Lancer guard Najee Brown-HendersonLancer guard Najee Brown-Henderson was selected by defending Canadian League Basketball League champions the Brampton Honey Badgers in the first round of its U Sports draft on Wednesday.

Pro basketball team drafts Lancer guard

The reigning champion Brampton Honey Badgers selected Lancer guard Najee Brown-Henderson in the first round of the Canadian League Basketball League draft on Wednesday.

Brown-Henderson averaged 20.6 points, 3.8 rebounds, and five assists in 2022-23, setting UWindsor records for single-season points with 453 and three-point buckets with 76.

League commissioner Mike Morreale called the draft class “elite,” and extended congratulations to all 20 U Sports players selected.

“We can’t wait to see everyone take the court starting May 24,” he said. “The future of pro basketball in Canada has never been brighter.”

Brown-Henderson will head to Brampton for training camp on May 13. The team will open the 2023 campaign on May 24, visiting the Ottawa BlackJacks in a game that will be nationally televised on TSN.

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