The Thunderwolves men's recruiting class includes 6-foot-5 guard Matt Nagy, a native of Arkansas who helped his his prep school team win a state championship in New Jersey last season. Who knows how well he'll adjust, but you have to credit Lakehead for taking a shot at bringing in a U.S. player.
Another addition is 6-foot guard Cam Hornby, who previously played at South Dakota St. and Winnipeg.
The Lakehead women have announced some recruits from some good Ontario high school programs:
- Erin Duhaime, 5-foot-7 guard, London Oakridge (high school), London Ramblers (club): Duhaime led her high school team to the city finals last season and won a provincial juvenile title with her club team in 2008. Both her parents were Lakehead athletes (mom in hoops, dad in wrestling).
- Tamara Duncan, 5-foot-9 wing, Dryden: It's somewhat noteworthy that Duncan went all the way to Winnipeg for her club ball. She also helped her high school team win an OFSAA volleyball medal this winter.
- Dana Rae Somerville, 5-foot-8 guard, Ottawa St. Matthew, Ottawa Shock: Somerville, who is also a national-level rugby player, is coming out a hothouse for women's hoops, Ottawa's east end. She played for a club program coached by Ottawa Gee-Gees coach Andy Sparks, while she's coming out an area of the city which has produced Canada Basketball stalwarts such as Steph MacDonald (sophomore at Canisius) and Courtnay Pilypaitis (senior at Vermont). It's hard to believe Carleton and Ottawa let her get away.
Ex-Tiger headed to Canada (Benton County Daily Record)