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 www.nblcanada.ca.
The NBL Canada will begin its inaugural season on October 29 when Moncton visits Quebec City.
For more information about the National Basketball League of Canada please visit www.nblcanada.ca or www.lnbcanada.ca.
2011 National Basketball League of Canada Draft Selections
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
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
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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