Vikings Men's Basketball is pleased to welcome Ryan Reed to the 2020-21 Roster. Head Coach, Dave Drabiuk is looking forward to watching Reed develop as an ACAC player, "he is a deadly accurate shooter and a very smart basketball player who knows how to use his length to create advantages for himself at both ends of the floor." Reed has been a versatile role player for his high school, Strathcona Christian Academy, and a strong leader.
The 6' 6" student from Sherwood Park, Alberta was named a Metro Edmonton All-Star Team (Division 2) is a driven athlete and student, "I love to win. I love being part of the competitive atmosphere of team sports. I love basketball because we work together as a team to win." He has his sights set on being a part of a Conference Championship Team during his future basketball career at Augustana.
Reed chose a University of Alberta degree and Augustana Campus for its close-knit community, "students at Augustana speak highly of the programs and the basketball athletes were so welcoming to me on my visit to the campus. Coach Dave Drabiuk has been incredibly helpful, and I am excited to join this wonderful community." Reed is excited to begin his studies in Physical Education - Kinesiology and Sports Studies, "I hope to have a job in an athletic field at some point, and learning about the human body can also help me in my athletic performance." He credits his parents as his inspiration, "how much they have sacrificed for me is the reason I am where I am."
With the departures of Mike Stasiuk, Austin Brulotte, Spencer Marion, and Josh Lawal we have huge shoes to fill for our returners and recruits. Three 1000 point career scorers, the Vikings' all-time leading rebounder, and the most significant weight room and training leader all graduate in 2020. "All of our graduating players have been leaders on the court, in the classroom and in the community and we expect that anyone joining our family will aspire to be the same during their time here at Augustana," says Coach Drabiuk. "We have been fortunate that we have had some really talented players that took diminished roles this past season for the benefit of the team." The upcoming year will see those players get their chance to shine and the recruiting class, including Reed, will have the chance to come in and compete to create a meaningful role in the program for themselves.