The King's University Men's Basketball team is excited to announce the addition of two players to the 2020-2021 Eagles Basketball team. Parker Bull and Gavin Ouellette played at local 3A powerhouse St Peter the Apostle under Coach Delano. From a casual viewers perspective, playing a number of years on the same high school team could account for the chemistry that these two exhibited in their very successful grade 12 campaign. But this connection started well before high school. Parker and Gavin have been friends since 5th grade. They grew up learning the game together. From playing on recreational league teams, to club teams, culminating in a very successful high school career, these two have done it together.
Although they have grown up together, they bring their own strengths to the King's team.
Parker is dangerous from every spot on the floor on offense. He can shoot, attack and finish, and has a very solid mid-range game. He has consistently been one of the best offensive players in the Edmonton area for the last few years. He is also a great individual and team defender. He always seems to be in the right place at the right time on the defensive side of the floor. He will be someone that will definitely have an opportunity to impact ACAC games with his ability on both the offensive and defensive end.
Gavin is a floor general. He knows how to get the ball to people in the best spots for them to score. He is a true point guard in that his joy for the game is not wrapped up in if he scores, but if the team scores. He loves to push the ball up the floor quickly and thrives in a fast-paced game. The biggest thing he will bring to the game is his fearlessness. He will be ready to battle the moment he steps on campus.
The King's University Men's Coach Matt Barreiro had this thing to say about these two recruits: "The first time that they came on campus and played against our guys, there was no fear. They knew they belonged here and soon in that first practice, all of our guys knew they belonged. They were instantly welcomed as part of the team. We are lucky to have such great basketball players and great people coming on campus next year. I am excited to see how they develop."
One thing we know for sure, they will go through this next stage together.