Basketball: Lakehead adds 6-5 guard from U.S.

Both Lakehead basketball teams have shown a flair for recruiting from far and wide. OUA West all-star Kiraan Posey was from Baltimore, while the women's team has a Japanese player, Chiaki Nakamura.

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.

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  1. Considering Thunder Bay is perhaps the most isolated community of its size in Canada, it's little wonder Lakehead must search far and wide for talent.
    The T-Wolves have not been a factor in CIS basketball since the 70's.
    And US imports notwithstanding, I don't figure Lakehead to become a contender anytime soon.
    Let's hope that when young Mr. Nagy's career at Lakehead concludes, he'll walk off the floor with his head held high, instead of his two middle fingers...right, Mr. Posey?

  2. Hey Anonymous,

    Holy holding a grudge against Kiiran Posey? Give it up...

    FYI; Lakehead men's basketball had some very strong teams in the 80s with the Zanatta brothers et al...also some decent squads in late 90s with Dan Zapior and Ramon McElmurray...Lakehead's women were very strong in the mid to late 90s as well...

    Re: this season; Lakehead has two super sophs in Greg Carter (who completely dominated CIS Rookie of the year Didi Mukendi from Brock when they played last year; not even close) and Yoosrie Salhia; who should have been a CIS All Rookie if not Rookie of the year; he is a 6'5" CIS Tim Duncan...

    Lakehead's men have added a fantastic recruiting class to go with last year's great one and I foresee them making some noise this year and doing real damage next year...