CALGARY - The Mount Royal Cougars men's basketball team is pleased to announce the signing of Pelumi Ajayi, Sidney Platt, and Tavis Lee, three of the team's newest recruits that will be joining the program for the 2018-19 season.
Ajayi, the team's newest signing, is a native of Calgary and attended Sir Winston Churchill high school where he recorded 30.6 points per game, six assists per game and 12 rebounds per game. Ajayi is a strong and aggressive player who can play both inside and on the perimeter. He has the ability to shoot the ball, beat you off the dribble, post you up, and/or find an open teammate.
"I'm excited to play at MRU for the next five years and I look forward to getting to know my new teammates," said Ajayi. "I'm also looking forward to starting my studies in the Science program at MRU and working towards my degree."
"Pelumi is one of the top high school prospects in the province this year and we are thrilled to have him join the MRU Cougars Basketball Program," said Cougars head coach Marc Dobell. "He is quiet and shy off the court, but a tough competitor on the floor. I anticipate that Pelumi will be a cornerstone of our program moving forward - he is going to be a very good player at the Canada West and U SPORTS level."
Platt, a native of Three Hills, AB, comes to the Cougars as a guard from the CABC Kings and the THS Royals. He recorded an average of 28 points, four assists and nine rebounds last season.
"I'm excited to bring my talent to Mount Royal University and look forward to growing as a basketball player," said Platt.
"We are excited to have Sid in our program," said Dobell. "He is a hidden gem coming from a small, rural school who we feel will be a valuable player in our program for the next five years. He is athletic, unselfish, and has a good feel for the game."
Lee, a 4/3 from Ponoka, AB, is tall and athletic and likes to use speed to drive from the wing and run the floor. Last season, Lee averaged 8.2 points per game, 3.3 rebounds per game and 1.1 assists per game at St. Mary's University.
"I am super excited for this opportunity and can't wait to get started," said Lee. "I'm going to work really hard and do whatever the team needs of me."
"Tavis will bring some experience and maturity to our program as well as having a solid skill set," said Dobell. "He can shoot the ball well, has decent size and quickness, and has a great attitude. We look forward to having Tavis in the program as he helps us strive for excellence."
The Canada West men's basketball schedule is set to be released in June.