Canisius’ Bleeker to redshirt


Canisius sophomore forward Kevin Bleeker will redshirt this season, giving him three more years of eligibility starting next season.

Bleeker, who was recruited by former coach Tom Parrotta from the Netherlands, played in 30 games last season while starting six.

With an influx of forwards this season — including starters Jordan Heath and Freddy Asprilla, who were ineligible last season after transferring — the 6-foot-10 Bleeker was expected to see a decrease in minutes this year.

Bleeker averaged 2.7 points and 2.8 rebounds per game last season.