The Sudbury Five announced Thursday they have acquired guard Malcolm Duvivier, in a trade that will see Chris Johnson head to the Halifax Hurricanes.
The 6-foot-2 Toronto native averaged eight points per game during the 2018-19 National Basketball League of Canada season, the team said in a news release.
Duvivier attended Oregon State University from 2013-16 before finishing his university career at the University of Akron. During the 2017-18 season with Akron, he averaged 14.3 points a game. A former member of the U-16 and U-17 Junior Canadian National Teams, Duvivier represented the U-16 Team Canada in the 2011 FIBA Americas and won a bronze medal with the team.
He was also named to the NBLC All Rookie Team last past spring.
Sudbury Five Head Coach Logan Stutz is quoted as saying in the release that he's looking forward to what Duvivier will bring to the Five.
“A lot caught my eye about Malcolm last year, but if I had to sum it all up in one word it would be toughness,” Stutz said. “He’s a tough Canadian and that style is the exact direction The Five will be going next year. He shot 43 per cent from three for the regular season and plays great defence. I am really excited that we were able to acquire his rights.”