Redeemer Adds Saskatchewan Product Josh Carbonel

Carbonel, Josh
Point guard Josh Carbonel has committed to the Redeemer Royals for the 2020-21 season after playing with the Rise Above Basketball Academy. (Source: Redeemer Royals) (Header: Redeemer Royals)

ANCASTER, Ont. — On the heels of another fourth-place finish in the OCAA, the Redeemer Royals have started to assemble their roster for the 2020-21 campaign.

The Royals finished fourth at the 2020 OCAA Men’s Basketball Championship back at the beginning of March, dropping the Bronze Medal game to the Seneca Sting, 97-81. The loss ended the collegiate careers for Spencer Kerssies, Nick Green, and Justin Lenters, ending an era for the Royals in the process.

With the three players on their way out, it has opened up spots on the roster for the next wave of talent to come in and contribute for Redeemer as early as the 2020-21 season. On Wednesday morning, the Royals added their first new face to the mix for the upcoming season.

Saskatchewan product Josh Carbonel has committed to Head Coach Jamie Girolametto and the Redeemer Royals for the 2020-21 season, it was announced on March 25th.

The Royals took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to announce Carbonel’s commitment to the Men’s Basketball program:

Head Coach Jamie Girolametto is excited about the newest addition to the Redeemer family.

“We scored a really good person, good student and a great player,” said Girolametto. “Adding Josh helps to fill the void that will be left due to the graduation of Nick Green.”

“He has textbook shooting form, a great handle, and pick things up quickly.”

Girolametto had Carbonel and other recruits on campus earlier this year, and they were tasked with running the Scout Offense against the Royals. It wasn’t long before Carbonel and his skill set stood out to Girolametto and the rest of the Royals’ staff.

“I was immediately impressed with Josh’s leadership on the court,” continued Girolametto. “He was subtle, but definitely demonstrated why he was the starting point guard for the U17 Saskatchewan Provincial Team.”

Carbonel, a 5’9” point guard, played his high school basketball at Bethlehem Catholic High School in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He has also suited up for the Rise Above Basketball Academy in addition to his time with the U17 Saskatchewan Provincial Team.

This past season, Carbonel and Bethlehem Catholic High School finished in third place in the Premiere Division 5A Basketball regular season standings with an 11-5 record.

You can check out some of his high school highlights by clicking here.

– T. Bennett

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