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Winnipeg, MB–John Taylor had a great run this year finishing second at the provincial championship, losing to a tough Garden City team, and challenging out of province teams all  season.

It is only fitting that one of their big pieces, Brett Jewell, continues playing at the next level.

Jewell, the 6’6 power forward from John Taylor High School has committed to the University of Manitoba and will play for the Bison’s in the 2012/2013 season.

Brett Jewell hitting the mid-range jumper

Brett Jewell hitting the mid-range jumper

Jewell had a productive summer, and competed on the 17U Manitoba provincial team while earning a reputation for being a solid big body down low.

Nothing came easy in basketball for Jewell,  “I started on the bench in grade nine and worked my way up,” explained.

Along with playing on the Team Manitoba this past summer, he was able to earn Provincial and Wesmen Classic all-star team honours while playing for John Taylor.

Jewell spoke to NPH about his commitment to the Bisons.

“I chose Manitoba because they can accommodate both my academic and basketball goals.”

The John Taylor Piper also received interest from the University of Winnipeg, Camosun College and Providence College.

Manitoba will add another big body to the mix as they look to better their Canada West results next season with a relatively young team still in tact.

Armaan Ahluwalia

Written by Armaan Ahluwalia

Armaan Ahluwalia is NorthPoleHoops Senior Correspondent, specializing in Manitoba basketball coverage at the high school, CCAA and CIS levels. Ahluwalia is also on the national rankings panel.

Website: http://www.NorthPoleHoops.com

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