Thursday, March 24, 2016

Great Day For U of R Cougars Mens Basketball

University of Regina men’s basketball head coach Steve Burrows announced Thursday that the Cougars have received commitments from Dr. Martin LeBoldus High School players Ben Hillis, Brayden Kuski, and Carter Millar.

The trio just lifted LeBoldus to its fourth consecutive 5A provincial championship last weekend in Moose Jaw. All three were named RHSAA all-stars this season for the Golden Suns.

“I’m very excited that all three decided to stay at home despite having other offers,” Burrows said. “They’ve played together for a long time, they’ve been well coached and know how to win, and as importantly they’re all extremely good students. We see Ben, Brayden, and Carter as being important contributors for our program in the near future.”

Hillis, a point guard, won provincial and city championships with LeBoldus in both his Grade 11 and Grade 12 seasons. He’s no stranger to the University of Regina program, as his father James Hillis was the team’s head coach from 1994 to 2013 and his older brother Samuel Hillis just completed his first season with the Cougars. Hillis was also part of Team Saskatchewan last summer at the 2015 17U National Championship in Halifax.

Kuski was also a two-time city and provincial champion with LeBoldus. Considered by Burrows to be one of the most athletic players in the city and projected as a shooting guard at the CIS level, Kuski shot 40.2% from three-point range for the Golden Suns during this past season.

Millar has played for the LeBoldus senior team since his Grade 10 season, winning both city and provincial championships and being named a league all-star in all three of his years with the Golden Suns. Miller has played for Team Saskatchewan on two occasions, earning second-team all-tournament honours at the 2014 17U National Championship in Edmonton and also representing his province at the 15U level in 2012.


Anonymous said...

Great day for Cougars basketball indeed!!

Anonymous said...

I know every team at the U of R can't be successful, but I wish other teams (volleyball, mens hockey) would take a look at what Burrows and Taylor are doing with their programs and follow it. There is no doubt basketball is now "the" sport at the University of Regina.

Mitch, I know you know this because of your affiliations with the program, but with Dave getting these two wunderkids from Manitoba and now this, there will be championship calibre Cougars basketball in the next 2-3 years and beyond.

Anonymous said...

As if

Anonymous said...

Go Cougar Athletics!

Anonymous said...

good luck next year guys