The UNBC Timberwolves men’s basketball team will now be carrying a swiss-army knife.

The team upgraded its backcourt signing Rory Goodwin to the roster for the upcoming Canada West season.

“I feel excited, honoured, and a little bit nervous. I just can’t wait to get started. This is what I have always dreamed of, and I am looking forward to the next five years with Coach Todd (Jordan) and UNBC. I am most looking forward to getting to know my new team and the new challenges of playing university basketball. I am also looking forward to just playing basketball again.”

A product of North Vancouver, Goodwin stands six-foot-four and can play any of the wing positions.

The 17-year-old averaged 24 points, 12 rebounds, six assists, and 1.5 steals per game, and earned All-Star status at the 2019 BC Provincial Championships while attending St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School.

“We are really excited to add Rory to our program. He will add some real flexibility to our lineup. He can play two or three different positions and has shown the ability to make really good decisions off the dribble. He’s an extremely hard-working guy with a great mindset, and I think he has the potential to develop into a very good player in his time here at UNBC. This is a good day for us,” added Todd Jordan, UNBC Head Coach.

Goodwin will graduate in June before joining his new teammates for training camp in August.

He plans to enroll in the history and political science program at UNBC.

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