Hurricanes add Ontario guard to men's basketball roster

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Orlando Palmer

Orlando Palmer’s goals for the upcoming basketball season are clear.

“Help Holland College defend their conference championship and compete for a national championship,” said the six-foot-three guard from Brampton, Ont.

Palmer will enroll in the college’s sport and leisure management program this fall.

Palmer spent the 2011-12 season as a member of the Sheridan College Bruins in the Ontario Collegiate Athletic Association (OCAA) conference. He was on the OCAA all-rookie team in 2009-10 and the Bruins coaches’ award recipient in 2011-12.

“Holland College presents good character and that is something I want to be a part of both academically and athletically,” he said. “Hurricanes athletics has a great program where everyone works hard and I’ve been known to be a hard worker. I just felt this would be the best fit for me and that I could bring positive qualities to the team to help have more success.”

Josh Whitty, who recently took over the Hurricanes’ head coaching position after five years as an assistant, is pleased to have Palmer on board.

“Orlando brings a great deal of experience, athleticism and versatility to our roster. I'm confident that he will be an immediate impact player with our squad this coming season.”

Organizations: Holland College, Sheridan College Bruins, Ontario Collegiate Athletic Association

Geographic location: Ontario, Brampton

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