There will soon be a couple of new faces on the Sudbury Five bench.
The team announced today that it had signed 6-5 forward Josiah Moore and 6-2 guard Malcolm Duvivier.
An experienced NBLC player, Moore has played in Halifax, Niagara and, most recently, London. An Oakville native, the 26-year-old lived most of his life in Atlanta, Georgia, and attended Tennessee Tech.
Plus, he has been a teammate of Five head coach Logan Stutz and previously was coached by Sudbury's associate coach Elliott Etherington.
“Josiah has a lot of experience in this league,” said Stutz in a news release. “He has really grown as a player and person. He’s the kind of guy we want in our locker room and fighting everyday in practice.”
Moore said he's excited to play his third year in the NBLC for Sudbury.
“I’m really excited and honored to be playing for the Sudbury Five,” said Moore. “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.”
Another Southern Ontario native, Duvivier is from Toronto and made the move to pro ball by way of the University of Akron, where the 24-year-old average 14 points a game with a shooting percentage of 37 per cent from the three-point line in his last season.
He was acquired by the Five in a trade with the Halifax Hurricans this past summer, where Duvivier was named to the 2019 NBLC All-Rookie Team and averaged 8 points per game and shot 40 per cent from three.
“Malcolm was a player I had my eye on last year,” added Stutz. “He brings toughness and pin-point 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.”
The Five roster sits at 12 heading into their opening game this Friday, Nov. 22, at Sudbury Arena when they host the defending champion Moncton Magic. Game time is 7:05pm.
Limited seats are still available at the Sudbury Arena box office and online at GreaterSudbury.ca/tickets.