Head Coach Mike Holmes has landed another large piece in the quest to put a larger front line on the floor. Sebastiaan Boissevain, a 6'8 center from the Netherlands, has committed to the University of Maine- Presque Isle for 2016-17.
Boissevain has played basketball since the age of 11, and played at the national level in his hometown of Hoofddorp at the age of 16. His team won the 20 and under National Finals a year ago, helping Boissevain feel like he was ready to transition his game to the collegiate level.
Holmes not only liked Boissevain's size, but his commitment to the defensive end and how he looked for open teammates during offensive possessions.
Bossevain said, "I chose the University of Maine-Presque Isle because I felt like I was really invited to be a part of the community as well as the basketball team."
With plans to study business and psychology, Boissevain would like to eventually work with businesses to enhance productivity and efficiency.
Holmes said, "Sebastiaan is a motivated and thoughtful guy, in addition to being a strong basketball player. As we have been engaging in the recruiting process, we are really targeting people we feel will enhance the campus community, classroom, and basketball program. Sebastiaan scores high in all of these areas."
Boissevain is the son of Gustaaf and Elisasbeth Boissevain, and has one older brother, Alexander.