2/23/2022 10:55:00 PM

Men’s Basketball Adds Della Foresta Brothers to 2022 Recruit Class

Ancaster, Ont. – Redeemer University Men’s Basketball announced the commitments of Jeremiah and Gabriel Della Foresta.

Natives of Almonte, Ontario, the Della Foresta brothers will have four years to play together under the tutelage of longtime Royals head coach Jamie Girolametto. They spent their high school seasons playing for the Thunderbolts of Almonte District High.

“Gabriel is a young man who possesses tremendous athleticism and has a deep love for the game.” Royals Head Coach Jamie Girolametto said. “He comes to us as a complete all-around player, and Gabe is highly competitive and is looking forward to the challenge of post-secondary basketball.” 

“I am looking forward to growing in my faith, playing basketball, and meeting new people,” said Gabriel. “I chose Redeemer because it felt like the right fit when I was on my visit, and everyone was super welcoming. I am going to work hard a look forward to the challenges both on and off the court”

A 6-3, 170lb shooting guard, Della Foresta, helped the Thunderbolts to OFSAA gold in his first season to go along with an EOSSA championship the following year. He was named Male Athlete of the Year in his second season, following MVP in his rookie season.

“Jeremiah also brings a deep love of the game to Redeemer,” Girolametto said. “He is very versatile and sneaky athletic. Jeremiah is going to be called on to defend every position on the court and take advantage of mismatches on the offensive end.”

Jeremiah, standing at 6’3 plans to study Physical Education at Redeemer. He took home OFSAA gold in 2019 as a vital member of the provincially esteemed Thunderbolts basketball program. Della Foresta added a EOSSA championship in 2020 to his outstanding portfolio of achievements.

“I chose Redeemer because it was the perfect fit for me,” Della Foresta said. “On my visit, the culture of the basketball program was one of the first things I noticed. They immediately took me in as part of the family, and I felt at home; I loved it”. An essential piece to my decision was the faith-based environment, and Redeemer was exactly what I was looking for.”

“Both Gabe and Jeremiah have been prepared very well by club coach Scott Meeson. So not only are they versatile players, they have already been taught the mental game at a higher level. This will help them adjust to the demanding level of OCAA basketball. And most importantly, they are both perfect fits for the community at Redeemer University in terms of their strong faith development and academic standing,” commented Coach Jamie Girolametto.