Rainmen Shake Up

Monday the Halifax Rainmen made a couple of moves in an attempt to address some of their weaknesses. They traded one of the bigger off-season acquisitions and signed the latest player to hopefully fill the void in the middle.

The Rainmen traded 6’5″ shooting guard, Rodney Buford to the London Lightning for 6’5″ small forward Tyrone Levett.

“Adding Tyrone to our roster will help us tremendously on defense and with rebounding,” said Halifax Rainmen President & CEO, Andre Levingston. “He will also give us more size, strength and athleticism.”

Levett was drafted second overall in the National Basketball League of Canada’s inaugural draft in August. Prior to arriving to the NBL Canada, Levett played collegiate basketball at Alabama State University, and later played professionally overseas in Austria, Ireland, Germany and Slovenia.

Also arriving to the Rainmen’s lineup is 6’9’’ centre Stevy Worah-Ozimo. A native of Cabon, West Africa, Worah-Ozimo attended the TCI College of Technology where he ranked fourth in the nation among NJCAA Division I with 12.7 rebounds per game. He later transferred to North Carolina Central University where he was a NCAA starting five player.

Since his collegiate days, Worah-Ozimo has earned workouts with the Charlotte Bobcats, and played professionally overseas.

“Stevy gives us another great rebounder, shot blocker and gritty defender,” said Levingston. “He’s a perfect fit for our philosophy on the defensive end.”


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