(FREDERICTON, NB) Donnavan Hastings knows what it’s like to be mentioned in the same sentence as Andrew Wiggins.
In 2013, the 6’7” Hastings was the second ranked small forward coming out of Canadian high schools, behind Wiggins, who went on to become the number one pick in the 2014 NBA draft.
After a couple of seasons at NCAA schools, Hastings is returning to Canada, and has signed a CIS Letter of Intent to join the UNB Varsity Reds.
“He’ll make an immediate impact on our squad, at both ends of the court,” says Varsity Reds men’s basketball coach Brent Baker.
According to Baker, the Brampton, Ontario, native will bring an exciting brand of basketball to the Richard J. Currie Center.
“Two things you can’t teach or coach are tenacity and toughness, either you have it or you don’t,” says Baker. “Donnavan possesses both of these traits. I’m looking forward to having him with us.”
In his final year in high school, Hastings averaged 11.2 points and 8.5 rebounds per game, recording more than 20 double-doubles and 3 triple-doubles that season.
He spent last season at Lynn University, in Boca Raton, Florida.
Donnavan Hastings will join the Varsity Reds beginning in the 2016-17 season.