Trinity Western University sign Ladner point guard
Trinity Western University men’s basketball team in Langley strengthened its backcourt with the signing of Ladner point guard Lucas Goossen Wednesday (June 20).
The six-foot-two inch tall, 175-pound graduate-to-be of Delta Secondary will join the Spartans this fall following a stellar high school season, one in which he averaged a double-double per game, playing for his hometown Pacers.
Goossen posted an average of 28 points, 10 rebounds, four steals and two blocks per game on a young Delta side.
For his efforts, Goossen, who in one particular game this year put up a career-high 54 points, was one of a select few invited to the B.C. high school provincial all-star game.
“Lucas is an outstanding student-athlete who brings an ability on the court to be a lead guard who thinks pass first,” said Spartans coach Scott Allen. “Lucas makes great timely decisions and is very unassuming in his style of play. I feel Lucas is the best point guard to come out of B.C. in quite some time. He is extremely athletic and has great range beyond the arc. We are fortunate to sign Lucas and I know he will have an impact on our team both on and off the court, as he is such a well-rounded individual.”
Apart from his high school team, Goossen has also developed his game playing club basketball with DRIVE Basketball and hopes to continue his impressive trajectory at the university level.
“The education level is very good at Trinity Western and I have heard nothing but good things about the school on the whole,” said Goossen, who plans to study business accounting. “Whoever I talk to, it seems the students love Trinity Western and, of course, the basketball program is very good as well.”
Goossen joins already signed Spartans men’s basketball recruits Denny McDonald (Mississauga, Ont.), Mark Perrin (Toronto, Ont.), Jesse Hilleary (Logan City, Queensland, Australia) and Matthew Blackaby (Maple Ridge, B.C.).