Leduc pipeline continues to fuel vikings
Posted on May 25, 2010 by Dylan Anderson
Keith Marshall, a versatile guard from Christ The King School in Leduc, has committed to the Vikings basketball program beginning in 2010-11.
“If you are going to start a ‘pipeline’ from somewhere, Leduc seems like a logical place,” jokes Vikings Men’s Basketball head coach Dave Drabiuk, referring to the home of both the famous oil well site and the newest Viking. Keith Marshall, a versatile guard from Christ The King School in Leduc, is the latest addition to the Vikings Men’s Basketball program beginning in the 2010-2011 season.
Keith will be following Leduc Composite grad and returning Viking Lary McEwen and graduating player and recent assistant coach, Brendin Huculak (from Christ The King) onto the Augustana roster.
McEwen played for well-known area coach Vince May and Huculak played for the highly recognizable Terry Schipper during their respective high school careers. Huculak is one of only two Vikings to compete in 100 or more regular season Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference games and spent this past season as an assistant coach while putting the final touches on his University of Alberta degree on the Augustana Campus. Lary impressed basketball scouts in his freshman season and has a bright future ahead of him in the black and red.
“Keith is an exceptional athlete; he is an individual who is motivated by his passion for the sport and his natural ability to perform in pressure situations. His understanding of the game, his integrity and unselfish play make him an asset to any team. I’m excited to watch him grow with the Augustana Vikings basketball program,” says Keith’s Christ The King coach, Alexa Sackela-Geiger.
“In junior high and high school, Keith was the leading male athlete in his school; he has a varied sporting background that has seen him recognized with tournament MVPs and league championships. He has been named to the all-city team in recognition of his importance to his Chargers team at Christ The King. I like his basketball sense and his versatility. He has good friends and mentors around him and I look forward to watching him try to tackle the challenges of this next level,” says head coach Drabiuk of their newest member.
Keith’s reasons for choosing Augustana were simple: “I chose Augustana because it’s a smaller school with lots of opportunities and a friendly environment.”
Keith’s studies will be directed towards a degree in Kinesiology and Sport Studies while attending the University of Alberta’s Augustana Campus.
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