The Mount Allison Men’s basketball team is enjoying one of their best seasons ever. The Mounties have been led on and off the court by senior players Brad Fuller, Jesse Balser and Alex Chisholm. After four years with the program, the 3 graduating players are enjoying tremendous final years in a Mounties uniform.
“Alex and Brad once again put up good numbers in league all-star fashion while Jesse has again demonstrated a calm leadership in the locker room and practice while being one of the league’s best defenders,” said head coach Steve Chapman of his players.
While all 3 seniors play a huge role on the court as starters, their contributions off the court have been just as important to the team’s success this year. Serving as the team’s captains, their leadership in the locker room and on campus has been a huge positive for the team.
“All three have excelled at MtA as students as well as basketball players. Alex, Brad and Jesse are the epitome of the kind of individuals we want in our program. Their commitment, work ethic and coachability has been second to none,” said Coach Chapman.
The seniors were recognized for their impressive careers and for their many contributions to the Mount A basketball program at a small team reception for family and friends where they were presented with framed game photos and their respective jerseys from their rookie seasons.
Throughout their time at Mount Allison, Fuller, Chisholm and Balser have been a huge part of the growth of Mount A basketball, that culminated this past weekend with its first ever birth in the CCAA Nationals.
“You can never really replace a Brad, an Alex or a Jesse, but certainly our goal is to find the qualities in future student athletes that they have exhibited during their years at Mount Allison,” said Coach Chapman.
In their last weekend as Mounties, Jesse, Alex and Brad will look to continue to take Mounties basketball to new heights as they aim for a good showing at the National Tournament at Holland College in PEI.
While their presence will be missed both on the court and in the locker room next season, their imprint on the Mount Allison basketball program will be felt for years to come.