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NBL's Tasmania JackJumpers sign Canadian MiKyle McIntosh

MiKyle McIntosh in action for the Indiana Pacers at Summer League
McIntosh in Summer League action with the Pacers (Getty Images)

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.

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."

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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