Frank Bartley Named Rookie of the Year

Frank Bartley Named Rookie of the Year

The National Basketball League of Canada is pleased to announce that Frank Bartley of the Saint John Riptide has been named Rookie of the Year for the 2018-19 season.

Immediately making his presence known, Bartley joined the starting lineup almost instantaneously, starting 35 of 39 Riptide games.  He led the Riptide in scoring in 17 separate games, including a stretch from January 6th to January 13th, where he was the leading scorer for Saint John in four separate contests. 

He averaged 19.3 points per game which is 8th in the NBLC along with ranking 3rd in the league in total points scored with 753.  Also, Bartley was earned Player of the Week honours twice this season (February 17th & March 17th).

"Frank has been a consistent scoring presence for us all year", said Head Coach Nelson Terroba. "What I'm most pleased about is that, from the beginning, he has embraced the importance of being detail-oriented with his defensive assignments in addition to his offensive contributions.  He has really had some big games for us and, with continued experience, I anticipate that he will have a bright future playing the game for many years to come."