Acadia University’s Axemen basketball head coach Kevin Duffie announced today the commitment by Burlington, Ont. native Jaylen Passley to join the Acadia men’s basketball team this coming fall.


As a 6’2 guard with the men’s basketball squad at King’s Christian Academy, Passley’s team finished third in the 2018-19 West standings of the OSBA with a 11-8 record.


“We are extremely excited to welcome Jaylen to our program. He is a great person and has a high ceiling as a basketball player. He comes in with a body and a mindset to compete right away in our environment. He is the type of high caliber student and athlete we attract to Acadia,” noted Duffie.


Passley chose Acadia based on the school’s excellent academic achievement – highest number of U SPORTS Academic All-Canadians proportional to the school’s size and the great support offered in high performance training, academics and well-being support services.


“I thought the University was the best fit for me. Academically, I know the program is based on excellence. Historically, they have proven their success and I would like to add to that history. Athletically, I like the small town vibe with a big atmosphere. I look forward to working with experienced coaches who bring plenty of knowledge and will help me reach my full potential,” said Passley.


The Axemen open the AUS regular season at home on Sat. Nov. 2 against the visiting Cape Breton Capers.