NBL Canada Combine and Draft this weekend at Athlete Institute & Wegz Stadium Bar

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(VAUGHAN, ON):  The National Basketball League of Canada is pleased to announce that WEGZ Stadium Bar in Vaughan will host the 2015 NBL Canada Draft on Sunday August 24th at 8PM EST.   The Draft is FREE for the public to attend!

The draft broadcast may be viewed beginning at 8pm EST / 9pm AST here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnHUngW3fWk

The address of the draft is:

WEGZ Stadium Bar

2601 Rutherford Road

Vaughan, ON L4K 2N6

813

The draft will consist of three rounds of 8 picks per round as follows:

FIRST ROUND

1. Mississauga

2. Saint John (received from Halifax for Chris Matthews)

3. Moncton

4. The Island

5. Saint John

6. London

7. Brampton

8. Halifax (conditional; received from Windsor for Quinnel Brown)

SECOND ROUND

9. Mississauga

10. Halifax

11. Moncton

12. The Island

13. Saint John

14. London

15. Brampton

16. Windsor

THIRD ROUND

17. Mississauga

18. Halifax

19. Moncton

20. Mississauga (received from The Island for Nick Okorie)

21. Saint John

22. London

23. Brampton

24. Windsor

Players will be competing on Saturday August 23rd and Sunday August 24th to be invited to attend the draft on Sunday night.  From that pool, the teams will make their selections live.

COMBINE SCHEDULE (at Athlete Institute in Mono, ON):

Saturday August 23rd (Canadian & Import/US Players)

7:30am – 9:00am PLAYER CHECK IN AND REG

9:00am – 10:30am MEASUREMENTS & WARM UPS

10:30am – 4:00pm COMPETITIVE GAMES
Sunday August 24th (Import/US Players)

7:30am – 9:00am PLAYER CHECK IN AND REG

9:00am – 10:30am MEASUREMENTS & WARM UPS

10:30am – 4:00pm COMPETITIVE GAMES

The Combine is open to the public to attend with a $5 fee per day (under 6 is free).  Café is open on site.  Location details: www.athleteinstitute.ca

Media Contact:

Audley Stephenson

National Basketball League of Canada

Phone:  416.322.5188

E-mail: info@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 8 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.

For more information on the league, visit www.nblcanada.ca. Connect with us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/nblcanada , Facebook at www.facebook.com./nblcanada or Tumblr at www.nblcanada.tumblr.com.

Courtesy NBL Canada

Drew Ebanks

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