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Four Canadian Elite Basketball League players just signed NBA contracts

The first players in CEBL history to be called up to the NBA.

Four alumni from the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) have signed contracts with NBA teams. The players, all of whom have since joined NBA G-League teams, have been signed to 10-day hardship contracts, which are made to assist teams without enough healthy or readily available players.

Javin DeLaurier became the first player with CEBL experience to be called up to the NBA.

Due to many NBA players entering Health & Safety Protocols, Javin DeLaurier, Cat Barber, Xavier Sneed and three-time CEBL MVP Xavier Moon have all secured contacts with the league. Following these initial contracts, the players can potentially earn second 10-day contracts and, in some cases, sign to their teams for the remainder of the NBA season.

Three-time CEBL MVP Xavier Sneed signed a 10-day contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.

This will be each player’s first time appearing in the NBA. The four become the first players in CEBL history to be called up to the NBA (although several former NBA players have joined the Canadian Elite Basketball League).

The 2022 Canadian Elite Basketball League season will begin in May 2022. The league will introduce three expansion teams, from Scarborough, St. John’s and Montreal.

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