’Canes grab top prospect

Jace Col­ley is the 31st ranked Canadian high school prospect

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

Hol­land Col­lege has re­cruited Nova Sco­tia na­tive and Toronto Bas­ket­ball Academy stand­out Jace Col­ley.

Col­ley, a six-foot-seven for­ward from East Pre­ston, N.S., has shown glimpses of po­ten­tial and ath­leti­cism in his bas­ket­ball ca­reer and is the 31st ranked Canadian high school prospect for the class of 2017.

He has also proven his ver­sa­til­ity, split­ting time be­tween the shoot­ing guard and both the small and power for­ward po­si­tions dur­ing his time in Toronto.

With his length and agility, he is able to guard both for­ward po­si­tions and on of­fence he thrives in tran­si­tion, show­cas­ing his abil­ity to catch and finish at the rim. Col­ley’s game is com­ple­mented with a re­spectable shoot­ing stroke from midrange and be­yond.

The de­ci­sion to join the Hur­ri­canes was rather easy for Col­ley, who was im­pressed with the school’s win­ning culture and the abil­ity to play closer to home.

“(Hol­land Col­lege) fits my per­son­al­ity off the court and they’re also close to home,” said Col­ley “They checked ev­ery­thing off my list of what I wanted from a school.”

Col­ley is look­ing for­ward to show­ing what he can do at the col­lege level next sea­son.

“I’m aware of the Hur­ri­canes suc­cess as a school,” he said. “I know they’re win­ners here and I’ve al­ways been a part of win­ning teams.”

Head coach Josh Whitty is glad to be ad­ding Col­ley to his ros­ter.

“We are ex­cited to have him on our team,” shares Whitty. “It’s a big pickup for us to have him in our uni­form; he will help the team right away.”

The Hur­ri­canes are the 2017 ACAA cham­pi­ons as well as the CCAA na­tional bronze medal­ists.

The ‘Canes open up the 201718 ACAA reg­u­lar sea­son on Nov. 4 when they visit the MSVU Mys­tics in Hal­i­fax.

To con­nect with the men’s bas­ket­ball Hur­ri­canes visit www.twit­ter.com/canesmb­ball.

SUB­MIT­TED

Nova Sco­tia na­tive Jace Col­ley will join the Hol­land Col­lege Hur­ri­canes men’s bas­ket­ball team for the 201718 sea­son.

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