St. John's, NL – The reigning NBLC Most Improved Player, Junior Cadougan, a Toronto, ON native, has re-signed with the St. John's Edge for the 2019-2020 season. Cadougan, a 7 year pro has played in Georgia, Italy and Greece before returning to the NBL Canada prior to the 2016 season.
Cadougan played 45 games last season with the Edge, helping them to their first ever trip to the NBLC Finals. Cadougan averaged 12.2 PPG, 4.2 APG and 3.8 RPG while shooting 51.1% from the field and 28.3% from 3-point range.
"Bringing Junior back was our number one priority this off season. Being with him last season I learned very quickly that he impacts the game in more ways than one. He is an absolute winner in every sense of the word and as a 7 year pro we will lean on him both on and off the court to be a leader for us." Said Head Coach Steve Marcus.
Cadougan on re-signing in St. John's; "There was no other place I wanted to be. The fans in St. John's are the best in the league and have embraced my family and I from the first day we got here. I am ready to get back on the floor and help led this franchise."
Murphy Burnatowski, a Kitchener, Ontario native, has re-signed for the 2019-2020 season with the St. John's Edge. Burnatowski, a 6 year pro has played in Poland, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Cyprus and Vietnam before joining the Edge in March of last season.
In 22 games with the Edge last season Burnatowski averaged 15.8 PPG, 4.7 RPG and 1.5 APG while shooting 42.2E% from the field and 38.2% from three.
Head Coach Steve Marcus on Burnatowksi re-signing; "Murphy and I had great talks all off-season; he was one of the first guys I engaged with after the season ended. At 6'7 and with his ability to stretch the floor he is a guy that will be a focal point of our offense this season. Murphy made an immediate impact when he joined our roster last season not only on the court but in the locker room and the community."
Burnatowski on re-signing with the Edge; "I am happy to be back playing in front of the best environment I have had the pleasure of playing in front of with the Edge fans! A championship is my only goal for the season."
Murphy will rejoin the Edge upon the completion of his season in Switzerland with Fribourg Olympic Club.
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