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Caron-Goudreau Twins Verbal Vanderbilt



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Khaleann and twin sister Audrey-Ann Caron-Goudreau of Gatineau, Quebec, have verbally committed to attend Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee for the Fall of 2014.

They made the declaration to the SEC (Southeastern Conference) school on September 4, just after having recently started their second prep school year at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.

The added exposure of being at a prep school in the south opened up a lot more options to the highly sought after Forwards. After the long process of witling down their choices and making their visits, it was the intangibles that helped them make their decision.

“We spent our summer visiting all of the schools on our list to be fair, and sure of our decision, but Vanderbilt became our preference,” said Khaleann via IMG Academy press release. “The chemistry with the team and the coach was wonderful. And they have great academics, which is very important to us…”

The twins have a number of years of international experience playing on the Canadian National Cadette Team at FIBA Americas in 2011 and helping the team again in winning the Silver Medal at the FIBA Worlds in 2012. That experience, topped off with the training received at IMG, are major pieces to the puzzle they feel will prepare them for what to expect when they suit up for the Commodores.

“We both got so much stronger [at IMG Academy]. Adding the weight room and mental conditioning to what we were already doing made a big difference. And being away from home helped prepare us early for what we will have to do in college,” said Audrey-Ann.

With the decision now out of the way, both of them can now focus on other aspects of IMG life, their academics, for which they take so much pride in and working on their on-court skills. In the gym, both are quite capable of making full use of their size and mixing it up inside, yet have no problems facing up to the basket an letting shots fly from near or far.

Texas had long been considered the front runners in landing the pair early on in their high school careers. But, all of that was revisited during the latest Longhorns coaching changes, where they decided to reconsider their options.