The build to the debut of the Tasmania JackJumpers in the NBL continues, with Toronto native MiKyle McIntosh named as the latest recruit.
Born in Toronto, the 27-year-old has been playing around the world after college stints at Illinois State and Oregon.
Undrafted in 2018, McIntosh has played in Korea, Belgium and France, while also having a run with the G League Raptors 905 during the 2018-19 season.
🔥Welcome MIKYLE MCINTOSH 🔥- Tasmania JackJumpers 🐜 (@JackJumpers) August 11, 2021
Our third import is here! The 6'7 forward joins the JackJumpers after a successful international career which has seen him play professionally in South Korea, America in the NBA G-League, Canada, Belgium and France. https://t.co/kPAti83QTz pic.twitter.com/MjODcG9e2W
Head coach Scott Roth expressed his excitement with the signing.
"MiKyle brings a lot of international experience and a winning mentality to the JackJumpers," said Roth. "He is a versatile forward who can make plays for others, and he is a player his teammates will love playing with.
"He brings great size and toughness to the squad which were attributes we were looking for. MiKyle brings a great attitude to Tasmania, and he will become an instant fan favourite."
Don't worry MiKyle, the JackJumpers are much more dangerous than the spiders 🐜- Tasmania JackJumpers 🐜 (@JackJumpers) August 12, 2021
Checkout what new recruit MiKyle McIntosh had to say at this mornings press conference.
To get behind MiKyle in the upcoming season head to https://t.co/kPAti83QTz pic.twitter.com/G7TLnGFqMY
The NBL season is expected to tip off in October, with McIntosh and the JackJumpers set to embark on their innaugral season in the league.
"When Coach Roth approached me and outlined his vision and direction for the club, I knew it was something I wanted to be involved in. We have a really strong roster and I believe my skillset fits in well with the group and we can have instant success," said McIntosh.
"I'm also looking forward to getting out in the Tasmanian community and meeting JackJumpers fans across the state. I can't wait to get to Tasmania and get to work."
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