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Scrubb brothers among final additions to Ottawa BlackJacks training camp roster

Tommy and Phil Scrubb won five national championships as members of the Carleton University Ravens before heading overseas to continue their basketball careers.
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Ottawa's new pro basketball team has completed its 2020 training camp roster by adding a couple of familiar names.

The Ottawa BlackJacks of the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) announced Thursday the signing of free agents Phil Scrubb, his brother Tommy Scrubb, Johnny Berhanemeskel and Kaza Kajami-Keane. 

The Scrubb brothers each won five national championships with the Carelton University Ravens before turning pro and continuing their careers in Europe.

Tommy Scrubb is 6' 6'', plays forward, and has averaged 27.7 points, 5.7 rebounds and 27.2 minutes in 212 games, playing in professionally in France, Italy, Germany and Finland. 

Phil Scrubb is a 6' 3'' guard, who averaged 11.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 25.3 minutes in 150 games, playing professionally in Spain, Russia, Germany and Greece. 

Berhanemeskel is a 6' 2'' guard, who averaged 14.7 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 26.5 minutes in 179 games, playing professionally in France, Greece, Spain, Germany and Estonia.

Kajami-Keane is 6' 1'' guard, who averaged 12.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 1.7 steals and 24.9 minutes in 111 games as a pro in Germany, Netherlands and the NBA G-League.

There are currently 13 players signed to the BlackJacks roster, including 10 standard player contracts and three development player contracts as a result of the 2020 CEBL / U SPORTS Draft.


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