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NRL Make History on Becoming First CEBL Team with Multiple Players Signing to NBA Contracts | TGQ INC.

NRL Make History on Becoming First CEBL Team with Multiple Players Signing to NBA Contracts | TGQ INC.

The CEBL has carved a unique path as a professional basketball league, with 75% of their rosters being Canadian players. Currently, ten CEBL players are on NBA G-Leauge rosters. With four recent players signing NBA contracts in three days. Monday morning sources told ESPN Adrian Woj the Memphis Grizzlies signed Xavier Sneed to a 10-day contract. Sneed becomes the second NRL player to sign an NBA contract, making the NRL the first team in the CEBL with two players to sign NBA contracts. 

“We are extremely proud of Xavier for accomplishing his childhood dream of signing an NBA contract,We are thankful to his entire family, and his agent Gary Durrant for trusting in the Niagara River Lions organization to help develop his game. – Antwi Atuahene ( Co-GM, Head of Basketball Operations

In his campaign with the NRL, Sneed averaged 17.8 points (led team in scoring), 4.0 rebounds, 1.9 steals in 30 minutes of play. This season Sneed suited up for the Charlotte Hornets NBA G League affiliate Greensboro Swarm, averaging 10.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.9 steals and 26.3 minutes. Sneed will join former teammate Javin DeLaurier on the NBA stage, who recently signed with the Milwaukee Bucks. Sports agent Gary Durant adds Sneed and DeLaurier to his long list of clients signing to the NBA. The NRL organization has changed the culture of the CEBL for many years to come, creating a progression environment for its players. Upon 2021-2022 season, the NRL is on the quest to capture their first CEBL title after a runner-up finish. The hunt will continue!