Wednesday, January 4, 2012

What happened in the NBL Canada last night? Moncton and Oshawa Swap Forwards 1/4/12

posted by Romy Aquino
Breaking down what happened in the National Basketball League of Canada last night.

Oshawa Receives
F  Andrew Francis

Moncton Receives
F  Akeem Wright

The 3-14 Moncton Miracles continue to make changes to this year's roster and have exchanged forwards with the Oshawa Power.  Moncton received the Oshawa Power's leading scorer, Akeem Wright, in exchange for 6'7" forward, Andrew Francis.  Wright led the Oshawa Power in scoring at 15.8 ppg.  Andrew Francis, a Houston, Texas native averaged 12.8 ppg and 6.1 rpg for the Miracles. 

“Andrew brings a great skill set to our team including the ability to rebound, and shoot with consistency,” said Gary Durrant, President of Basketball Operations in an Oshawa Power press release. “He adds length, athleticism and tenacity to our lineup.”


G  Jerome Brown - 1 game suspension
C  Paul Campbell

The league suspended Oshawa Power shooting guard, Jerome Brown, for one game and fined centre Paul Campbell for an altercation that happened in a matchup against Halifax on New Year's Day.  Oshawa's Jerome Brown, Paul Campbell and Halifax's Tyrone Levett were all ejected after a scuffle in the closing minute of the game.  Brown, who threw a punch in the scuffle will not play on Thursday evening against the Halifax Rainmen

Halifax Activates
G  Christian "T-Bear" Upshaw
Thursday marks the return of the Halifax's hometown kid, Christian "T-Bear" Upshaw as the Rainmen activated the guard from injured reserve and will face off against the Oshawa Power on Thursday night.  Upshaw has only seen three minutes of regular season action when the Rainmen made their regular season debut against the London Lightning back in November.

“I haven’t been this excited to play basketball since my first game at Saint Patrick’s High School,” said Upshaw in a Rainmen press release. “They say good things come to those who wait, and waiting is exactly what I’ve done. I’m so excited to get out there and do my best to help bring a Championship to my home town.”

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