Prince George native Alexis Magrath has fulfilled a long term dream, committing to join her hometown UNBC Timberwolves.
The 6’1” post was a standout volleyball and basketball player in high school for D.P. Todd Secondary School, but eventually gravitated to basketball and will now play for the lady T-Wolves in the 2017-18 season.
“I have wanted to play a sports in University since Grade 8,” Magrath said in a release. “Originally, I couldn’t decide between volleyball and basketball, but over the years, basketball became my favourite.”
Magrath grew up playing at halftime of UNBC varsity games and enjoys attending Timberwolves games as a spectator.
“I have been waiting a long time for this,” she said. “I put five years of work in with my school team and I have played four years of Junior Timberwolves. I have played for UNBC women’s basketball team head coach Sergey Shchepotkin before, and I really love his coaching, so I am looking forward to this season.”
Shchepotkin is looking forward to bolstering his front court with the 6’1” Prince George product.
“She obviously possesses great size and presence, particularly in the paint,” said Shchepotkin. “Canada West basketball is a physical game, and I anticipate she will really help us at both ends of the floor.”
“I am a post. I love getting rebounds,” said Magrath. “Fighting for that ball under the net is my favourite thing to do.”