Redeemer Royals

Redeemer’s men’s basketball roster takes shape for 2014-15

royalsWith the 2014-15 men’s basketball season approaching, Redeemer Royals coach Jamie Girolametto has solidified an impressive court roster this fall. Redeemer’s men’s team will balance a number of key returning players with the group of recruits which should make a significant impact to the program.

Coming off of an improved season last year where the Royals were one spot away from clinching their first playoff spot since the team entered Ontario Colleges Athletic Association play.

With the revamped lineup, Girolametto has high hopes for his team. “This is our best recruiting class yet in my short career here at Redeemer We have a great combination of experienced and established players alongside some up and coming players. This year promises to be the best yet for the Royals”.

Redeemer’s new recruits will join a great set of returning players including first team OCAA all-star Calvin Turnbull (Burlington, ON), Josh de Schiffert (Strathroy, ON) and Jacob Walda (Woodstock, ON).

The recruits include:

John Woldu
Height: 6’2″
Position: PG
Eligibility: 5th year
Program: Consecutive Education
Previous Schools: HB Beal SS (London), University of Windsor, University of Victoria
Strengths: True PG, very fast, excellent court vision.
Highlights: AAAA OFSAA Bronze, CIS National Tournament 4th place 2014

Coach’s Comments: We are very excited to have a PG of John’s capability. John will be called upon to direct the team offensively and defensively. His ball control and court vision provide us with great stability.

Nathan Curry

Height: 6’1
Position: SG
Eligibility: 1st year
Program of study: sociology
High school: Owen Sound CVI
Highlights: Ontario Cup Champ (Collingwood Trailblazers 2013), 3 time BAA all star, senior season high school averages: 21.4 PPG, 4.4 RPG

Coach’s Comments: Nate can provide a scoring spark for our team. He is a smooth shooter, attacks the basket without hesitation and is very deceptive on the offensive boards.

Nathan Di Loreto

Height: 6’3
Position: G/F
Eligibility: 3rd year
Program: Consecutive Education
Previous Schools: H.B Beal Secondary School, University of Western Ontario
Strengths: Strong, good work ethic, good shooter, rebounding and defense
Highlights of Career: AAAA OFSAA Bronze Medal, Ted Early Award for London, Member of the Ontario Provincial Team, 4 city titles at H.B Beal, Western Mustangs Varsity.

Coach’s Comments: The first thing that come to mind about Nathan is toughness. He is the ultimate competitor, and has great all around skill as well. We can’t wait to see Nathan in action.

Taylor de Schiffert

Height: 6’4
Position: G/F
Eligibility: 1st year
Program: Environmental Studies
High school: London District Christian Secondary School
Highlight: OFSAA basketball

Coach’s Comments: Taylor has great potential. We are very excited to work with him. Taylor is very athletic, has a great touch around the rim and hits the offensive boards well.

The Royals open their non-conference schedule on Sept. 27 when they take the court against the Western University Mustangs JV team. Redeemer will play Western’s varsity Mustangs (Ontario University Athletics); Georgian College (OCAA), Brock University (OUA), Waynesburg University (NCAA) from Pennsylvania; Manchester University (NCAA) from Indiana, and Rochester College (NAIA) from Michigan before opening up the regular season against Humber College at home on Oct. 28th.

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