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CEBL Standings
 1 Niagara RL 6-2 
 2 Saskatchewan R. 6-3 
 3 Hamilton HB 6-3 
 4 Edmonton S. 4-4 
 5 Guelph N. 3-5 
 6 Fraser Valley B. 0-8 
Full Standings

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Tavrion DAWSON
  Saskatchewan
  (188-F-)
  Avg: 21.2
 1. Dawson Saskatchewan21.2 
 2. Denzel Hamilton H20.1 
 3. Tarrant Hamilton19.3 
 4. Massey Saskatchewan19.3 
 5. Pryor Fraser V18.2 
 6. Reynolds Guelph N17.5 
 7. Tate Fraser V17.4 
 8. Boucard Niagara R17.4 
 9. Kabongo Guelph N.16.8 
 10. Daniels Edmonton16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jordan BAKER
  Edmonton S.
  (201-G/F-)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Baker Edmonton S.9.5 
 2. Ejim Hamilton HB9.3 
 3. Boucard Niagara R8.3 
 4. Fraser Hamilton H7.7 
 5. Dawson Saskatchewan7.4 
 6. Daniels Edmonton7.2 
 7. Pinson Niagara RL6.6 
 8. Marshall Guelph N6.6 
 9. Ellis Edmonton S.6.4 
 10. Glaze Edmonton S.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Myck KABONGO
  Guelph N.
  (190-G-)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Kabongo Guelph N.7.7 
 2. Klassen Fraser V5.6 
 3. Massey Saskatchewan4.0 
 4. Baker Edmonton S.3.9 
 5. Edwards Hamilton3.8 
 6. Charvis Guelph N.3.5 
 7. Reynolds Guelph N3.4 
 8. Tarrant Hamilton3.4 
 9. Smith Edmonton S.3.4 
 10. Pinson Niagara RL3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Rodney PRYOR
  Fraser V
  (196-G-)
  Avg: 2
 1. Pryor Fraser V2.0 
 2. Massey Saskatchewan2.0 
 3. Pinson Niagara RL1.9 
 4. Anderson Niagara1.9 
 5. Famutimi Guelph N1.9 
 6. Glaze Edmonton S.1.9 
 7. Baker Edmonton S.1.8 
 8. Tarrant Hamilton1.7 
 9. Redpath Guelph N.1.6 
 10. Boucard Niagara R1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Zeke MARSHALL
  Guelph N
  (213-C-)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Marshall Guelph N1.5 
 2. Ejim Hamilton HB1.4 
 3. Muldrow Niagara R1.3 
 4. Dalembert Niagara1.1 
 5. Fraser Hamilton H0.9 
 6. Pryce Saskatchewan0.9 
 7. Johnson Sask.0.9 
 8. Nissen Hamilton H0.8 
 9. Pryor Fraser V0.8 
 10. Bachynski Fraser0.7 
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Round 7 (Regular Season)

Edmonton 93%  Jun.22  Fraser Va.
Hamilton 65%  Jun.22  Guelph N.
Saskatche. 51%  Jun.21  Niagara
Guarasci Named Head Coach, General Manager of The Fraser Valley Bandits of the Canadian Elite Basketball League - Jan 31, 2019


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VANCOUVER, JAN. 29, 2019 - Peter Guarasci, a prominent alumnus of Team Canada's Men's National Team, has been named the first-ever Head Coach and General Manager of the Fraser Valley Bandits of the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL). Guarasci's decorated basketball lineage spans the globe, beginning as a player at the highest levels of American and Canadian collegiate basketball. This paved the way for an impressive 12-year professional career in top men's leagues in Germany, Spain, and Italy, highlighted by a key role on Canada's Men's National Team under now Charlotte Hornets Lead Assistant Coach Jay Triano, and alongside fellow national team alumni and two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash, current Assistant General Manager and Executive Vice President of Canada's Senior Men's Program Rowan Barrett, and NBA TV Canada Analyst Sherman Hamilton.

The CEBL begins play in 2019 in six cities across Canada. Fraser Valley's first-ever game is scheduled for Thursday, May 9 when Guelph visits the Bandits at Abbotsford Centre for the team's inaugural home opener. The announcement of Guarasci's appointment was made at a press conference in downtown Vancouver at the Shark Club Sports Bar & Grill.

Guarasci represented Canada on the international stage at the 1995 Summer Universiade in Fukuoka, Japan, the 1998 International Basketball Federation (FIBA) World Championship in Greece and the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

Standing 6-foot-9, Guarasci built a reputation as an elite defender at every level. He finished top 10 in blocks in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference in 1992-1993 and 1993-1994 while playing for the Fairfield Stags men's basketball team in NCAA Division I. After two years in the NCAA, Guarasci returned to Canada where he played two seasons at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), earning two team MVP awards and a nod as an NAIA All-American in 1996.

Guarasci has dedicated himself to coaching since retiring from professional play. Between 2012-2018, he served as the head coach of the University of British Columbia Okanagan's men's basketball team, where he placed an emphasis on student-athlete achievement, both on the court and in the classroom.

'I would like to thank Bandits President Lee Genier, CEBL Director of Basketball Operations Joe Raso, and the rest of the Canadian Elite Basketball League's stakeholders for this tremendous opportunity. I am very excited to be part of a league with a mandate to develop the game domestically and provide a podium for Canada's most exciting generation of professional basketball players,' Guarasci said.

