Saturday, January 3, 2009

Canadian verbals

The Black Bears have apparently secured a verbal commitment from Murphy Burnatowski, a 6-6 wing player from Waterloo, Ontario. Burnatowski would be the second Canadian to play for the Black Bears in recent years, following David Dubois. His mother is a Millinocket native.
Burnatowski is No. 8 in the front row of a team photo with his Canadian U17 team.
In July, he played with the Canadian Junior National team in the FIBA Americas Junior World Championships qualifying tournament in Formosa, Argentina. In limited action, Burnatowski helped the Canadian Junior Nationals to a 3-2 record. Burnatowski scored five points in a loss to Argentina and had five rebounds in a win over Uruguay. The team also posted victories over Mexico and Puerto Rico. The other loss was to the United States.


MattT said...

Interesting info on this kid. I have often wondered why not go the Canadian route? New York/Jersey/Phili- your just going to get left overs that no one else wants. Maybe this kid is a diamond in the rough?
I see that on Drake's blog, they are looking at another Canadian kid as well. At least they will be used to being an afterthought to the hockey team.

ME.BB said...

here's another link