Dalhousie Tigers men’s basketball coach Rick Plato is pleased to announce the commitment of Ben Shoveller for the 2019-20 season.
Shoveller is a 6’8 power forward from Arnprior, Ontario. A current member of the Kingston Impact, Shoveller has recently returned to the court from a knee injury. Previously he was a member of the TRC Academy where he received the Courage Award for his perseverance in overcoming obstacles and was a member of the 2018 Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association championship winning team.
Shoveller is a familiar name at Dalhousie. The annual Rod & Joan Shoveller Memorial Men’s Basketball Tournament is named in honour of his grandparents. Ben is also the younger brother of current men’s basketball player Mike Shoveller.
“Dalhousie has a strong reputation for academics and athletics,” says Shoveller. “I am excited to join the men’s basketball program, especially with my strong family connection and the culture of winning Coach Plato has developed with the Tigers.”
Shoveller will be studying recreation management while attending Dalhousie.
“The addition of Ben to our program will help solidify the post position for the next five years,” says Plato. “He will add both an inside and outside presence and will give us strong rebounding at both ends of the court. Although coming off a knee injury, Ben's dedication, work ethic and overall skill set will allow him to make a smooth transition to the university game.”
The men’s basketball team finished the 2018-19 season as AUS champions before losing to Ryerson in the bronze medal game at the U SPORTS Final 8 in Halifax.