Last week, St. John’s Edge head coach Jeff Dunlap said the National Basketball League of Canada team might soon be in the market for forwards.
Turns out that soon is now.
The Edge are short a couple of bodies who had seen time on the wing after Marcus Lewis was released and Canadian Jordan Jensen-Whyte was placed on the inactive list because of a knee injury suffered in last Wednesday’s win over the London Lightning at Mile One Centre.
Both were seen as small forward/guard hybrids.
Dunlap announced the news about Jensen-Whyte on his Twitter account (@jdunlap44). “My heart goes out to rookie Jordan Jensen-Whyte,” said Dunlap. “This fine young man has suffered a season-ending ACL injury and we are all crushed with this news. I want to wish him the best for a speedy recovery! He will always have a home on my roster!”
Jensen-Whyte, a Calgary native who played at the University of British Columbia, averaged just more than three points per game as the Edge opened their first-ever season with seven wins in nine contests.
Lewis, a product of Eastern Kentucky University, had played in the NBLC with the Niagara River Lions last season, but didn’t see much early-season action with the Edge after joining the team late in its inaugural training camp.
He averaged two points per game in at total of 59 minutes of floor time over six games and didn’t play at all in last week’s two matchups against the Lightning at Mile One Centre.
St. John’s finishes off the 2017 portion of its 2017-18 regular season with three road games in Ontario, beginning with a game this Wednesday night against the K-W (Kitchener-Waterloo) Titans.
The Edge don’t play again at Mile One until Jan. 9.