Kevin Ndahiro (Ottawa, ON) has committed to Stetson of the Atlantic Sun conference.
Ndahiro spoke highly of the 2014 Stetson recruiting class saying it will help take the program to new heights.
“We have a chance to not only make noise in that conference, but to get to the tournament…that’s one of my dreams.”
The Atlantic Sun conference has recently made noise in the NCAA tournament with Florida Gulf Coast making a splash in 2013, and Mercer upsetting Duke in this year’s tournament.
The 6’9 power forward will provide great length and athleticism that will translate in the shot blocking department for the Hatters.
“I feel like I’m going to help on defence, by defending multiple positions,” Ndahiro told North Pole Hoops.
Washington, USC, Oregon and Washington State were higher conference programs recruiting Ndahiro, however loyalty to the Stetson coaching staff is what set it apart, as he did his research.
“I just felt like me and the coach at Stetson had a great relationship…from the time I met him, he treated me like a son.”
Early in his high school career, Ndahiro played in Ottawa for perennial power St Patrick’s, before moving to Edmonton where he played at Archbishop O’Leary.
He finished his senior year at Thomas Nelson in Kentucky.
In Ottawa, he connected with recent Virginia commit and fellow Canadian Marial Shayok, who he credits for getting him in the game.
“Me and Marial go way back..he was the reason I even started playing basketball. I know we’re not blood brothers, but we’re brothers, I love him to death.”
Ndahiro becomes the 28th Canadian prospect in the 2014 class to commit to an NCAA division 1 program.
Stetson (7-24) last year, have added a solid piece, with great upside to build with for the future.