Higher Level Of Play Triggers Whyte’s Move To The GTA
Published by Ali Ahmed on September 5, 2011
As the summer break comes to an end and students head back to school, high school players are beginning to prep for the season or in Jordan Whyte’s case, transferring schools for the better development.
CROWN has confirmed that the Class of 2012’s Jordan Whyte will be transferring from Western Canada to Dunbarton High in Pickering, Ontario after an interview with Calgary’s prominent high school star. We caught up with Jordan to ask him about his reasons for transferring over to the GTA closer to his graduation.
“I just wanted to get out of Calgary really. I had prep options but I want to stay in Canada for my highschool career then hopefully play D1 in the states,” explained Whyte. When asked if his recent transfer could be due to exposure and higher level of competition, Whyte added “That’s what I made the move for, my goal is to just play hard and do what I do on the court and see what happens.”
Whyte’s talent was showcased nationwide as he led Team Alberta to the Bronze Medal Game in 2011 Canada Basketball National Championships in which they came short against British Columbia.
“It was alright. I didn’t play my best but it was a blast for sure and I love Toronto,” said Whyte on his experience at the tournament. Whyte should be an exciting player to watch out for especially if his formidable play over the course of the tournament wasn’t up to his standard.
Whyte also gave us the status on current schools recruiting him. He pointed out that he is being heavily recruited by CIS schools which include; University of Calgary, University of Alberta, University of British Columbia, Acadia, York University, Ryerson University, Trinity Western, University of Saskatchewan, and the University of Toronto.
With his recent transfer to the GTA area that probably holds the strongest level of talent in country, we will definitely be seeing a few D1 schools entering his recruiting as he develops his skills against a whole new level of competition..