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!!!