Hamilton Honey Badgers add 13 in 2019 CEBL Entry Draft

The Canadian Elite Basketball League broadcast their very first draft on Saturday night with the 2019 CEBL Entry Draft being held at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. The results of the closed door draft last week were announced for all six teams in the new league, including the additions of thirteen new Honey Badgers’ players that will take to the court at the First Ontario Centre in May.

The drafted players include twelve Canadians and one American. In the U Sports draft rounds two current athletes enrolled in Canadian universities were drafted, including Thomas Kennedy from the University of Windsor and Connor Gilmore from McMaster University.

“It gives me immense pleasure to see such amazing talent represent the league and its six teams,” said Mike Morreale, Chief Executive Officer of the CEBL in a release on Saturday. “Congratulations to all the players who got drafted – it’s a historic time for a Canadian basketball fan.”

In addition to the new Honey Badgers draftees, one Hamiltonian was also drafted on Saturday night. Hamilton native and forward Tyrone Watson was drafted in the fourth round and 19th overall by the Niagara River Lions.

Check out Hamilton’s picks below.

REGIONAL DRAFT ROUNDS 1-4

ROUND 1 – 5th | 5th Overall

MiKyle McIntosh
University of Oregon
Guard / 6-7 / 235 lbs
Born: 1994-07-19
Drafted: 2019
Hometown: Pickering, ON
Country: Canada

ROUND 2 – 8th | 8th Overall

Erik Nissen
Acadia University ’18
Forward / 6-9 / 216 lbs
Born: 1995-04-27
Drafted: 2019
Hometown: Quispamsis, NB
Country: Canada

ROUND 3 – 17th | 17th Overall

Duane Notice
University of South Carolina ’17
Guard / 6-2 / 218 lbs
Born: 1994-09-07
Drafted: 2019
Hometown: Woodbridge, ON
Country: Canada

ROUND 4 – 20th | 20th Overall

Junior Cadougan
Marquette University ’13
Guard / 6-2 / 205 lbs
Born: 1990-05-07
Drafted: 2019
Hometown: Toronto, ON
Country: Canada

OPEN DRAFT ROUNDS 5-11

Murphy Burnatowski
Colgate University ’14
Forward / 6-5 / 229 lbs
Born: 1991-07-18
Drafted: 2019
Hometown: Kitchener, ON
Country: Canada

Derek Cooke Jr.
University of Wyoming ’15
Forward /
6-9 / 220 lbs
Born: 1991-08-23
Drafted: 2019
Hometown: Washington, DC
County: United States

Justin Edwards
Kansas State ’16
Guard / 6-3 / 200 lbs
Born: 1992-10-31
Drafted: 2019
Hometown: Scarborough, ON
Country: Canada

Joe Rocca
Carleton University ’17
Guard / 6-4 / 191 lbs
Born: 1994-07-19
Drafted: 2019
Hometown: Sarnia, ON
County: Canada

Tramar Sutherland
University of Arkansas – Little Rock ’12
Guard / 6-3 / 199 lbs
Born: 1989-03-23
Drafted: 2019
Hometown: Toronto, ON
Country: Canada

Ryan Ejim
Carleton University ’17
Forward / 6-7 / 205 lbs
Born: 1994-07-19
Drafted: 2019
Hometown: Pickering, ON
County: Canada

Shaquille Keith
Cape Breton University ’13
Forward / 6-5 / 200 lbs
Born: 1993-07-09
Drafted: 2019
Hometown: Toronto, ON
County: Canada

U SPORTS ROUNDS 12-13

ROUND 12 – 2nd | 68th Overall

Connor Gilmore
McMaster University
Forward / 6-7 / 220 lbs
Drafted: 2019
Hometown: Etobicoke, ON
Country: Canada

ROUND 13 – 11th | 77th Overall

Thomas Kennedy
University of Windsor
Forward / 6-9 / 220 lbs
Born: 1987-05-17
Drafted: 2019
Hometown: Windsor, ON
Country: Canada

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