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Thunderbird Men's Hoops Adds Jordan Lyons From Canada

May 03, 2017
By SUU Strategic Communication

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CEDAR CITY, Utah - The Thunderbird men's basketball program has announced the signing of Jordan Lyons, a 6' 7'' wing from Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

Lyons will come to Cedar City after competing at Athlete Institute Prep in Orangeville, Ontario last season. Lyons is a skilled and athletic wing, with a high basketball IQ that has competed against some of the best players in both Canada and the United States. Lyons played club ball for CIA Bounce on the Nike EYBL circuit. While at the Athlete Institute he averaged 15.2 points a game and pulled down 9.4 rebounds and helped lead them to an impressive season as a team.

Athlete Institute reached the semifinals of the Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association (OSBA) Playoffs in early April. The team's season ended in a 97-88 loss to The Rise Academy. The Bears, coached by Chris Cobbina, completed the year with a 24-9 overall record and 17-3 in the OSBA.

“The addition of Jordan Lyons is significant for our program,” SUU head coach Todd Simon said. “He has elite level athleticism that allows him to guard multiple positions, rebound, and play above the rim.  His size, athleticism, and skill set will provide mismatch problems on the offensive end of the floor.”

Lyons parents are James and Carol, and he has a strong interest in pursuing a degree in economics when he gets in the classrooms at Southern Utah University.  

Southern Utah previously announced that Dre Marin, a point guard out of Arizona, Jamil Jackson, a junior college wing out of Minnesota, and Cameron Oluyitan, a transfer wing from Boise State have joined the program. 

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