The National Basketball League of Canada is pleased to announce that Jaylen Bland of the Sudbury Five has been named Newcomer of the Year for the 2018-19 season.
Bland, an NBA G-League veteran made an immediate splash in the league averaging 33.5 points in his NBLC debut on 16 for 32 shooting from long range in two wins earning him Player of the Week honours (November 18th).
"Jaylen is the best shooter I have ever seen", said Head Coach Logan Stutz. "It's really something special if you get the chance to see it, he also brings more then that to the table, he's coachable he works hard and rebounds well for his position. I am so proud that he was able to come to this league and accomplish what he has accomplished for himself and Sudbury".
Bland went on to average 18.8 points per game, 9th in the NBLC on the season. Also, he ranks 3rd with most 3-pointers made with 133.