St-Bruno Na­tive Har­vey Joins Gaiters

Stanstead Journal - - SPORTS - Lennoxville, Sher­brooke

TheBishop’s Gaiters men’s bas­ket­ball team and head coach Rod Gilpin are pleased to an­nounce that re­cruit Nick Har­vey will join them start­ing with the 2015-16 sea­son.

A St-Bruno, Que­bec na­tive, Har­vey knew Bishop’s was the right place for him from the mo­ment he stepped on cam­pus.

“I loved the at­mos­phere of the cam­pus as soon as I ar­rived to visit,” said the 6-foot-6, 215-pound for­ward. “I felt it was the best en­vi­ron­ment for me to de­velop as a player and as a per­son.”

The Cham­plain-St. Lam­bert prod­uct is a hard worker who thrives on phys­i­cal play. He’s tough in­side, al­ways bat­tling for re­bounds and uses his ath­letic frame to his ad­van­tage.

“I’m look­ing for­ward to join­ing the Gaiters,” he added. “I want to prove that I can make a dif­fer­ence right away as a fresh­man.”

Har­vey will be stud­ding busi­ness at Bishop’s and has ties to Gaiters’ as­so­ciate head coach and for­mer Cham­plain-St. Lam­bert head coach Craig Nor­man.

“I’ve only played bas­ket­ball for three years; I was a hockey player be­fore. Coach Nor­man saw me play­ing on my city team con­vinced me to play for Cham­plain. It hadn’t crossed my mind that I could play at that level.”

For his part, Gilpin is ea­ger to have Har­vey in the pur­ple and sil­ver.

“Nick has a great work ethic and is a high level ath­lete,” said the bench boss of the 2015 RSEQ cham­pi­ons. “He is just scratch­ing the sur­face of his po­ten­tial but al­ready has good of­fen­sive skills that will con­tinue to de­velop. We will need him to con­trib­ute right away af­ter los­ing the guys that we did this year. I cer­tainly think that he will be able to step in and com­pete right away.”

The Gaiters are now fo­cused on school work and pre­par­ing for fi­nal ex­ams. They will look de­fend their 2015 RSEQ cham­pi­onship with the ad­di­tion of Nick Har­vey among oth­ers start­ing this fall.

Stay up-to-date with ev­ery­thing Ath­let­ics at www.gaiters.ca.

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