The Sudbury Five have rounded out their roster ahead of training camp with a couple of Canadian-born players that have experience in the National Basketball League of Canada.
The Five announced on Monday that 6-foot-5 forward Josiah Moore and 6-foot-2 guard Malcolm Duvivier have been added for their second season in the NBLC.
Moore, 26, previously played for Halifax, Niagara and, more recently, London. The 26-year-old Oakville, Ont. native spent the majority of his life in Atlanta and attended Tennessee Tech.
Moore has connections to Sudbury head coach Logan Stutz, his one-time teammate, and associate coach Elliott Etherington, his former bench boss.
“Josiah has a lot of experience in this league,” Stutz said in a release. “He has really grown as a player and person. He’s the kind of guy we want in our locker room and fighting every day in practice. I am looking forward to seeing him help us out this year.”
“I’m really excited and honoured to be playing for the Sudbury Five,” Moore said. “This is my third year in the NBLC and I’m looking forward to bringing my hard work and leadership to this organization. A championship is the only thing on our mind.”
Duvivier was acquired earlier this summer in a trade with Halifax. The 24-year-old Toronto native played for the University of Akron, where he averaged 14 points per game, while shooting 37 per game from beyond the three-point line, in his final season.
Last year with Halifax, Duvivier was named to the 2019 NBLC All-Rookie Team after averaging eight points per game and shooting 40 per cent from three-point range.
“Malcolm was a player I had my eye on last year,” Stutz said. “He brings toughness and pinpoint accuracy on his three-point shot. One NBA player I always compared him to was Fred VanVleet. Sudbury is going to love watching Malcolm play.”
With the additions of Moore and Duvivier, the Five roster sits at 12 heading into their opening game against the defending-champion Moncton Magic, to be played at Sudbury Community Arena this Friday at 7:05 p.m.
After completing orientation on Saturday, the Five officially opened camp on Monday.