Rana adds four to Ryerson men's basketball

By Andrea Elliott

TORONTO – Ryerson University men’s basketball head coach Roy Rana is pleased to announce his recruiting class for the 2013-14 season.

Four new players will be added to the Rams lineup and with three of the four commits standing at 6-7 or taller, coach Rana has added size and strength on the floor.

Adika Peter-McNeilly of Scarborough, Ont., Jean-Victor Mukama of Hamilton, Ont., Adam Voll of Kitchener, Ont. and Kadeem Green of Toronto make up this year’s recruiting class and are all expected to contribute in their first year with the Rams.

ADIKA PETER-MCNEILLY • SG • 6’3” • Blessed Mother Teresa C.S.S. • Scarborough, Ont.

A native of Scarborough, Ont., Adika Peter-McNeilly played last season in Texas at Clarendon College. As a starter at the Division I National Junior College, Peter-McNeilly averaged 8.9 points per game last year. Prior to heading to Texas, Peter-McNeilly was a standout player at his high school, Blessed Mother Teresa C.S.S., averaging 23 points per game and posting a single game career high of 57 points. Peter-McNeilly played his club basketball with MUMBA and won a Division 1 OBA championship in 2012. The shooting guard is the cousin of former Ryerson Ram, Ryan McNeilly (2006-11), and will be studying Sociology beginning this fall.

JEAN-VICTOR MUKAMA • SG • 6’7” • Academie Catholique Mere-Teresa • Hamilton, Ont.

A two-time OFSAA finalist, Jean-Victor Mukama will bring some versatility to the Rams. Mukama is slated to be a shooting guard with Ryerson but based on his size he can easily slide into a small forward position. Mukama was ranked as the 10th best small forward in Canada according to HoopstarsCanada and is considered an above average shooter, passer and shot blocker at his position. In 2012 the Hamilton, Ont. native was an invited nominee for the Canadian Junior National Team. Mukama will be studying Child and Youth Care at Ryerson.

ADAM VOLL • F • 6’7” • St. John’s Kilmarnock School • Kitchener, Ont.

A graduate of St. John’s Kilmarnock School, Adam Voll played most of his high school basketball at St. Mary’s H.S. in Kitchener. There he won a CWOSSA championship and was named the CWOSSA most valuable player and District 8 MVP in 2011-12. Voll played his club basketball with the Waterloo Wildhawks and was ranked 10th by HoopstarsCanada among power forwards. Voll has developed a reputation for his shot blocking abilities and is considered one of Canada’s top shot blocking forwards coming out of high school. Voll will study Nutrition and Food in the fall.

KADEEM GREEN • F • 6’9” • United Faith (North Carolina) • Toronto, Ont.

Kadeem Green has two years playing experience in NCAA Division I and will bring a high level of experience to the Ryerson team. Green began his university career at Missouri University with the Tigers in 2010-11. He was forced to miss the entire season due to an injury suffered in his senior year of high school and made his NCAA debut in 2011-12. Green then transferred to Ohio University for the 2012-13 season but saw action in only 12 games after waiting out the transfer guidelines. Prior to his NCAA career, Green played high school basketball at United Faith in North Carolina where he won a Class 1A state championship. Once ranked 58th in ESPN player rankings, Green is a student-athlete that brings many intangibles to the court including a skill set and basketball IQ that is often uncoachable. Coach Rana is high on Green’s ability to score both in the low post and on mid-range shots, in partnership with his shot blocking talent.

The Ryerson Rams men’s basketball team opens the 2013-14 season with an exhibition tilt against the Wisconsin Badgers on Sunday, August 25 at 8:00 p.m. at the Mattamy Athletic Centre. The regular season gets underway on Friday, November 1 while the Rams play their home opener on Friday, November 8 against the Waterloo Warriors.


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