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Terrace basketball player signs with Thompson Rivers University

The Thompson Rivers University (TRU) WolfPack men’s basketball team has signed Terrace's Kenneth Monture as its first recruit for the 2012/2013 season.

Head coach for the WolfPack Scott Clark says he is pleased to announce the signing of the 6'9” forward.

“He is 245 pounds and very skilled,” said Clark, who says he has had Monture on his radar for a while now, after noticing him three years ago at Team BC U16 or U17 tryouts.

“At that time, I thought he possessed the qualities of a solid basketball player,” Clark said.

Monture received interest from 11 universities and colleges in both Canada and the United States.

“Scott Clark is a phenomenal coach who is known for producing talented big men who have moved on to play for the national team. I also felt a good relationship with the team when I came to visit,” Monture said.

Monture's high school basketball coach from Caledonia Senior Secondary school Cam MacKay had strong praise for Monture.

“He is a big frame body and a tremendous passer. He sees the floor extremely well,” MacKay said. “I have a message for his future teammates: be ready for the ball because Kenny can pass it at such a high level.”

Monture visited TRU in February, and is enrolled in general studies for the next school year.

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