Two recruits sign on to join Memorial men's basketball team in 2013-14

The Memorial men's basketball team will welcome two new student-athletes to their lineup for the 2013-14 season after Jacob Ranton (Waterloo, ON) and Daniel Foo (Corner Brook, NL) committed to the program this week.


Jacob RantonJacob Ranton is a versatile 6'7 wing/forward who has the size to play the four position but has an outside touch and the skills to play the three at the varsity level. Ranton is currently finishing his high school basketball with Waterloo Collegiate Institute and also plays with the Waterloo Wildhawks club, one of the most respected club teams in Ontario. He is known as a smart player with a deep skill set that comes from being a hard worker and from being well-coached.


Memorial head coach Peter Benoite feels that the addition of Ranton will provide an excellent complement to the current roster.


He said, "Jacob's game will be a nice fit with the style of game our team is developing. He will make it very difficult for teams to double-team our posts. He will fit in extremely well with our program and will be an important piece in our success as we move forward."


Daniel Foo (courtesy Western Star)Daniel Foo is a 5'11 guard from Corner Brook that will give the Sea-Hawks a true point guard that also has the ability to score. Foo has enjoyed a very successful high school career with Corner Brook Regional High School. Basketball is in Foo's blood as his father Frank was a successful basketball player at Memorial and has been a long-time coach in the province. His sister Stephanie also played for Memorial's women's basketball team. (photo courtesy the Western Star)


Benoite is looking forward to the addition of Foo to his team for the coming season.


He said, "We are very excited to have Daniel join our program. He handles the ball very well, can create his own shot, and is a very willing passer. He also sees the floor well and has a very good understanding of the game. He has been a winner and will add to the competitiveness of our team."


Benoite welcomes the new additions to the roster and is looking forward to continuing to build the team's competitiveness heading into next season.


He said, "We are moving in a good direction with our program right now. We have a great group of young players that are eager to get things turned around and get our program back to playoffs. The addition of Daniel and Jacob will no doubt help us get there. I'm very excited for next season and indeed the next few years."