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Ravens add size with Big Ben

Posted on 02. Apr, 2011 by Barry Hayes in Canada Spotlight, High School

 

The reigning 2010-11 CIS champion Carleton Ravens are putting together the pieces to stay on top. While this year’s frontcourt was considered relatively small and less physical than in past years, that has been significantly upgraded with the commitment of 6’11” 240-pound centre Ben Felix (Mill Bay, BC/Brentwood ’06), an NCAA Division 1 transfer from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.

 

Ben should add some much needed bulk to our lineup and will give us a different look at both ends of the floor,” said Carleton head coach Dave Smart. 

 

While having sparingly played for the Huskies for three years, he was awarded All-Academic Honorable Mention recognition in his conference for the past two seasons, while completing his Mechanical Engineering degree. He will be studying for an MBA and is eligible to play for the Ravens next year.

 

He did take part in Northeastern’s Canadian preseason trip in the fall of 2008 that included a game against Carleton on their home court in Ottawa. Now teaming with local high school star, 6’6” 230-pound Justin Shaver, and no departures expected to the frontcourt from this year’s team, the combination of size and experience gives them a surplus of options at Coach Smart’s disposal.

 

Getting Ben and Justin is big, as it will help incredibly with the transition of losing 4 seniors (Elliot Thompson, Cole Hobin, Willy Manigat, Aaron Chapman) after next season,” added Smart.

 

 

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