Campus Life

Basketball Horns announce recruits

The Pronghorns men's basketball team is calling on its past to help with the future.

The Horns announced a pair of new recruits for the 2009-2010 season, and included in the mix is the son of a former Pronghorn and second team Canada West all-star. Chestermere Lakers Sean McCormick and Kyle Wilson have each signed a letter of intent to suit up for the Pronghorns next season.

McCormick, a six-foot-five guard, is tagged by head coach Mike Connolly as one of the most sought after players in the province. He joins the Horns with a great deal of provincial team experience, winning silver at nationals with Team Alberta U15 in 2006 and capturing silver last summer on Team Alberta U17.

This season with the Lakers, McCormick has averaged 27 points and 10 rebounds a game.

"Sean is a very competitive person, it doesn't matter if it is a big championship game or PE Class in high school, Sean is going to compete to win and it is that attitude that the Pronghorns need to take the program to the next level," says Connolly.

A shooting guard, Wilson becomes a second generation Pronghorn, following in the footsteps of his father Rob, who suited up for the Horns from 1978 to 1981. Rob was a Canada West second team all-star in his final season with the Horns.

At six-foot-six, Wilson is averaging 17 points and 6.8 rebounds a game with Chestermere this season, hitting on 30 per cent of his three-point attempts. Wilson was also an alternate member of this year's U-17 Provincial Team.

"Coming from a basketball family, Kyle brings an above average basketball intelligence," says Connolly. "He is also a person of strong character, possessing the will to win; these attributes will immediately impact the Pronghorn program in a positive way."

Both McCormick and Wilson come from a winning program at Chestermere High School, where they won the 2008 3A Alberta Provincial Championships and are the favourites this year to repeat.

"I am very happy to add such quality young men to the program, hopefully this is only the start of a real quality recruiting class," adds Connolly. "McCormick and Wilson are top notch recruits and I am working on a few others that will also have immediate impacts on the program."