WolfPack women’s basketball secures highly regarded Saskatchewan player
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Jordon Haggerty of Centennial Collegiate in Saskatoon, Sask. has committed to the TRU program
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February 15, 2017 - 11:50 AM
The coaching staff of the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack women’s basketball team are smiling a lot these days when you talk about the future of the program. That’s because they have secured the commitment of one of the top players out of the province of Saskatchewan
Jordon Haggerty of Centennial Collegiate in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan has committed to the TRU program. She will begin studies in Science and join the ‘Pack in September 2017. The 5’5” guard is the first recruit from Saskatchewan in women’s basketball in the last nine years.
“Jordon is a very skilled point guard who has spent time with the provincial program in Saskatchewan,” states WolfPack head coach Scott Reeves. “She is a competitor. Her drive in the classroom and on the court will be a great asset to our program."
Haggerty averaged 20 points, 4 assists, 3.2 offensive rebounds, 3.5 defensive rebounds and 2.5 steals with Centennial last season.
“I’m very excited to be coming to TRU and excited to see how I can contribute to the team next season,’ she says. “ I think my strengths as a player include my on ball defense, court vision and finishing in contact.”
With Team Saskatchewan, Haggerty is a proven winner: a national championship at U-15 along with two bronze medal finishes in U-17. She was looking at Alberta, York and UBCO before deciding to come to Kamloops and Thompson Rivers.
“TRU had everything I was looking for in regards to coaching style, opportunity to play and education,” she adds.
Julene Friesen is coaching her this year at Centennial where they are unbeaten in five starts in league play. “She is our captain and our starting point guard. Jordon loves the game and is one of the hardest working girls I have ever had the pleasure of coaching. She has the drive and intensity that every team needs. She’s a defensive specialist, but is an extremely dependable and well-rounded athlete. She also has one of the most consistent shots in our league. Last game she went 4-5 from the three.”
Friesen feels that Haggerty won’t have an issue adapting to Canada West play. “I think she will adjust well. What she lacks in size she makes up for in heart. Although she is one of our smallest girls, she is also one of our top rebounders. She is consistently in on the action. She will play a different role in Canada West play, but her consistent shot and ball control will be a valuable asset to TRU.”
She also believes that Haggerty will thrive in the WolfPack environment which includes a lot of community service. “She will definitely fit in there,” Friesen explains. “She is used to being a leader and getting involved with service activities with our team. We recently competed in a tournament in Prince Alberta where we had quite a bit of down time between games. Jordon and the rest of our team happily decided that to kill time they wanted to volunteer at the food bank. Jordon also helped coordinate clothing orders on our team and is constantly stepping up to get the little tasks done.”
Haggerty becomes the fourth confirmed recruit for the WolfPack in 2017-18. The others are: Alley Corrado (5’7” guard, Kelowna, BC-Kelowna Secondary/Jr. Heat), Madison Dickie ( 5’8” wing, Kelowna, BC-Kelowna Secondary/Jr. Heat) and Megan Rouault (5’8”, guard, Vernon, BC-Vernon Secondary/Jr. Heat).
More announcements of recruits will be released in the coming weeks.
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