'Abbotsford and the Fraser Valley are a hotbed for basketball in western Canada and we hope to make great connections between the team and the community. Grassroots ties are integral to our development and we hope to play an exciting brand of basketball that has fans returning to be entertained game after game.'

Towards the end of his professional playing career, Guarasci spent summers with the Canadian Development and Junior National men's teams in 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2009, where he used his skillset as one of Canada's best centers in the late 1990s and early 2000s to help develop the next generation of Canadian post players.

This paved the way for valuable stints as an assistant coach at SFU and the University of Alberta before ultimately serving as a head coach at MacEwan University and then with the University of British Columbia Okanagan's men's basketball team for six years. While coaching the Heat, Guarasci utilized a holistic approach towards fostering student-athlete development at the university and in the community. Beyond coaching and recruiting, Guarasci was actively involved in academic monitoring, university fundraising efforts, and youth-driven development programs, evidenced by his development of one of the Okanagan's top-tier youth basketball programs, the Junior Heat. Guarasci currently resides in Kelowna, where he coaches with the Fundamental Youth Basketball Association (FYBA).

'Basketball is the sport of Canada's current cultural moment, and I couldn't be more excited to forge a bold new chapter in Canadian basketball history by welcoming a Head Coach and General Manager of Guarasci's calibre,' said Genier, who spent 19 years with the Calgary Stampeders, where he held the position of Senior Vice President of Business Operations prior to winning 2016 NLL Executive of the Year with the Saskatchewan Rush.

'Guarasci's addition is a testament to the CEBL's bright future. He is a community-first leader that believes in creating a lasting impact for players and fans that extends well beyond the game of basketball. His values and belief system reflect the progressive and innovative nature of the CEBL and will help create an unforgettable entertainment experience for fans, community and corporate partners.'   




Michael
Fraser
Round 6: Leader Niagara RL loses to Hamilton HB - 19 hours ago
Here is the last round review presented by ESL. Top ranked Niagara RL (6-2) recorded its second loss at the home court on Wednesday night. Hosts were defeated by third ranked Hamilton HB (6-3) 107-95. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Niagara RL. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. Hamilton HB dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Niagara RL's 38. They looked well-organized of...   [read more]

Guillaume
Boucard
CEBL round 5 best performance: Guillaume Boucard (by Interperformances) - 6 days ago
GUILLAUME BOUCARD Forward Guillaume Boucard (198-F) had a very impressive game in the last round for top-ranked Niagara RL, receiving a Interperformances Player of the Week award for round 5. The player had a double-double of 24 points and 13 rebounds, while his team beat Hamilton HB (#3, 4-3) 107-96. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Niagara RL to consolidate first place in the CEBL CEBL. Niagara RL have a solid 6-1 record. Boucard just recently signed...   [read more]

Tavrion
Dawson
Round 5: Edmonton S. loses to Saskatchewan R. in the game between Top 4 teams - 7 days ago
Here is the last round review presented by ESL. Very significant was Saskatchewan R.'s (#4, 5-3) victory against their close opponent Edmonton S. (4-3) 69-62. American forward Tavrion Dawson (188, college: CS Northridge) stepped up and scored 17 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and guard Negus Webster-Chan (201, college: Hawaii) chipped in 17 points. American forward Travis Daniels (202-92, college: Mississippi St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds.    [read more]


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Tarrant's 25 points and 7 assists give him Player of the Week award - 14 days ago  
Round 4: Saskatchewan R. loses to Edmonton S. - 15 days ago  
Ryan Ejim claims CEBL Interperformances weekly honour - 21 days ago  
Round 3: Saskatchewan R. loses to Niagara RL - 22 days ago  
Edmonton Stingers add Smith to their roster - 22 days ago  
CEBL round 2 best performance: Bruce Massey - 27 days ago  
Round 2: Saskatchewan R. keeps a leadership position - 28 days ago  
Moon's 36-point game gives him Player of the Week award - 30 days ago  
Round 1: Fraser Valley B. is defeated by Guelph N. - 1 month ago  
Canadian Elite Basketball League Reveals Picks For Its Inaugural Season Entry Draft - 3 months ago  
Barnaby Craddock, the only coach in U SPORTS basketball history to lead three separate programs to the National Championship Tournament, will be taking the helm - 4 months ago  
Canadian Elite Basketball League Reveals Entry Draft Dates For 2019 Inaugural Season - 4 months ago  
Canadian Elite Basketball League aims to open its doors to U SPORTS student-athletes with new developmental partnership - 4 months ago  
Canadian Elite Basketball League, U SPORTS Form League Partnership - 4 months ago  
Guarasci Named Head Coach, General Manager of The Fraser Valley Bandits of the Canadian Elite Basketball League - 5 months ago  
Saskatchewan Rattlers Announce Inaugural Head Coach & General Manager - 5 months ago  
River Lions Name Victor Raso as Head Coach & General Manager For Inaugural Canadian Elite Basketball Season - 5 months ago  
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CEBL BECOMES OFFICIAL FIRST DIVISION PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE PARTNER OF CANADA BASKETBALL - 6 months ago  
CANADIAN ELITE BASKETBALL LEAGUE ANNOUNCES NEW ERA CAP AS OFFICIAL PARTNER FOR JERSEYS, ON-COURT APPAREL, HEADWEAR - 6 months ago  
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