THUNDER BAY – Sports – Lakehead University Athletics Department is pleased to announce the recent commitment of 5’11” combo guard Dwayne Harvey to transfer to Lakehead University and join the men’s basketball program in September 2012. Harvey is a graduate of Cathedral High School in Hamilton (2009) from which he signed with NCAA Division 1 Alabama State University. At ASU, Harvey red-shirted during the 2009-10 season before playing 13 minutes per game in 23 games for the Hornets including the first round of the 2011 NCAA Tournament. Harvey transferred from ASU to Wilbur Wright College in Chicago for the current season where he is averaging over 11 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds per contest with the Rams.
Lakehead Assistant Coach Matt Erdman, a fellow Cathedral alum, has been a part of Harvey’s recruitment starting in 2007 and again since leaving Alabama State. “ It is great that we are able to add a player of Dwayne’s caliber to our program. Having watched and known him since his early years at Cathedral, I am confident he will not only add strength to our guard rotation but also be a fine addition to the campus and local community.”
Harvey, a member of the Dean’s list at Alabama State, is expected to enroll at Lakehead University this summer and is looking forward to joining his future teammates. “I am excited to have committed to Thunderwolves basketball and also to finish my studies at Lakehead University where I can reach my academic goals.” Said Harvey from his current residence in Chicago, “It will be an honor to play for one of the CIS contenders and fun to run up and down with a good group of hard working players like Greg Carter, Ryan Thomson and the rest of the lineup.”
Lakehead Head Coach Scott Morrison feels Harvey is a great fit for the program. “Dwayne is someone our coaching staff and many of our current players have been familiar with for some time. We feel that he will have no trouble sliding into our current system and show that he is an elite player for the next three seasons. He has been successful on the court and in the classroom during each phase of his career and we are excited to welcome him to our basketball family.”
As a high school senior with the Cathedral Gaels, Harvey earned the distinction of being only the second Canadian to be named Most Outstanding Player at the prestigious Alhambra Catholic Invitational Tournament. (Renowned as the top Catholic School tournament in North America. Dwayne joined past winners such as NBA players Mark Karcher, Kyle Lowry, Rasual Butler and Carmelo Anthony).
Harvey is known for his up-tempo style of play and sound ball pressure. With three years of eligibility remaining he is expected to add depth to next season’s back court while providing a longer term answer at the guard spot for the ‘Wolves who will graduate up to seven players in 2013.
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