Saskatoon, SK- The Saskatchewan Rattlers, member club of the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL), are excited to announce the signing of Canadian forward, Nick Madray.
Madray is currently playing for Decka Pelplin (Poland - 1 Liga) where he has averaged 15.2 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists. The Mississauga native has played 23 games for Decka Pelplin this season.
Prior to joining Decka Pelplin, Madray played for Energa Kotwica Kolobrzeg (Poland), Isover Basket Aququeca (Spain), Sharks Sheffield (United Kingdom) and PGE Spójnia (Poland).
Prior to playing professionally, Madray played four years in college, where he averaged 5.7 points, 0.3 assists and 3.0 rebounds per game over the course of 76 collegiate games. As a freshman, the 6-foot-9 forward, averaged 10.8 points, 0.5 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game for Binghamton in 2013-14.
Madray went on to play for Eastern Michigan and Wagner College to finish his college career in 2017-18.
“We are very excited to have Nick join the team for the 2021 season”, said Rattlers GM Barry Rawylk.
“Nick is someone who can come in and not only be a big body for us on the floor, but he is also someone who has a tremendously high character and will be a positive asset for us in the community. His basketball IQ and overall acumen for the game is very strong and we look forward to having him on the court for us in 2021.”
Madray is excited to be coming back to Canada to play professionally. “I'm looking forward to this exciting opportunity to represent the Saskatchewan Rattlers”, said Madray. “Usually, I leave Canada to pursue my basketball goals, but now I'm exploring a different part of my home country to do it. To me, that's a really great opportunity.”
The CEBL is preparing for its third season in 2021 following the success of this past year's CEBL Summer Series in St. Catharines, Ont., which saw millions of viewers across Canada and around the world tune in starting July 25 to watch 26 games played over 15 days in a single-site league competition. The CEBL became the first professional sports league in Canada to return to play after the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus in mid-March shut down sports across the country.