The University of Northern British Columbia’s Men’s basketball team has added some “old school” brawn and “new school” skill to its roster, all in one tantalizing package, officially announcing the commitment of Spencer Ledoux for the 2018-2019 season.
Standing six-foot-seven, weighing 235 lbs, Ledoux brings an immediate presence to the Timberwolves for the upcoming Canada West season. The native of Kamloops says committing to play Canada West basketball is a dream come true.
“I am excited to be joining the UNBC Timberwolves. Playing at the university level, where it is a faster game with stronger players. I think it will be a great challenge for me.”
A 2018 graduate of Westsyde Secondary School, Ledoux led the Whundas to a 31-0 season, before eventually losing in the semifinals of the AA Provincial Championship. His averages over the storybook season? More than 24 points and 12 rebounds per game.
“My biggest strength is my post play, but I am also really comfortable facing the basket and shooting threes. I look forward to contributing to the Timberwolves, and being a positive addition to the team.”
The Timberwolves are coming off a Canada West playoff appearance, including a first round victory over the Winnipeg Wesmen. Coach Todd Jordan talked about the significance of adding Ledoux to the current crop of TWolves.
“Spencer has a bit of old school post player in his game which we like. He has a big frame, he has great hands, and a rare maturity to his game for a player his age. I am excited to add him to our roster. “
To cap off a tremendous secondary school career, Ledoux was selected for the BC High School All Star Game this spring. That can be added to a list of accolades that includes appearances at the BC Summer Games on 2014, and representing BC at the 2017 Canada Summer Games.
Jordan points to his new recruit’s size, savvy, and willingness to improve as signs that Ledoux’s career in green and gold will be a good one.
“We’re hoping Spencer will compete for minutes right away. I’m confident, if his work ethic matches all the reports from his coaches, he will be a good player for us for a long time. He is a good student, hard worker, and comes from a character family, so he hits all the marks for what we are looking for within our culture.”
Ledoux points to the growth of the Timberwolves program, and a visit to the Prince George campus as vital in his decision to join the TWolves. He plans to study business while at UNBC, and help the team reach new heights in Canada West.
“When I went on my visit, Todd, the coaching staff, and the entire team made me feel like I was home. When I left, I already felt like a part of the team.”