The Canadian Elite Basketball League held its 2020 CEBL U SPORTS Draft during March, with the Hamilton Honey Badgers making three picks during the draft.
Laurentian University’s Kadre Gray, a three-time OUA Most Valuable Player and two-time USPORTS Player of the Year, was the Honey Badgers’ first round selection. Gray, a 6-foot-1 guard from Toronto, is just the 18th player in more than 50 years of U SPORTS history to be named First Team All-Canadian on three occasions. He led the OUA in scoring all four years he played for the Voyageurs and led the nation in scoring this past season for the third time in his career. He leaves Laurentian averaging 25.7 points, 7.0 rebounds and 5.9 assists in 84 games as a Voyageur.
In the Second Round, Hamilton selected forward Lock Lam, a third-year 6-foot-9 Ottawa native, out of Lakehead University. Lam lead the country by more than 30 blocks with a total of 77 blocked shots this season. He was named OUA and U SPORTS Defensive Player of the Year and an OUA Third-Team All-Star. Lam helped guide the Timberwolves to a fifth-in-the-nation ranking in the second half of the season.
The Honey Badgers selected Eric Rwahwire, a 6-foot-5 guard with the University of Toronto in the third and final round. Rwahwire joined the Varsity Blues this season after playing in 39 games over parts of four seasons at the University of California-Riverside. He scored 20 or more points in 7 games this season and averaged 15.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists across 19 games with U of T.
Beginning this season, CBC Sports will live stream all 70 regular season CEBL games and its five playoff contests, plus deliver eight over-the-air television broadcasts nationally, including the CEBL Championship game live from Edmonton on August 16, 2020.
Source: Hamilton Honey Badgers