BREAKING: Stingers Sign Forward Jermaine Haley
EDMONTON, AB – The Edmonton Stingers of the Canadian Elite basketball League (CEBL) have announced the signing of 6’7” forward Jermaine Haley to their 2023 roster. The West Virginia Mountaineers alumni most recently played for the Cleveland Charge and Grand Rapids Gold of the NBA G-League.
“I’m excited to be joining the Stingers this season,” said Haley. “Steve and Jordan have put together an exceptional group of players that I am looking forward to competing with. I’ve heard Edmonton has the best fans in the CEBL and can’t wait to compete in front of them this season.”
During this past year, Haley completed his third professional season as a member of the Charge and Gold, competing in a total of 9 games and tallying a season-best 9 points, 5 rebound performance on March 22 with Grand Rapids.
This was his second stint in the G-League, as he also played 7 games with the Gold during the 2021-22 season. He later closed out the year with the London Lightning of the NBLC, averaging 12.9 points and 4.7 rebounds in 16 games. The Vancouver, BC, native started his professional career in 2020-21 with HARKO Merlins of the Basketball Bundesliga in Germany.
Collegiately, Haley averaged 7.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.0 steals in 130 games in the NCAA Division I and in the NJCAA, including two years with West Virginia University, one year with Odessa College and one year with New Mexico State University. In 2018-19, during his first year with West Virginia, he recorded 12 games in double figures, including nine of the last 10 contests and led the team with 37 steals.
“We’re excited to have Jermaine with us this season,” said Stingers general manager Steve Sir. “He brings a unique blend of size, versatility and skill that Stinger fans will enjoy watching this summer.”
The Stingers will tip-off their 2023 season in Calgary against the Surge May 27 before heading back to Edmonton for a rematch on May 28 at 4pm. Tickets are available online at www.thestingers.ca/tickets, or by contacting the Stingers front office via phone (1-87STINGERS) or email (email@example.com).
About the CEBL
A league created by Canadians for Canadians with a mission to develop Canadian players, coaches, sports executives, and referees, the CEBL boasts the highest percentage of Canadian players of any pro league in the country with 71 percent of its 2022 rosters being Canadian. Players bring experience from the NBA, NBA G League, top international pro leagues, the Canadian National team program, and top NCAA programs as well as U SPORTS. Nine players have moved from the CEBL into the NBA following a CEBL season, and 28 CEBL players attended NBA G League training camps during October. The CEBL season runs from May through August. TSN is the official broadcast partner of the CEBL. More information about the CEBL is available at CEBL.ca and @cebleague on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, LinkedIn, Facebook & YouTube.
About the Stingers
The Edmonton Stingers are the two-time champions of the Canadian Elite Basketball league (CEBL) built upon three pillars: community engagement, fan experience, and championship basketball. Playing out of the Flair Airlines Hangar at the Edmonton EXPO Centre from May through August, the Stingers deliver high quality basketball and gameday experience at their 4,200 seat venue. The Stingers hold the record for the most wins, All-Star selections, and MVP awards in CEBL history since their inaugural 2019 season. More information on the Stingers can be found at www.thestingers.ca and @edmontonstingers on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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