Nordin was an all-star at the under-17 nationals last year
Jayden Nordin will be reunited with a high school teammate this fall when he joins the UPEI Panthers men’s basketball team.
The Citadel High School student committed to the team earlier this spring and the university announced his intentions Friday morning. He played with Canadian Interuniversity Sport rookie of the year Deontay (D.J.) Smith at Halifax-based Citadel High.
“I’m really happy about becoming a Panther. I’m thrilled about playing with D.J. again, and playing for the legendary coach (Tim) Kendrick,” Nordin said. “I’m going to do my best in the classroom and on the court.”
The six-foot guard has been a Metro League all-star in Halifax, and was named a first-team all-star at last year’s under-17 national championship with Nova Scotia.
“Jayden has a tremendous amount of potential, and we are very pleased to add him to the Panther family,” Kendrick said. “We expect that he will become a terrific player for us as he develops, he is another fine young man that we are proud to add to our roster.”
Nordin is enrolled in the bachelor of arts program at UPEI.