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).