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Five sign two more as season approaches

Team inks new deal with big man Montell McRae and former London Lightning guard Lance Adams
The Sudbury Five re-signed big man Montell McRae to a contract for the 2023-24 season.

As the Sudbury Five season approaches, the team announced two more player signings in the past week.

The team announced the re-signing of Montell McRae, a big 6-8 forward from Cleveland, Ohio, and the signing of former London Lightning guard Lance Adams to a Five contract.

In 22 games last season with the Five, McRae averaged 9.0 points (PPG), 4.9 rebounds (RPG), and 1.0 assists (APG) per game.

"Montell knows Sudbury very well as he has been here awhile now," said Five GM and Head Coach Logan Stutz. "We are expecting big things from Montell this year as a person and a player. I know the fans enjoy seeing his energetic style of play and will be happy to see him back." 

McRae said he is excited to hit the hard court in a Five jersey again this season.

“Another day Sudbury, and another opportunity to prove everyone that we are the team to beat this  season,” said Montell McRae. “I can’t wait to be back in front of the best fans in Canada”. 

Talented shooter Lance Adams joins the Sudbury Five this season as the team’s new guard. Supplied

Meanwhile, 6-4 guard Lance Adams is getting ready to don a Five jersey for the first time.

The Flint, Michigan, native played 39 games last season for London, averaging 6.1 points per game (PPG), 1.7 rebounds per game (RPG), and 0.6 assists per game (APG).

"Lance is one of the top shooters in the league," Stutz said in a news release. "He is a proven winner with two championships, and I am very excited to have him join Sudbury this year. He is a perfect piece on and off the court for what we want to achieve this season."

A graduate of Great Lakes Christian College in 2020 where he was the all-time three-point shot leader, Adams made his pro debut in 2021-22 for the Lansing Pharaohs of The Basketball League (TBL).

He is ready to start his third pro season in Five colours.

“I have played in Sudbury on a visiting team, and I can’t wait to make it my home team,” said  Adams. “Shooters shoot, I am excited to shoot for Sudbury now.”

The Sudbury Five are set to embark on a new era in the Basketball Super League this season. The team’s first game this season is Dec. 28 at home against London Lightning.

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