The University of Northern British Columbia Women’s Basketball team has added an imposing presence to the paint, announcing the official commitment of six-foot-three post Nyakhan Wuor for the 2023-2024 Canada West season, and beyond.
“It’s amazing, you know. This is a new step in my life journey that I am ready to take on. I think I am looking forward to being able to show myself and really show what I am capable of, and really grow as a player overall.”
The product of Calgary visited UNBC’s Prince George campus in March, where she had a chance to tour the facilities, train with the current iteration of the varsity roster, and learn from UNBC head coach Sergey Shchepotkin.
“I really like the school. The school is nice and campus is big. I like how it’s all in one. The gym is great and the people are nice. What’s not to love?”
Wuor, who plays her club basketball for coach Owen Dias at Supreme Hoops Canada, has a ton of untapped potential to be explored. Shchepotkin is confident that his newest recruit has the willingness to grow and learn, and eventually play a major role for the Timberwolves at the highest level of university sport in the country.
“We are really thrilled to welcome Nyakhan to our program. She obviously has the length and athleticism to grow into an impact player at the Canada West level. Nyakhan’s visit showed us how hungry she is to get better every day, which will serve her well as she develops into a player who can impact the game in the paint at both ends of the floor. I am excited to have her officially join the Timberwolves.”
Wuor, who just turned 17 years old in December, possesses a frame that will give opposition trouble at both ends of the court, combined with a knack for making tough buckets in traffic. The All Saints High School student offered a scouting report on herself, and some insight into why she loves the game so much.
“The fact that you’re really able to showcase yourself and show what you can do, while having fun. Some of my strengths are rebounding and really getting those boards, posting up, boxing out. I like the fact that I am long and that I am able to get my hands into those lanes and block people.”
Wuor will graduate from ASHS in June, and enroll in UNBC’s business program. She will join her new teammates for training camp at the Northern Sport Centre in September, where she is looking forward to learning from her fellow Timberwolves and taking the next step in U SPORTS basketball.
“My teammates were really encouraging, and they never failed to let you know what you could do better, or help you out when you are struggling. It is really helpful because this will, obviously, be my first year. Being able to have somebody with me who is very advanced is amazing.”