Moses off to Acadia
Peter Moses can’t wait to begin the next chapter of his life.
The 18-year-old Ridley College graduate has committed to Acadia University where he will suit up for the Axmen’s men’s basketball team.
“That’s all I’ve been waiting for, really,” Moses said. “I’m excited to go on to university and start a new part of my life.”
Moses, a 6-foot-10 power forward, will join Ridley alumnus Marcus Upshaw. Moses is Acadia’s second committed player from Ridley in the last three seasons. The philosophies of the two institutions align very well.
Moses was attracted to Acadia from the start.
“Tarry Upshaw (Ridley coach) put me in contact with Acadia pretty early on this year,” Moses said. “It was one of my first looks. I also had a few options here in Ontario but I just thought Acadia is someplace new and I would enjoy myself there.”
Moses had a chance to visit the school last fall, which sealed the deal.
“I had a chance to go out there and it was an amazing visit,” Moses said. “I enjoyed my time a lot.
“It’s a small town and a smaller school so I got the same kind of small community feel I got at Ridley. I’ll be able to meet a lot of people and connect more than at a big school.”
Acadia is located in Wolfville, N.S., about 100 miles northwest of Halifax.
Acadia basketball head coach Kevin Duffie feels Moses will be a welcome addition to the Axemen.
“We are excited about the addition of Peter to the program,” Duffie said. “We see Peter fitting into our environment seamlessly since he is coming from the well-reputed Ridley College where he is a proven student and accomplished athlete.
“Peter is a mature young man who will come in and impact our program on a lot of different levels. From a basketball perspective, he has good size, skill and length and that combined with his work habits will be crucial in his success at university.”
Moses, who will study business administration, is looking forward to the challenge of playing at the university level.
“It’s just getting into the rhythm of things. I can see myself fitting into the team well being so lanky and big,” he said. “Hopefully I can play the 4-5 spot in the rotation and help the team in two ways.
“It’s going to be a jump but the staff has highlighted exactly what I need to do. Right now, it’s just getting my body physically and mentally ready.”
Moses moved from Windsor to attend Ridley for the final two years of his high school career.
“I really wanted to play at the next level. I wanted to take a step forward, help my game and put myself in a better position for post-secondary basketball. Ridley was there to help me excel and push myself to get better as a basketball player and as a student,” he said.
Moses feels the overall experience at Ridley will help him ease into university life.
“Some days are really long,” he said. “I think it’s going to help a lot. I’ve been in a position where I’ve had to manage my time and figure out how to balance both school and basketball.”
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