Men’s basketball recruit awarded scholarship from Basketball BC

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By Ardy Ramezani, Vikes Communications

July 1, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – One of the three new additions to the 2013-2014 University of Victoria men’s basketball roster, Jordan Charles was awarded Basketball BC’s Ed Terris Scholarship in recognition of his on and off-court achievements.

The scholarship is awarded to a female and a male recipient who has committed to a Canada Interuniversity (CIS) or Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) school.

Charles, who attended Brentwood College School in Mill Bay, B.C., helped his team make back-to-back appearances at the BC AA High School Provincial Basketball Championships, where they placed fourth in the province in 2012 and claimed the silver medal this year. He was named an AA Island All-Star, an AA Provincial All-Star and was deemed the AA Senior Boys Island Most Valuable Player for his performances in his final year of high school basketball.

Additionally, Charles has been a member of B.C. Basketball provincial teams for his Under 15, 16 and 17 career and helped his U17 team capture the bronze medal at nationals in Quebec last summer.

Off the court, Charles is known to be equally hardworking. Not only does he boast an average over 90 per cent in the classroom, but he also dedicates his time volunteering throughout the community. Charles has assisted in building a children’s playground, volunteered with assisting his father with the Duncan Basketball Association and has also spent numerous hours to establish himself as a leader in peer counseling.

Charles will begin his post-secondary campaign with the Vikes this summer as the team prepares for their 2013-14 Canada West and CIS season.