Rookie men's basketball head coach Jonathan Smith hasn't wasted any time shopping for talent for his men's basketball team at George Brown College.

He's secured four players, right in Toronto, for the upcoming season: Evan Gilmore, Cameron Mars, Aleks Murray and Dejazmatch James.

Smith has added quickness, experience and some height to the Huskies roster that will also see the return of several players from the squad that finished with an overall 11-9 record and lost 74-69 in a close Ontario Colleges Athletic Association quarter-final.

At 6-foot-4, Gilmore, from Father John Redmond High, is one of the tallest guards in last year's high school graduation class, is "an extremely good shooter, with deep range," according to Smith.

Mars, at 6-foot-5, is a forward, able to play several positions, who graduated from Laurier Collegiate while Murray, another guard at 6-foot-1, is from Western Tech.

"Mars brings a great touch around the rim and is quite versatile," added Smith. "Gilmore has the height, always an advantage in this game, and is smart with a basketball."

Dejazmatch, a graduate of Vaughan Road Academy, is "a solid defender that plays with great intensity. His ability to get out on the break and finish at the rim, along with his great decision making, will be a great addition to our program."

Source: George Brown College