Tyler Scott commits to UPEI Men’s Basketball Panthers for 2014-15 season


by Sheila Kerry

January 30, 2014, Charlottetown (ISN) – UPEI Men’s Basketball Head Coach Tim Kendrick is pleased to announce that Tyler Scott of Halifax, Nova Scotia is joining the Panthers for the fall 2014-15 season.

Scott played for Kendrick for two summers, including on Nova Scotia’s 2009 Canada Games team with current Panthers Geoff Doane and Deontay (D.J.) Smith. Scott is also a close friend of Panther Jayden Skinner-Nordin, also from Halifax.

Despite other Canadian universities and American schools heavily recruiting the 21-year-old basketball player, Scott signed his letter of intent to join the Panthers men’s basketball team for the 2014-15 season this past weekend.

Scott is a combo guard who played two seasons with Acadia University, and was also a part of an Atlantic University Sport (AUS) championship team in his rookie season.

“I feel like I fit in here, I have a great relationship with all of these guys. They have a good team out there,” said Scott during an interview with The Guardian on Saturday, January 25.

“I think Tyler Scott is going to fall in line with previous stars here at UPEI; Tyler is a prolific scorer and talent, and an even better young man,” commented Coach Kendrick.

UPEI Athletics and Recreation Director Bill Schurman praised the addition of Scott to the UPEI family. “It is a pleasure to welcome Tyler to the Panther family. We are very confident that Tyler will be a great addition on the court, in the classroom, and in the community. Programs grow by attracting good quality people. Today, our basketball and athletic program has grown.”

UPEI welcomes Tyler Scott! Go Panthers Go!