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UNBC T-wolves sign Salmon Arm guard Marcus Nickles

Salmon Arm high school grad attended T-wolves' ID camp in April
Salmon Arm high school graduate Marcus Nickles has committed to the UINBC Timberwolves for next season.

The UNBC Timberwolves men’s basketball has signed guard Marcus Nickles of Salmon Arm for the 2024-25 season.

The six-foot-two Nickles earned MVP honours with the Salmon Arm Golds this past season, averaging 28.1 points-per-game along with 4.6 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 3.3 steals.

He attended the T-wolves spring ID camp in mid-April, where he met his future teammates.

“The culture and the family type setting that they’ve built made me decide to commit to UNBC,” said Nickles, who will study biology with designs on a career as a chiropractor. “They bring a new approach to winning and I admire how close the team was and they’re all super nice guys and I’m excited to be a part of that.

“The campus is beautiful and it’s a smaller school with smaller classes which allows you to get to know your professors.”

Nickles came highly recommended from a number of head coach Todd Jordan’s basketball contacts, including former Timberwolf Charles Barton.

“Charles has raved about Marcus and we are definitely glad we brought him up for a visit,” said Jordan. “Marcus shoots the ball extremely well from three, and also has creativity off the dribble.  He showed a steady demeanor on the court, and we believe he has a bright future.  He had a great camp and we are extremely happy he has decided to commit to our program.”

Nickles says he’s looking forward to making the jump from high school ball to U SPORTS.

“I’m super excited to play in Canada West, but it’ll be a big jump for me,” said Nickles. “There will be some challenges as everyone is stronger and quicker and it’s more physical. But I’m excited to be playing with the best athletes in Canada.”