The 16 team advanced league has been cut back to now feature the ELITE 8 teams of the Fall. The Advanced Division has now been seasoned to be one of the most competitive, yet with the talent each team has assembled before us. There will be no games off, there will be no excuses. Winning creates legacies and these teams are ready to make their mark on league history. These top teams will battle it out starting Tuesday, October 4th at Hillfield Strathallan College. Teams were drawn at random and scheduled accordingly.
*Note: Park in the front, enter through the east Building (Closes to mohawk college) and follow signs for Degroot Gymnasium.
519ers are back and stronger then ever. After an incredible regular season that saw the team finish with a regular season record of 6-1, the team was short handed down the stretch without elite scoring guard Issac Kuon who leading the Advanced division in scoring throughout the regular season. Issac Kuon and the 519ers core returns reintact and have their eyes set on completing the mission they were oh so close to completing in the 2016 NBBL Summer League
The NBBL Advanced Division welcomes Conestoga College to the Fall League as they look to add some additional high-level quality games this season to their program by joining the NBBL. A young group of athletes with the ability to get up and down the court in a flash. The Conestoga coaching staff and athletes are super excited to get the season underway!
Finishing second in the NBBL Summer league, Team Parlez De Nous is ready to make a statement this Fall. Disappointed in the second place finish, the PDN organization went back to the drawing board during the offseason and added some great offseason acquisitions. Adding Lakehead University star Dwayne Harvey, the University of Winnipeg's Sam Hattin and last years Fall League champion Darius James. The team looks to take the next step in the advancement of hoisting the trophy for the first time in organization history.
The Heavy Weight Kings, formerly known as the 226ers, return to NBBL action for the Fall under a new name. The team partners up with the Lauier Brantford Basketball team to make the Heavy Weight Kings. Despite the lackluster season in the Summer, the team feels like the additional peices will balance out their roster from top to bottom. They look forward in making progress this season from their low start in the summer.
The Monstars hit the court this upcoming fall as a powerhouse. A mixture of returning 2016 NBBL Advanced Division champions with a touch of returning Caution When Wet athletes, sprinkled with a flavour of the 2010 OCAA Mohawk College National Championship team. Chemistry, talent and skill is dripped all over the blueprint of this team.
The 2016 NBBL Summer League MVP Shane Rowe is back for the Fall League season and with him he brings the determined, hungry and game ready Level 1 athletes that participated in the 2016 NBBL Summer League. With two seasons playing together, the team has saw the progress and like the direction moving forward that the program has. If the trajectory of this team stays the course, we may very likely see Level 1 in this seasons NBBL Finals.
The Hitmen complied of a mixture of ex-professional and current college level talent. The team will look to produce a steady stream of offensive attack from the outside with their touch from beyond the three-point line. The team will come together this season for the first time, it's going to be interesting if the team with be able to come together in just one season from a chemistry stand point. However, they have the talent to be the top team in this league!
Light them out! The camo boys are back in the NBBL Fall League. This time around with a major overhaul to the roster from the summer. The team looks to down size to become more of an explosive uptempo team. From end-to-end, they'll be up and down the court looking to get out on the break for early and often transition points.
As the basketball season is just around the corner, the smell of basketball is in the air as we get ready to lock into another action packed NBBL Season.