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Tajinder Lall, a fourth-year, 6’6’’ forward and recent 2020 U SPORTS national champion with the Carleton University Ravens, was picked first overall by the Ottawa BlackJacks.
NIAGARA / TORONTO – The Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) revealed Thursday the results of the 2020 CEBL U SPORTS Draft. The seven CEBL franchises drafted 21 student-athletes over three rounds of selections from 10 different universities nationally. This is a coveted opportunity for top players in U SPORTS to get their first taste of professional basketball.

CEBL clubs have a choice of enrolling one U SPORTS player on their 10-men active roster in one of two categories – a U SPORTS Developmental player returning with eligibility or a U SPORTS current year graduate not returning to his university program. Six current year graduates were chosen in the draft, and the remaining 15 draftees were classified as a developmental player returning with eligibility .

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About the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL)
The Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) is a new basketball experience that features world-class professional basketball in a fan-friendly entertainment environment across seven cities in Canada. The 2019 inaugural season saw more than 100 Canadian and international players take to the court, culminating with the Saskatchewan Rattlers earning the first CEBL championship trophy. CEBL players come from NBA G-League clubs, top NCAA programs, the Canadian national program, U SPORTS, and other Division 1 FIBA leagues. As the First Division Professional League Partner of Canada Basketball, the CEBL is set to start its second season in May 2020. All games are live-streamed on the CBC Gem app, CEBL.TV and the Island Sports Network. Head to cebl.ca or follow us on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook to learn more.


About U SPORTS

U SPORTS is the national brand for university sports in Canada. Every year, close to 20,000 student-athletes and 700 coaches from 56 universities vie for 21 national championships in 12 different sports. U SPORTS also provides higher performance international opportunities for Canadian student-athletes at Winter and Summer Universiades, as well as numerous world university championships. For further information, visit USPORTS.ca 
For further information, please contact:
John Bower Director, Marketing and Communications U SPORTS Cell: 780-667-5646 jbower@usports.ca  Ansh Sanyal Director, Brand and Marketing CEBL Cell : 416-579-0988 asanyal@cebl.ca
Alan Hudes Manager, Communications and Content U SPORTS Cell: 647-991-5343 ahudes@usports.ca