2013 NBL CANADA ALL STARS NAMED
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 2, 2013
(TORONTO, ON): The National Basketball League of Canada is pleased to name the All Stars that will participate in the 2013 NBL Canada All Star Weekend, presented by LiUNA, on April 13-14 in Saint John, N.B.
The selection process involved nominations from the Head Coaches in the League as well as fan voting. Each team in the NBLC is represented by at least one All Star and there are six Canadians that have been named to participate in the event.
"This has been an incredible season for the League and its fans," said Susan Gordon, Deputy Commissioner of NBL Canada. "And now our fans will have the opportunity to watch some of the best players in the League face off against each other in a variety of events in the League's second annual All Star Weekend! It will be a weekend to remember!"
Atlantic Conference All Stars:
The starters for the Atlantic Division All Star Team, as selected by the coaches, are:
Jerice Crouch 6'0 PG Saint John Mill Rats
Joey Haywood 6'1 G Halifax Rainmen (Canadian)
Brandon Robinson 6'6 G-F Summerside Storm
Isaac Butts 6'11 C Moncton Miracles
Devin Sweetney 6'6 G-F Moncton Miracles
*Kenny Jones of the Saint John Mill Rats was nominated but is unable to participate due to an overseas commitment.
*Antonio Ballard of the Summerside Storm was nominated but is currently on the injured reserve list.
The reserves for the Atlantic Division All Star Team, as selected by the fans, are:
Al Stewart 5'11 PG Summerside Storm
Kamar Burke 6'5 G-F Moncton Miracles (Canadian)
Chris Cayole 6'7 F Summerside Storm (Canadian)
Omari Johnson 6'9 F Summerside Storm
Steve Deluca 6'7 F Saint John Mill Rats
*Chris Cayole was the highest fan vote-getter on the Atlantic Team with 18,733 votes.
The Head Coach for the Atlantic Division All Star Team is Joe Salerno Jr. from the Summerside Storm.
Central Division Conference All Stars:
The starters for the Central Division All Star Team, as selected by the coaches, are:
Darren Duncan 5'11 PG Windsor Express
Nick Okorie 6'1 G Oshawa Power
Tim Ellis 6'5 F London Lightning
Marvin Philips 6'8 F London Lightning
Elvin Mims 6'6 F London Lightning
The reserves for the Central Division All Star Team, as selected by the fans, are:
Antwi Atuahene 6'3 PG London Lightning (Canadian)
Papa Oppong 6'4 G Oshawa Power (Canadian)
J.R. Harrison 6'7 F Montreal Jazz
Greg Surmacz 6'8 F Windsor Express (Canadian)
Chris Common 6'8 F Windsor Express
*J.R. Harrison was the highest fan vote-getter on the Central Team with 1,612 votes.
The Head Coach for the Atlantic Division All Star Team is Michael Ray Richardson from the London Lightning.
The complete All Star Weekend Itinerary is available here: All Star Itinerary
Tickets are now on sale at the Harbour Station box office and online on their website at www.harbourstation.ca for both the All Star Events and the NBL Canada Awards Ceremony & Breakfast on Sunday morning.
For more information, please visit www.nblallstar.ca.
National Basketball League of Canada
About 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 8 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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