UPEI Men’s Basketball nabs two Toronto recruits

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Charlottetown, PEI (August 19, 2015)—University of Prince Edward Island men’s basketball coach Tim Kendrick is excited to announce that Warsame Mohamed and Amin Suleman have committed to join the Panthers. Both players currently play for the “Bigger Than Basketball Club” program in Toronto, Ontario.

Mohamed is a 6’7” forward who attended A.Y. Jackson High School.

Coach Kendrick comments, “We are very happy to be adding Warsame to our roster. He has a great deal of potential, and is a very nice young man. He really understands team play, and is willing to do what he can to help us be successful.” 

Adds Kendrick, “For a young player, Warsame has good overall size, and we believe that he will have a great career here coming right out of high school.”

Mohamed says, “I am thrilled to join UPEI and become a Panther. I feel my skill set as a stretch four, and of playing outside the perimeter and on the block, will really fit in Coach Kendrick’s system. Coach Kendrick is the perfect coach for me, and the school is the perfect place for my education. I want to win a championship and I hope I can win it as a UPEI Panther!”

Suleman attended the Central Toronto Academy and was recently awarded the Flight Games 2015 Student-Athlete of the Year with “Bigger Than Basketball”. The award recognizes students who excel in more than just basketball, serve as a role model in their community, and is characterized by hard work, perseverance, and positive qualities for younger athletes to look up to. 

Adeel Sahibzada, Suleman’s coach with “Bigger Than Basketball” explains, “For Amin, as with anybody, there are always obstacles to overcome, it comes down to building the right mindset, and we’ve seen that maturity develop in him over the two-plus years we’ve know him”.

Coach Kendrick says, “We are very happy to add a guard with Amin’s ability to our roster.  He is a past first player that can hit the open jumper from range. Amin is an “old school” type guard that sees the floor very well, and is a competitor!”

“I’m very excited to be part of the Panther family,” says Suleman. “I look forward to the coming years as both a student and athlete at UPEI.”

Both Mohamed and Suleman are enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts program at UPEI.

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