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The Journal Gazette

Thursday, May 10, 2018 5:40 pm

IPFW basketball signs three players


The IPFW men's basketball team announced three signees for the 2018-19 season Thursday in Ramion Burt Jr. of Albany, New York, Jarred Godfrey of Tyrone, Georgia and Josh Inkumsah of Barrie, Ontario.

Burt, a 6-foot-8 forward, averaged 13.3 points and 10.2 rebounds for Cloud Community College in Concordia, Kansas last year. He helped guide his high school Green Tech to a 19-5 record as a senior and the team advanced to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class AA State Championship in 2014.

Godfrey, a 6-5 guard, averaged 17 points, seven rebounds and four assists at Sandy Creek High School this past season and shot 61.1 percent from the floor and 40 percent from 3. With a 25-6 record, the team reached the Final Four in the Georgia state tournament. Godfrey was an first-team all-state selection.

Inkumsah, a 6-7 forward, played for the London Basketball Academy where the team went 10-6 in 2016-17 and 7-5 in 2017-18 in the Western Conference of the National Preparatory Association in Canada, advancing to the championship game in 2017. He averaged 12.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists last season.

"I am excited about the evolution of our recruiting class where we have continued to target high character young men that fit into our culture of unselfishness," coach Jon Coffman said in a release. "Ramion is a versatile mobile center/forward who was the only player in the Jayhawk, one of the best junior college leagues in the country, to average a double-double.

"Jarred is a big guard that brings tremendous versatility to our perimeter play. Most importantly, he is a winner who has led his high school to back-to-back Final Fours and has an innate ability to make the players around him better. ... Josh brings a unique combination of size and skill to our program, and we project him to be able to defend multiple positions. At 6-7 and 250 pounds, he has great mobility and has a versatile skill set which enables him to play in the post as well as on the perimeter."

The trio join Tionne Rollins and Dee Montgomery as additions for the 2018-19 season.