The National Basketball League of Canada announces its protected player list for its upcoming 10th season.
NBL Canada’s protected list allows teams to retain the rights of players who’ve participated in the 2019-20 NBL Canada season and retains the rights to those players throughout the 2021-22 season.
Competing teams may make an offer for a protected player if they remained unsigned. The team who holds that player’s rights has 48 hours to match the offer, in which instances a player would remain which his protected club; or the protected team may decline to match. In these cases, that player would join the new contracted team.
Please note that players who were on teams not participating this season will not have their rights protected and are eligible to sign with any team.
Player’s rights are held until the final day of the NBLC’s regular season on April 30, 2022
: 2019-20 NBL Canada All League (first team). Former League MVP (2018-19). Averages 40.3 minutes per game, 7.1 Ast/G, 88.2 FT%.
: Leading Scorer for Sudbury Five, 24.2 ppg with 509 points. 84.8% free throw shooting. Former NBL Canada New Comer of the Year (2018-19). 2019-20 NBL Canada All League (second team).
: Leading Sudbury Five in defensive rebounds, 135. Managing 30 blocks and 21.1 ppg.
: Named 2019-20 NBL Canada New Comer and Sixth Man of the Year. 2019-20 NBL Canada All League (second team). 44.5 3PT%, highest for the team. Averages 19.7 points per game.
: Led the league in both, Blocks (44) and Field Goal percentage with 71.7%. Leading rebounder for the Sudbury Five with 206 total rebounds.
Dexter Williams Jr
: Field Goal percent of 51.9%. Averaging 75% from the free throw line, 51-68.