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21 Players Drafted in the Inaugural National Basketball League of Canada Draft

August 22, 2011 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) News Release

(TORONTO, ON) Last night more than 6,000 unique visitors from more than 90 different countries around the world logged on to watch the inaugural National Basketball League of Canada draft.

"The 2011 draft was a historic evening, we are truly overwhelmed by the support we've received here at home and all over the world," said National Basketball League of Canada's President & CEO, Andre Levingston. "We'd like to congratulate the 21 players who were selected last evening, and look forward to seeing them at the training camps this fall."

The draft included three rounds, and each of the NBL Canada's seven teams selected one player per round. The first round was for free agent players, while the second and third were reserved for Canadian players only.

Each of the 21 players selected in the draft will report to their team's training camp in early October, where they will vie for a final spot on the 12-man roster. Under the league's rules, each team is required to carry at least two Canadian players on their roster at all times.

The full list of selected players in the 2011 NBL draft can be found attached to this press release. The draft broadcast will be made available later this evening on

The NBL Canada will begin its inaugural season on October 29 when Moncton visits Quebec City.

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2011 National Basketball League of Canada Draft Selections

First Round:

Oshawa - Morgan Lewis, 6'4 " 210 lbs, University of Findlay

PEI- Justin Garris, 6'3 " 200 lbs, Ashland University

London - Tryone Levett, 6'5 " 220 lbs, Alabama State

Moncton - Darrell Wonge, 6'7" 215 lbs, WinstonQSalem State

Saint John - Jerome Brown , 6'4 " 205 lbs, Panola College

Halifax - Danny Friend, 6'7 " 215 lbs, Limestone College

Quebec - Tristan Martin , 6'3" 192 lbs, University of Houston

Second Round:

Oshawa - Kevin Francis, 6'8" 220, Cleveland State

PEI - Chris Cayole, 6'8" 210, St. Michael's College

London - Isaac Kuon, 6'4" 186, University of Windsor

Moncton Q Kevin Loiselle, 6'6" 220, Maine Fort Kent University

Saint John - Sherton Sanderson, 5'11" 165, Markham, Ontario

Halifax - Papa Oppong, 6'4" 185, Eastern Kentucky

Quebec - Sherone Edwards, 6'4" 215, UPEI

Third Round:

Oshawa - Blain Labranche, 6'5" 195, UBC

PEI - Tyrone Mattison, 6'0"195, Long Island University

London - Nicholas Lother, 5'11" 175, University of Winnipeg

Moncton - Akeem Sween, 6'4" 195, Humber College

Saint John - Kevin Massiah - 6'5" 215, Wisconsin

Halifax - Jerrell Thompson, 5'10" 185, Sacred Heart University

Quebec - Eugene Kotorabai, 6'5" 225, Long Island University

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