The Heat will have some added experience in the back court for the upcoming season with the addition of combo guard David Okoroafor. The 6'2" Okoroafor will transfer from Canadore College in Ontario to finish out his career with the Heat.
Last season the Toronto product put up 15.2 points a game along with 6.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists per contest in the Canadian Collegiate league (CCAA). During his high school career, the guard was selected as a top prospect in the North Pole Hoops Showcase while attending Bishop Allan Academy.
Okoroafor was also a part of the Hoops Canada Elite club team from 2013-16 before his stint at Canadore College.
Academically, he will study sociology at UBC Okanagan in the Bachelor of Arts program. Following his university career he has the hopes of playing professional basketball.
Heat coach Ken Olynyk on David Okoroafor....
"David comes to us with good experience at the college level; club and the high school in Ontario. He will be in a position to contribute immediately and bolster our backcourt. We are expecting him to challenge for a starters position with us"
David Okoroafor on coming to UBC Okanagan…
"I am excited to compete for the UBCO Heat because I will be able to learn from a Coach like Ken who has a great background and knowledge in the game of basketball. I am excited to be a big part on a young team that will grow and become a top program!"
Okoroafor will be part of a six-man incoming group of players to join new UBC Okanagan coach Ken Olylnk for the upcoming Canada West season. Okoroafor, the Ontarioan, will be joined by his province mate 6-foot eight Fahim Jenneto - a forward from Toronto. Kessler Bishop a 6'6" forward from Okotoks, Alta. is the other non-BC recruit. Three guards: Jarrett Larsen (6'4", Kamloops), Garrett Riley (6'5", Whistler), and Leon Schenker (6'3", Vernon) will join Okoroafor in the backcourt as new players this fall.
The Heat will open up the Canada West conference season on the road at Trinity Western on Friday, October 27th. The first CW conference game in Kelowna is Friday, November 2nd.