#By RENALDO DORSETT
#Tribune Sports Reporter
#ANOTHER Bahamian prep basketball prospect will head to Canada to begin his collegiate and academic career.
#Rashawn Ferguson was the latest signee of the Mount Allison Mounties to join its 2022-23 men’s basketball recruiting class.
#“I selected MTA because all the coaches I asked really recommended it,” he said. “Coach [Steve] Chapman really helped me gain information and understand why it would be a good fit for me as a student athlete.”
#The Mounties finished last season 7-5 in the Atlantic University Sport and Chapman said he expects Ferguson to help the team’s development toward contending in the conference.
#“Rashawn is a very athletic player with the ability to play more than one position which fits nicely with the style we wish to play. He has an incredible work ethic, always puts the work in to improve his game, and is a coachable young man,” Chapman said. “His size, length, quickness, and versatility will really be an asset for us this coming fall and we are excited and glad he has chosen our program here at Mount Allison.”
#A former St Augustine’s College student, the 6’7” Ferguson spent post grad time at Victory Rock Prep in Bradenton, Florida.
#He also participated on the AAU circuit with International Basketball Academy and Lucayans Basketball Club.
#Director of Empower Sports Network and head coach at Niagra Prep, Ollen Smith, said having another Bahamian in the pipeline is beneficial to both Canadian basketball and The Bahamas.
#“It’s wonderful to see the changes within style of play and the number of international players getting opportunities to chase their dreams of playing high quality of basketball,” Smith said.
#“Rashawn is both a great student and athlete who will contribute significant minutes for Mount Allison.
#Most importantly, Rashawn will be a good role model to the kids in his community and other Bahamians looking to study abroad.”
#Ferguson joins 6’6 Gabe Powter of Ottawa, Ontario, 6’4 Connor Briand of Kingston, Ontario, and 5’11 guard Momar Niang from British Columbia as part of its 2022-2023 recruiting class.