To look the newest Timberwolf in the eye, you’ll need to pull up a chair.
But not to sit on. You’ll need to climb up on the chair and stand up to meet him at his level.
Today (Wednesday), the UNBC Timberwolves men’s basketball added six-foot-eleven Will Keyes for the upcoming season, and beyond.
A native of Kelowna, Keyes grew up watching his six-foot-nine brother Owen play for Kelowna Secondary School, and then for the UBC Okanagan Heat.
He then identified U SPORTS as a potential route during his high school years.
“Maybe in Grade 11, when I started practicing for my school team and I started realizing that competition. I really enjoyed competing. I knew that I wanted to go to a higher level. I like the people I met. It is very welcoming. The gym and facilities are nice and it seems like I can definitely train here and get better.”
UNBC bench boss Todd Jordan will welcome back starting center Spencer Ledoux for his fifth and final university season but jumped at the opportunity to welcome Keyes to the program.
“We are very excited to add Will to our roster. Players his size with his shot-blocking ability and long-term potential are few and far between. I am really looking forward to working with him and helping him become the special player I believe he is capable of becoming. We are thrilled to welcome him to our program.”
Keyes will graduate from Kelowna Secondary School in June and enroll in UNBC’s business program.