(Toronto, ON) The National Basketball League of Canada is pleased to announce that Mamadou Gueye of the Sudbury Five has been named Canadian Player of the Week for the week ending February 10, 2019.
Gueye, a 6’6″ forward who from Quebec City who played collegiately at the University of Alberta, scored 18 points per game in two Sudbury victories this week.
“I played with this kid when we were teammates in Taiwan,” said Sudbury head coach Logan Stutz, “and I wanted him from the start for our team, and once he came in the area, I said come join us. He’s so versatile, he can guard and play many positions, and he can score in a ton of ways – and excel in defense as well.”
Since joining the Five on February 2, Gueye is averaging 16.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 1.0 blocks per game.
The Five have also announced that guard Adam Blazek has been released by the club. The Eerie, PA native played in 21 games for the Five this season, averaging 9.1 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game. The Five would like to wish Adam all the best in his future endeavors and thank him for his service on the court, and in the Sudbury community.