SASKATOON – The University of Saskatchewan Huskie men’s basketball program is proud to announce local talent Alexander Dewar as the newest addition to the program.
Dewar has made his commitment to play with the Huskies beginning in the 2018-19 season. The 6-2 guard from Marion Graham Collegiate will join older brother, Addison, on the team.
“We are thrilled to be able to add Alexander to our program for the 2018-19 season,” said Huskie head coach Barry Rawlyk. “He is one of the premier high school players in the prairies, and local talent with a familiar family connection to our program. To be able to continue the Dewar family legacy with the Huskie program is something that is very special for us, for Alexander, and for his family. Homegrown talent has traditionally been the foundation of our program, and we hope it will continue to be for years to come. We are confident Alexander will develop into an elite level U SPORTS student-athlete.”
Playing senior basketball since his freshman year with the Marion Graham Falcons, Dewar has participated in four national tournaments with Team Saskatchewan and was a member of the Canada Games team in 2017. During his high school career, he helped the Falcons to a city championship in 2015, and a third place finish provincially in 2015 and 2016. He has been an all-star at BRIT, LIT and the Bowlt Classic.
“I chose the Huskies because of its tremendous program,” said Dewar. “I really enjoy the coaches as they are all very knowledgeable about the game and I have appreciated their support. My brother has also enjoyed his time with the Huskies and speaks positively about the program. The players have been welcoming and friendly and I have learned a lot from them. I also wanted to go to the UofS because I wanted to stay close to my family and the community that has supported me throughout my life.”
The family connection to the Huskies for the Dewar’s runs deep. Dewar’s late-father, John, played five-years with the Huskies from 1981-86 and was a member of the first-ever men’s basketball team to compete at the university national championship in 1986, finishing fourth. In 2014, John, was named a University of Saskatchewan alumni of influence. His uncle, Dan, is an assistant coach with the program, and his grandfather, John Sr., coached the Huskies, as well as wrote a book about basketball in Saskatchewan.
“I enjoy the game of basketball more and play better when I get to be on the court with my brother by my side,” said Dewar of returning to the court with Addison. “Since I was little, I’ve been playing with him in the backyard and on other teams. It is important that my brother and I follow in my father’s footsteps. He was a huge role model to us and we looked up to him as a father, coach and player. We grew up watching Huskie games with him.”
The Huskies return to Canada West action on January 5 in Edmonton against the MacEwan Griffins and are back in Saskatoon January 19-10.