Written by CEBL
Photo by Valerie Wutti
NIAGARA, Ontario – The Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) announced Friday that Lloyd Pandi of the Ottawa BlackJacks is the winner of the 2020 CEBL U SPORTS Player Of The Year in a vote cast by CEBL coaches, general managers, and media covering the CEBL Summer Series.
The second-year guard from Carleton University played six games for the Ottawa BlackJacks and averaged 8.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 22 minutes per game. Pandi led the team in steals, field goal percentage (.486), and offensive rebounds (2.3), and ranked fifth in points scored for the BlackJacks.
Earning the award over fellow finalist Rashawne Browne of the Saskatchewan Rattlers, the seventh pick in the second round of the 2020 U SPORTS CEBL Draft was brought in by the BlackJacks to replace Canadian Senior Men’s National Team veteran Phil Scrubb, who left the team due to professional playing commitments overseas. Pandi stepped up to the challenge and performed consistently to ensure that Ottawa made it to the semifinals of the CEBL Summer Series where the BlackJacks lost to 2020 CEBL Champions, the Edmonton Stingers.