The Lancers Men’s Basketball Team’s talent pool for the 2012-2013 season is getting deeper with the addition of three new recruits.
Head coach Chris Oliver believes that Ismar Seferagic, Nana Ntim, and Michael Petrella will help the Lancers become one of the top teams in the OUA West.
“Goals (for the season) as always, are to compete for a national championship,” Oliver said. “We have our starting line-up back and are hopeful we’ve added the necessary depth to help us move back to the top of the OUA West, and to give us an opportunity to compete for a national championship.”
The Lancers made it to the West semifinals last season, but ultimately fell to the McMaster Marauders.
Six-foot-seven forward Seferagic was born in Germany and played basketball in both Toronto and Chicago before joining the Lancers.
“Ismar brings size and mobile skills to our line-up,” Oliver said. “I had the chance to watch him play on the AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) circuit this spring and I believe he will have an immediate impact on our team.”
Ntim is also set to join the Lancers this fall after committing to Windsor last week.
“Nana is a transfer from George Brown College with three years of eligibility remaining. He is an athletic six-foot guard who can play multiple guard positions. He was an OCAA (Ontario Colleges Athletics Asociation) all-star this past season and hopes to complete a degree in engineering,” Oliver said.
Rounding out the new recruits is Petrella, who spent four seasons with the Guelph Gryphons. The veteran point guard had a lot of success in his four years with Guelph and looks to bring that talent to the Windsor line-up.
“He’s got a ton of talent and a ton of experience. We’re hoping this gets us back to playing a bit faster,” Oliver said.
Petrella is will be attending the University of Windsor’s Faculty of Education.
“We’re fortunate we have a teacher’s college,” Oliver said. “It’s no secret we needed more guard depth. I envision him fitting in right away with Enrico Diloreto and Josh Collins.”