Over the past 20 years, basketball in Canada has launched into a different stratosphere, and so much has changed. Opportunities for home grown players have continuously increased, culminating into perhaps the best showcase of Canadian talent yet, the CEBL.
With the CEBL’s Summer Series marking its second season since its inception, the league houses a wide variety of Canadian hoopers arriving from different backgrounds.
Their main emphasis though, are young, rising graduates from U SPORTS, Canada’s league for university athletics.
Thanks to a partnership between the CEBL and U SPORTS, student-athletes have the opportunity to jumpstart their professional careers in their home nation. With this partnership, all teams must have either one currently enrolled U SPORTS player, or one recently graduated player on their roster. To help with this, the CEBL has set up a U SPORTS draft, giving teams the ability to select the best of the best from around the country.