The Gee-Gees women's basketball team is proud to announce the commitment of Savannah Provo for the 2019 season. Provo, an all-around talent from Lake Echo, Nova Scotia, is a key addition for the Gee-Gees, who look to further improve upon their national bronze medal this upcoming season.
An athletic 5-10 guard with a strong shooting touch, Provo will help ease the transition after the Gee-Gees graduate major pieces from their backcourt.
Coming from a strong basketball system in Nova Scotia, Provo has been playing at the provincial level since she was 12 years old. In 2017, she represented her province at the Canada Games in Winnipeg, and has competed at Canada Basketball nationals three times.
Provo fell in love with the game playing club basketball growing up with the East Preston Pacers. In high school, she first starred in Halifax's public league with École du Carrefour. Later, she took on the prep world with King's-Edgehill School in Windsor, NS to close out her her high school career. For three years, Provo has played AAU basketball with Become One based in Toronto, giving her the chance to play against top talent in the United States.
When it came time to choose her next step, Provo's decision came down to a choice between home and away. Ultimately, after a visit to Ottawa, it became clear that moving away for school was the path she wanted follow.
"I had never been to Ottawa, but when I went on my visit, I enjoyed it quite a bit," she said. "I felt like the vibe right when I went … being able to hang out with the girls was great, and it helped knowing one of the players."
Provo is coming to the Gee-Gees knowing fellow Nova Scotian Maia Timmons, who was a teammate of her older sister. She also knew Gee-Gees lead assistant coach Rose-Anne Joly, who coached against her with Team Quebec.
Provo followed the team's success this season, with the team reaching the number one ranking in the nation and winning U SPORTS bronze, she knew she was walking into a winning program.
"It played into my decision quite a bit," said Provo. "Obviously the team was really good last year. Now, to be able to come in and contribute on a team competing for a national championship in my first year will be amazing."