Campus Life

Horns add local recruit

University of Lethbridge Pronghorns men's basketball head coach Dave Adams continues to revamp his roster, introducing his sixth signing for the 2011-12 season.

Adams introduced former Raymond Comet Tyson McIntyre to the media on Thursday, adding yet another player coming off a season where his team won a championship.

A six-foot-six forward, McIntyre comes to the Horns from the provincial powerhouse Raymond Comets. During his senior season, he averaged 18.9 points per game as the Comets captured the 4A Boys High School provincial title. McIntyre was also named a Southern Alberta High School first team all-star.

"Horns Nation is thrilled to welcome Tyson McIntyre to the team next season. Tyson is an outstanding athlete who will add depth to our front court," says Adams. "Tyson can run the floor well for his size, and has the ability to play and finish around the rim. We love his work ethic and commitment to make himself a better player."

As a Grade 11 player in Raymond, McIntyre earned his first team all-star nod, averaging just over 17 points a game. In addition to his stellar high school career, McIntyre was also a member of the Alberta U17 team and was a second team all-star at the national tournament, averaging 11.2 points and 7 rebounds per game to lead Alberta in both categories.

In addition to being an exceptional athlete, McIntyre is also a strong student, earning a Rutherford Scholarship and holding an 83 per cent average with one semester remaining before his graduation from high school.

"He is a proven winner coming from the successful Raymond program and we are delighted that a quality player like Tyson has chosen to stay local and enrich the Pronghorns program," says Adams.

The new look Horns will hit the floor in September for training camp and their non-conference schedule. Canada West action will begin Nov. 4-5 when they travel to Winnipeg to face the Wesmen. Horns Basketball will host the Canada West's newest school, UBC-Okanagan, the following Friday for the 2011-12 home opener.