Matt Marshall to return to international partner Spišská Nová Ves
August 18, 2017
St. Catharines, ON – The partnership between BK 04 AC LB Spišská Nová Ves (SNV) and the River Lions continues as forward Matt Marshall signs on for another season in Slovakia.
After graduating from Brock University, Marshall was the second-round draft pick for the River Lions during the 2016 National Basketball League of Canada (NBLC) All Canadian Draft. Shortly after, the River Lions announced their partnership with SNV, Slovakia and decided to send Marshall to Slovakia to further develop as a player.
During Matt’s time in Slovakia, he helped improved the teams record while averaging 7.3 points and 6.6 rebounds in 26 games. After returning home to Canada, he suited back up for the River Lions in their final push for the playoffs.
Through the growing partnership between the River Lions and SNV, Marshall will also be joined by two fellow Canadians, Ryan Bennett (Brock University) and Michael L’Africain (University of Ottawa) who had a chance to meet several owners from the Slovak Basketball League during their visit to Niagara in April.
The River Lions wish Marshall, Bennett and L’Africain the best of luck in the upcoming season!