Lakehead Athletics and Head Coach Scott Morrison are pleased to announce that Alex Robichaud has committed to attend Lakehead and become a member of the Thunderwolves basketball programbeginning in September 2011.The 6’2” guard was a key member of the New Brunswick U-17 provincial team that competed in the national championship tournament this past summer in Winnipeg.
“We could not be happier to welcome a player and person like Alex to our basketball family.He is physically ready to play at the CIS level and has an excellent base of fundamentals and understanding of the game," commented Coach Morrison.
Robichaud recently moved to Thunder Bay with his family in September after leading Bathurst High School to a provincial championship in New Brunswick.This season he has continued his success at the high school level in Thunder Bay where he has lead Superior High School to a first place league standing and two tournament championships thus far.Robichaud was named MVP of both the Westgate Tiger Tip-Off as well as the annual St Ignatius Invitational tournament, both won by Superior.
Robichaud looks forward to taking the next step in his academic and basketball career in September.
“To play basketball at the university level has always been a dream of mine. Being part of the basketball program at Lakehead is a privilede and an experience I am looking forward to.I could not be more excited at the prospect of representing the team and my new hometown next season.”
Robichaud, an honor roll student, will likely study in a science related program as he works toward his goal of attending medical school in the future. His high school coach, John Clouthier, believes the ‘Wolves have a winner in Robichaud: “Alex is an extremely hard working and smart basketball player that will always put his team first. He is a pleasure to coach and I wish him all the best in his athletic and academic future. Lakehead University is lucky to have him and I look forward to being able to watch him develop into a great university player over the course of the next few years.”
Coach Scott Morrison hopes this is the first of a strong recruiting class: “With the possibility of returning 8 seniors to our roster next year, it is very important that we bring in a solid young group that can contribute to our short-term goals while providing the long term stability we need to continue to compete with the best teams in Canada.”