Team Haywood Wins Inaugural NBL Canada All-Star Game
For Immediate Release
(Halifax, NS) Team Haywood won the National Basketball League of Canada Rogers All-Star Game by a score of 164-155 in front of 2,603 fans.
Leading Team Haywood was the Oshawa Power’s Brandon Robinson with 38 points. Robinson was named the Most Valuable Player of the All-Star game. The Moncton Miracle’s Trayvon Lathan had 27 points in Team Haywood’s win, followed by Tyrone Levett with 24.
“Winning MVP of anything is a really great feeling, but winning the honour among players as talented as those we saw here today is extra special,” said Robinson, “Participating in All-Star Weekend was a great opportunity for me.”
The Halifax Rainmen’s Lawrence Wright led Team Smith with 29 points, followed by captain Eddie Smith with 19. NBL Canada MVP Gabe Freeman chipped in with 18 points, while Morgan Lewis added 16.
NBL Canada wishes to thank All-Star Weekend title sponsor, Rogers Communications Inc., for their dedication and support to making the weekend a tremendous success.
For more information contact:
Bailey Williams, Director of Public Relations
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About the National Basketball League of Canada
Founded in 2011, the National Basketball League of Canada is the nation’s only professional basketball league. Seven teams - Halifax Rainmen, London Lightning, Moncton Miracles, Oshawa Power, Quebec Kebs, Saint John Mill Rats and Summerside Storm - will play in the inaugural 2011-12 season and the league is poised for continued expansion across Canada. NBL Canada is headquartered in Toronto, Ont. NBL Canada is committed to developing the next generation of Canadian athletes and raising the excitement for and awareness of basketball throughout the country.