Charlottetown, PEI (March 23, 2016)—University of Prince Edward Island Men’s Basketball Coach Tim Kendrick announced today that Burlington, Ontario native Kyle Rotterman has committed to the Panthers for 2016–17.
“We are very pleased to have Kyle join us the Panther family,” says Coach Kendrick. “He is a very hardworking player, with solid skills and a high basketball IQ. He brings a strong competitive nature, and his previous coaches have stated that he is a great leader and team player.”Rotterman, a graduate of Nelson High School, played with the first division Burlington Force in the AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) circuit. He led the seventh-seeded U19 Force to the silver medal in the D1 AAU season-ending tournament. “My choice to commit to UPEI was simple,” comments Rotterman.
“It’s a small, tight-knit community and a place I know I’ll be able to really focus on school and basketball. From day one, talking to Coach Kendrick, I knew this was the best fit for me.” “Coach Kendrick is a very passionate and reliable coach who runs one of the best programs in the CIS. It was truly a blessing and exciting moment when he told me they wanted me to be a Panther,” says Rotterdam. “I couldn’t be more thankful and thrilled to represent UPEI for the next five years.”Coach Kendrick adds, “We believe that Kyle will add great depth to our present backcourt situation, and that he certainly has the potential to be a significant leader for our team as he progresses through his UPEI career.
A solid student, Kyle definitely fits our motto of ‘best effort and best attitude, every day in every way!’”Rotterman will be entering the Faculty of Arts at UPEI.