Winnipeg, MB—The University of Winnipeg has added one of the city’s top recruits for the 2012 class. Kristjan Lamont (NPH #55-ranked) decided on the hometown university after narrowing his choices down to Manitoba, Saskatchewan and the Wesmen.
“I chose Winnipeg because I thought their play style fit the way I play a lot better than the other schools, and I think that I have a better chance of making an impact early at the U of W.”
Lamont was one of main pieces for the Kelvin Clippers this season. Paired down low with Stephen Jones, they created plenty of difficulty for opposing players trying to shoot. In a league game at home against St. Paul’s, Lamont recorded a jaw-dropping 13 blocks.
The 6’5 forward also brings his athleticism as he was responsible for some poster dunks this season; combine this with his ability to shoot the three and it makes him an instant match up problem, as the CIS will learn next season.
Throughout a majority of his career, Kristjan has had his dad coach him, and this season at Kelvin was no different. However, next season Coach Raimbault will be taking over.
When asked about having his dad as his coach Kristjan jokingly responded “I’m glad to get rid of him, he says it’s mutual. He’s never going to stop coaching me. He’s always going to have constructive criticism or something to add.”
As for Lamont’s status with Coach Raimbault “My relationship with Coach Raimbault is good. We’re both really excited to get the ball rolling and get in the gym and workout some of the kinks in my game.”
This season Kristjan and the Kelvin Clippers made a finals appearance at the Wesmen Classic, and a Semi-Final berth at provincials losing to Garden City in both games.
Watch out for Kristjan Lamont as he looks to make an impact for the Winnipeg Wesmen this upcoming season!