BRANDON, MB – Brandon University men’s basketball coach Gil Cheung has
added his second and third recruits for the 2010-2011 season. Isaiah
James, a 6’8” forward from San Jose, California, will hit the court for
the Bobcats this fall and Jimi Falana, a 6’2” guard from St Marguerite
D'Youville Secondary School in Toronto, will be joining the Bobcats for
2010-2011 season.“Isaiah fills our biggest need on and off the court. He is an extremely active scorer, rebounder and shot blocker, who will be able to anchor our pressure on the defensive end,” says Cheung. “He is also a great fit for us in the classroom as he comes to us with a 3.2GPA and is a leader with great character as well. I know he will be a fan favorite with his style of play. He is a high-flyer and is able to finish above the rim.”

James is coming off his best year of college basketball at San Jose City College where he was a conference first team all-star. Last year he averaged 13 rebounds per game and recorded four games with 20 rebounds or more.


“After talking to coach Cheung, the way he describes the school and what he wants to do with the program it is exactly what I am looking for,” says James. “I want to play on a team that works hard every minute of every game.”

James will be studying political science while working towards a degree.

“My goal is to come to Brandon and play some great basketball while earning a degree,” says James. “And of course winning a couple of championships would be great.”


The announcement of Isaiah James joining the Bobcats comes one day after news that former guard Andrew Kraus will not be returning for the 2010-2011 season.

“Jimi brings a tremendous work ethic and he adds depth to our roster,” says coach Cheung. “His academic and athletic abilities will help our program for years to come.” 


Falana will be joining O’Brian Wallace as the two latest recruits from Ontario. Falana brings versatility to the Bobcats as he can play both point and shooting guard. In his senior year of high school Falana averaged 14.4 points per game, 6.2 rebounds per game, 4.7 assists per game, and 2.1 steals per game. Falana will help fill the recently vacated guard position in his rookie year with Brandon.

“I want to improve my basketball game, as well as succeed in the classroom,” says Falana. “I feel that Brandon University has a lot to offer."

Falana will be working towards a Bachelor of Arts, studying Sociology and Psychology although his long-term plans are to play professional basketball overseas after graduating from BU.

“My goals for my time at Brandon University are simple,” says Falana. “I want to learn a lot from coach Cheung, work hard, and contribute to winning a CIS championship.”

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For more information, please contact:

Gil Cheung

Men’s Basketball Head Coach

Brandon University

(204) 571-8594    

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