Frankie Tocci will join the Rebels Basketball
WINNIPEG, MB – Red River College is pleased to announce the addition of Frankie Tocci to the Rebels Men’s Basketball team.
Tocci a 6’6” Forward graduated from Maples Collegiate and then moved onto the University of Winnipeg Wesmen for two seasons.
Coach Scott Kirkpatrick(5th year) had this to say abut Tocci, “Frankie is a game changer on the defensive end of the floor with his IQ, communication skills, rebounding ability, and he is an excellent rim protector when he’s on the floor.” Kirkpatrick went on to add “Frankie is a gifted offensive rebounder, and strong finisher on the other end of the court as well. Fans and opponents will see his athletic ability in the games and focus on that, but what they won’t see is how much he will improve our player leadership on and off the court.”
Kirkpatricks and Tocci’s relationship goes back many years with Kirkpatrick having coached and taught Tocci in high school. Kirkpatrick see’s Tocci as a high character individual “ Having known him as well as I do, I can see he is hungry to go out and play and remind others that he still has a lot of basketball left in him, and I also know that he will bring tremendous value to our team with his high character and locker room leadership this season. Frankie will hold himself and others accountable to a very high standard and he will be the first person to correct his mistakes, and the last one to point a finger when things don’t go as planned. ”
Rebels try-outs begin on September 11th at 7-9pm in the North gym and pre-season action kicks off on September 28th when they travel to play Briercrest College in Caronport, Saskatchewan.
The Red River Rebels are the varsity sport teams of Red River College, and compete in the Manitoba College Athletic Conference (MCAC) and the Northern intercollegiate Athletic Conference(NIAC). The College fields teams in basketball (men and women), futsal (men and women), soccer (men and women) and volleyball (men and women).