The UNBC Timberwolves mens basketball team has fleshed out its backcourt with the signing of Jeff Chu, a transfer student from Langara College with two years of eligibility remaining.
Chu is expected to handle the ball from the guard position, replacing T-wolf graduates Francis Rowe and Joel Rybachuk. The six-foot native of Richmond spent two seasons with the Langara Falcons, leading them to the PACWEST championship last season and a third-place finish at the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association championship in Quebec.
But it was the allure of one day playing in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) that drove Chu.
Its been a goal of mine to get to the CIS level ever since I came back to play college basketball, said Chu.
After playing one season with the Kwantlen Eagles, Chu decided to try something completely different - professional poker.
Despite having some success at the card table and travelling through Australia, Europe and Asia, Chu was drawn back to basketball in pursuit of his CIS dream.
Chu becomes the second
Falcon to sign with the T-wolves for the 2013-14 season, following in the footsteps of Devin
McMurtry, a six-foot-four forward who committed to UNBC in the spring.
The T-wolves open their
second CIS season on the road in Manitoba, where theyll tip-off with the Bisons and Winnipeg Wesmen. The first home game is a week later, Nov. 8, when the TRU Wolfpack makes its first visit to the Northern Sport Centre.