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Sonics to Seawolves: Nixon signs with Men's Basketball

Author: Stephanie Guimond

Posted on Mar 14, 2018

Category: Basketball

Allan Nixon from Sussex Regional High School has signed with the men's basketball program at UNB Saint John. 

Allan has played basketball for four years with the Sussex Sonics in addition to playing volleyball and soccer. He was a member of the U17 Canada Games team in the summer of 2017 as well as a member of the bronze medal winning team at U15 nationals in 2015. Over the years, basketball has given Allan the opportunity to grow as a player and a person, to develop skills and relationships that will stay with him for years to come. His basketball experience does not stop at being a player, it extends into his officiating and coaching which keeps him connected in his community. Once Allan arrives at UNB Saint John in the fall he plans on taking the Engineering program. He is still unsure as to which discipline he will focus on but he is interested in becoming an Engineer as he wants to influence society through innovation. Allan's choice of UNB Saint John was easy, it is close to home and he can continue his academic and sports interests in a focused environment.

Head coach of the men's basketball team Peter Vincent followed Allan's progress while he played for the Sussex Sonics. Coach Vincent witnessed Allan's progress and improvements and has seen him grow his game by playing summer basketball for Team New Brunswick. Allan caught the attention of Coach Vincent early due to his physical ability and his capability to be dominant. The expectation is that his skill will transfer over when he steps on the court as a member of the Seawolves team.

"He is big, strong and athletic which shows a lot of potential to play university basketball. He is quiet but intense and plays with poise and composure".

Coach Vincent believes that Allan is a great match for the Seawolves' chemistry and style of play, his intensity of competition will add to the team immensely. Allan's discussion with the coach has shown that he is focused and knows what he wants. Not only is Allan an athlete, his desire to pursue a degree in Engineering shows that he has thought about his future. Allan's attendance at UNB Saint John will give him an advantage with smaller class sizes and a good balance in his student athlete lifestyle. Coach Vincent thinks that Allan has the potential to move on to USport Basketball at UNB in Fredericton once he has completed his two years in Engineering at UNB Saint John.

Welcome to the Seawolves Family Allan!