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
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
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.
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.
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
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!
TORONTO, CANADA – The CEBL regular season came to an end this week, and boy was it a lot of fun. From record setting performances to breakout stars, the regular season gave us just about everything we could’ve hoped for from the third season of the CEBL. As fans all across the country (except in Saskatchewan – sorry Rattlers) prepare for the playoffs to begin, … Continue reading 2021 CEBL Notebook #7: 5 U SPORTS Names Making Noise at the End of the Regular Season
TORONTO, CANADA – Only a few games remain in the 2021 CEBL regular season – and then we get in to the really fun stuff. As the playoffs loom in Edmonton, here’s your weekly look at the U SPORTS Names Making Noise in the CEBL this week. #1: Jordan Baker, F, Edmonton Stingers (Alberta, 2009 – 2014) The king of the prestigious Names Making Noise … Continue reading 2021 CEBL Notebook #6: 5 U SPORTS Names Making Noise in Week 5
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
TORONTO, ON – It has been anything but easy for the Saskatchewan Rattlers this year. After winning on the inaugural season of the CEBL, they find themselves winless through eight games in 2021. However, even with a dark season looming over the Rattlers, some positives are coming from the team. Fans can enter back into the building after almost two years without them, and some … Continue reading Mambi Diawara is providing a light in Saskatchewan’s dark season