UOIT signs Oshawa hoopster for new team

Jolesha Allen (seated) gets a selfie with supporters after sighing to play with UOIT Ridgebacks. Photo credit: Courtesy of UOIT Athletics

The UOIT Ridgebacks women’s basketball team has welcomed Oshawa native Jolesha Allen as their new shooting guard.

“Jolesha is a kind-hearted, fun-loving, hard-working young woman,” said Christa Eniojukan, head coach of the Ridgebacks in a news release.

“She’s fought hard for everything she’s accomplished on and off the court and she has grown into the kind of player that can score in various fashions.”

The five-foot-nine Allen has in the past assisted her team achieve a 45-0 record during her time at G.L. Roberts CVI, where she was also declared team MVP for two years.

“I’m very exited,” said Allen, “it’s been a dream of mine to play at a university and I think I can leave a legacy here, doing my best and being my best everyday, in order to be the best student-athlete I can be.”

Allen will study communications and digital media at UOIT this fall.

UOIT will play its first season of university basketball this fall.