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Two Time MVP signs with Seawolves Basketball

Author: S. Anctil

Posted on Aug 23, 2022

Category: Varsity Sports , Basketball , ACAA

AJ Nash has officially signed with the Seawolves Men’s Basketball Program.


AJ is from Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and is a graduate from O’Donel High School. Basketball has always played a huge role in AJ’s life as he started playing basketball at the age of 3. AJ has very impressive basketball accomplishments, he was a 2-time MVP at O’Donel High School and was a 2-time Hall of Fame Cup Tournament All-Star.

From a young age, AJ knew that he wanted to play basketball after high school as he is extremely passionate for the sport.

“I am passionate about basketball because it has been a huge part of my life since I was a kid. Everyone in my family has also played and been a big part of the game, so I’m sure that has something to do with it.”

AJ will begin his Bachelor of Business Administration in the Fall. His choice to come to UNB Saint John was an easy one as he loves the city and is excited to be apart of a great business program. AJ’s goal for the upcoming season is to become an CCAA All-Canadian which is a great goal to have as it will motivate him every practice and game.

Head Coach Peter Vincent first discovered AJ when he was playing High School basketball in Newfoundland. Coach Vincent was instantly impressed by his stunning athleticism and intensity. He knew that AJ would be a good fit for the direction the program is moving towards.

“I talked to several coaches in Newfoundland that I knew and got good feedback from each of them before reaching out to AJ”

Coach Vincent believes that AJ will be strong ACAA player, due to his athletic ability he will be able to adapt to the league very quickly. He will also provide an offensive flair that will help the team, he also possesses the skills to be a great defensive asset.

Covid interrupted AJ’s plans for basketball, he decided to move back home to Newfoundland until the things settled down but that didn’t stop him from playing the game he loves. He attended Memorial University of Newfoundland where he was able to play basketball and workout regularly with a trainer. He wanted to stay competitive and ready for any chance he got in the event he would be called on to play.

Welcome to the Seawolves family AJ!