The UPEI Panthers men’s basketball team recently selected their captains for the upcoming season.
Fifth-year players Geoff Doane and Ellis Ffrench as well as third-year Lorenzo Parker were the players chosen to be the team leaders.
The 13-player roster has also been finalized.
Joining the captains are returning players Stefan Vujisic and Spencer Dawson. New to the Panthers are Tyler Scott, Bradley States, Milorad Sedlarevic, Michael Karimu, Matt Brar, Kyle Welton, Kenan Wilkie and Noah Giddings.
The team has three red-shirt players in Ethan Deruelle, Jake Kendrick and Nash Maclean.
Donathan Moss joined the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) Ooks of the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association after graduating from UPEI.
Former Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) rookie of the year Deontay (D.J.) Smith left UPEI after the 2013-14 academic year and joined the Scott Morrison-coached Lakehead Thunderwolves in May.
Smith was planning to red shirt this season as a transfer, but is no longer at the university program based in Thunder Bay, Ont.
Manny Furtado, who replaced Morrison in mid-August, told The Guardian it was a mutual agreement.
Morrison, a Morell native, resigned at Lakehead to become the head coach of the Maine
Red Claws, the Boston Celtics affiliate in the NBA’s development league.
The Red Claws officially announced Morrison’s hiring on Tuesday.