Jamar Coke to Transfer to Lakehead Men’s Basketball From Medicine Hat College
March 26, 2012
The Lakehead University men’s basketball program is pleased to announce its second committed addition to the roster for next season in the form of Jamar Coke; a 6’0” shooting guard who will transfer from Medicine Hat College of the CCAA. A product of Hamilton, Ontario, Coke has spent the past two season playing for the Rattlers in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference where he has put up impressive numbers. In thirty-one conference games in Alberta, Coke averaged 17.7 points, 7 rebounds, 3.8 assists and just over 2 steals per game.
The head coach of the MHC team is Ben Julius, a 2000 graduate of Hammerskjold High School in Thunder Bay; “Jamar Coke is one of the most dynamic players I have ever seen. Jamar has explosive speed and is a great shooter, which makes him deadly on the offensive end of the floor. On the defensive end he has great instincts for both steals and defensive boards. Jamar has been a focal point for the turnaround of the Medicine Hat Rattlers program in a short period of time. Having several roots in Thunder Bay and especially with Lakehead University I am extremely excited for Jamar, I believe he is a perfect fit for Lakehead and Coach Morrison’s coaching style.”
Coke plans to enroll in Lakehead’s concurrent education program and will have three years of eligibility remaining. He joins fellow Cathedral High School (Hamilton) alum, Dwayne Harvey, as new players on the roster next season. Harvey’s commitment was announced by the team in early February.
Thunderwolves head coach Scott Morrison is expecting a deeper perimeter core next season. “We are excited to welcome Jamar into our basketball family in Thunder Bay. He has been well coached in both high school and college and brings a versatile skill set on both ends of the floor that will be a boost to our lineup. With the additions of Jamar and Dwayne Harvey we are ensuring ourselves more depth and explosiveness on the perimeter next season.”
Coach Morrison and the Lakehead program also announced earlier this week that Adam Johnson (6’6” Forward, Baltimore) has been released from the team and will pursue other opportunities.