BRANDON, MB – Men’s basketball coach Gil Cheung has officially announced his first recruit for the 2010-2011 season. One of Cheung’s present players played a big part in bringing 6’3” shooting guard O’Brian Wallace to Brandon University. A transfer from Algoma University College in Sault Ste. Marie, Wallace averaged 16.0 points per game, 5.0 rebounds per game and 4.0 rebounds per game in his third year of eligibility last year.


“When I decided to take my talents to the CIS I was looking at a couple of schools, but when my friend Donovan Gayle told me about Brandon that made me want to come to BU,” says Wallace.

 “O’Brian will give us added depth and scoring from the wing, and has the potential to be a lockdown defender,” says Bobcats coach Gil Cheung. “He is a versatile scorer who can also make him teammates better. He is a well-rounded student athlete that will make positive contributions to our program both on and off the court. We are very fortunate to add such a talented player this late in the recruiting season."


Wallace will be finishing a degree in his final two years of eligibility majoring in Sociology and a minor in Psychology. His long term plan however is to continue playing basketball professionally overseas. Wallace says playing basketball and receiving an education will put him on the fast-track to reaching his goal.


“I want to become a better basketball player. I’m looking for a great community to play basketball in. I’m looking for a great school to finish my degree at,” says Wallace. “Brandon University offers all of those and I can’t wait.”


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Gil Cheung

Men’s Basketball Head Coach

Brandon University

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