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Sea-Hawks coach high on newest recruit Short

Submitted photo Alana Short, a top 50 basketball player in Ontario for the past number of years, has been recruited to play for Memorial University starting next season. She is a 5-11 guard out of Barrie, Ont., but has relatives in St. John’s.
Submitted photo Alana Short, a top 50 basketball player in Ontario for the past number of years, has been recruited to play for Memorial University starting next season. She is a 5-11 guard out of Barrie, Ont., but has relatives in St. John’s.

Memorial Sea-Hawks women’s basketball coach Mark English is excited with the prospects of getting highly-touted, 5-11 guard Alana Short into the Sea-Hawks’ fold next season.

Short hails from Barrie, Ont., but has family in St. John’s.

She has been identified as one of the top 50 players in Ontario girls’ basketball through Grades 9-11. Thursday night, she was her team’s MVP in the Canletes Ontario high school all-star game.

Among her list of achievements are:

— Her school’s athlete of the year from Grades 8-11

— Barrie Royals basketball MVP from Grades 7-11

— Georgian College Basketball MVP (Grade 9 and Grade 11)

— Provincial basketball high school and Simcoe County senior basketball all-star selection (Grades 11-12)

“We’re really excited to have Alana commit to our program,” English said. “Alana is a very good student on top of being an incredible basketball player, which is what our program is looking for in order to build on our success for years to come.

“She’s a 5-11 guard who brings a very solid overall skill set. Her ability to score and guard multiple positions will really help our program next season, and for the next five years.”

The Sea-Hawks are currently on their exam/Christmas break, resuming the 2017-18 season in early January. Memorial is currently tied for second place in the standings at 5-3.

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