After a perfect regular season of 21-0 and a record setting seventh straight Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) Championship, the men's basketball Hurricanes look to continue their dynasty with the addition of Charlottetown's own, Will Vidito.
Vidito, a soon to be graduate of the Charlottetown Rural High School, joins the Hurricanes after three seasons with the Raiders in which they claimed the 2018-2019 provincial championship. Vidito was also named a league all-star in his senior season.
The 6’2” guard is enrolled in the Business Administration program at Holland College, beginning in September.
“I’ve always been considering the Business Administration program at Holland College, it works well with my academic goals. The program has a great reputation and I’ve heard many great things about it. I was considering other business programs, but when Coach Whitty approached me in early January and the opportunity came to pursue both my academic and athletic goals, Holland College became the easy decision as it’s close to home and is an opportunity to play in front of friends and family.”
Vidito has played for the PEI U15 and U17 provincial teams and has made four straight national appearances; he was also a member of Team PEI during the 2017 Canada Games. In his final season with the Raiders, Vidito completed a staggering 118 baskets from beyond the three-point line.
Here is Vidito’s comments when asked about what skills he can bring to the Hurricanes.
“I feel my main strengths as a player are my shooting, with the ability to hit the three, and I feel as though I am a smart player with a high basketball IQ. I have a team-first mentality and a willingness to always compete and get better.”
Head coach, Josh Whitty speaks positively of what Vidito brings to the roster.
“Will is a high IQ basketball player who shoots it well from behind the three-point line. He’s a dedicated student-athlete, a top notch teammate and someone we’re excited to add to our program.”
Vidito is confident with what is in store for the Hurricanes this upcoming season.
“When looking at the past of the men's basketball program at Holland College, I think we will be a team that will be hungry and driven to perform and bring home more championships.”
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Story written by:
Communications Coordinator Assistant
Department of Athletics and Recreation
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Daniel Cudmore, Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator
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Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019