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           Press Release                                                             April 20, 2014


(CHARLOTTETOWN, PE):  The National Basketball League of Canada held its 3rd annual All Star Weekend in Charlottetown, PEI on Saturday and Sunday.  The Atlantic Division defeated the Central All Stars 170-165 in the All Star Game on Sunday afternoon at Eastlink Arena. Antonio Ballard of the Island Storm was named All Star Game MVP with 39 points and 10 rebounds.


"What a rousing success the event was, it was just a joy to be among such great players who are great ambassadors for our League and for the game of basketball in Canada," stated NBL Canada Commissioner Paul Riley. "Credit goes to the Island Storm management for putting on a first class event that the fans and participants truly enjoyed."


The Atlantic Division held a narrow 81-78 halftime lead, and while the Central Division made a run and took a lead back in the fourth quarter, the Atlantic Division made plays down the stretch to take the win.  Here are the statistical leaders from the All Star Game:


Atlantic Division

Antonio Ballard 39 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists

Johnny Mayhane 27 points, 4 rebounds, 9 assists

Nick Okorie 22 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists

Anthony Anderson 21 points, 9 rebounds, 12 assists, 2 blocks

Tim Parham 15 points, 17 rebounds, 3 assists

Dwayne Smith 14 points, 2 rebounds

Doug Herring Jr 12 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists

Olu Famutimi 12 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists

Cliff Clinkscales 4 points, 2 rebounds, 15 assists

Cordell Jeanty 4 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists


Central Division

Chris Commons 25 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks

Stefan Bonneau 24 points, 3 rebounds, 7 assists

Cedric Moodie 23 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists

Jermaine Johnson 21 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists

Garrett Williamson 18 points, 8 rebounds, 11 assists

Kevin Loiselle 17 points, 14 rebounds, 2 assists

Morgan Lewis 13 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists

Cavell Johnson 12 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 blocks

Alex Johnson 6 points, 5 rebounds, 13 assists

Ryan Anderson 6 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists


Joe Salerno Jr of the Island Storm and Bill Jones of the Windsor Express coached their respective division teams.


On Saturday Ryan Anderson of the Ottawa SkyHawks was crowned the 2014 NBL Canada Three Point Champion, beating Brampton A's sniper Cedric Moodie in the final round. Anderson had to survive two tiebreaking shootouts with Nick Okorie of the hometown Storm, to advance to the final round vs Moodie.


Cavell Johnson of the Brampton A's redeemed his early exit from last year's Slam Dunk Contest by winning this year's contest over the defending champion, Stefan Bonneau of the Windsor Express.  Johnson's winning dunk came as he leapt over a ball rack for a one-handed jam.


Canadian Juno award winning rapper Choclair entertained the home crowd on Sunday during intros and again for the halftime show.


More images from All Star Weekend:














League Media Contact:


Audley Stephenson

National Basketball League of Canada

Phone:  416.322.5188 

E-mail: audman@nblcanada.ca 


About the National Basketball League of Canada


The National Basketball League of Canada (NBLC) was founded in 2011, and is Canada's only professional domestic basketball league. There are currently 10 teams, with two divisions: Central and Atlantic. The NBLC is committed to being one of the leading professional basketball leagues in the world. The NBLC provides Canadian athletes, international athletes, coaches and officials the opportunity to participate in the game they love at the professional level. The NBLC is also dedicated to raising awareness of the sport of basketball throughout Canada, by providing fans with an exciting and entertaining experience.


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