketball championships while representing Manitoba.

Alexander looks forward to joining his new school and team in September:

“ I am very happy to commit to Lakehead for the next stage of my student-athlete career. Aside from being a successful basketball team, I chose Lakehead due to the fact there is a close bond amongst its players and a hard working and successful coaching staff leading the group. I look forward to putting in a lot of work this summer to be prepared for the next step in Thunder Bay.”

Sylvestor Alexander is the second recruiting announcement for the Thunderwolves as local product Alex Robichaud announced his intentions back in mid-January. Robichaud went on to lead Superior High School to their first Thunder Bay city championship in late February.

Coach Morrison hopes to add more newcomers to this year’s class in the upcoming weeks: “While we do not lose a high % of our roster this year, we have the potential to have up to eight seniors in our lineup next season. This is an important recruiting class to help us take the next step in 2012 but to also form the future core of the team as we move towards a new era in Lakehead basketball.”

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