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Caesar says UPEI is ‘perfect fit’ for him

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A former Manitoba university basketball star has committed to join the UPEI Panthers in September, the team announced Monday.

Will Caesar, a six-foot-two guard, graduated from Markham, Ontario’s Milliken Mills High School in 2007 where he averaged 26 points per game.

He then attended New Creations Prep Academy in Richmond, Ind., before moving to Rend Lake Junior College in Illinois.

Caesar then joined Brandon University for the 2010-2011 basketball season.

“UPEI seems and feels like the perfect fit for me,” he said.

“It’s an up-tempo system, which is my style. The coaching staff is excellent as well . . . which is something I couldn’t overlook when choosing to join the Panthers.”

In addition to working toward his arts degree, Caesar added he wants to help UPEI become a powerhouse at the CIS level by becoming an all-Canadian.

“We are expecting Caesar to play a major role for us right away,” said Panthers head coach Tim Kendrick.

“He is the type of player that we think will get better and better in our system, and I am looking forward to having him with us for the next four years.”

Caesar recently recovered from a torn ACL, and is now eager to get back into the game.

“Now that I’m healthy and ready to roll, I was considering other schools all over Canada, and even in the States,” he said. “But as I said, with UPEI’s program on the rise and the coaching staff, I wanted to be a part of it.

“I’m excited to get on campus and to compete for the AUS title right away, and then of course, a

Organizations: Rend Lake Junior College, UPEI Panthers, Manitoba university Milliken Mills High School New Creations Prep Academy Brandon University

Geographic location: Ontario, Richmond, Ind., Canada

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