(Greater Sudbury, ON) The Sudbury Five announce Head Coach, Logan Stutz will be loaned out to the Syrian National Basketball Team as assistant coach. Logan Stutz will be joining the team as Syria starts their preparation for the third phase of the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers. Logan Stutz will be coaching alongside former NBLC Moncton Magic’s Head Coach Joe Salerno.

Sudbury Five General Manager and Head Coach, Logan Stutz expresses, “I am very excited to be joining up with the Syrian National Team. It is an incredible opportunity on a national stage with a country. Basketball is growing in Syria and they are accomplishing great things, being able to help them continue their quest for the FIBA Asia Cup is exciting. I can’t wait to help them in any way I can and learn from their players and Head Coach Joe Salerno as well.”

Logan Stutz commitment remains with the Sudbury Five and will return before Season 3 commences. He will be joining the Syrian National Team over the next five weeks. The Syrian National Team will compete in a series of tournaments including the final leg of the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers this February.

Currently, the Syrian National Team ranks 2nd in the Group E division, a qualifying spot for the FIBA Asia Cup. They have completed four of the six games, two in November of 2020 and two in February of 2020.

“I want Sudbury fans to know I am not leaving the Sudbury Five Basketball organization. I will be returning to Sudbury right after my time with the Syrian National Team. I plan on taking my experiences and new things I learned over there and applying them when I return to Sudbury,” Stutz added.

This brings a great development opportunity for the Sudbury Five during this extended offseason. You can follow the FIBA Asia Cup Qualifiers action at www.fiba.basketball, or on social media at Twitter @FIBAAsiaCup, Facebook @FIBAAsiaCup, and Instagram @fibaasiacup.

The Sudbury Five are excited for Season 3 when it is safe to return. For more information, please visit thefive.ca, or email info@thefive.ca. Follow our social @TheSudburyFive on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.