From Lambton College Athletics
SARNIA – Putting pen to paper.
Ahead of the 2021-22 season and what that could look like, Lambton Men’s Basketball Head Coach James Grant has been working to build the Lions’ roster on both ends of the floor.
On Monday, the Lions landed a commitment from guard/forward Adam Kislinsky, adding another player to the mix who can help on both sides of the ball going forward.
Kislinsky joins fellow guard Jaheim Foster in the 2021-22 recruiting class for Lambton Men’s Basketball.
“I’ve always wanted to play at the post-secondary level,” said Kislinsky. “The atmosphere and environment at Lambton I felt would help me grow as a student and as an athlete.”
“I’m excited to get started.”
A native of Hamilton, Kislinsky played his high school basketball at St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School. Kislinsky was named a League All-Star during the 2019-20 season, and won the team’s Defensive Award at year’s end.
Kislinsky played his club basketball with the Blessed Sacrament Yellow Jackets.
Grant is excited about what Kislinsky brings to the program, citing his versatility and basketball IQ, among other facets of his game.
“Adam is a great shooter and a very smart player,” said Grant. “His ability to get into space off the ball will really spread defenses out.”
“We have a really strong cast of on-the-ball guards and Adam will be a great fit with them moving ahead.”
While at Lambton College, Kislinsky will be enrolled in the Sports and Recreation Management Program.
When asked what Lambton fans can expect from him on the floor when games resume, Kislinsky said he’s ready to do whatever it takes.
“I bring an aggressive mindset, especially on the defensive end,” added Kislinsky. “I want to win games and hope to help my teammates however they need to achieve that, whether that’s knocking down a three or getting a stop on the defensive end.”
The Lions are coming off a 2019-20 season that saw Lambton College serve as the hosts for the 2020 OCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, presented by Kelgor. The Lions posted a 12-8 record in the regular season, finishing 7th in the always-competitive OCAA West Division.
With the 2020-21 season having been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Coach Grant and the Lions are looking ahead to what the 2021-22 season has in store, and are thrilled to have Adam as part of the program.
- T. Bennett