Men's Basketball Coach James Grant is excited to announce the Lambton Lions' recruiting class for the 2018-2019 season.
The Lions are coming off of a 21-11 (13-7 OCAA) campaign and are returning a bulk of their roster. The team was looking to recruit shooting and more length in preparation for this coming season which they look to have accomplished.
''Our coaching staff put a lot of hours into finding players that would fit our program,'' says Coach Grant. ''We focused alot of our efforts in the GTA and Metro Detroit regions this year and we connected with some really outstanding individuals who we think can succeed both on and off the court at the College. With us returning a great sophomore group it will be exciting to see the ceiling we can hit with these new players. Challenging for a playoff spot is a definate goal."
The Lions are still quite young with Jason Watts being the elder statesman as he is entering his fourth year. The team graduated long-time starting guards Jason Marshell and Branden Padgett from last year's OCAA Championship Tournament qualifying team and it will be a difficult task to fully replace their contributions on the court. How fast this young squad can do that will begin to be seen on October 18th when the Lions host the Conestoga Condors in their new confines.
The team adds a total of nine new faces to the roster which includes Hungarian Denes Hegedus (Sandalwood Heights, Brampton), Deiondre Reid (Central Tech, Toronto), Kardon Edwards (St. Roch, Brampton), Josh Harris (New Haven, Michigan), Damian Omorogbe (Cardinal Newman, Scarborough), Jude Saint-Vaudre (Cardinal Newman, Scarborough), Deshaun Kelley (St. Clair County CC, Michigan), Jaone Walters (Bramalea, Brampton) and Joe Edmondson (Grace Baptist Academy, Malton).
Familiar names returning to the squad include last season's OCAA All-Rookie team member Keith Laryea, along with Dwayne Lambert-Cadore, Journee Joseph, Tyvell Peters, Tyler Grevers, Shak Seymour and Watts who averaged 17.2 points per game and 9.4 rebounds per game in his third year.
Make sure to come out and catch the team in action this year. They look to be shaping up as a really entertaining team to watch.
If you are a player and interested in being a future Lion, contact Coach Grant at email@example.com ...