3 recruits for men's basketball

May 17th, 2015

VIU Men's basketball has added three new recruits to the 2015-16 roster  .....
Nanaimo Daily News

An American, a Saskatchewanian and a Vancouver Islander have been added to the Vancouver Island University Mariners men's basketball team this week.Amrit Gill, a six-foot-seven forward from Port Alberni will join the team for the 2015-16 season after spending 2013-14 with the University of Fraser Valley Cascades. There, he played in 22 Canada West basketball games averaging 9.5 points per 40 minutes.He shot 39.7 per cent from the field, 35.5 per cent from three-point range, 90.9 per cent from the free-throw line.The Mariners will also be welcoming transfers Lucas Derksen and John Thompson to the team for next season as they attempt to repeat as conference champions. Derksen is a five-foot-11 point guard out of Lakeland College in the Alberta Collegiate Athletic Association. The Saskatchewan native averaged 8.12 points per game in 2014-15, his sophomore year, along with two assists per game. Thompson, an American transfer from South Mountain Community College, is also a point guard. He averaged 19.2 points per game last season in NCAA Junior College Div. II basketball.