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Saltfleet’s Brown joins Redeemer’s hoops


Redeemer University College is thrilled to announce the commitment of Foster Brown to the men’s basketball program for the 2016-17 Ontario Colleges Athletic Association season.

High school coaches Dave Ormerod, left, and Jim Weatherbee, right, were on hand when Foster Brown committed to the Redeemer Royals and basketball coach Jamie Girolametto. (Photo: Redeemer Athletics)

High school coaches Dave Ormerod, left, and Jim Weatherbee, right, were on hand when Foster Brown committed to the Redeemer Royals and basketball coach Jamie Girolametto. (Photo: Redeemer Athletics)

Brown is the first in a group of strong recruits to be announced for the men’s basketball team for the new term.

Foster joins the Royals after a successful career at Saltfleet District High School in Hamilton.

Royals’ head coach Jamie Girolametto believes Brown, who also excelled at football, will make an immediate impact for the Royals program.

“He fills an immediate need for our team,” said Girolametto. “He will instantly become one of the league’s best defenders. He has a unique combination of quickness and strength, allowing him to defend small, quick guards, as well as inside threats. Foster is a tremendous all-around athlete, who has a great sense for the game. Foster will bring a sense of toughness to the team as well.

“He comes from an excellent high school program at Saltfleet led by coaches Dave Ormerod and Jim Weatherbee. I first saw Foster play when they won an OFSAA AAA Gold medal in 2014. I was immediately impressed with his defensive abilities.”

Excited to be joining the Royals family, Brown, a 5-11, 193-pound guard, praised the Redeemer coaching staff and his experience throughout the process of deciding to join the men’s basketball team.

“I chose Redeemer because of coach Jamie,” said Brown. “He didn’t just recruit me, he put in the time and effort to build a relationship with me, making me feel greatly wanted as a player. Current players and the rest of the Redeemer coaching staff were apart of bringing me into the program.

“They treated me as family and that really spoke to me. I am honoured to be a part of the Redeemer Royals for the upcoming season.”

Asked what he thinks he brings to the team, Brown said, “I feel confident that I will bring energy on the defensive end, a positive attitude, hard work and commitment to making this program grow year-by-year”.

Foster plans to study Sociology & Criminal Justice at Redeemer.

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