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Abigail Kangudie Commits To SHU For ’17



Abigail Kangudie

Abigail KangudieAbigail Kangudie (3-stars, 6’0”, F, Sinclai/Advantage Titans) of Whitby, ON has committed to attend Sacred Heart University of the NCAA’s Northeast Conference.

“I picked Sacred Heart because I really liked to coaching staff there”, said Kangudie about why she decided accept their offer to become a pioneer in the Fall of 2017.  “They were very welcoming and knew exactly how I would fit in their offense, their defence and their team as a whole.”

Besides the impression the coaching staff made on her, there was a lot about the campus that she liked. And, her wanting to ensure that her priority was taken care of, a new modern facility also helped her with her decision making to make this school her new home.

“They had just rebuilt the business building, which is what I will be taking. The education part is really important to me. So, knowing that they have all of the technology and things like that, to help me get the best degree and the best education that I can really just pulled me over the edge for them.”

The Pioneers finished with a 16-2 record in the Northeast Conference last season, good enough for top spot. Because of the style of play that helped them to such a great mark, Kangudie feels as though it lends itself well to a style in which she can be successful.

“I like their quick up and down the court offence. I like how they allow their bigs to pop out sometimes. They’re not just stuck in the post, which is kind of my game. I like to pull it out sometimes and take that jump shot”, she said about how she expects to fit in.  “I also like how they all work together. They’re all about making that one extra pass. They all about making sure that they get the best shot possible.”

“[Fans] can expect a ‘big’ that works hard, grabs rebounds and gets up and down the court and can knock down a couple of threes.”

Until she’s ready to step foot on campus, the Forward from a small city just east of Toronto, ON, said that she will be continuing to put in work on her strength and conditioning which includes lifting weights and getting out there and getting her body as ready as possible in time for her travel to the Fairfield, CT school.

Until that time, she will remain thankful for all those that have been in her corner helping her to achieve such a great opportunity with SHU.

“Big shout to my coaches, YC, Chris Francis and Yaw “Scotty” Afful who have always been there for me for a couple of years now. And also my first club DCBA (Durham City Basketball Association). I was with them for a long time and they helped to build the foundation for me to be the player that I am today as well.”

“Obviously, Mom and Dad. They‘ve been supporting me throughout everything. When a lot of coaches didn’t believe in me, they were always there pushing me.”

And of course, she joking couldn’t leave out her friends, “My friends…the people that didn’t get mad at me when I couldn’t go out sometimes because I had practice. I also hope to them with me on this journey.”

Kangudie will be Majoring in Business Finance because her love of working with numbers and money, although she is not 100% sure yet of the career she would like to have when all is said and done.