The University of Winnipeg Men’s Basketball Head Coach Mike Raimbault is pleased to announce the commitments of Nolan Gooding, Kelvin Smith and David Stephens. All three players will be joining the men’s basketball program in time for the 2010-2011 season in September.


Nolan Gooding,
6’0"guard, is an Ontario College transfer who joins the Wesmen after
attending Humber College and St.Clair College in Ontario. During his
time at Humber College, Gooding helped lead his team to an OCAA
Championship and a berth in the National Championships. At St.Clair
College, he averaged 14 points, five rebounds, three assists and two
steals per game.

“Nolan brings toughness and a great
desire to win to our program. He is a competitor who will bring a great
deal of intensity to the floor each and every day. His experience and
leadership will be big assets for our program”, said Men’s Basketball
Head Coach Mike Raimbault.

Kelvin Smith, 6’6”
graduated this past June from Price High School in Los Angeles,
California. During his senior year, Smith averaged 19 points, nine
rebounds, three blocks and two steals per game. Aside from being a top
athlete, Kelvin was also a top academic achiever graduating from Price
High School with a 3.5 grade point average and was named to the school’s
honour roll.

“I am very excited about adding Kelvin to
our program this season. He is a talented first year player who will
bring athleticism, scoring and versatility to the team while playing
multiple positions”, added Raimbault.

David Stephens, 6’7”
forward joins the Wesmen after stints with St.Francis Xavier and the
University of Toronto. A former Wesmen Classic dunk contest champion,
Stephens brings both size and athleticism to the Wesmen frontcourt this
season. After playing the 2006/07 season at Toronto, he suffered a
serious injury which has kept him from making his return to the court
until now.

“David is another versatile addition to
our roster. He has the ability to step out and shoot the ball, a skilled
passer and a consummate teammate. The struggle that he has gone through
to return to the classroom and the court has been a difficult one, but
it has made him hungry to get back into the CIS and prove himself
again”, said Raimbault.


Sheldon Appelle

Sports Information

University of Winnipeg

(204) 786-9823



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