Storm trades for Canadian forward Jeanty

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Cordell Jeanty takes a shot during action during the 2013-14 season against the Island Storm. Jeanty was acquired Thursday by the Storm in a trade with the Moncton Miracles.

The Island Storm is back up to the required four Canadians after acquiring forward Cordell Jeanty from the Moncton Miracles on Thursday.

The Storm traded one of its four first-round picks in 2015 to acquire the three-year National Basketball League of Canada veteran.

The six-foot-five Toronto native was an all-star last year when he averaged about 7.5 points and four rebounds per game.

“Cordell is a tough veteran player who will bring a lot of experience and leadership to our locker room,” Storm head coach Joe Salerno said. “He was a matchup problem for us last season, and we look for him to do the same to other teams this season. He has a great mid-range game, and is a physical player, the type guy that has a big impact on games that doesn’t always show up on the Stat sheet.”

Before the NBL, Jeanty played in the PBL with the Halifax Rainmen.

The Storm plays the Halifax Rainmen Friday at 10:30 a.m. in Halifax.

The team now has 15 players fighting for 11 or 12 positions. The team must carry four Canadians.

The Island squad opens the regular season Thursday, Nov. 6 at home against the Saint John Mill Rats.

Organizations: National Basketball League of Canada

Geographic location: Toronto

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