Brandon University Bobcats men’s basketball coach Gil Cheung has announced the team’s first recruit for the 2014-15 season in Ryan Cowley, a 6-foot-7 post player from Delta, B.C.  Cowley is a soon to be graduate of Delta Secondary School where he was a stand-out with the Pacers. He also was a member of the B.C. U17 Provincial team that competed in the Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke, Que. last summer.

“Ryan proved to be one of the elite post players in B.C. this past season,” says Bobcats head coach Gil Cheung. “His size, work ethic and leadership make him a great player already, and if he keeps putting in time in the weight room he’s only going to get stronger.”

What Cowley has demonstrated in his young career thus far, combined with his relentless pursuit of excellence caught Cheung’s eye. It didn’t take Cheung long to envision Cowley as a Bobcat after watching him play

“I was impressed by his ability to exchange ends and how hard he competes. It’s a big adjustment for any high school player, but Ryan has the tools to be a solid contributor and have a great five-year career as a Bobcat.”

Cowley was named one of the top 25 recruits out of British Columbia by Vancouver’s The Province newspaper following a successful senior season in which he averaged a double-double on the season (18.1 ppg, 11.2 rpg).

“Playing university basketball has been a dream of mine since I was young,” says Cowley. “I can see myself playing at a university level, which is an honour because it will be such a valuable experience and not everyone has this opportunity.”

“I chose to play for Brandon mostly because of coach Cheung. He’s very personable and a likeable coach. The opportunity to get a lot of playing time and develop my game on and off the court is something I am really looking forward to.”

Cowley plans to earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Brandon University while playing for the Bobcats.

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For more information, please contact:

Gil Cheung
Men’s Basketball Coach
Brandon University
P: (204) 571-8594

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