UPEI men’s basketball Panthers land guard from Halifax


Sheila Kerry
June 21, 2013, Charlottetown, PEI (ISN)—UPEI men’s basketball head coach Tim Kendrick is pleased to announce that Citadel High School’s Jayden Nordin will suit up for the Panthers beginning next season.

Nordin was a former high school teammate of current Panther Deontay (DJ) Smith. The six-foot guard has been a Metro League all-star, and was named a first-team all-star at last year’s U17 National Championship, while playing for Team Nova Scotia.

Panther bench boss Kendrick is very happy to have Nordin join the team. “Jayden has a tremendous amount of potential, and we are very pleased to add him to the Panther family,” he said. “We expect that he will become a terrific player for us as he develops, he is another fine young man that we are proud to add to our roster.”

Nordin is very excited to be heading to UPEI. “I’m really happy about becoming a Panther. I’m thrilled about playing with DJ again, and playing for the legendary Coach Kendrick,” he said. “I’m going to do my best in the classroom and on the court.”

“I welcome Jaydin to the University of Prince Edward Island,” added Bill Schurman, director of UPEI Athletics and Recreation. “As we promise to all UPEI recruits, we will provide all the necessary supports for Jayden to have a successful experience both on the court and in the classroom.”

Nordin is enrolled in the bachelor of arts program at UPEI.

UPEI Panther basketball 2013–14 schedule will be released soon, followed by season passes and the Green & White Club membership campaign.