The Ottawa BlackJacks of the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) announced on Tuesday, July 12 that University of Ottawa (uOttawa) Gee-Gees forward Josh Inkumsah has signed a developmental player contract with the team.
A native of Barrie, Ontario, Inkumsah has averaged 4.5 points and 3.3 rebounds in 34 collegiate games, including 16 games with the uOttawa Gee-Gees and 18 games with the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons.
"Josh is a high motor forward that has switch ability and physicality," said Jevohn Shepherd, general manager and vice-president of basketball operations with the Ottawa BlackJacks. "He will give us some depth and toughness at the position."
This past season, Inkumsah played 16 games with the Gee-Gees, including 15 starts, and averaged 8.5 points and 5.8 rebounds.
“I am so grateful for the opportunity to compete with the BlackJacks as it is a chance to compete at the highest level in Canada and learn from experienced professional athletes," said Inkumsah
The BlackJacks also announced they have released guard Cody John. In 11 games for Ottawa, John averaged 8.5 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists.