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For Immediate Release                                                       August 30, 2013


(Saint John, NB): The Saint John Mill Rats are thrilled to announce the addition of 6'3 guard Doug Herring Jr from Poughkeepsie, New York - pending FIBA clearance.


Herring was discovered by Mill Rats GM Ian McCarthy and co-owner Steven Yankopoulos on a happenstance recruiting trip to the Greater Hartford Pro-Am in Waterbury, Connecticut this summer.


"I was on my way to Boston for a different tournament that was canceled due to rain, so I decided to make the best of it and take a ride through the Greater Hartford Pro Am.  The GHPA is one of the best pro-am circuits in the country.  On the last game of the day, we witnessed a 53-point performance by Doug Herring Jr. that really turned our heads," explained McCarthy. "He was unstoppable against double teams and the announcer kept calling him 'baby Paul Pierce'."


Herring has been playing on the Hudson Valley Kingz, a semi-pro team in the Atlantic Professional Basketball League (APBL).  He has been torching the league for two seasons averaging over 31 points per game.  One game last season he went for 66 points.


"Doug is an undiscovered talent who has the rare combination of being a devastating scorer but he also makes the right basketball plays - he is not a selfish player by any stretch," added McCarthy. 


Herring played his college ball at Utica College in upstate New York from 2005-2009.  At Utica he posted career highs of 18.2 points, 5.1 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 2.0 steals per game.  He was a nominee for the Bob Cousy Award in 2008.

To preview Doug Herring's highlights, check out this below:


Doug Herring Summer Highlights 2013
Doug Herring Summer Highlights 2013


Herring is the second player signing announced this season for the Mill Rats.  Here is the roster breakdown to date:



Ashton Smith 6'2 Guard Indiana University of PA

Doug Herring Jr. 6'3 Guard Utica College


Draft Picks:

Mike Luby 6'11 Centre Brock University

Doug Louis 6'5 Wing Kingsborough CC

Alex Jackson 6'6 Forward St. Louis-Missouri


Protected List:

Anthony Anderson 5'11 Guard Massachusetts

Jerice Crouch 6'0 Point Guard Tennessee-Chattanooga

Kenny Jones 6'6 Forward Kentucky State

Kevin Francis 6'7 Forward Cleveland State

Sheray Thomas 6'9 Centre-PF Kentucky


2012-13 Season Ticket Holders will have until September 15th to purchase their same seats for the upcoming season.  All unsold seats from last season are open for the public to purchase as season tickets now.  To buy or inquire about season tickets please contact Julia Higgins at the Mill Rats Fan Zone located in Brunswick Square or contact the Harbour Station Box Office or call 506-657-1234.




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The Saint John Mill Rats are part of the National Basketball League of Canada.


National Basketball League of Canada founded in 2011, is a Canada's only

professional basketball league. There are currently 10 teams, with 2 divisions:

Central and Atlantic. The NBLC is committed to being one of the leading professional

basketball leagues in the world. The NBLC provides Canadians, international

athletes, coaches and officials the opportunity to participate in the game they love at

the professional level. The NBLC is dedicated to raising awareness of the sport of

basketball throughout Canada, by providing fans with an exciting and entertaining



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Media Contact:


Apryll Stansfield             

Media Relations, Saint John Mill Rats

Phone: 1.506.214.4454



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