Rayson Signs Summer Contract in Asia
(Greater Sudbury, ON) The Sudbury Five are pleased to announce that guard Braylon Rayson has signed a summer contract with Luoyang Zhonghe of the National Basketball League of China.
A native of Dallas, TX, Rayson signed with the Five in the offseason after being acquired in a deal with the Windsor Express at the 2018 NBL Canada draft. The 5-foot-9 guard has been the NBL Canada's most potent offensive player this season, leading the league in points scored per game. He is also second in three-pointers scored per game, first in total points scored, and first in total three-pointers scored. Rayson is currently averaging 24.7 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 5.2 assists per game.
"I want to thank Logan, Dario and the entire FIVE organization for giving me the opportunity to play here in Sudbury this season," said Rayson. "It's been a fun year, especially with the close group we have in the locker room. I'm excited to continue my career in China at the end of this season, but right now, I have my focus on a long playoff run in Sudbury."
Rayson will join Luoyang Zhonghe at the conclusion of the 2018-19 NBL Canada season. The club finished 12th last season in the National Basketball League of China, a second-tier league to the professional Chinese Basketball association, the top league in Asia.
"From day one Braylon has been an absolute professional, training and working hard to get to the next level," said Head Coach and General Manager Logan Stutz. "Progression to higher ranks is the foundation of our league, and what each of our players are striving towards. We're very excited for Braylon to progress to the next level of his career and join Luoyang Zhonghe at the end of the season."
The Five will close out the team's inaugural regular season at home, beginning this Thursday against the Moncton Magic. Sunday, the Five will host Fan Fest, complete with a free BBQ, live music, a kids zone, and open court activities beginning at 10:45 AM before they take on division rival, the London Lightning Sunday afternoon at 2:05 PM. The team will complete the regular season Wednesday when they host the KW Titans at 7:05 PM. Tickets for all three games are on-sale now at thefive.ca.
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