CEBL: Ottawa BlackJacks fire Charles Dubé-Brais after third consecutive loss

Ottawa, ON –  On Friday afternoon, the Ottawa BlackJacks announced the firing of head coach Charles Dubé-Brais, confirming that University of Ottawa Gee-Gees head coach and Ottawa BlackJacks Director of Basketball Strategy and Analytics, has been named interim head coach James Derouin would take over in the interim. Dubé-Brais coached the BlackJacks to a 98-81 loss to the Scarborough Shooting Stars a night ago that saw … Continue reading CEBL: Ottawa BlackJacks fire Charles Dubé-Brais after third consecutive loss

CEBL: Scarborough gets their first ever victory as Ottawa is left searching for answers

Ottawa, ON – To be honest, one sequence in particular probably best summed up the BlackJacks’ performance at home during their 98-81 loss to the Scarborough Shooting Stars on Thursday night.  With just over seven minutes to go in the third, after cutting the Shooting Star’s lead to 50-47, the BlackJacks got a stop and turned the ball over on their next possession, which led to … Continue reading CEBL: Scarborough gets their first ever victory as Ottawa is left searching for answers

Breaking down Deng Adel’s CEBL debut

Ottawa, ON – Does it matter if you had the clear best player on the court if you lose? That’s a pretty fair question that unfortunately hangs over the masterful Ottawa BlackJacks debut of Deng Adel on Wednesday night. From the moment he stepped onto the court in front of just over 2000 at The Arena at TD Place, the 25-year-old took the Fraser Valley … Continue reading Breaking down Deng Adel’s CEBL debut

CEBL: Deng Adel dominates but Ottawa falls to Fraser Valley to open the 2022 CEBL season.

Ottawa, ON – With just under three minutes to go in the first quarter, BlackJacks forward Deng Adel sent a lead pass to Walt Lemon Jr before Lemon Jr gave it right back to Adel, who quickly drove by Fraser Valley’s Ty Rowell in the paint before laying it in with his left hand. The basket pushed the BlackJacks’ lead to 19-13 and the Bandits into … Continue reading CEBL: Deng Adel dominates but Ottawa falls to Fraser Valley to open the 2022 CEBL season.

Breaking down the First Round of the 2022 CEBL x U SPORTS Draft.

Ottawa, ON – On Tuesday night, the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) announced the 2022 CEBL x U SPORTS draft results. Through the U SPORTS Developmental Player Program, the draft is a way for U SPORTS athletes either to play professionally after graduating or to receive professional experience during the summer months while not jeopardizing their eligibility with their schools. With two picks for each of … Continue reading Breaking down the First Round of the 2022 CEBL x U SPORTS Draft.

How Alex Carson is using his CEBL experience to prepare for the AUS

HALIFAX, NS – This past summer, Alex Carson took his first step into professional basketball with the Edmonton Stingers of the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL), but he didn’t have to do it alone. After months apart following his graduation, the move to the Stingers offered Carson an opportunity to reunite with former Tigers teammate Sascha Kappos. Having played in Florida, Halifax, Edmonton and Greece, Kappos … Continue reading How Alex Carson is using his CEBL experience to prepare for the AUS

CEBL’s best on display with 2021 CEBL Awards

EDMONTON, AB – Championship Weekend for the 2021 CEBL Season has gotten underway and it all started with the annual CEBL Awards Gala that took place at the Edmonton Expo Centre. It was a night to recognize the best of the best in the CEBL and stars were in great numbers. Lindell Wigginton of the Hamilton Honey Badgers had a standout season in the CEBL. … Continue reading CEBL’s best on display with 2021 CEBL Awards

2021 CEBL Notebook #8: Playoffs Are Here!

TORONTO, CANADA – The regular season may have come to an end this week, but the excitement just keeps on coming in the CEBL. After a long season, the league’s best and brightest are once again poised to put on a great show in the playoffs this year. So before you grab your popcorn and flip on the CBC to watch the playoffs, make sure … Continue reading 2021 CEBL Notebook #8: Playoffs Are Here!

2021 CEBL Notebook #5: Five U SPORTS Names Making Noise in Week 4

TORONTO, ON – It was an exciting week of firsts in the CEBL this week, as the league’s playoff picture began to take shape. The Edmonton Stingers suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of the Ottawa BlackJacks, while the Saskatchewan Rattlers defied the pundits and captured their first win of 2021 with an Elam Ending thriller in Guelph, beating the Nighthawks … Continue reading 2021 CEBL Notebook #5: Five U SPORTS Names Making Noise in Week 4