VANCOUVER,BC–The Calgary, Alberta product Jordan Jensen-Whyte (Western Canada) has a big act to follow…and he knows it. The younger brother of 2010 CIS Player of the year, Josh Whyte will follow the same path in joining the UBC Thunderbirds family in the 2012-2013 season.
“I chose UBC because first of all academically the program I wanted to get into was very strong; the city itself is great and I fit in really well with the squad.”
Jensen-Whyte graduated from Western Canada HS in Calgary, Alberta
“No doubt it will be tough to fill his shoes, but the best part I see about this is im not looking to fill his shoes, I’m going to create my own footprint and make a name for myself,” he told NPH.
Jensen-Whyte played on Alberta’s provincial team and was one of the top performers, impressing at nationals. With his size and versatility, he will provide great production for Coach Kevin Hanson and UBC.
With an influx of high calibre freshman entering the CIS, it will be a tough battle for rookie of the year honours. However, Jensen-Whyte has his sights set on the highest freshman award.
“My goal is to get rookie of the year and so is the coaching staff’s…I will work as hard as I possibly can to achieve this goal,” explained Jensen-Whyte.
Its going to be a great five years and i cant wait to get it started!
NPH Player Evaluation
Jordan, brother of former CIS player of the year Josh Whyte (UBC), could also one day become an impact player in the CIS. He has solid dribblling ability and great size at the guard position at 6’5, however he must be more agressive whether it’s making a play for himself or teammates. He has the necessary vision and I.Q, however he must assert himself and solidify himself as a leader on the court. In the duration of the tournament, Whyte showed that he can be a great leader, particularly when Team Alberta was leading in the game.