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NBL CANADA OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCE 2017 DRAFT COMBINE
August 16, 2017
NBL Canada Media
(LONDON, ON): The National Basketball League of Canada is pleased to announce that the 2017 NBL Canada Draft Combine will be held in partnership with St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario on October 20-22, 2017 and for the seventh consecutive year will provide young prospective players an opportunity to pursue their dream of playing professionally or in some cases allow them the chance to continue their careers.
Twenty players will be drafted and receive a training camp opportunity to compete for a roster spot for the 2017-2018 season. Drafting order was determined by team's win-loss record from the 2016-2017 season.
"We're excited to announce this new partnership with St. Clair College for our most important event of the year" said NBL Canada president, Vito Frijia. "The draft combine has always been seen as an integral mechanism of bringing in new fresh talent into the league and changes will give teams a better opportunity to evaluate talent in order to make the best selection for their club."
NBL Canada also welcome Global Basketball who will serve as the official marketing partner for the 2017 NBL Canada Draft Combine. Global Basketball will be responsible for the marketing, recruiting and pre-registration process of the professional prospects to ensure that only the highest caliber players enter the combine.
"Having Global Basketball on board as a partner to assist with marketing and pre-registration gives our league a tremendous opportunity to ensure that our teams will have a quality pool of players to select from", said Windsor Express CEO Dartis Willis
A welcome reception held on Friday October 20th from 6pm-9pm to kick off the weekend and the closed door draft taking place on the evening of Sunday, October 22th with the results being announced on social media.
2017 Draft Selection Order
Island (from Niagara)
Niagara (from Island from Orangeville)
Island (from Niagara)
This 2017 Draft Combine will challenge NBL Canada hopefuls via live full-court games and skill evaluation to showcase their skills for head coaches, general managers and owners with hopes of being selected in the 2017 NBL Canada Draft.
Event details and schedule
St. Clair College Sportsplex
2000 Talbot St W
Windsor, Ontario N9A 6S4
Friday October 20th
Welcome Reception - 6pm - 9pm
Introductions - league, coaches and players
Saturday, October 21
Registration - 8am - 9am
Testing 9am - 10am
Drill Work - 10am - 11:30am
Lunch Break - 11:45am - 12:30pm
Combine/Games - 1pm - 5pm
Sunday, October 22
Combine /Games - 9am - 2pm
Player Interviews - 2pm -4pm
Closing Remarks - 4pm - 4:30pm
NBL Canada Draft - 5pm-7pm
Participants will receive hands-on instructions from NBLC coaches & league personnel and a NBL Canada practice jersey. You must present a valid photo ID or passport. Photographs must be recent and in colour for photo quality and identification purposes.
Global Basketball is a leading online media property that provides news, information, internet television, events and business solutions to the International basketball market. Global Basketball is well known in the industry for promoting the Global Basketball Summer League (GBSL). The GBSL serves as a training platform for NBA Referees, aspiring sports reporters and has helped (600) professional players secure deals in the International basketball industry. Global Basketball specializes in digital and social media marketing to promote their brand.
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About the National Basketball League of Canada
Heading into its seventh season, the National Basketball League of Canada (NBLC) was founded in 2011 and is Canada's longest standing professional domestic basketball league. There are currently 10 teams with two divisions: Central and Atlantic. The NBLC is committed to being one of the leading professional basketball leagues in the world. The NBLC provides Canadian athletes, international athletes and coaches and officials the opportunity to participate in the game they love at the professional level. The NBLC is also dedicated to raising the profile of the sport of professional basketball throughout Canada by providing fans with an exciting and entertaining experience starting at a community level.