District 10 player of the year, Khaled Djabo, commits to George Brown College men’s basketball team for 2018-19
George Brown College’s (GBC) men’s basketball team is not sitting idle in the off season.
The Huskies have added another piece to their backcourt with the commitment by guard Khaled Djabo to join the club next season. The addition of the District 10 player of the year is a notable coup for the program.
GBC men’s basketball head coach Jonathan Smith has had his eye on the John F. Ross high school product for a couple of years. Djabo’s desire to take the college route provided the perfect connection with George Brown.
“He really wanted to come down,” Smith said. “We thought we wanted to go the route of bringing in young men with character. He fits that bill. We’re really excited to see what he’s going to be able to do coming into next year.”
Djabo, a guard who stands at six-foot two inches, describes himself as a “hard-working guy” on the court, is confident he can fit right in.
“I can bring a lot to the table. I can push everybody on the team to become a better player and work really hard,” said the 19-year-old.
Djabo arrives at GBC after an impressive stint at John F. Ross in Guelph, consistently among the Royals’ leading scorers, according to Scorestop.com. As for the Huskies, they aren’t putting any lofty expectations on the Hamilton native.
“I just want him to come in and be a solid student-athlete,” explained Smith. “We want him to be one of those guys that’s going to be here for three or four years and finish up his degree and post-grad, if that’s what he chooses to do, but just come in and work hard everyday.”
In another move, the Huskies have also added combo-guard Ishan Virdi. Also six-foot two inches, Virdi come to GBC after a year at Sheridan College, where he appeared in three games last season.