Bannerman switches from Vikes to the Valley

GW Graham grad Jenika Bannerman has opted to stay home, signing on with the University of the Fraser Valley Cascades.

A local basketball star will be staying close to home after all.

GW Graham senior girls standout Jenika Bannerman committed to the University of Victoria Vikes late last season, but has now switched gears.

On Thursday morning, the University of the Fraser Valley announced her as one of three new recruits.

“She had a number of options coming out of GW Graham, and we are thrilled to have her join the Cascades,” said UFV head coach Al Tuchscherer, “She is a fantastic athlete who played several sports at a high level right up until her senior year.  We feel that she has just begun to realize her potential as a basketball player and the sky is the limit for her when you combine that with the work ethic she has shown since joining our program. She is already an elite defender and has a potent inside/outside offensive game.”

Bannerman played in the Junior Cascades program, and was in constant contact with former GWG teammate Kaitlyn McDonald.

McDonald just finished her rookie year at UFV.

“One thing about the UFV women’s basketball team is that they are very family orientated, and the coaches show true support and confidence in me, as if I were one of their own,” Bannerman said. “Which I am now! I know I have made the right decision and I can’t wait to get started.”

See ufvcascades.ca for more info.

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