Regular-season record: 7-14
Provincial tournament: Did not qualify
Key returning players:
- Ali Bosir (5th year)
- Aaron Ram (3rd year)
- Nii-Nortey Engmann (4th year)
- Gurpal Mann (3rd year)
- Spencer Machin (2nd year)
- Ruiz Rivera (2nd year)
- Devan Haynes (4th year)
- Dustin Egelstad (3rd year)
- Chris Arcangel
- Jag Takhar
- Tristan Gruenthaler
- Devonté Pierce
- Obiajulu Henry Udevi-Aruevoru
- George Mija
- Marlon Gallimore
One man does not win a basketball game.
Maybe he can explode one night and lift his team to a W, but to sustain a one-man show for the entirety of a four-month season is foolhardy. One man does not win a game, and often, neither does five.
Last year, the Kwantlen Eagles’ fourth-year centre Ali Bosir had to shoulder the load largely on his own. Bosir finished atop the PacWest leaderboards in both scoring and rebounding, while often putting in a full 40 minutes of work despite nagging injuries.
But this year, Kwantlen has added a wealth of support, easing the breadth of responsibilities and expectations that Bosir had to endure last season.
The Eagles have gained two veteran transfers from Douglas – third year forward Dustin Egelstad and fourth-year big man Devan Haynes.
“When you look at those guys, you know what to expect,” said head coach Stefon Wilson about the ex-Royals. “In my opinion, the holes we had were in our rebounding and in our depth. I think those were two issues that we had to fix from a recruiting standpoint.”