Five former Rams selected at inaugural CEBL Draft
TORONTO - Over the weekend five former Ryerson Rams men's basketball players were selected in the inaugural Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) draft before the league begins its first season in May.
The CEBL is a new professional league with six teams across Canada, including: Fraser Valley, Edmonton, Guelph, Hamilton, Saskatchewan, and Niagara. The new league partnered with U SPORTS to allow student-athletes the opportunity to play in the summer and expose them to the professional experience, without costing them eligibility. U SPORTS players in the league will also receive salary in the form of tuition dollars to continue their university careers.
Ryerson's five draftees is tied for the most from a single U SPORTS program, along with the Carleton Ravens.
There were three different rounds of the draft; the Regional Round where teams could select players living close to their home site; the Open Round where teams could select any player from any geographical location; and the U SPORTS Round, specifically for the selection of players from Canadian university programs.
Regional Round - Jelane Pryce - Saskatchewan Rattlers
Pryce played at Ryerson from 2010-12 before continuing his U SPORTS career with the Winnipeg Wesmen. In 31 career games with the Rams, Pryce scored 236 points and collected 119 rebounds.
Open Round - Adika Peter-McNeilly - Edmonton Stingers
Peter-McNeilly played four seasons at Ryerson from 2013-17. He was part of both Ryerson OUA championship teams and racked up 1,054 points and 379 rebounds in his career. He was named a U SPORTS First-Team All-Canadian in 2016-17.
U SPORTS Round - Filip Vujadinovic - Niagara River Lions
Vujadinovic recently completed his five-year career at Ryerson this season. During his career Vujadinovic became the most decorated Ram, winning medals at the national championship in all five seasons. He finished his Ryerson career with 700 points and 431 rebounds.
U SPORTS Round - Myles Charvis - Guelph Nighthawks
Charvis completed his five years of eligibility this season, spending the last three years at Ryerson after playing two years at Waterloo. Charvis accumulated 812 points, 272 assists, and 226 rebounds in his three seasons as a Ram, winning an OUA title and three U SPORTS medals.
U SPORTS Round - JV Mukama - Saskatchewan Rattlers
Mukama's five-year career at Ryerson came to an end in 2018-19, and finished by being named a U SPORTS Second-Team All-Canadian. Mukama racked up 1,056 career points and 539 total rebounds while winning an OUA title and four U SPORTS medals.