(Greater Sudbury, ON) The Sudbury FIVE are pleased to announce that 6’10” forward Marlon Johnson has joined the team for the upcoming 2019-20 season. Johnson, 25, is a native of Chicago, Illinois and attended New Mexico Highlands. He most recently played for the Saskatchewan Rattlers of the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL), where he won the league championship and was named a Defensive Player of the Year finalist. In his first year with the Rattler, Johnson averaged 9.5 points, 7 rebounds, 1 block and 1 steal per game.
“The minute I saw Marlon play one game I knew he had to be on the Sudbury Five,” said Sudbury FIVE Head Coach Logan Stutz. “I immediately contacted his agent and then contacted Marlon. I watched him all summer. He is the perfect fit for Sudbury, and I can’t wait to show the fans what he’s about. Not only will he give us endless energy and dunks, he has won a championship in Canada. Overall, he brings a lot to the table and will help us win a championship here in Sudbury,” Stutz added.
“I’m proud to be a part of the Sudbury FIVE,” said Johnson. “In my opinion, it’s the best NBL organization by far and it’s going to be a great year for us and FIVE fans.”
Training camp for the FIVE will open next weekend, with the team set to open their season at home on November 22nd when they host the Moncton Magic at 7:05pm. Individual game tickets are on-sale at 10am at the Sudbury Arena Box Office or online at greatersudbury.ca/tickets. Season Memberships are still on-sale! Secure your seat for all the action as the FIVE look to level up this season!