Warriors Strengthen Squad With New American Signing

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Keith Jumper

GARVEY’S Tralee Warriors have signed 24 year old American, Keith Jumper, to their squad ahead of a number of key fixtures in both Super League and the Pat Duffy National Cup in the coming weeks.

Jumper, a 6’8’’ power forward from South Carolina, was signed earlier this week, and will provide additional depth to the Warriors frontline.

After a successful career at NCAA Division II Pfeiffer University, Jumper spent his rookie season in the Australian South East Basketball League.

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Coach Pat Price says he is pleased with his new signing, “Keith is a welcome addition to our roster.He arrives at a time when both Dusan Bogdanovic and Janis Dumburs are playing their best basketball thus far, so we believe we have provided necessary depth to the lineup. He is a strong finisher, rebounder and at 6’8’’ is a talented post defender.”

Price says he will provide cover for the Warriors regular top scorer Jordan Evans, “The Superleague rules mandate only one US player at a time on the court, so his job-share with Jordan Evans provides us with flexibility in line-ups as well as proper rest in-game for Jordan.”

The Warriors face Black Amber Templeogue in the Oblate Hall in Inchicore this Saturday night in Super League ahead of the visit of UCC Demons to the Tralee Sports Complex for a National Cup quarter-final showdown on Sunday 3rd December.

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