February 2, 2023 – Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) – Brampton Honey Badgers News Releases
The Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) announced the roster of the Brampton Honey Badgers Thursday ahead of the third window of FIBA Basketball Champions League of Americas (BCLA) group stage action scheduled to begin Tuesday, February 7 at the CAA Center in Brampton, Canada. The CEBL has put together an all-Canadian roster made up of players from across the league to face the champions from Nicaragua and Mexico for two games next week.
The Honey Badgers represent the CEBL by virtue of having won the 2022 CEBL Championship and are entering this final competition window looking for their first win in BCLA play. The BCLA brings together 12 teams representing seven nations from the Americas, competing over four months to win a spot in the 2024 FIBA International Cup, one of professional basketball’s most prestigious international championship events.
The roster for the third window consisted of 11 Canadians, 10 of whom had previously played in the CEBL. Brampton natives Alex Campbell, Javhon Blair and Sean Miller-Moore, as well as Kitchener native Murphy Burnatowski, are back to playing their third BCLA window this winter, along with Winnipeg native Chad Posthumus and Toronto natives Jaylen Babb-Harrision and Shane Osayande.
New additions to the roster include Montréal products Kemmy Osse and Alain Louis, who both featured on the Montréal Alliance roster during the 2022 CEBL season, and Daniel Walden-Mullings, who averaged a team-high 6.4 rebounds and 2.3 steals for the Lions Niagara River during the 2022 CEBL season. Also included on the roster is Elijah Lufile who spent time with the Salt Lake City Stars of NBA G earlier this season. He is the only member of this Brampton team who has never played in the CEBL before.
The BCLA is being hosted in Canada for the second year in a row, with Brampton joining Calgary, last year’s competition venue. The action kicks off Tuesday with the Honey Badgers taking on Nicaragua’s Real Esteli. Real Esteli meet Mexico’s Libertadores on Wednesday in a clash that has major implications for seeding in the next round of BCLA as both clubs will progress while Brampton will not. The Honey Badgers’ final BCLA game comes next Thursday against the Libertadores. All play begins at 8 p.m. ET. Fans are encouraged to take advantage of the 33% discount on match tickets as 3 game packs are now on sale for all three games. All tickets can be purchased via the link here.
All games featuring the Brampton Honey Badgers will be broadcast live on the CEBL CEBL+ OTT platform and will be broadcast nationally on NBA TV Canada.
A league created by Canadians for Canadians with a mission to develop Canadian players, coaches, sports executives and referees, the CEBL boasts the highest percentage of Canadian players of any pro league in the country with 71 percent of its 2022 rosters being people. Canada. Players bring experience from the NBA, the NBA G League, the top international pro leagues, the Canadian National team program, and the top NCAA programs as well as U SPORTS. Nine players have moved from the CEBL to the NBA following the CEBL season, and 28 CEBL players attended NBA G League training camp during the month of October. The CEBL season runs from May to August.
More information about CEBL is available at CEBL.ca and @cebleague on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, LinkedIn, Facebook & YouTube.
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