Jermaine Bucknor, a 6' 6' guard/forward from Ross Sheppard High School in Edmonton, has verbally committed to play basketball for the Spiders of the University of Richmond in Virginia next year. When asked who has helped him hone his skills since he started playing basketball in Grade 6, Bucknor quickly credited "Coach Dave." For the past three years, Ross Shep's head basketball coach, Dave Youngs, has coached Bucknor.
Last year, after winning its second consecutive provincial championship, Ross Sheppard's basketball team was ranked number one in Canada. Bucknor has been a NAIT all-star and at the NIKE basketball camp last fall he was ranked the number one swingman in the country.