Nicole Betker

The University of Saskatchewan Huskie women’s basketball team is proud to announce Kaylee Halvorson as the newest addition to the program.

Halvorson has made her commitment to play with the No. 4 ranked Huskies beginning in the 2012-13 season. The 5-11 perimeter player from Campbell Collegiate in Regina will join her sister, Jordyn, as a member of the Huskies.

“We are really excited that Kaylee will be joining the Huskie basketball team next fall,” said head coach Lisa Thomaidis. “She is a dynamic perimeter player that can create a great deal off the dribble with her athleticism. Kaylee has had some experience at the international level, and we know that experience will serve her well as she makes the transition to the CIS next season. Kaylee is also an exceptional student; which makes her a perfect fit for our program. We look forward to helping her reach her full potential on the court and in the classroom.”

Halvorson has big experience playing at the international level. In the summer of 2010, the Regina High School Athletics All-Star played with the Canadian U17 Women’s Youth Olympic 3-on-3 Team, placing fourth at the world event in Singapore. A summer earlier, Halvorson played for the Canadian Cadette (U16) Women’s National Team placing second at the world qualification tournament in Mexico. She has also played with Team Saskatchewan for three years including at the Canada Summer Games.

The Halvorson sisters have strong ties to the Saskatoon community. They are the granddaughters of late-legendary basketball coach Nick Patola.

Halvorson will be in the stands and introduced to fans at halftime on Saturday night at the Huskies game.

The Huskies will face the UBC Okanagan Heat Friday and the Thompson Rivers WolfPack Saturday. Tipoff for both games is 6:15 p.m. at the PAC.