Head coach Pierre Dubreuil announced Wednesday morning that standout centre Anthony Bueckert from Carman Collegiate Cougars has committed to playing basketball at Providence University College.

Bueckert's commitment is the first of 2021 for coach Dubreuil, but will be the second player on the roster from Carman Collegiate.

"I'm thrilled with the addition of Anthony to our 2021-2022 roster," said coach Dubreuil. "His size, passion for the game and joyful personality are going to be great assets for us. Anthony is the first one of two players coming from Carman Collegiate and will join back on the court his former teammate and captain of the Pilots, Waedon Dueck."

The Cougars captain comes to the Pilots highly recommended. Larisa Ens, Bueckert's long term head coach, shared a bit about his character and growth. "Anthony is a great guy and a joy to coach. It has been a privilege coaching him for the past seven years watching him grow as both a player and a young man of character." She continues, "Anthony has a big personality that fills the room and his passion for basketball is palpable. He is a coachable big man with a soft touch on the ball that embraces the physical aspect of the game. I'm thrilled Anthony has the opportunity to take his skill to the MCAC and learn a new pace to the game."

Along with playing for the men's basketball team, Bueckert plans on studying in the Communications and Media program.

On joining Providence Bueckert comments, "When I went to the breakaway session I felt like I belonged, it was a very welcoming environment. Even though I was just a visitor, the teachers made me feel like one of their students. When you walk into Providence you can really feel God's presence. I look forward to building my relationship with God, as well as building myself on the basketball court. I can't wait to be a part of this family."

Source: https://www.prov.ca/news/athletics/65-centre-anthony-bueckert-commits-to-the-pilots-mens-basketball-team/

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