2021 CEBL U SPORTS Draft class

11 Ontario University players selected in 2021 CEBL – U SPORTS Draft

The 2021 Canadian Elite Basketball League draft class was announced on April 14, with 11 players from the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) conference selected.

NameCEBL Pick, TeamUniversityHometown
Emmanuel Owoo-Toah2nd overall, Niagara River LionsBrock UniversityToronto, ON
Isiah Osborne3rd overall, Guelph NighthawksCarleton UniversityWindsor, ON
Ali Sow4th overall, Ottawa BlackjacksWilfrid Laurier UniversityOttawa, ON
DeAndrae Pierre8th overall, Edmonton StingersYork UniversityBrampton, ON
Thomas Kennedy10th overall, Hamilton Honey BadgersUniversity of WindsorWindsor, ON
Guillaume Pépin11th overall, Ottawa BlackjacksUniversity of OttawaMontréal, QC
Jordan Henry12th overall, Guelph NighthawksMcMaster UniversityPickering, ON
Lloyd Pandi13th overall, Niagara River LionsCarleton UniversityOttawa, ON
Grant Shephard16th overall, Niagara River LionsCarleton UniversityKelowna, BC
Graddy Kanku18th overall, Ottawa BlackjacksOntario Tech UniversityOttawa, ON
Mychael Paulo19th overall, Hamilton Honey BadgersMcMaster UniversityBrampton, ON
Grant Audu*20th overall, Fraser Valley BanditsUniversity of British ColumbiaToronto, ON
*Audu is not an OUA grad but is from Ontario.


The CEBL also announced this week that the start of the 2021 season has been pushed back from June 5 to June 24 in recognition of the constantly changing COVID-19 situation. When their season starts, select CEBL games will be available to watch on CBC Sports.

About the CEBL

The Canadian Elite Basketball League is a professional men’s basketball league which began play in 2019. The league was created to showcase Canadian men’s basketball talent; 70% of each team’s roster must be Canadian players.

Four of seven teams in the league are Ontario-based, plus one team each from Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan. The CEBL has a TV broadcast agreement with CBC Sports. The CEBL played a bubble tournament in summer 2020 in which the Edmonton Stingers were crowned champs.



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Cover image: Ali Sow – Laurier Golden Hawks (The Cord)