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Open Tryouts bring four to Drive training camp

The Grand Rapids Drive have brought four players from the recent local tryouts to training camp. Those  players are Tosin Mehinti, Cameron Vines, Jamel Morris and Jeremiah Ingram.

Tosin Mehinti, nicknamed “The Train”, comes to Beer City, USA from Lagos, Nigeria after a four-year collegiate career playing for the UAB Blazers of Conference USA. Mehinti averaged 5.6 points and 4.2 rebounds in 33 games and started 16 of the final 19 games of his senior season. The 6-foot-9, 244-pound forward/center averaged 1.0 blocks per game and the big-bodied middle man shot 74.6 percent from the free throw line and 48.9 percent from the field last season.


Cameron Vines went undrafted in the 2015 NBA Draft after a four-year collegiate career. Vines spent his first two seasons at Florida Southern before transferring to St. Joseph’s College in Indiana to finish his career. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound guard played in 63 games at Florida Southern averaging 8.0 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game. After making the move north to St. Joseph’s, Vines averaged 22.2 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.6 assists in the NCAA Div. II Great Lakes Valley Conference. Vines is originally from Columbus, OH and played his high school basketball at Whetstone HS. Vines played the 2015-16 season for Medi Bayreuth of the German BB League.


Jamel Morris is a 6-foot-4, 200-pound guard out of Fairmount State (WV). After spending his first two seasons at Glenville State, Morris transferred to play for the Fighting Falcons over his final two seasons. In his four-year career, Morris averaged 17.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists. Morris played in Italy during the 2016-17 season.


Jeremiah Ingram is a 6-foot-7, 215-pound guard who last played at North Carolina Central collegiately. Originally from Detroit, Ingram played for Southfield Lathrup High School and spent two years at Colby Community College with a year at Summit Christian Academy in between. Ingram averaged 7.5 points (10.5 during his senior season) and 4.4 rebounds while at NCCU. His shooting splits were 48/36/62. As a senior, he was the only player to play in all 32 games while averaging 28 minutes per game. He led the team in scoring six times, and in rebounding 11 times.

The Drive open the season at the DeltaPlex on November 3 at 7 p.m. against the Erie Bayhawks.

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