June 7, 2019 – The Kodiaks men’s basketball team continues to add height and skill to their lineup, as head coach Ryan Heggie has announced the commitment of Steele Stef to his 2019-20 roster.
Stef is a 6’6 power forward from Stirling, AB who will join the Kodiaks after finishing his tenure with the Stirling Lakers. He will also join his brother Jett on the Kodiaks roster.
Heggie believes that Stef’s size and offensive skill will make an immediate impact when placed inside his Kodiaks brand of basketball.
“Steele brings size, skill, & depth to our roster,” says Heggie. “At 6’6 and 210 pounds, he has the ability to be a force up front. He checks several boxes when it comes to power forward & post play.”
Complimenting his ability on the court is Stef’s attitude off of it.
“He also has a great attitude, compete level and work ethic towards basketball,” says Heggie. “Because of this I believe Steele will be ready to make an immediate impact for our team.”
Stef says he describes himself as an “aggressive player” who strives to be a threat on both ends of the court.
“I will bring a lot of energy to the Kodiaks,” says Stef. “I'm a big man that loves rebounding, running the floor and playing with my teammates. I feel I will bring a lot of positive energy.”
The Stef family has a deep history of suiting up for the Kodiaks, something that was not lost on Steele.
“I've known about Lethbridge College since I was a little kid,” says Stef. “It’s where my dad played basketball, my mom ran cross country, and where my brother Jett plays now. It’s a big reason to why I have always been attracted to the Kodiaks program. I want to follow my dad’s footsteps but also create my own.”
Stef says he will be training hard this off-season and is looking forward to getting the ACAC season underway this fall.
“There really isn't anything better than the atmosphere that basketball creates. I am mostly looking forward to just playing basketball, learning new skills, and being a part of a team again.”
The Kodiaks will begin training camp in early September with ACAC conference play beginning in October.