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Local Vancouver Coaches Unite in St. John’s

St. John’s Edge Welcome Vancouver’s Ransford Brempong.

Local Vancouver Basketball Coach / Influencer Ransford Brempong has signed a contract to join the St. Johns Edge of the NBLC. 

The 36-year-old, Ransford Brempong, a native of Brampton, Ontario, was a member on the Canadian Senior Men’s National Team from 2006-2008. Ransford, 6-foot-8, 215 pounds averaged 7.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game during his four seasons in the NCAA with Western Carolina University where he is currently the Southern Conference all-time leader in blocked shots.

The 36-year-old, Ransford Brempong, a native of Brampton, Ontario, was a member of the Canadian Senior Men’s National Team from 2006-2008.  Ransford, 6-foot-8, 215 pounds averaged 7.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game during his four seasons in the NCAA with Western Carolina University, where he is currently the Southern Conference all-time leader in blocked shots. Brempong last competed professionally seven years ago in the Dutch 1st Division.

Doug Plumb, of Vancouver, is in his second year Coaching in the NBLC (National Basketball League of Canada. Last year he spent the season with the London Lightning who won the NBLC Championship. This year he has taken on the Lead Assistant Coach role with the St. John’s Edge in their inaugural season.

Two months into their five month season, the Edge have suffered a number of injuries, which opened a roster spot that was filled which as a result of a Vancouver Basketball connection. Both coaches in the local basketball scene here in Vancouver, Brempong leads Westcoast Training and Plumb leads all on court activity across Canada and the US for Academy Basketball where they have collaborated a number of times. Brempong now has the opportunity to lace the sneakers back up and get back on the hardwood because of the connection.

When asked about what he’ll bring to the team, Brempong said “I bring a lot of veteran leadership. I’ve played the game all over the world, I’ve coached the game as well. So, i’m coming in as an older statesmen and I still have some juice left in these legs so Im looking forward to pushing the guys and showing them how to be a pro on and off the court’. He went on to add “Im excited to help this team, whatever that is, i’m going to give that to helps us achieve our ultimate goal. I came here to win a championship”.

“It’s great to be able to bring in the calibre of player Rans is to this organization. We have a good thing going here and bringing in someone like Rans who has a plethora of National Team experience as well as professional experience overseas is not only great for the make-up of our team, but for the league. This league is much better than the average fan recognizes and we are happy to have him join us’ Plumb said.

You can follow Brempong and Plumb all season long at www.sjedge.ca.