(Greater Sudbury, ON) The Sudbury Five are pleased to announce their protected players list for the 2019-20 season. The protected list includes:
- Braylon Rayson
- Maurice Jones Sr.
- Jaylen Bland
- Grandy Glaze
- Travis Releford
- Cory Dixon
- Mamadou Gueye
Each protected player played for the Five last season and are set to become restricted free agents. The restricted status allows the Five to match any offer other teams in the National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) make for each player on the team’s restricted list. Any players not protected via the Five’s protected list will become an unrestricted free agent. The NBL Canada allows each team to protect 7 players at the end of the season through the team’s protected players list.
“If I could, I would have protected all our players from last year,” said Sudbury Five General Manager & Head Coach, Logan Stutz. “I think there is a very good chance you will see players on our protected list return to The Five, and even many that we didn’t protect return to The Five as well”
“Players want to play in front of our fans and that’s a great feeling to have as a coach.” Along with his observations of Sudbury as a Basketball town, “Sudbury has quickly become a desired destination for players to play and that is greatly because of the atmosphere the organization has created and that the fans have supported,” Stutz added.
In addition to the protected players list, the Five, in conjunction with the NBL Canada, announce the future considerations that were made as part of trades back in February 2019.
On Feb 12th, the Sudbury Five traded the rights to Sam Muldrow to the Cape Brenton Highlanders for future considerations. The future considerations received back are as follows:
Cape Brenton Highlanders will send The Sudbury Five the rights to Chris Johnson and Jabari Craig for the 2019/2020 season.
On Feb 15th, the Island Storm traded the rights to Maurice Jones Sr. to the Sudbury Five for future considerations. The future considerations received back are as follows:
The Sudbury Five will send the Island Storm the rights to Mamadou Gueye and Jabari Craig for the 2019/2020 season.
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