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Rainmen undergo more turnover

The Halifax Rainmen’s ever-changing roster continues to evolve as the Premier Basketball League pre-season approaches.

The Halifax Rainmen’s ever-changing roster continues to evolve as the Premier Basketball League pre-season approaches.

The Rainmen saw guards Adris DeLeon and Troy Jackson leave the team yesterday, with DeLeon signing in Spain and Jackson departing because of a family emergency.

Meanwhile, the Rainmen signed two-guard Tommy Mitchell and brought in six-foot-five guard/forward Derrick O’Neil as a tryout.

Mitchell, who once played for the Manchester Millrats and has had several NBA tryouts, projects as a starter.

“He’s a quiet storm,” said owner Andre Levingston.

“He doesn’t say boo in practice but the kid doesn’t miss much. He practises hard, does his job, hits big shots, runs the floor and you can tell he spends a lot of time in the gym. He’s a pro.”

Mitchell can also play point guard, meaning he’ll be able to spell projected starter Taliek Brown and potential backup Tajuan Porter.

There are 13 players left at training camp, including eight with contracts, leaving two jobs up for grabs.

The Rainmen visit the Saint John Mill Rats on Friday for their pre-season opener.

 
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