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Power Acquire Jabs Newby for Alex Johnson

December 29, 2014 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - Mississauga Power News Release

(Mississauga, ON - ) The Mississauga Power have traded Alex Johnson to the Saint John Mill Rats in exchange for Jabs Newby.

Newby, a 6'2 Canadian guard from Toronto played at Gannon University. Newby, the second overall pick in this year's draft has averages of 8.3 ppg, 2.5 apg and 2.3 rpg. Newby has had ties with the Power, as he played with the Power this past summer on the Power Development Team. Newby traveled with a select team of 12 Canadians to China and played against competition including teams from Lithuania, United States & China.

"I'm excited to get the opportunity to play back home and in front of my family and friends," stated Newby, "I'll be bringing a lot of energy and athleticism, I'm a young player and I'm willing to learn."

Jabs Newby played with the Power Development team this past summer

Alex Johnson leaves the Power as the team's all-time leader in assists. Johnson was the first overall pick in the 2013 NBLC draft and was named an NBLC All-Star in his rookie season. Johnson averaged 10 ppg, 3.7 apg and 3.15 rpg for the Power this season.

"Alex has been an integral part of our growth here in Mississauga," stated Power VP of Operations John Wiggins, "We appreciate his professionalism and wish him the best as he continues to develop in his career."

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