Bobcats women's basketball team announce addition of Westman recruits
- Published on Thursday, April 4, 2013
The Brandon University Bobcats women's basketball team announced the addition of four high-school recruits from the Westman region.
Stephanie Hunter of Brandon, Kinsley Ransom of Boissevain, along with Kailan and Keegan Robinson of Hamiota have all signed letters of intent to play for BU starting in the fall of 2013.
Hunter helped the Crocus Plains High School Plainsmen to four Brandon City league titles (two with the junior varsity team and two with the senior varsity team) over the course of her high school career. This past season, she averaged a double-double as team captain.
The 6-foot-2 post player was also named to the AAAA graduating all-star team and was the captain for Crocus' senior varsity volleyball team.
“Stephanie has an aggressive side to her which is needed at the CIS level, so ultimately we are pretty excited about having a local product like Stephanie on our team,” said BU head coach Novell Thomas in a release.
Ransom is wrapping up a solid career as a Boissevain Bronco in which she helped lead the school to three consecutive AA provincial championships -- the first with the Broncos junior varsity team. Ransom was also named the Manitoba AA female basketball player of the year last season. She also made the provincial team in 2010 and was the Boissevain school's female athlete of the year in her grade 11 year.
“Kinsley first caught my attention at the Manitoba provincial team try-outs. She ended up not making the team, but then trained with our team over the summer and didn't look out of place at all,” said Thomas.
Meanwhile, twin sisters Kailan and Keegan Robinson are 5-foot-10 perimeter players and both have contributed to the success of the Hamiota Collegiate Huskies over the past few years.
Kailan helped the Huskies to a provincial A championship, earning all-star honours in the process.
“I saw Kailan play first and instantly I was amazed by how she could move,” said Thomas. “She moves effortlessly. I'm not sure if she knows how athletic she actually is. Maybe she does, but she has natural athleticism that is very appealing to a coach.”
Lastly, Keegan, who was also a member of the Huskies basketball team that captured the provincial A championship, was also named to the provincial A all-star team.
She was also named the Manitoba Basketball Coaches Association A player of the year in her grade 11 season.
“Keegan has demonstrated that she can shoot the ball well, and her athleticism is very impressive as well. I see her developing into a pesky defender who will be able to use her quickness to her advantage. Having an athletic player like Keegan will allow us to run an up-tempo style,” Thomas says of the 5-foot-10 combo guard/wing."
All four players will spend the summer training with the Bobcats before starting their first official training camps in August.
In photo: The four new BU Bobcats recruits pose for a photo during a press conference at Brandon University on Thursday.
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