Sydney, N.S. – Cape Breton University and CAPERS women's basketball head coach Fabian McKenzie are pleased to announce the commitment of Bill Crothers Secondary School guard Keanna Samuels to Cape Breton University for the upcoming season.
The 5'11 guard from Brampton, ON was a former co-captain of the St. Edmund Campion junior girls' Region of Peel Secondary School Athletic Association (ROPSSAA) championship team and was on the Toronto West Rising Stars All-star team in 2014. She also played for Team Ontario U15 in 2015 and was a member of the JUEL Prep gold-medal winning team in 2016. Samuels chose Cape Breton because of the reputation of the program. Samuels explained "I chose CBU to be a part of a wonderful, dedicated, hardworking basketball community. I also want to attain a psychology degree."
"We are very excited to add Keanna to our program. She is a young player with incredible potential. I feel that Keanna will get better and better with time." commented McKenzie. "She is a great athlete who will make an impact in our defensive system and will develop into a very nice offensive weapon. She is a fine example of what a true student-athlete should be." McKenzie said.
When Keanna was asked how she sees herself helping the CAPERS in his first season, she said "I see myself helping the CAPERS next season by playing every game like it's my last. I will also push my teammates to make them their very best and I expect the same from them."