Thursday, October 8, 2015

Former NBA Center Joins Rebels

The Tampa Bay Rebels have announced that former NBA center Jerome James will play for the team during the 2015 International Tour.  A native of Tampa, the 7’1” James was selected by the Sacramento Kings with the 36th selection of the 1998 NBA Draft. Following his time with the Kings, James also spent time with the Seattle Supersonics (2001-2005), the New York Knicks (2005-2009), and the Chicago Bulls (2009-2010). Throughout his career, James had the opportunity to play alongside NBA Hall of Famer Gary Payton, NBA greats Ray Allen and Chris Webber, and FIBA Hall of Famer Vlade Divac.

Rebels Head Coach Fernando Rojas commented on Jerome’s arrival, “We are fortunate that a player of his background agreed to join the Rebels. His leadership and experience will be an asset for our young players looking for international opportunities. During our first meeting, he made clear to me both his professionalism and his personal goals at this stage of his career. We look forward to a great tour.”

This is the team’s fourth international tour. The Rebels will travel to Mexico in October to compete against clubs from the country’s top professional league. To find out the latest news about the Tampa Bay Rebels, please visit