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NBA is not far away!

Friday Feb 17, 2017 in From the Desk of the Commish by   () comments

NBA is not Far Away

One of the goals of our league is helping guys fulfill their dreams.  These dreams range from being a professional basketball player (just making our league) to seeing the world (as dozens of young men have done after having success in NBL Canada) to ultimately getting a shot in the NBA (many have come close, NBA Summer League stints, NBA DLeaguers & even last cuts in veterans camps).

Some day & that day is coming soon we will see one of "our guys" suited up in the NBA for a regular season game.

It could be Royce White who has found a home in London, is transforming back into a legitimate NBA prospect before our very eyes & has a unique skill set that few in the world at any level possess.

It could be a sibling of an NBA player like:
- Wally Ellenson (Windsor)
- Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson (Orangeville)
- Nick Wiggins (Orangeville)
- Anthony Anderson (Saint John)

All of whom were outstanding NCAA Division 1 players in their own right & play vital roles for their teams.

Maybe it will be a talented CIS player who could shoot the lights out like:

- Terry Thomas (Island)

- Joel Friesen (London)

- Warren Ward (Windsor)

- or Ta'Quan Zimmerman (Halifax)

One of our many former DLeaguers or a raw talent like Tim Mitchell (Moncton) whose size alone dictates attention from another level.

A guy with an incredible international resume could be a candidate like reigning MVP Logan Stutz (Niagara) or Kyle Johnson (London), the Canadian Sniper who went for 51 last week.

Or maybe a sharpshooter from an expansion team like Jason Caliste (KW) or Chad Frazier (Cape Breton).

I honestly don't know who or when, but I am positive it's gonna happen.  Our talent continues to improve EVERY YEAR & with that will come the success these guys dream about & you will be able to say you saw that happen!!!

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